Yes this week I ate a chicken head! A Sister, who is a member and is alone and like 75 years old or something gave it to us on Tuesday. It's like the neck and the brain and the eyes. It was fried and tasted like normal chicken with a different texture. I still prefer normal parts of the chicken but hey now I know I can eat it! I forgot to take a picture again... Sorry...
So Dad asked to tell you more about the things I do day to day, like the streets and the people and the houses and stuff like that. I always forget to take pictures but I'll try to remember this week so you can see more.
Before explaining about that I have one story. We have two new investigators! ______and _____. _____is friends with Sister____who we meet with every week. We went to her house to teach her the second time. She explained mostly to Sister Winanto because there was some Javanese in it, that the past few months her husband hasn't had work. She prayed to Heavenly Father that if he could find work she would go back to church. He finally found work about a week ago, but he can only come home every other week because he will use all his money on transportation if he comes every day. But because he can't come home, she doesn't have money. She explained that she hadn't paid her rent for two months because she didn't have the money. If she didn't have all of it in two more hours, she would be kicked out right then!! Oh my goodness! As a missionary it is SO HARD not to just give them the money!! She had about half of what she needed from friends and had spent all day going to friends houses so she could get the money. Eventually we left and wanted to find a way to help. We explained the situation to our Ward Mission Leader Brother ______, and he said he could help. He ended up giving her what she needed that evening and she didn't have to leave. When her husband comes home she will have enough money to pay for it. Brother _____ literally amplifies the example of Jesus Christ. He is always serving members and is willing to help us missionaries with anything we need. He was converted from Islam when he was 17 and served a mission here. I am so amazed by the dedication of the people here. Their testimonies of the Savior are so strong and you can see it in the way they serve others without question.
Homes: Homes vary a lot like in America. You can go from a 12 ft by 12 ft room to a house with a real kitchen, multiple bedrooms, air conditioning, a car, all of it. A lot of the area we go to in Jebres is where more of the poor people live. The areas by the trains and railroad tracks are all pretty poor. Their houses are made a lot of different things. They have brick walls, and old drywall if they are poor. Normal houses all have dry wall. The roofs are usually metal or hard shingles. A lot of the floors of the poor people are cement. They usually put laminate over top or a plastic tarp type thing. All other places have tile. There usually isn't just dirt.
Shops: Here they have Indomarets and Alphamarets everywhere. They are like 7-11 gas station type stores. A lot of people do sell food, They have carts on wheels that they can strap to the back of their motorcycles. They go to a busy street and set up for the morning or evening. They put banners up and that is their designated spot. There are shops every where for anything. They just buy a little room and sell what they have. I'll take more pictures later.
People: People always stare at me and the little kids always laugh! They always shout "Bule, Bule!" It's like me in America shouting Asain! Asian! haha. They always say "Hello Miss" or "Hello Mister" and "How are you?" I wish I could type in an Indonesian accent because it's honestly so hilarious.
Weather: Even though it's supposed to stop raining in May, it's still raining. It usually starts raining at about 6 until like 8. And the clouds just dump a ton super fast and then it stops. Today is the first day where it rained all night and it has continued to sprinkle throughout the whole day. Like it does in Utah. I like when it rains because it's not hot but I also don't like getting soaked.
That's all I can think about right now about normal life.. This week I promise I will take more pictures of normal things. I love you all!! Have a great 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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