Elder Seth Barrus

Elder Seth Barrus
Jakarta Indonesia Mission May2013-2015

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's the World Cup!

(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 19th of July. 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.

We're getting really excited because the members here in Jakarta are putting in their share of work. We went with a member, Brother Simon Petrus, to visit someone he met on the street and told about the Book of Mormon. That man's name is Pak Txxxxx. He's Batak and was really interested that there's a living prophet, to the point that he's going to "pray and ask the Lord what is actually true." We're cool with that. :) Also, we've gotten a few more referrals from members we haven't had time to teach yet. But this week we'll be sure to do so.

Happy Birthday to Elder Collet! And another random Elder in the Jakarta district! And me! Sister Donald baked us a cake for DDM and make some killer snickerdoodles. I guess I can't be a teenager anymore. I've started to eat healthier too. Every morning I have a bowl of oatmeal and 3 sticks of toast. We usually eat out off the street for dinner and lunch, so we won't focus on the health of that... Ha ha!

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

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