Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

Hello everyone:

Things this week have been pretty darn good.  And also pretty darn normal.  Whatever that is.  We had ZTM (little zone conference) on Friday, so we went to Jakarta and learned about keinginan and pengharapan, which is desires/wants and desires/hopes.  It was good.  I always like seeing other missionaries and hearing their stories, it gives me a lot of hope.

We met with our grandmotherly investigator, and she's awesome.  She's already read six or so chapters of the Book of Mormon, and she defended it to her friends.  The told her it was a cult thing, but she said, "how do you know?  If you want to know, you can read it and find out for yourself!"  I have high hopes for the woman.  But now she lives in the next town over, so we might have to give her to the Bogor Elders, it just depends who's closer.

This week for service, we taught English class.  We have an investigator who runs a Christian school for kids with special needs or who need help to focus, and he invited us to teach English over there, so we decided to try it out, and so for a couple weeks we might be doing that.  We talked about the sounds "th" and sang the snowman song.  It's great with all the actions.  

Culture update of the day:  You never wear shoes inside of people’s houses.  When you get to the door, you leave them outside and hope that no one steals them.  I haven't heard of it happening, but with the flooding, someone might need a boat and mistake my shoe for a canoe.  At public places, people usually keep their shoes on, unless they didn't wear shoes.  It's completely OK to go barefoot anywhere.  Or wear sandals or real shoes or plastic bags or whatever.  Just as long as it doesn't get in the way of riding a motorcycle, because that's what everyone uses.  

Well, I think that's it for the day.  We're going to go ice skating for Preparation day over at the mall, just the four of us.  I'm looking forward to it.  

Love you!
Elder Heiner

Sunglasses - $2.  Slushy at Family Mart - $1
Looking fly and feeling good - Priceless.
My fruit stand we visit quite often.
This isn't the best picture but it is unique.
A monkey riding a motorcycle right in front of our house.
It is a real monkey wearing a mask.  There's a guy who sits
down and plays loud music.  He yells a the monkey and the
monkey does tricks.  The monkey also "prayed" and did
somersaults.  People give money like a fundraiser.
Splits with the ZL's

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