And it all started with..
7 Juni: *recieves transfer call to move to Malang*
9 Juni: No idea what/where/who to see, so we contact at Alun2- huge park with tons of people. Homecomp Sis Rowntree is still new here too. We end up talking to a Mas who gives us a referral to visit his Christian friend.
10 Juni: We look for the street, and get there, and the Bu RT says no one by that name lives on that street. So we end up eating at a Mie place, and we see this woman across the street, and it was almost like she was glowing. We felt the need to cross the street and talk to her, so right after, we did. She greeted us with a huge smile, and was so excited to hear we were missionaries. And then we ask for her name.. it was.. the name we were looking for!! Yandel!! But there was NO way it was the Yandel that the Mas at the park told us to find.
** We see the Mas at the park, show him a picture of her, and he goes- yep, that’s my friend!! AH! It was a miracle- seriously led by the Spirit to find her. No other way since we had literally no idea where we were or what she looked like or how to find her!
(insert a lot of appointments in between, a couple of rejections at first of Kitab Mormon, and baptism, and then slowly but surely seeing her testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ grow stronger and stronger)
12 Agustus, Sabtu: Our beloved friend entered the waters of baptism, and the followingshe received the Gift of the Holy Ghost, making her officially a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! Our hearts were filled with so much joy and so much love as we watched two of our great friends take a step closer to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We sang ‘Teach Me to Walk in the Light’ and a line that reallly made my heart swell up to the point where it was real hard for me to sing ha ha ha:””)
Come little child and together we’ll learn
Of his commandments that we may return
HOME to His presence, to live in His sight
Always, always, to walk in the light
After her baptism, she bore here simple yet profound testimony: “I know that God is our Heavenly Father and Jesus is the Christ. I know that Joseph Smith restored the fulness of this gospel. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that Thomas S Monson is the prophet today and I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.”
MY HEART exploded with joy, and peace, and along with my heart exploding of course my eye bladders were too;) The Spirit indeed did fill my soul up with joy! Happy tears to the max, my fam and friends. It really is such a blessing to watch God’s children- our brothers and sisters- come unto Christ, and change their lives for Him. We really are all just walking each other home to our Father in Heaven and what a joyful responsibility, and work we have to do here on Earth. The gospel is true, I love being a missionary, and I love Indonesia, and let the Lord’s work go on!
Also, Indo is so #lit right now, in preparation for 17 Agustus- KEMERDEKAAN! Their independence day! America really needs to step it up with the 4th cuz Indo knows how to celebrate independence!!!
Enjoy your week and I am sending you all my love and fotos lol
YOUR BROWN SISTA LOVES YOU SO MUCH!!
Dengan segenap hatiku,
Sister RATU <3
two amazing souls!
when you pick your investigator and he wants to bike w us HAHA MY HEART
AND AGAIN HAPPY DAY! the first baptism on the mish!!! :)
DONT FORGET UR STARJUMPS LADIES AND GENTS
dat angle tho ;)
I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH HARRY POTTER ARMS HAHAHA if u really knew me you'd know about this special gift of mine :)