Monday, June 23, 2014

Sugeng Rawun ke Yogya

Great week , I love Jogja! People are going crazy here because of the world cup! Staying up until 3 and 4 in the morning to watch the games and always talking it, it's fun! They are always joking about Indonesia still being in the fight for the world cup haha! So funny story from this week, last Sunday in relief society, the topic was in the priesthood and the teacher asked the class how having the priesthood in their homes has blessed their lives. One sister raised her hand and said that every year on her birthday her husband gives her a priesthood blessing to help her throughout that year. From the point another sister raised her hand and said every year on her birthday she cooks "bak mie" (that's a spicy Indonesian noodle dish). Then another sister yelled from the back "oh for my birthday we do this..." this went of until literally the whole class had shared what they did for their birthday every year hahah. That is a common occurrence in an Indonesian relief society. They will end up on this completely random topic that literally has nothing to do with the lesson haha. And our investigator Ibu Juhartono was in relief society, so me and me companion were kind of disappointed that happened, but it's all good. Anyways, last night we were with out two golden investigators, Pak Juhartono and his wife, Ibu Juhartono, and Ibu Juhartono said " I wish I would have known you were coming, I would have cooked bak mie! Me and Sister Toegono were confused and then she said, "ya, it's my birthday today!" hahah! What's even funnier is after she said that Pak Juhartono was like "what, it's your birthday, I totally forgot!" haha. We love them so much! Their baptism date is next week, please pray for them so they will be ready and everything will go smoothly! 
Yesterday Atin was confirmed and then after church Sister Toegono and I went with her to her friends house to teach her friend...she's already a member missionary! Also, this week Sister Toegono and I got permission from President Donald to go to Kelatin, It is a small town about 2 hours away from Jogja. There is a super strong new member family there, the Winoto's, they've been members for a year, and they have been sharing the gospel like crazy with people in Kelatin. They have been asking missionaries to come out and teach these people and finally we got to go out there and eventually want to start a branch there! This family is seriously so legit, we would just be walking on the street and she was just introducing us to everyone and inviting everyone to church and to learn with us! Anyways we ended up teaching quite a few lessons at their house with there friends that day and we think there is a lot of potential with them! That is how all members should be! This family has seen how much this gospel has blessed their lives and they want to share it with everyone! 
This gospel is true, and the way to peace and happiness in the this life and eternal life in the life to come! I love you all! Have a great week!!!
Sister Reilly

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