Elder Seth Barrus

Elder Seth Barrus
Jakarta Indonesia Mission May2013-2015

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Meeting President Donald

This is Sharon. Just had to share our fun experience! I sent this email to the other Indonesia Missionary Moms:

Tonight my husband and I met President Donald.(The Mission President who will be going to Indonesia the first of July.) My son-in-law's aunt (Eric) was the missionary who found him and taught him the gospel before he was baptized in Australia. He is staying with her and her family before they report to the MTC for the Mission President's Seminar this week and she invited us over to meet him and his wife. 

All I can say is, our missionary sons and daughters are in good hands. Both he and his wife were really amazing. And solid. I think that's the best description I can give. He shared his conversion story with us. 

He was on a surfing trip on the opposite side of Australia (in Perth) with his brothers and friends and had some experiences that really made him think about God. So, one day, he prayed out loud to find the true church. He had several experiences with the spirit and with God before he moved back to Melbourne, where the missionaries were tracting and he invited them in. He immediately recognized the spirit and when the missionaries said, "When you find out for yourself that these things are true, will you commit to be baptized?" he said, "Yes!" 

We were both impressed with his humility. President Groberg has been sending the missionary pictures and bios to him as he gets them so he can learn all their names before he gets there in a couple of weeks. I can tell that he loves them already. He worked in Indonesia for 2 or 3 years, so knows the language and he knew President and Sister Groberg then. 

Anyway, we were super excited to meet them and feel of their spirit! 

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