Tuesday, May 2, 2017

week 8: A 19 Year Long Prayer

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to meet my sweet family that I have never met the whole 19 years of my life. It was really a special, really sacred moment, and I don't know how else to describe the experience besides the fact that I felt like the hole in my heart was filled! I always felt like a piece of my heart was missing since I never knew my grandparents, sisters, cousins, etc. and I simply found that piece of my heart in their arms that glorious day. My cute family in Manado!! I love them so so so so sooo much!!!!!

I met my Oma and Opa and my two sisters, and I met my cousins, and aunts and uncles. It was easily the happiest moment of my life. I just spent a couple of hours with them, and it was the coolest thing because I felt like I have already known them. I know I have! Before life on Earth, I knew my family! I knew that I have always loved them so much. This miracle was clearly from Heavenly Father and my testimony of His Plan has been strengthened immensely. My testimony of prayer has been strengthened because I know that God truly does answer prayers! 

Every night for the last 19 years, I have knelt down and asked for Heavenly Father to bless my family in Indonesia! That one day, please, let me meet them. One day, I want to hug them and know them and that one day came true. It was a joyful reunion indeed, and I felt the Spirit very strongly. It felt like heaven- and heaven is only heaven because the people you love are there. 

I felt very blessed to be with them and finally hug them! They are AMAZING! Angels! Filled with so much love and happiness and joy! And I KNOW that one day they will accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ because I felt it right then and there. I know that God lives. I Know that He answers prayers. I know that miracles can happen, if we trust in God's timing, and rely on Him. I know that I can be with my family forever- through God's Plan of Salvation. Through His Plan of Happiness! This gospel is true, everlasting happiness! 

How thankful I am to know that yes, God does have a Plan, and yes, He does want His children to return to Him. He has provided us a way, that through Jesus Christ and His Atonement, we can receive a remission of our sins. We can be freed from sorrow and guilt and pain. That through the principles and ordinances of this gospel of Jesus Christ, we can live with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and our families forever. I know that families can be together forever! What comfort and joy that brings to my soul! there is truly no greater joy that the joy that comes from this gospel!! 

I love you all my sweet family and friends!! This gospel is TRUE!!!

dengan kasih,
Sister Ratunuman :)

Happy tears x1763829140839475093 I love my sweet family :)


How goes it my sweet family and friends!!!! :)

This week was filled with a lot of realllllly crazy moments and I don't even know where to start. First, I ate durian which is a fruit I ate when I was young, especially from Asian countries, and here in Indo, it is just so incredible!! (Disclaimer: Cover any dogs ears nearby) Second, I hate myself I hate myself I hate myself because I ate ANJING haha doge :( I ate dog and I hate myself because it was actually so delicious but I also teared up because if you really knew me, you know how much I love doges.. 

And by crazy moments, I also mean days where things are going really well, and days where things feel.. well.. yeah. But through it all, I have found complete peace and comfort in Jesus Christ. When I start to forget about my worries and forget about myself, and bike down the street and greet every person I meet with a smile and a 'mongo', then my day is suddenly better. There are days where you need to have a constant prayer in your heart and I guess this week was one of them- just all in a row hahahah. 

Something really neat though- we keep meeting people throughout the week, then meeting them again at the most random places. There is this man that I literally see everywhere and everytime I felt very prompted to talk to him. NEVER DELAY A PROMPTING!! This man's name is Pak Augus and turns out he lives right next to a few members and whether he accepts the gospel now or later, I am sure that one day he will accept it!! 

Alma 26:12!!! In His strength I can do all things :') Happy tears, I just love this gospel. There is nothing I would rather be doing than being a missionary here in Indonesia. 

Here is my address if you wanna send a letter to your sister out in Indo ya! :) 
Jln Senopati NO115, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan Indonesia

ps- I am out of time but I will write about this next week because yeah, there is a LOT to write about AHH... I got to meet my family in Indonesia!!! HAPPIEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE. I promise I will write about it in my email next week, but I am out of time, and it will take awhile for me to talk about it :) MIRACLES HAPPEN. GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS. HIS PLAN IS PERFECT!!!!
I love you all!

xo Sister Ratunuman :)

Hugging my oldest sister Sisilia for the very 1st time!

This is my Opa Pai (Mom's Father), he is very ill. Please Pray for him.

My Oma Ratunuman (Dad's Mother)

My Oma Pai (Mom's Mother)