Tuesday, October 29, 2013


No letter this week, but plenty of pictures!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dear family and friends!

Sorry last week's letter was short! I'll try to do better!

This week has been super busy! We taught more lessons than ever and did a lot of great service! I'd like to write in a journal entry I wrote from this week. 

It was a great day today. Our plans fell through, but God led us to where He wanted us to go. We brought Branch President's wife to fellowship with one of our investigators. Her testimony was so strong and the spirit was amazing when we were with her. She told of her conversion story and how she came to know that the Book of Mormon was true. She was first really confused and skeptical about this gospel that was taught from these two teenagers in her house. But she prayed about it, read the Book of Mormon, and she felt a burning feeling in heart that she knew it was true. She was so confident with her decision she called up the missionaries and told her she wanted to be baptized. I know that through the power of the Holy Ghost, people will be able to find the truth of this restored gospel and find amazing happiness and blessings in this life. After we dropped off this Sister, her neighbors asked us if we knew some people in Jakarta or something. My companion said that that was his family! Turns out, it was my companion's family members! They are interested in family history and one the kids who is 23 wants to learn about the Book of Mormon. We gave it to him and told him to read 3 Nephi 11. We set up a time to meet with him! The Lord is preparing people to be taught and I am so grateful for opportunities we have been given to teach.
I learned a lot today. One truth I learned from 3rd Nephi is that our church is named after Jesus Christ. It is named after Christ because it is His church and He leads it. It is not named after a saint, a person, or anything else because it is God's church and not man's. We worship God and Christ so we should name it after them. I know that that Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of God. And I am so grateful to be a missionary of this church and that I am able to proclaim this gospel. Thanks again for your prayers and your love. I am loving it here in Manado, Indonesia and my testimony is growing stronger each day. 


Elder Litster

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Hey Everyone!

Sorry I don't have much time! But I am grateful for the birthday wishes! I had a fantastic birthday here in Manado and I wanted to send some pictures! I hope you were able to see General Conference and I am so grateful for the the Prophet and Apostles! 


19 year old Elder Litster

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Family and Friends!

Sorry I don't have too much time this week, but it has been fantastic here!
Rainy season is starting up so it's pretty crazy! The streets flood in a manner of minutes and then the rain will suddenly stop too. It's crazy. It's so beautful here and the people are even more beautiful. They are all so kind, patient, and hard working. I learn so much from them.
This week we visited a member family who lived kind of far away from church. We talked to his family and they are incredible! He used to be really poor and said he had an ugly home. He saved up $200 dollars here and then it all got stolen! He was so sad and thought to get mad at first, but instead, he prayed for the people that stole his money. He prayed that they would have enough money for food and clothing. His wife was scared that they wouldn't be able to get through the week. But they had exceedingly strong faith and prayed often. Then that month, the Lord blessed them with enough money to buy a car! Then they bought a car! And now they live in a bigger better house and have two beautiful little kids. They are so kind to us and the Lord has blessed them so much. The members here in Indonesia are incredible and have great faith. I love them so much. This family knows that because they go to church and pay tithing, the Lord blesses them with more. Before, they paid maybe 20 cents for tithing, but now, they pay more than his old pay check in tithing! He is so blessed for his good works and his faith. I am so grateful to the Lord and I am constantly blessed here. He is always with us missionaries and we are working hard to fulfill our mission and bring others unto Him. I love this work and I am so grateful for being born into this gospel.

Enjoy conference this week!
Elder Litster