Monday, August 3, 2015

Week 57 - PLD in Surabaya, A Sweet Reunion, P-Day at the Beach

Greetings!! This past week has been absolutely wonderful!! I'll get right to the nitty gritty. On Tuesday, all the missionaries flew to Surabaya to have our PLD meeting that happens every 3 months. We arrived had our interviews with President which are always spiritually uplifting and from somewhere just rejuvenates the energy in missionaries! It was awesome! Afterwards, there was some time to play some futsal but I grabbed Elder King and we took a taxi on over to the house of the family that was baptized! It was such a blessing to meet with them again and talk and take photos! I hope the best for them in the future!

On Wednesday we had the training part of the meeting. We learned a lot on how we can work better with our ward and branch leaders. It was exactly what I needed to hear as a missionary and as a district leader. We already have the unity in the district now, we are focusing on the branch. It hasn't been a full week and we have already seen success! Wednesday evening was our flight back to Manado however, it ended up getting delayed and not leaving until night. We stopped in Balikpapan (Kalimantan) so now I can officially say I've been to that island! :) We transferred planes and then arrived in Manado at about 1 in the morning. We were and still  EXTREMELY TIRED!!!!

Church was full as full can get yesterday!! It is always awesome to see the numbers grow as we put in our work. We still have a long ways to go but we will get there. Yesterday at church an eternal investigator came to church which caught me by surprise to be honest. However, he brought a friend who I had a chance to talk to. He had told me a little about things that have happened in the past and that he was looking for a new church. He went on the internet and found this church and asked his friend (the eternal investigator) to bring him. During church he leaned over and asked if we could go to his house and explain more with him!! PEOPLE ARE SEARCHING.....but they may not know where to find it! We will be following up with him this week. 

We were able to spend our P-day today at a beach that was very beautiful! It was very nice and relaxing!! 

Things are going great here! The work continues on as long as there is faith and a desire!! I experience miracles daily and know that the Lord has a plan for us all! 

Elder Hayes

A Sweet Reunion

Sometimes Mission Life is Hard. :)

Balikpapan Airport on the way back to Manado (island of Kalimantan)
P-Day at the Beach

Nature and It's Beauty

Three 'Generations' of Missionaries. :)

Sunsets in Indonesia are pretty cool!

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