Tangerang 1st Ward
We’ve been assigned to attend the Tangerang 1st Ward – which is in a suburb of Jakarta. Luckily, on Sunday morning, the traffic is at a minimum, so the Uber ride only takes about 30 minutes from our apartment. Not so much in the afternoon when we head home! It’s a great ward and we really enjoy being there – good people and a great Spirit. We have to have a missionary or someone translate, but there are quite a few members who speak English, so that hasn’t been a problem.
Today was Pres. Nugroho’s birthday (1st Counselor in the Stake Presidency), so luckily after Church, there was food for everyone!
The last few weeks, we’ve been practicing with the choir who has been asked to sign in Stake Conference in May. So Church goes from 8:00 am – 11;00 am, then choir practice starts at 1:30 pm (we have to wait for Tangerang 2nd Ward to finish their meetings so they can join us) then practice goes to about 3:30 pm.
The ride home is not as ‘traffic free’ since it’s in the afternoon, so it takes about an hour. The Uber rides run between 80,000 Rp. ($6.00) – 11,000 Rp ($8.00) depending on the time of day.
So today we left at 7:00 am and got home about 4:30 pm – so if you were to ask me ‘hey was that a long day’? I’d have to say ‘you know, I believe it was….’