Monday, June 22, 2015

The Start of Ramadhan, Ibu Jum's Baptism, and we went to Borobudur again

Hello all!
This week has been a good one. A few days ago on the 17th of June Ramadhan started. Ramadhan is a month between the 17th of June and the 17th of July when Muslims will fast the whole month. They fast to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. They fast only when the sun is out though, so they break their fast every evening at 6 o'clock pm, and then they all wake up at 3 o'clock in the morning to eat again before fasting the coming day. At 3 in the mo

rning there are people who play drums very loud to wake people up to eat and they yell 'Sahur!! Sahur!!!" which means the meal before you start your fast. They usually wake me up in the morning because they are pretty loud and I don't really enjoy it haha. Also because most everyone is Muslim here and they are all fasting during the day, a lot of resturants and places to eat are closed. So we haved to cook at home a lot more.

Yesterday we had another baptism in the Magelang branch. Ibu Jum got baptized and it was a nice event. And there was no one swimming in the pool because they are all fasting so we had the pool all to oursleves.

I got a pretty cool ring the other day from a new member who was an investigator of mine named Brother Petrus. It is a Gold Star Sapphire and it is pretty boss.

On the way to Borobudur, showing off my new Golden Star Sapphire ring that i got from Brother Petrus

Today we went to the huge Buddhist temple today again named Borobudur. It was fun and very hot like usual.
At Borobudur again

I have been reading from the Old Testament lately, it has some interesting stuff haha and a lot of good doctrine too!

Have a great week! Tetap aman dan selalu memilih yang benar!

- Elder Hymas

1 comment:

  1. Try reading Genesis 1-2, Moses 2-3, and Abraham 4-5 concurrently, verse by verse. The differences in each account of the creation are REALLY INTERESTING! Compare it with what you learned in the temple. Even more interesting!