Monday, April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015

So, first things first, sorry for no pictures.  We went to Tomohon to see the volcano and the statues of Christ's walk with the cross, and while we were there, it rained on us.  So my camera is at home trying to dry out.  I'll try to do better next week. 
Things in Manado are great.  I like being here, and we're seeing a lot of success, so that's nice.  People here are just so nice. 
We've been teaching an 11 year old the past few weeks, and he's great.  The Sisters just baptized his parents, but because he's 11, he doesn't really want to talk to girls.  So we're teaching him, and he's planning to get baptized this Saturday.  So that's been fun.  We also had 2 investigators come to church yesterday, they live in a city called Bitung, it's about an hour away.  There's a member who takes us out there once a week.  There's 4 people in the house, and the mom/sister is a member but works in Malaysia, so she wanted us to teach her kids and mom and brother, so that's what we're doing.  And they finally came to church, which was great.  I love it when people finally make it to church.  
I don't know what else to write about because it's just the same as last week, and the week before, and the week before.  Now things happen, but for the most part, it's just the same as before, just with different names and faces.
Thanks for the support!  I'll try to send pictures next week because I know that's the only reason you'd ever read this.  I'm not the most exciting of writers.
Elder Heiner

Monday, April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

Things here are good.  We're teaching, and working, and it's great.  We went to Surabaya on Tuesday until Wednesday, so that was nice.  It's nice to see missionaries that I've never met before.  The new ones have such great faith, it's so cool.  Sometimes I wish we were closer to some other missionaries, but that's the price of living in paradise, I guess.  We were busy today cleaning our backyard and burning the plant stuff.
Until later,  Elder Heiner
PDL in Surabaya.
Sorry not to have more pictures today.  If you hold on a few more
weeks, I have about 2000 or so we can look at.

Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

Dear all y'all,
So, this week was a week like any other.  We did work every day, no one got sick, no one got mail, no one got baptized, no one completely rejected us.  It was pretty normal.  (Please don't think that I'm begging for mail.)  We did get to watch conference, rounding out my 2 years of only hearing conference in Indonesian.  Maybe I'll get to be a translator at the next conference, that'd be kind of fun.
This coming week should be good.  We're going to Surabaya tomorrow, and we'll come back on the day after.  There's PLD, so that will be fun.  The last one before I go home...  All sort of these "last" whatever keep happening, and I don't like it.
Anyways, it’s been good, Love you!
Elder Heiner
Me and a couple of random people we found.
They aren't interested...
The view from where we met those folks.

Monday, April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015

Hello everyone,
This week has been really typical.  No one came to visit, and we taught a bunch of people, which was fun.  And I went on splits with Elder Campbell and then Elder Honda, and it was great.  They're both great Elders who are making good progress and becoming better.  I am happy to have worked with them.
The Sisters had a baptism this week, and that was pretty great.  I always like seeing that, it helps everyone to work harder, and helps the members to see that things are moving along.  It was the 6th in our branch this year, which is great!  It's been a great year.
When President Donald was here last week, he went to a couple of lessons with us.  And when we got out of one of them, we walked up some stairs to the road, and there was a car, and its front tire popped right there in front of us.  So President Donald and I swapped it with the spare, and Elder Sinaga talked to the guy, he's 18 and a senior in high school, and we taught him immediately, and we've been there 3 more times since, and that's where we're headed later tonight, so it's been really great.  He's a great investigator, and he would have come to church last week, but there was Easter, which is a really traditionalized holiday here.
Things are still nice here, it's pretty hot, and not too rainy, and I'm still healthy.  Life is good.
Elder Heiner
Birthday picture from last week.
Eggs and flour tradition.
And my cake.
At least he's got no blind spots.
False advertising at it's finest.