This has been a wonderful week! We were able to visit a lot of people and learn a lot this week! We have actually have a couple of investigators that are actually reading out of the Book of Mormon and sincerely seeking truth. We also had a meeting with President Rowley yesterday but had to go to the Supomo building, my old building. Church was still going on for them and when a lot of them saw me they were so excited! We were so happy to see each other and I got a lot of hugs and handshakes and happy smiles. Being in that ward I didn't feel like I made that much of a difference. We never really had any progressing investigators, but going there I could feel their love for me, and I love them also so, so much. A message to all of those struggling missionaries out there: You are doing better then you think your doing. You are making a difference. Maybe you don't see it now, maybe you will not see it in this life, but I know as you work with all you have and you do what you can do, it will all be worth it and people do see the goodness that you bring. You will not disappoint if you keep at it- you aren't expected to be perfect, you're just expected to not give up. You can do it!
We went to the book store today. We also bought Bibles in Javanese... and bought some batik. I don't know how long I'll be here in Solo, so I've been hoarding as much batik as I can!
Not one day comes by when someone doesn't remind me that I've only got a little while longer. I still have a couple months, but with the amount of missionaries in this mission, I'm one of the oldest sister missionaries. 'pulang' means 'go home', so we couldn't resist getting a picture.
This is me and Sister Wiradi, my companion. She is waiting for her visa to go to her mission in Australia.
We went on a hike, and to get there... well... let's just say the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland will never beat getting up that mountain.
We went to the bishop's villa and could see all of Solo from their balcony. Best P Day ever!
HOLLEY STRINGHAM: Salt Lake City, born and raised; returned missionary from the Indonesia Jakarta Mission.; a simple folk aimed on changing the world