Today was a couple of firsts – we used Uber for the first time to go to Tangerang (a suburb of Jakarta) this morning to attend Tangerang 1st Ward for the first time. (President Rowley asked us to attend there when we were in Jakarta.)
Uber is much cheaper than a taxi, but can be a little tricky to use here, because the driver will call to confirm and it’s highly unlikely they will speak English. So….we just made sure we had someone handy to speak Bahasa to the driver. The ride out was 150,000 Rp. (or about $11, and a taxi probably would have been 2x.
Tangerang 1st Ward is a great ward and we will enjoy going there.
After Church, the Relief Society celebrated the 175th anniversary of the founding of the organization. (The Relief Society, the Church’s women’s organization, is the oldest women’s organization in the world.) They sang “As Sisters in Zion” at the opening of the meeting, so DeeAnn just got up with them!
Complete with a cake:
And of course, no celebration in Indonesia is complete without food and Nasi Tempung, the cone of yellow rice:
Since Dr. Titi lives in Tangerang, and we’ve been trying to see her, we thought this was a good opportunity to ‘kill two birds with one stone’ – we’ll be right there, right? Hah…. Tangerang is a “suburb” of Jakarta, BUT, Jakarta is huge and so are its’ suburbs. It was an hour taxi ride from the Church to her home! ‘Close’ is relative!
She fed us dinner and everything we had was from her garden!