Friday, May 8, 2015

Bright Lights and the Big City!

I love Jakarta! Miracles happened this week, as they do every week!! Here's one..We have been praying and praying and praying again that our investigator, Carly, would get the complete okay from her mom to be baptized on the 10th of May. We watched the movie "The Testaments" with her on Wednesday and at the end, when the Savior comes down and serves the people on the Americas, we all had tears in our eyes. She said she felt the spirit stronger than she ever has before, and she knew that the Lord would provide a way for her. I explained to her that sometimes we feel like Helam in that movie, he is a little ways from the crowd, hearing about what the Savior is doing for OTHERS, healing others, helping others, blessing others. We often read in the scriptures about the Savior and hear about others experiences with how Jesus Christ has blessed them. However, the most powerful part of the movie is when the Savior leaves the crowd and comes to Helam, and heals his blind eyes so he can see. We can all have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, not just know of Him, but know Him. He cares about you, He loves you, just as much as he cares about His apostles and prophets. 
Last night we got a call from Carly, she asked us to say a quick prayer for her because she was about to talk to her mom about getting baptized this Sunday...I will send you pictures next week!! This is the most fulfilling work, the greatest thing I've ever done. Nothing beats the joy I have felt and continue to feel everyday here in Indonesia! These are my people!! See you soon!
Much Love,
Sister Reilly