Monday, January 26, 2015


What an amazing week!! Pak John was baptized yesterday and the baptismal service was so good. I am seriously do impressed with the members of our ward. They have totally taken in our investigators an made them part of the ward family! It makes all the difference in the work! Please continue to pray for Pak John's family so they will follow his example and see the changes he has made as he has embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ. Laura and her son Darrel are super excited to be baptized next week!! All your prayers are helping :).We are teaching our ward mission leader's girlfriend, Carly, and she is amazing! She is Catholic and is just eating up the Book of Mormon and the lessons, we are super excited (along with our WML) with how she is progressing and making changes in her life! We have been working a lot with a less active member named Ibu Yuni, she was baptized less than a year ago and her family was really struggling financially so she got a job and started working on Sundays and cannot come to church. She has asked multiple times for Sunday's off but her boss doesn't like our church so she hasn't been given it. We felt prompted to challenge her to take a leap of faith and quit her job. We promised she would see blessing poured out upon her family and she kept the Sabbath day holy. Yesterday she showed up at church with a big smile on her face and told us she has quit her job and knows everything will be okay. On top of that she brought her friend with her and we are teaching her tomorrow! When we have FAITH the Lord WILL work miracles in our lives!! Next week will be a miracle as we see Laura and Darrel be baptized! What a blessing to take part in this great work!! I know that my Redeemer lives! Give all to Him!

36 Yea, and cry unto God for all thy support; yea, let all thy doings be unto the Lord, and whithersoever thou goest let it be in the Lord; yea, let all thy thoughts be directed unto the Lord; yea,let the affections of thy heart be placed upon the Lord forever.

37 Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou riseth in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.

I love you!
Sister Reilly

Pak Johns baptism!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Family is the pattern of Heaven!

Another amazing week in the sweet city of JAKARTA! :) A couple weeks ago I told you about Pak John, who we were super excited about when he came to church 2 weeks ago because he lives so far away. On Friday we came to teach and he asked "can I be baptized on Sunday?" Nothing better than hearing that! He will be baptized next Sunday! He has so much faith! Like I explained a few weeks ago, he has 7 children who have not yet married and still live at home. Last week he cried as he explained the hurt that has come to him because of the feelings of hate in his home. Him and his wife are really struggling with their relationship and none of his children go to church. He has faith that through the gospel of Jesus Christ His family relationships can be healed. Please pray that his family's hearts will be more open to hear and follow our message. I know that Pak John's example will bring a change in their home! We have some really awesome people set for the 1st of February for baptism! Please pray for Laura, Darrel, Stefani and Ita as they prepare to enter into the waters of baptism! This week I got a print out of the talk about "turning out" by David Bednar that changed my life in the MTC. I have seen how much happiness has come into my life as I have tried to take the counsel he gives in that talk to develop the character of CHRIST. I have soooo far to go, and it will be a lifelong journey, but I know as we strive to follow the Saviors example in ALL we think, say, and do, true joy will come into our lives and a new love for those around us will also fill out lives. I know that when we get on our knees, realize that we really are nothing, and tell the Lord that we will give ourselves to Him and His glory, we will see miracles happen in our lives and in the lives of His children. Thank you for the examples you are to me! Love you sooooo mcuh! :)
Sister Reilly

An awesome family of 5 we are teaching! The mom came to church yesterday!

Regan and Paige, are these pics good enough to make it on your blog?! :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One of the Greatest weeks ever!!

What an amazing week. Everyday miracles!! Man, I'm just so happy! It's going to be hard to only pick one or two experiences to share!! I want to tell you about Stefani though...she is the mother of a recent convert and she has learned with the missionaries on and off for about 2 years now. She has never prayed about the message or felt that she should be baptized. We started visiting her last week, but we were on splits both of the times we planned to teach her so i wasn't able to come. We visited her on Saturday and we just had the impression to just ask her about her life and her experiences instead of jumping into the lesson. Long story short, she just opened up to us and cried as she told us about her life and how she really felt. We just felt the impression to ask her right then if we could kneel and if she could pray and ask her Father in Heaven if this gospel is what her and her family need. If it is the truth. As she did, the spirit just came into the room and all of our eyes were filled with tears as she offered the most sincere prayer I have ever heard. When she finished we didn't way anything, she knew that Heavenly Father had heard and answered her prayer and she wants to be baptized. That just strengthened my testimony of the power of the Holy Ghost and the power of prayer. Ibu Lussy is still really progressing, and Laura and her three kids came to church and also came to the baptism after and loved it! The primary sang a song in sacrament and her son Darrel and daughter Daniella went up and sang with them! We love that family so much and can't wait to see them become members of the church and continue to blessed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I just can't express enough gratitude for the blessings the Lord has poured out upon us this week and throughout my mission and life! I know when we give our WHOLE selves to Him...heart, might, mind, and strength, He can make us into someone so much better than we could ever make ourselves. I am so thankful the Lord has allowed me, with all my weaknesses, to help Him in this great work of Salvation. There truly is nothing better. Love you so much!

Sister Reilly

Friday, January 9, 2015

Shout out to the greatest dad in the UNIVERSE, Keith Reilly! Happy 32nd Birthday! Also can't forget my Gma Gail, Happy Late Bday!!

Jakarta is amazing! Such a great week!! We have some awesome people preparing for baptism in January, including Laura and her son :). They were on a different island for Christmas and New Years, but are back now. We also had our favorite investigator, John, show up at church yesterday and my comp and I were so excited because he lives like 2 hours from the church and wasn't able to come last week! He's 70 years old and the coolest guy ever! He has 6 kids who are all still not married and living with him and his wife. He was looking for something to help his family..the gospel of Jesus Christ is the answer! He has a baptismal date for January and is hoping his family will also want to follow his example. We have seen too many miracles to count this week. We have met some of the most prepared people ever, it is amazing how the spirit will just lead us to these people. One is Ibu Lussy, her husband and son died 13 years ago and her life has not been the same since. She was active in the Catholic church but nobody from her church bothered to come by and help her or even call. She was alone to raise two kids by herself and a hate just grew inside her for people around her. She stopped going to church and just goes on Christmas and Easter now. She let this all out to us after we taught her about the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She said without the Lord she wouldn't have been able to endure all these years. She normally let nobody into her house (she actually has a giant pitpull in front) but she let us in and felt the spirit through our message and how through the gospel of Jesus Christ families can be together forever. I just has this love for this women even though we just met her. I know this is what she needs and is looking for in her life. I know the Christ lives and that only through HIM we could feel free of feelings of hate, anger, sadness ect. He is the answer. He knows us and knows how to help us in our struggles AND in our successes. His atonement is not just for the sinners, but for the pure in heart. I cannot express more gratitude for the gift that out Heavenly Father has given to us all, the gift of his only beloved son, Jesus Christ. I love Him and I love you!!
Sister Reilly
Go Cartingggg! You already know I destroyed all :) (Elders & Sisters)

Me not liking the Jakarta before everything! 
New Years! (Don't tell pres. D we woke up) :)