Odds & Ends

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Dinner at President Hadi’s house (District President) he’s on the left.  Plate of fried banana’s in front – really good.  Ari (driver and translator) is next to me, Sister missionaries behind me and DeeAnn.

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Finally needed the wall – the back gives out sitting cross legged for too long!

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Neighborhood lady just checking us out…

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Young mom and her baby

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Peddling bananas to market

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Bad pic – but look close at the lady carrying a huge basket on her back…

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Peddling stuff to market

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DeeAnn with some neighborhood folks.

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Today we visited Masjis Istiqlal (Istiqlal Mosque), the largest mosque in Indonesia and the 3rd largest in the world.

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To say it is huge is an understatement – it can hold 200,000 people.  Interestingly enough, it was designed by a Christian.

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This is the drum that signals that prayers can begin

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One of the outer courtyards that holds 25,000 people during Idul Fitri (Muslim holiday).  In the background and across the street is the largest Catholic cathedral in Indonesia.  They were purposely built across the street from each other as a show of tolerance, respect and acceptance among the Indonesian people.

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This was our 39th wedding anniversary, s0 I took DeeAnn out for Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) and her dessert is Es Teller (ice, condensed milk, coconut, avocado and jackfruit.

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When we were in the Mission Training Center, Bill Pier saw that we were headed to Indonesia and gave me his Batik tie.  He wore it when he and his wife were here in Indonesia several years ago.  I wear it proudly now and will pass it on when I leave!

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