(This post is from last week, June 22.)
Howdy hey everybody! I hope everyone is enjoying the World Cup right now. Indonesia is weird because they get all amped about soccer, yet have never had their own country make it into the World Cup. And since the whole time zone thing throws watching the cup into a loop, beforementioned World Cup is almost nonexistent over here. Oh well. People in the streets give me updates though and tell me that my beloved Yanks are doing pretty well.Because of the crazy week we had 2 weeks ago, filled with exchanges and travel, we stayed close to home this week and just went on an exchange with the other companionship here in Jakarta Selatan. I went with Elder Rogers, a missionary from Australia who's headed home in August, but isn't trunky at all. We went and taught Brian, the son of a less active member (Brother Tobing). He is aaaawesome! But his Indonesian is pretty shaky so we taught in English. He's met on and off with elders before, but somehow forgot everything about the restoration; so after reviewing it real quick with him, we asked if he would be baptized when he knows its all true. He accepted and is set to be baptized on the . He seems super sincere about it, so the fact he wasn't able to make it to church this past Sunday doesn't worry me too much. He'll come this Sunday.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true no matter where you go in the world. It's our decision each and every day to stand as witnesses of Christ and have His spirit to be with us.
Elder Seth Barrus