Well the string of long weeks continued this week. The week started off with my companion being very sick, and he was never really very healthy this week. But even if he was healthy it wouldn't have changed much, because almost every appointment we had scheduled canceled. Sometimes I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry when I heard, oh maaf mas saya nggak bisa ketemu minggu ini, mungkin minggu depan ya? Because I heard that multiple times every day. So yeah this week was super slow, and we spent a lot of time in our house.On Tuesday, Elder Saunders and I went to one of my appointments because my comp was blowing chunks. It was a super fun appointment because it was in the Savero Golden Flower hotel. Some of the other missionaries passed the hr manager on the street and he said that he wanted to meet with the missionaries. It was so cool, we met with him and some of his coworkers in the restaurant and had freaking good food, and we just really explained why we were here. Then after that we went on a tour of the hotel. It was weird being in something that nice because all day I'm just in the poorest homes.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Well this past week was also super long. Our stats were much better, but this week still felt unproductive. First off Pak Iwan no longer wants to be baptized. It's so frustrating, the first time we taught him, we asked him to pray to know if the Book of Mormon was true. Then a few days later he called us all excited saying he knew that it was true. So we went directly into the next lessons, and he accepted everything. But then this week when we met with him he said that he no longer wanted to be baptized, because he hadn't received and answer. So then we started talking about prayer, and realized he had never prayed about anything we've taught him. He believes that we only pray to give thanks, and that God already knows what we need, and that we shouldn't ask him questions. I guess I was just too excited to have my first progressing investigator, and I tried to move him along to quickly, but there is still hope because he still wants to meet with us.My only other investigator right now, Mbak Vita is doing really well. She's been meeting with the missionaries for a long time, and has already been taught everything. She's so ready to be baptized, but she doesn't believe it because she thinks that she must know everything first. But this week we taught her that baptism is only the first step, and that we always need to keep learning more. Then we left with her agreeing to pray about it, and ask Heavenly Father if she was ready. When I walked out of that lesson there was no doubt in my mind that she will receive that answer. The only down side of this story is we had to pass her along to the elders in Jakarta, because she lives there and only comes home on fridays to do laundry.