Elder Seth Barrus

Elder Seth Barrus
Jakarta Indonesia Mission May2013-2015

Monday, March 31, 2014

Waktunya Pantai (Time to Beach!)

Don't have a ton of time to write today because we just got back from a trip to the beach. Super nice and sunny. It was really fun getting out of the city for a change. It was a beach close to Krakatao, the volcano that erupted in 1883 and destroyed almost a whole island. The sand is black.  Will send pictures later. 

I heard about the freak snow storm that's happening in Utah. Must've been worldwide or something because yesterday, it was a balmy 70 or so degrees riding our bikes to church. About halfway home, it just started dumping buckets of the Indian Ocean on us. Just soaked! 

We got bikes! I'll attach a picture next week, but we got permission last week to purchase 4 brand new bicycles, water bottle attachment and all. We'll still ride angkots when it's far, but if we have a relatively close appointment, we have a choice now if we want to exercise our fat selves or not. 

Brother Bxxxxxxx couldn't come to church this week because he went to his family's house in Semarang to tell his family about his wedding. So his confirmation has to be placed on hold until this next Sunday. Brother Wxxxxxxx is showing some really good progress randomly now. He came to Bxxxxxx's baptism last week, went to Solo this week and attended another baptism (I'm assuming where his son who is serving a mission baptized a new member). And this last week when we met, he actually was interested and participated in the discussion. We're planning on teaching about the Restoration this week. It's a fun time to be a missionary in Tangerang! We're working with a few more people, but haven't been able to meet enough times to see what problems or how much potential there is yet.

Thanks everybody for the support and prayers! Have a great week!
Elder Seth Barrus

Krakatoa Island--nearly destroyed in 1883 by gigantic volcanic eruption.
Now called "Anak Krakatoa", or Krakatoa's Child. 

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