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

Week 94 - The sights and sounds of Jakarta

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hey Guys,
This week was another normal week nothing too crazy. We had a lot of lessons and we are still working with one of our good investigators. That’s been going well, but he has a lot of things to work on first, but that’s okay.

We have been teaching the majority of people from off the bus and other public places where people talk to us first.  So like every 10 people that talk to us maybe 2 of them actually learn a few times with us. We got a good member referral and we went and taught them.  It’s a less active, part member family who has some good potential so we will see where that will go!
Typical bus ride...
So there really wasn't much to go over with you.  This week it’s pretty hot here in Jakarta. Even though it says it’s raining here on all your guys’ apps and stuff, it’s not.  It hasn't rained in like 7 months! And its hotttttttt ..

Oh so here’s a story I remember  from this week.  We met a guy and he said he had 29 people from Papua that wanted to learn about our church and we were so happy and pumped to teach them.   So we got all this material ready and we waited for them at the church. He called and said he was late. No problem.  So we wait another hour for them all ... still nothing.   He calls and said he was late in traffic... but was coming. Okay so we decide to wait again and were waiting again and call him after another hour and he said he’s close ... after that he never answered his phone again.   We wasted a whole day waiting. Cause later that evening we had an appt at the church again. And we couldn't be late and at that time in the day traffic is too bad to go out ... man it was a bummer!

Very poor area of Jakarta

We got to bring an investigator to church though.  He lives about an hour and a half away, so we had to wake up extra early and go pick him up and then take him back but he really loved church and I think he really has potential to be baptized.  It’s awesome!  He lives out in the village and he is 15 . Never went to school and can barely read just a really humble kid! He works at the street market every day to help his family with money... he has a great story .

Hope you all are well.  The fires in Indonesia are bad right now.  The missionaries in Medan have to wear masks and stuff.  We aren’t affected much, but you can see from the pictures above all the pollution.

Have a great week!

Love, Elder Jones