Another amazing week in Indonesia! The weeks go by so fast and I feel like I learn so much and grow so much every week! This week we have been working a lot with Dewi and her son, and also Ibu Sity and her family. Both of these families are Muslim and amazing! It is a slower process with teaching them because everything is so new to them, but the spirit is so strong whenever we teach them. As we ask them to read and pray, I can see them change after every time we come back. A lot of Muslim people have this perception of God being this harsh being that they need to be almost afraid of and when we share with them about the true nature of God, that He is our Father in Heaven and we are His children and tell them how much He loves them, it is amazing to see how true and comforting that is to them. He truly loves each and everyone of His children and wants to hear from them. Not in a memorized prayer, but in a prayer from your heart, communicating with Him like He is a friend, in our own language and in our own home. We don't need to go to a mosque or learn a new language to communicate with Him. He is always there just waiting to bless us, and all we have to do is turn to Him. He send His only begotten son, a Savior, to Earth for us so that we could be free from the burden of sin and guilt and become clean through Him and return to our Heavenly Father again. He has a plan for us, and through His restored gospel we know, with exactness that plan. Where we came from, why we are here and where we are going after our life on Earth. I get to share that with the people here, what is better than that? I love this gospel and my Savior and love my mission! Sister Suryani recites this quote almost everyday before companionship study and I love it…
My Missionary Commission
by Elder Bruce R. McConkie
I am called of God.
My authority is above that of kings of the earth.
By revelation I have been selected as a personal representative of the Lord Jesus Christ.
He is my master and He has chosen me to represent Him--to stand in His place, to say and do what He Himself would say and do if He personally were ministering to the very people to whom He has sent me.
My voice is His voice, and my acts are His acts; my doctrine is His doctrine.
My Commission is to do what He wants done; To say what He wants said; to be a living modern witness in word and in deed of the divinity of his great and marvelous Latter-day work.
How great is my calling!
How great is my calling? I love you all! sampai Minggu depan!
|These cute girl asked Sid to sign their shirts, but instead she signed pass along cards to give them :)|
|Look closely, Sid is in the newspaper for Mormon Helping hands!|