Sunday, March 20, 2016

Week 89 - When you Leave the Assistants in Charge!

Howdy Folks! 

This past week was jam packed with busyness! I'm not even sure that busyness is a word, but spell check didn't underline it so we'll move on. We have been reading the Book of Mormon as a mission and this past week finished up 2 Nephi and Jacob. The end of 2 Nephi has really become one of my favorite places in the Book of Mormon to get me excited and hyped up. It has been pretty awesome! I hope you all have the chance to read from the Book of Mormon everyday or the New Testament and really learn about Christ's life. 

"Tidak tahukah kamu bahwa ada lebih banyak bangsa daripada satu? Tidak tahukah kamu bahwa Aku, Tuhan Allahmu, telah menciptakan semua orang, dan bahwa Aku mengingat mereka yang berada di atas pulau-pulaudi laut; dan bahwa Aku berkuasa di langit di atas dan di bumi di bawah; dan Aku menampilkan firman-Ku kepada anak-anak manusia, ya, bahkan ke atas segala bangsa di bumi?" 2 Nephi 29:7 
( Know ye not that there are more nations than one? Know ye not that I, the Lord your God, have created all men, and that I remember those who are upon the isles of the sea; and that I rule in the heavens above and in the earth beneath; and I bring forth my word unto the children of men, yea, even upon all the nations of the earth?)

I love this verse especially the words, 'pulau-pulau di laut' (isles of the sea). It doesn't get more clearer than that for Indonesia. The spice islands as well as other places are included here so that we all know the true God!

So, this past week President and Sister Donald were in Hong Kong for a mission president seminar from Tuesday until Friday. He left us, the assistants in charge of the mission! :) For your information, all is safe and well here. No world-ending disaster happened. 

Update on the investigators. We have a pretty good size teaching pool right now and have some pretty good investigators. V, is really progressing and has been coming to church for a while now and takes notes and is reading the Book of Mormon, just we are having a hard time setting a baptismal date with him. Another one of our investigators calls us yesterday at 6:30 in the morning saying he is waiting for us near the church. Church didn't start until 9 haha. poor guy had to wait all that time. As for others, we have a couple old investigators that have come back onto the map and some new ones as well. One of our brand new ones is super cool. His name is D. He was Buddhist for most of his life and has just recently became Muslim but is now questioning religion and is very open to meet. He wanted to come to church yesterday but sent us a text saying he woke up too late. We are really working hard. We have the people, we just are at a wrestling point with commitments. I'm sure good things will happen with a few of these people here in the near future.

It has been raining like crazy this past week. Of course my umbrella is lost hahaha. No worries, we are still staying pretty much dry. We played badminton with an investigator this past week and have a badminton activity planned on Friday with the ward. Good things going on! 

Love you all!

Elder Hayes

just a selfie emailing
a typical haircut place 

with one of our investigators 
walking to a member's house 

Some Instant Potatoes.

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