Sunday, August 13, 2017

March 12--March 18, 2017

March 12--March 18, 2017

We attended church in Bandung and took the train there and rode with the Stake President Counselor home.  Had Mission Leadership Council on Tuesday and traveled to Jogyakarta for the weekend for a Senior Missionary Couple Retreat. 

Train Stewardesses
 Abandoned train cars stacked with the jungle growing through them.  I think some of them were being lived in because I could see people in the cars.

 Recent landslide on the way to Bandung.

Training Session
 Hydroponic Garden and Restaurant
 Marlioboro Street for Shopping

March 5--11, 2017

March 5--11, 2017

Mission President's Seminar in Hong Kong!  Always great to be inspired, to receive guidance from our Area Presidency and to associate with the other Mission Presidents and Companions in our Area.   We were able to attend a temple session as well. Lots of wonderful people and incredible food!  Fun and Inspirational!

 The duck tasted like turkey!

 At the Hong Kong Temple Entrance (below).

February 26--March 4, 2017

February 26--March 4, 2017

  Church in Manado!
 Dinner with Mongans, missionaries.

 President with the newly called branch presidency in Manado.

We said "goodbye" to  two sister missionaries and two Senior couple Missionaries.  We will miss them all so much!  Thank you for your service! 

The next day we welcomed four new missionaries:

On March 3 President taught a lesson on the United States Judicial System at Sampoerna University.

On Friday night Elder Wong from our Asia Area Presidency and Elder Meredith our Area Seventy came in for all day Leadership Training on Saturday.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

February 19--25, 2017

February 19--25, 2017

Happy Birth Day Easton!  The most important event of this week is the birth of Easton Robert Bowen our 14th grandchild.  Welcome to the family beautiful Easton.  Great Job Lisa--and Michael.  Much thanks to Claire Bowen for helping this cute family.

Medan Branch on the island of Sumatera for church.  Relief society sisters, Whole branch, missionaries and new convert.

 From the airport train into and out of Medan.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

February 12--18, 2017

February 12--18, 2017
     On Friday, February 10 President flew to Timor Leste to meet with the Demkes.  They continue to look for a building to meet in.  Sister Rowley flew back to Jakarta to get ready for Sister Linda Burton, General Relief Society President and her husband along with Elder and Sister Funk to visit Jakarta.  On the 13th we said goodbye to one of our assistants, Elder Lovelock who returned to Australia.  On the 15th we had a Mission Leadership Council meeting from 7:30 am until noon.  At noon we left immediately for the airport to pick up the Burtons and Funks who arrived at 1:55 pm.  We took them to their hotel and then to the Devotional scheduled for Saharjo building at 7--8 pm.  Sister Burton held  a Young Single Adult question and answer meeting before the devotional. It was a wonderful devotional and Sister Burton was so down to earth and loving to everyone.

Church at the Sr. Couple Missionary apartment in Timor Leste

 February MLC

President and Sister Djarot Subiantoro with Sister Burton

Sister Funk on the left and Sister Burton on the right.   Sisters' Devotional above.

On Thursday, February 16, the Burtons and Funks held a Devotional for all the Indonesia Service Center Employees at 9:30 and then from 11--1 pm they held  a devotional for all the Jakarta area missionaries.  Afterward we had a big luncheon and pictures.

 After the devotionals we took them all to their hotel and then to the airport.   We also went to the airport and flew to Medan to visit the missionaries and members.

Medan members at church.

February 5--11, 2017

February 5--11, 2017
   Attended church in Jakarta and then on Tuesday flew to Solo in Central Java for  interviews and Zone Conference.   On Thursday we flew to Surabaya in East Java for interviews and Zone Conference there.

President Hadi and his wife were in town from Surabaya.

Waiting for a taxi after church lots of crazy motorcycle pictures.

Solo Zone Conference.  This wonderful women all helped create a wonderful lunch for our missionaries.  Thank you Jatmiko family and crew!

Surabaya Zone Conference and Cuci Motor (Car/Motorcycle Wash)

Surabaya Zone Conference February 10, 2017