Week 18 - Bogor

Monday, May 19, 2014


Hello! I’m currently eating curry rice and hard boiled eggs with chilies and tofu for breakfast. 

I love the pictures from Logan and his school! Did you learn anything you didn't already know about Indonesia? That's awesome he is going to wear my name tag too!! Be sure to take some pictures of that! 
Peaches!  I’d love some peaches!  That sounds great right now!! I'm happy I get to share Indonesia with everyone in Arizona as well! I bet buddy did a great job doing the presentation! 
It made me laugh when you said Amanda is going on the trek now! She will have a good time! I had to go at her age too! I was 13 and the age was 14 but I made the cut off.  Great experience!

Okay so the funniest, weirdest thing happened after I was done Skyping you last week!
Elder Hobbs and I go to a supply store to buy a few things and we see a white guy (which is not common) and he says hi! Turns out he is a Baptist preacher.  After we talked for a little bit, he asked if he could take us out to eat.  We were like, sure why not, free food!  So he took us to Pizza hut and bought us each a personal pizza!  We talked about life and religion! He didn't bash on us at all, so that was great!  Then he bought us a pizza to go and before we left he gave us each 50,000 rupiah?!?!  It was so nice of him!!!  We were going to the war-net again so Elder Hobbs could Skype his family but we couldn't take the pizza with us around all day so we left pizza hut and I was like "dude Hobbs I'm going to give the pizza away, pay it forward right?  So while we were walking to the war-net I saw a homeless man asking the street vendors for food and they weren’t giving him any so I gave him our pizza!!!  He was happier than an 8 year old on Christmas morning!!  What a great experience, made me feel good. 

 I held breath for 3 min 10 sec while sitting in my room!! Beating my old record of 2 min 30 seconds! Honor code lol! We went to a dinner appointment that night and it was good! Other than that we didn't do much that day.

Did lots of proselyting . It was pretty good! It was just Elder Hobbs and I though! That night I ate cow heart with rice. It wasn't very good it was like tough and left a bad taste in my mouth after I ate it.  That night there was a poisonous lizard on our wall!  I took a picture so Logan could see.

I didn't get any lunch so I went outside and picked a banana off a tree.  I felt pretty cool after that!   Mendrofa was sick today so we all took "shifts" staying home with him.  Wednesday and Thursday it was raining so hard!  But it's nice and green!

President also called today to do transfers! I can’t remember my new companions’ name.   Hasibuan goes home on Wednesday!  Hobbs transfers to Magalang and Mendrofas’ new companion is Elder McCleary so that's pretty cool! He almost loves Anchorman and Will Ferrell as much as I do!

Bought a monkey mask from a street vendor
Just a normal average day!  Nothing to crazy happened.  I did eat a lot of cabe chilies today though! I think it’s my new favorite vegetable.   That night we taught English class which went well.  I also showed the kids a few magic tricks!  They LOVED that.  I found a little magic shop in the area. 

Church was good.  After that we went to the orphanage and did blood test on the kids to see their blood type because they didn’t know.   I also took mine and I’m an A + blood type.  Excellent grade…. We also started building a school at the orphanage!  The boys at the orphanage work with us too.

I was cooking dinner and was heating oil and then the phone rang and it was the AP and I was writing something down and forgot about the oil on the stove and I ran out there and it was up in flames!   I burned a towel but not the apartment down! 
Thanks for all the love, support and emails!

Love you guys - Elder Jones



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