Selamat siang semua :)
Happy Christmas Season! It's been kind of hard to make it feel like Christmas, but last P-day we cut out a Christmas tree and put it on the wall. We also made like 50 paper snowflakes and decorated the whole house so that helped a lot too :) They only have like 8 Christmas songs in Indonesian so that makes it a little difficult, but we do what we can. This week is the Christmas activity for the ward. We are singing, dancing, and the missionaries have to do something else that we haven't planned yet, so be excited for some photos of that.
Thank you so much for the pictures and information about the funeral. I would have loved to come and while I was in my bed I thought about how the funeral was just about to start. I've been blessed and it doesn't come across my mind very much. I know the Lord has blessed me to keep it out of my mind during the day so I can stay focused on the work.
This week we had some changes in our house! Sister Wheeler went home on Tuesday, Sister Hyde moved to Solo on Thursday, and Sister Jatmiko got her new child Sister Rowntree new from the MTC. It is so fun to have her with us. She is black and was adopted from California but is from Utah. She reminds me so much of Tara with her excited personality and that makes me really happy. We're also little by little cleaning our house even more so we love it there now.
On Saturday a member Sister ...... got married! The wedding was just at the church. We get a call that morning from Sister ....... telling us the bishop asked her to sing, so she wanted us to sing with her. We got to the church and she tells us this song that we have no idea what it is, and then she wants us to just sing "Love is Spoken Here" and she recruits the Elders who were teaching a lesson at the church and all of a sudden the missionaries are of course the ones who get to do a musical number at the wedding. So that's something I never thought I would do in my life. Now Sister ..... has a video of us on her phone so I get to be remembered as the missionary who sang at her wedding. Gila haha.
Also Sister Joyce came to church! She is the one who had the accident with the boiling water being spilled all down her front. She is finally better enough and she came to church! I have never been so excited to see someone come. We went over to her house yesterday evening and it was just so fun to see how excited she was to be there. At the Christmas party on Saturday she is going to help play the guitar for the song we are singing. It is just really fun to see the joy people feel when they come to church and are continually active in the gospel.
Also Brother ...... brought a friend to church last week. Her name is ...... She is Catholic from the school she went to growing up, but she is also really open to know what is true. She has been super busy with work lately so she still hasn't made an appointment for us to meet with her, but she came to church again yesterday and we really hope she will keep coming and we can help her find what she has been searching for, but didn't really know how much she needed or wanted it. I'm so thankful for members here that aren't scared to tell their friends and invite their friends to participate in the gospel.
I am so proud of you mom for trying to find ways to share the gospel with others. By doing things that are scary, we show our faith and Heavenly Father will place in our paths ways to bless other people because he knows he can trust us to do our part and share with them the truth.
...... is still great, but getting her to church is the hard part. She has such great faith and is really ready. She got a priesthood blessing from Brother ...... on Saturday and the spirit was so strong. She believed everything he said and I hope that blessing of comfort will give her the comfort she needs in her life to take that step of faith to be baptized and rely on the Lord to help her keep the covenant she will make.
For Christmas I'm pretty sure we will skype on the 26 for me and 25 in the evening for you so we can just do it on p-day. I hope I remember my skype account... It's probably just one of my normal passwords so hopefully all works out there. I'll have more info to tell you next week.
I love you and hope you have a wonderful week! Everyone get better soon so you can enjoy Christmas healthy and happy.
Love you! Heavenly Father Loves you! Make sure to watch the Light the World video and commit to do the little service activities every day.
Love, Sister Davis
Sister Jacqueline Davis
Sister Davis is currently serving as a missionary in the Indonesia Jakarta Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Sister Jacqueline Davis
Indonesia Jakarta Mission
Jalan Senopati 115
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