Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We worked hard this week and got a bunch of new people to teach. One of the little boys in the ward just turned 8. When he was getting ready to get baptized, he asked that I baptize him! I was very surprised! I guess he really likes me and he is a cool little guy. He reminds me a lot of Joseph. I was thinking recently about how I would miss out on Joe's baptism. It made me a little sad to not be able to see joe get baptized, but God was very merciful or very very kind to me and gave me the privilege of baptizing this little boy named Wisnu. His dad is still Muslim, but his siblings still are active members of the church along with this mom. The power of God is truly manifested in ordinances.

10 random facts for the week:

1. I found and then smashed a tarantula that was creeping around my desk.
2. We ate horse on a stick and it may be my favorite meat I have ever had now. (Gangnam Style)
3. I saw a big passenger plane in the middle of the mountains while proselyting.
4. My companion and I bought some Batik shirts that were pretty cool and very cheap.
5. It talks about the Prophet Isa (Jesus Christ) in the Al Qoran 97 times.
6. Wisnu's mom thought I was full Korean and didn't know any English
7. An investigator of ours tried to force us to drink tea, but we declined until he gave us water. 
8. I am a professional egg cooker now thanks to Elder Chou
9. My favorite investigator that I haven't seen in a while is wanting to meet with us again.
10. Rainy season is coming around now and we got super drenched in the pouring rain the other day and got many stares as we unmounted our bikes and walked into the supermarket in shirt and tie.

Love Elder Litster

Monday, October 20, 2014


Elder Chou and I in our Indonesian clothes! 

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Our neighbors have mail carrier pigeons and let us hold them!

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A view from the river we often proselyte near the ocean

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Monday, October 13, 2014


Hey Everyone! 

Serving in Indonesia gets better each and every day! Training my new companion is super cool and it feels like just yesterday that I was being trained by my beloved trainer, Elder Taulu. Elder Taulu just went home a couple weeks ago to Jakarta. We have been experiencing many miracles as we are working with the investigators in our area. Rainy season is coming up soon and supposedly it floods often in our area! I hope you all had the opportunity to watch conference! I know that Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet of the Lord. I am grateful for the many revelations and guidance that he gives for my life. I testify that if we follow the prophet, we will never go astray. 

Love, Elder Litster

Here's a little excerpt from Elder Chou, my new companion's, writings: 

THEN, on Tuesday, Elder Jones and Elder Martoyo found a rat in the backyard and trapped it under a bucket, so me and Elder Litster came out to help. :) So then Elder Martoyo was sitting on the bucket to hold it down and we were trying to figure out how to kill it, so we had the bright idea to get some "Hit!" poison for bugs and sprayed a bunch of it through the crack on the side of the bucket, haha.  So then it stopped making noise so we thought it was dead and then it freaked out again! So then we had an even smarter idea and got Elder Jones's lighter! So Elder Martoyo lit it and put it up to the gas/poison stuff on the side of the bucket and it basically exploded in flames while Elder Martoyo was sitting on it! Hahaha :O Then, we thought for sure it was dead because there was still fire leaking out the side of the bucket, but then all of a sudden the rat burst out of the crack and ran away along the side of our house, hahaha, it was soooo crazy! :D Then later that night, around11 pm, all the power for our whole neighborhood went out, so it got suuuper hot and I was sweating buckets, haha, so we all went out to the living room and had a hati ke hati (heart to heart) until 1 am the next morning when the power came back on! That was pretty fun :)