Indonesia, Jakarta Mission 3/13 - 3/15

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to you, too!  and Happy Trek this week!  It sounds
like you guys are going crazy busy!  Hopefully that weekend up in
Idaho will help you relax and wind down a little bit!
Speaking of your trip to Idaho, what part of Idaho are you going to
and what are you doing up there?  That sounds like a lot of fun!  I
miss those big whole family trips!  It's been a while since we've done
one of those!

Man, I can't believe you guys went to the demolition derby without me!
I love that place!  Haha but bummer you weren't in the VIP section!
But that's pretty cool it was so legit this year!  Thanks for the
pictures haha!  But, we did have some fun for the 4th of July here,
too, actually!  We had a zone meeting in Jakarta on Friday morning, so
we went there and were all together for the 4th!  On the way there, we
passed a 7-11 gas station and stopped and got a slurpee and hot dog
for brunch!  Haha that was fun, because 7-11s are not too common here,
so that was a treat!  And a hot dog is such 4th of July food!  Then
for ZTM (zone meeting) we sang America the Beautiful for the opening
hymn, and we always recite something like the mission motto to start
the meeting.  Well, the kid that did that had some American flag
socks, so when he got up front, he hiked his pants up and recited the
Pledge of Allegiance instead.  It was maybe a little inappropriate,
but pretty funny and everyone got a good laugh!  We were all feeling
pretty patriotic and everyone had remembered and busted out their red
ties and whatnot!  It was fun!  Then afterwards we all went to the
mall for lunch and ate Burger King because it was the closest to
grilling we could think of!  And, in the mall, there was a Cold Stone
Ice Cream!  I haven't had good ice cream in over a year!  So we
splurged and got some good ice cream too!  It was a pretty fun 4th of
July!  And it was crazy to think that that was my second 4th of July
in Indonesia!  weird!

The rest of the week has been pretty slow.  My companion has still
been sick and stuck in the house a little bit, which is really
frustrating.  But he's getting better now.  So that's good.  But we
haven't done too much really.  I have gone on splits with the other
Elders a few times, and that has been fun and we have had some good
days.  But other than that, that's pretty much it.  Hopefully this
week we can get out a bit more and have more success.

Well, sorry this is kinda short this week.  But I love you all and
hope you have a great week! Don't burn up too bad on trek!  Sounds
like its going to be a hot one!  Kinda like biking around Indonesia ;)
Talk to you next week!

Love Elder Wood

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