|Me in front of H.S. Silver, where I purchased my custom-made ring.|
Yogyakarta is known for it's silver.
I cannot believe that it is already 2014! This year has gone by really fast, and as I look back, I remember all the great things that happened and the experiences that I have had. I am so glad that I made the decision to come out on a Mission. It has been a great experience. I really like celebrating the new year, because I can make new goals and resolutions for my personal progress. Making goals is such an important part of Missionary work, and I have really learned the importance of making goals if we want to improve. I really hope all my goals are achieved this year! Here are a few cool things that happened this past week.
|A random parade we saw on New Year's Eve|
|The food for the New Year's party... DOG!!|
|Tugu, the center of Yogyakarta on New Year's night. |
This is around 9 pm, as we were heading home, and it was already so crowded!
|Our District playing 'ninja warrior' when our |
Ward Mission Leader didn't show up for the meeting.
My Christmas present to myself was finally finished this week! I had a custom ring made with Javanese writing engraved on it. It is near pure silver (92.5% silver and the rest copper), and really cool. Jogja is actually known for it's silver, and I thought that would be a cool souvenir from my favorite city so far. I had it engraved with my initials on the inside, and Javanese writing on the outside. I was originally going to do CTR in Javanese, but it was way too long, so I had them engrave a word that means "honor." I got a few other little things for others, and myself- but I don't want to buy too much, because I worry about taking it all home!
With the investigator I mentioned last week, he is doing
really good. We taught him about the word of Wisdom the other day, and he
committed to follow it. If he continues to learn, come to church, and not
smoke, he will be baptized this month! I know he has been prepared by the Lord
to receive this gospel. He has already introduced a friend to us who wants to
learn, and he has a desire to become a Missionary like us later in life! I am
so amazed by him.
|Wearing our Christmas shirts|
Another cool thing that happened was the Zone Training Meeting in Solo. We took a train there, and were able to meet with all the Missionaries from the Zone. It was really nice to see them all, and there were some new faces as well. We made a lot of goals for this new year, and I have really been trying to focus on those this week. President Donald is really good with giving us goals, and helping us progress. This year will be a good one for Missionary work!
|Elder Sadiyono and I at Raminten|
I hope you all have a great week. I am so glad that I am able to email you all every week! Sampai minggu depan!