Monday, March 14, 2016

Solar Eclipse and a Field Trip

Selamat Pagi! This week was pretty good. We started off our week visiting this place called the Skybar for p-day. It is located on the top floor of one of the tallest buildings in Jakarta and we get to see the city from real up high. It was super cool and really hot! Then later on the night we went to an appointment with a member. This member met this guy when she got a ride home from institute and talked about the church with him and he wanted to meet. So we went to his house with this member and visited this guy. He has a lot of problems in his life like getting a divorce and has a really big debt and doesn't have a job and lives with his disabled friend, and is on the run from people that he owes money too. Well ya needless to say he has problems. We told him that we can only help him spiritual through our messages and that Jesus Christ and His Atonement will help him. I think he was a bit disappointed because it seems like he really just wanted help with his money and job problems. A lot of people here get a lot of free stuff from other churches and they expect us to do the same. But church isn't about free door prizes and and stuff. But we do give them the thing that they really need most, even when they don't realize it.
So the next day a class form a Theological school had a field trip to our church because a few students were going to present their project on their research of the "Mormon Church" and then they had a question and answer session with me and another member. We were invited to this by a mission couple here in charge of public relations, so we had to keep it professional and couldn't be too pushy. Their project was actually pretty good and they said they learned a lot. All of the students were really curious and asked really good questions. They all took a Book of Mormon home and a few other materials. They were all really interested in our church and hopefully the seeds planted in their hearts that day will grow.
I finished reading Doctrines of Salvation volume 1 by Joseph Fielding Smith the other day. It was really good and he explained a lot of gospel principles to me really well and it strenghened my faith. I have noticed lately that I have been more assertive and to the point with people when I share with them the gospel. I have become a lot braver to testify of our Savior Jesus Christ and His restored church to everybody and everybody. It feels good to know that my testimony has grown so much on my mission and it is nice to simply know without a doubt that this church is true and be brave to share it to everybody. I am excited to serve in greater callings in the church in my future and help the Lord's kingdom grow.

have a great week everybody!
- Elder Hymas
We went to a place called the skybar, It is on the highest floor on once of the tallest buildings in Jakarta so the view was cool

We felt pretty rich up there

Here is the solar eclipse we watched, pretty awesome... and I head to wear 3 pairs of sunglasses to see it


  1. As one who hates high places, I commend your courage for going to the Skybar. Being in high places makes my hands sweat, my legs weak, and my head spin. You are my hero!