Thursday, December 24, 2015

An anxious Logan awaits the return of his brother

Waiting for Courtney, who flew in 1 hour before Tyler...
Everyone is ready for him to be HOME!

First a hug from mom!
Dad next
The whole family :)
Everyone came to see Tyler

Logan Z. and Tyler
Jo Jo and Tyler
Kendell, Tyler and Jamie
We missed you!
What do you eat when you've spent the last 2 years in Indonesia?  Mexican food of course!!


Week 100 - Elder Jones is coming home!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Well guys,
Just like that it’s all over! It’s been an unforgettable 2 years and I have learned and grown so much! I know that this is the true church and I’m so happy I was able to serve here in the Lord’s vineyard! I can’t wait to share all the stories and experiences with you all and I’m so excited to see everyone and catch up! 
For P-day we went ice skating one last time.

I was Santa for the church Christmas party!
On our last day we are going to eat at this 5 star restaurant that has great Indonesian food! Then our whole group is going to go to the sky restaurant for sunset.  There are 7 of us going home.
There are so many people I'm going to miss!
My family in Indonesia
Elder Davies and I were companions in the MTC and now we're going home.

New missionaries come December 30th. I’m so excited to sleep on a clean bed and mattress!  I'm also looking forward to eating at Filiberto's!

Thank you all for your love and support while I've been on my mission.  See you in the States!

"Thank you for your ministry Elder Jones"

Love,  Elder Jones



Week 99 - My last full week as a missionary

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas parties, mission tours, 10 more Elders at our house for the tour, DTM meeting,  games night, packing suitcase, visiting a few people, saying goodbye, everyday is full. 

Week 98 - Earthquake!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hey Guys,

Earthquake! I survived a 5.5 magnitude earthquake yesterday. And it was way cool! I mean it wasn’t huge by any means and it was far away, but now I have a cool story and it was totally noticeable.   

Thanksgiving was good this week, we had it at Senopati (the Mission Home ) and it was delicious! They all put a lot of work into it and the pies were so awesome! But man I really missed you guys all and can’t wait to see you again the time is almost here!!

We have had a lot of miracles happen this week! We ran into a non active member. Actually, she found us and told us she hasn’t been to church in 5 years. Anyways, she was so happy to meet us again and get involved back in the church! 

We also had Stake Conference and that went really well.  One of the Seventy came for a visit and he had a great talk as well as the Stake President. It was fun to see everyone that lives in Bogor and Jakarta North because I have served both places! 

We have been doing a lot of proselyting because things have been running a bit dry. It’s been good; I mean we have gotten lots of contacts but just not many results. Kind of a bummer.  The work is so hard here. 
Um what else? Oh, my nicest white shirt that I wore yesterday got ruined.  I put my pen in my pocket and it exploded! :( ruined it :( I was pretty sad... 

For Elder Hariyadi's birthday we smashed eggs on his head.  It's an Indonesian tradition...

Happy Birthday!

That's about all for this week!  Can't wait to see you all soon!

Love,  Elder Jones

Week 97 - God Knows Us All

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hey Everyone,

I don't have a lot to tell you from this week, but I just wanted to say that God is aware of us all! We have been teaching a guy that I met on the bus 8 months ago. I ran into him again this last month and he got really mad at me for being a missionary.  Then he realized we had met 8 months prior.   After that he was nice!  It humbled him a little bit and we started talking.   I talked him into meeting with me and my comp and since then he has just gotten so awesome! 
We have helped him overcome so many things in his life and he is now very thankful for this gospel and wants to be baptized.  Its just so great to hear and see other peoples life stories!
I have a testimony that God is always aware of us even when at times we feel he isnt or when we aren't aware of him.  In Alma, Ammon teaches, "Now my brethren, we see that God is mindful of every people, whatsoever land they may be in; yea, he numbereth his people, and his bowels of mercy are over all the earth. Now this is my joy, and my great thanksgiving; yea, and I will give thanks unto my God forever. Amen." 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Love, Tyler
Paint balling for P-day

Eating with friends Linda and Glory

Week 96 - One more month!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hello Everyone,

I only have one month left.  There are so many things I love about my mission, I can't believe it's almost over.  I'm going to miss the people of Indonesia so much, they are amazing!  We've had a great week and taught some good lessons.  I've been on splits with Elder Davies several times. 

Dinner at Brother Subandrio' House


If I had to describe what it feels like to walk down the streets in Jakarta it would be like this. Cigarette smoke will always make me feel at home here, because so many people smoke and the traffic!  It's cool just because I can look at everyone around me and think about what their life is and who they are.  I don't know, is that weird?  The smell of open sewer systems just make me smile cause it's like no one cares lol ... the people sitting on the road just chilling is another thing that that is pretty funny.  This place is unexplainable!

This is Teo

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This building is Kota Tua building built by the Dutch in an old area of Jakarta


That's about all from Indonesia for this week!  Hope you all stay safe and I will see you soon!
Love,  Elder Jones

Week 95 - Pics

Monday, November 16, 2015


Here are some pictures from this week.  Hope you all are well!  Everything is super busy right now.  So sorry this is short.  I'll post more next week.

Love, Elder Jones