Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013

Dear Everyone,
This week has been a good one.  Not that there are bad ones.  The Zone Leaders came down on Wednesday, and we did splits.  I was with Elder Xiong, which means the every time I've done splits with the Zone Leaders, it's been someone who goes home in less than a month.  Not that means anything.  They're all great missionaries.

My Thanksgiving was pretty normal.  Nothing happens in Indonesia for holidays that revolve around American history.  We did treat ourselves to Carl's Junior.  Which was not as good as real Carl's Junior because beef bacon isn't quite pig bacon.  But it was unlimited refills, so I drank way more soda than I should have.  That’s a real treat over here.

Other than that, it's been day after day of regular missionary work.
Oh, and we went to an investigator's house the other day...  We called him maybe three weeks ago, and he said that he was super busy, but he could meet us on the 30th of November.  Which is really weird because Indonesians usually say just try later, but he gave us a very specific time and place.  So we went to his house, and he was hosting a party for his church friends.  They were sitting around and debating to each other, which may be the way other churches gatherings go down, I wouldn't really know.  So when we got there we thought that maybe we should just keep walking and avoid the place, it sounded pretty heated. However, the investigator saw us and called us in, so we went in.  He gave us food and then we sat in the circle with the other people while they asked questions about our missionary service, which was good, and a little about our beliefs. We really weren't very comfortable with the way the conversation was headed, so we decided to leave.  But we thought we'd better leave a message first, we are missionaries after all, so we read John 3:16-17, which four of them had memorized, and then one of them asked for a scripture that had the same message from the Kitab Mormon, so we read Alma 7:11-13, which is one of my favorites, and they liked that.  So we gave them 2 Kitab Mormons, unfortunately that's all that we brought, we weren't expecting 15 people, and passalong cards, and hopefully someone calls again so that we can teach them.  That'd be cool.

Sorry for no pictures this week.  The internet is slow as a seven year itch today, so I'm using the html version, which doesn't let you upload pictures...

I'm loving being a missionary.  I can't think of a place I'd rather be. Elder Heiner

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