A couple of months ago, we went to Taman Mini, a beautiful cultural park in Jakarta that re-creates 34 provinces of Indonesia in one location. The park recreates the architecture of homes and community buildings, dress, dance, food, art, etc. so you can walk from one island province to another – Bali, Kalimantan, Java, Sulawesi, etc. – and get a sense of what it’s like there. A great experience! But, when we were there, we couldn’t help but notice there was a lot of trash that had been there a while, so we thought it would be a nice project to help them clean up a little. We talked to Taman Mini park management who was more than willing to let us come. However, when tried to put together an Area project, we found out the Jakarta Stake, not LDS Charities, had to be the sponsor. So the Jakarta Stake took it over.
We had estimated 60 people or so would come – so we gathered at 2:00 pm. (This was the afternoon activity after spending the morning with Dr. Titi.)
By the time we all gathered, there were over 200 people there!
There were over 200 people there!
After it slowed down a little, we made our way over to the main shelter where most of our crowd was staying dry.
Finally, it was time to call it on account of rain, and people went home. It was a great project, but unfortunately, we didn’t get to do too much. Hopefully, they will reschedule and we can try it again!