Salamat pagi! Minggu ini saya akan menulis di bahasa Indonesia dan anda bisa menerjemakan jika anda mau membaca....tidak masalahkan? Just kidding :)
Such a good week! Sister Suryani and I have been praying that we would find more FAMILIES to teach and find more people that He has already prepared to receive the gospel and our prayers have been answered! We have been teaching 3 families this week that are so awesome, I love them! Earlier in the week we were looking for a place to get lunch and for some reason we ended up at this padang place that we has eaten at before and didn't really like, but we ended up there and started talking to the owner, and she sat down with us and just broke down in tears telling us her story. She has two daughters who are 9 and 12 and they are so cute, and her husband just took off and left her with nothing. She has this little food place now and lives there with her two daughters and pays for them to go to school. She can't read very well so her daughters read to her what we give them after we teach. I love them so much! They are Muslim so everything is really new to them. We have taught them three times and they have been praying together as a family every night! Ah they are so awesome! Also, we have been teaching three sisters that are living here for school and they are so great!! Inka, Cori and Fina. When we first met them, we asked what their hobbies were and they said reading the word of God...Sister Suryani and I just looked at each other and smiled haha! We give them two chapters to read from the Book of Mormon to read after we teach and they read and write down notes and questions for when we come back...they are so awesome! They came to church yesterday and loved it! We gave them a baptismal date this week for the 16th of February, we love them and are so excited! We had 5 of our investigators come to church yesterday and we were so happy! One of them was Leah, ah Leah is also so awesome. She grew up Muslim, but was searching for something in her life and changed to Christian, and then she met the missionaries in Jakarta and started learning with them. 3 weeks ago she moved to Malang to live with her family and work and she's been learning with us for 3 weeks now. She can only meet on Sundays after church, but she reads everything we give her and also comes back with awesome questions to ask every week. Yesterday she told us that for some reason, everything in her life always leads her to this church and she feels so happy when she is at church. She also has a baptismal date for the 16th! Were still working with Ibu Diah, she has been coming to church and praying about a baptismal date, we just need her to act in faith and see how blessed she will be because of it! Ahh I love our investigators so much! I love Indonesia and I love my mission! One of our investigators, Pak Hartono invited us to a wedding this week and was insistent that we came, so we stopped by and met so many people, it was awesome. I think the bride was a little mad because the bule was taking away the attention haha! Oops! Pak Hartono is Muslim and he loves to take us to all his Christian friends houses to teach them haha!
Okay, the picture last week of the Newspaper...every Thursday we help sweep the streets with "DKP" which is like a big government organization that cleans the city of Malang and they asked us to walk in their parade haha so we did and we made it in the paper! It was so sad though, during the parade there were a bunch of different groups of workers who passed by the audience and nobody was clapping or anything and then when the 4 white people walked by everyone started yelling and clapping and cheering...it was so funny, but sad! One more crazy thing from this week...yesterday I killed a chicken with my bike! So sad! I was riding and this crazy chicken ran into the road and I tried to avoid it, but I hit it and it died...that also made it into the newspaper....just kidding! :) Also...I love this song...listen! Come unto Christ!