Monday, April 27, 2015

Floods, a startled horse, a baptism, and a temple.


This week was a good week. It has also rained pretty steady here all day everyday this week. On Tuesday it flooded lots and we really needed to get to an investigator's house so we hopped on a carriage pulled by a little horse, I think the horse was a little surprised when I climbed on the carriage haha.

On Saturday we had a fireside meeting with the mission couple form Solo about Family History. It was really good and we had a lot of people come and learn about family history. On Sunday, yesterday, we broke the record of church attendance again! We had 41 people come to sacrament meeting. A few months about we would usually get around 25 or so people but now we are doing much better!

So we had some trouble with the police here this week because we don't have the right papers to be a church in the city. The thing is, we didn't really need the papers before because the branch was so small, but now that it is getting bigger they have started to notice. And we can't get permission to be a church here because the place the church is at is meant for stores and storage, so we had to take the sign down that says, "Gereja Yesus Kristus Dari Orang-orang Such Zaman Akhir" Our goal is to get 50 active people to church and 15 active Melchizedek priesthood holders so that we can get a new building and become a ward. We still got some work to do here.

On a brighter note, I baptized our investigator Hendrik yesterday. It went really well and I am really happy and proud of him. It is always great to see another one of God's children join the church.

Today for P-day we went to the biggest Buddhist temple in the world called Borobudur. It was really big and cool. There was a lot of people there, especially girls from high school haha, and they all asked me if I could take pictures with them and I am nice so I did. I probably ended up taking close to like 150 pictures with people there haha, mostly girls. There were a few white people there too haha, it is weird to see other white people, I bet that isn't a problem in America. It was really hot today too and I got sunburned :(

That's too bad about the earthquake in Nepal, I'll keep them in my prayers. Hopefully nothing that extreme happens to me here.

Oh yeah and I got my package like 2 weeks ago. Thanks for the game and the harmonica. I am getting pretty good at the harmonica and should be a pro by the time I get home.
Okay have an awesome week! love you all!

- Elder Hymas

1 comment:

  1. How very kind of you to take all those pictures with the high school girls! You actually probably made their day! Good job on 41 people to church! You will soon be a ward or branch, I think!