Wow this week has been crazy on so many levels! But it was exciting and something I will remember for a long time.
So on Monday while we were at Taman Safari President called us and told us he approved us switching houses with the Elders because their house is closer to the church and our old house we had to walk 15 minutes on a super dark road every time, so we decided the Elders were better to handle that. The crazy thing was we had to do it before Tuesday morning! So on Monday evening we hurried and packed up all of our stuff to move the next morning.
So just picture the situation of 4 Sisters moving into a house that has been Elders for the past 5 years, and they have about a total of 6 hours to clean it all. Just picture that!
Well here's how the past week went down. I don't even think I can try to explain it... It's nice because it's really big, but the person who built it wasn't smart and put a ton of wood in it, which with bugs is not a good thing... I really want to send you pictures but this new warnet next to our new house is really sketchy and I don't trust it with my card. But anyway the biggest problem we see is that the back of our house is kind of open, like there is this massive fountain, (Dad would like it if it was clean) and then the kitchen is actually outside too... just covered. But this fountain is really gross... And there are actually 3 HUGE CATFISH ALIVE IN IT! And we don't know what to do to get them out, and they live just off the algae that grows in the pool. There names are George, Albert and Smith. hahahaha thanks for prophets :) they are about 2 feet long and they get really active at night haha. On Tuesday evening we went in our house and there was a HUGE LIZARD in the corner. His name is now Robert. He is a toket and apparently they are really hard to get off of you if they bite you, but apparently it's good luck if you have one. He is about a foot and half long too. I like him now, but he hasn't come home in the past couple of days. Also on Tuesday night we were in the bathroom, which reminds me of the cupboard under the stairs in Harry Potter, and Sister Roylance sees this huge group of massive ants that fly in the corner, so she gets brave and gets the Hit bug spray and starts spraying and they are literally falling out of the wall. There were probably about a hundred or more. I got a pretty good video of the whole situation. We were pretty discouraged about this house the first couple of days, but now we like it because it's an adventure house :)
This week we found a new family! We call her Mama and she has two kids. She stopped her motor cycle when we were on the way to a member's house and said we could come to her's some time, so we got her number and went there with a member that lives really close to her there are about 5 member families in that area which is a lot for Indonesia. She said she had had a Book of Mormon before and she still had it but had never opened it. She was surprised that so many of those people were members and she was really open with us. We have a lot of hope for her.
And the most exciting thing this week was that ........ CAME TO CHURCH! Finally we had an investigator actually come to church. She was so happy and I loved it. I also gave a talk in church! My topic was on the restoration of the gospel, and the scriptures they gave me were specifically on the restoration of the priesthood. I talked about the blessings of the priesthood, and got to share the experience of our family being sealed in the temple and the members loved it. I hope .......loved it too and we are going to pastikan her baptisimal date when we meet with her this week!
This next week we have mission tour with Elder Evans again and also Stake Conference which will be so awesome! We are singing in the Choir and our dresses are SO PRETTY and the members sewed them for us for free. So thats really exciting. I don't think we are doing anything for Thanksgiving. We might just splurge and order pizza before our Weekly Planning Session.
I also got your package Mom! I thought the customs people had opened the candy, and then I was really happy to hear that is was actually you. Sorry I opened it already, but it was good I did because the sugar from the Sour Patch Kids was all falling out and it would have been covered with ants. My Christmas present is just seeing all of your cute faces :)
Have a wonderful week!!
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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