And of course, we concluded with lunch. This time the Knorpp's and we bought pizza from Papa Ron's. Plus watermelon and cookies and ice cream.
On Thursday, July 25th, Solo 2nd Ward had a missionary fireside for Joshua Arif and Agus, who will be entering the Manila, Philippine MTC on August 2, and our departure from the mission on 11 August. Everyone participates in the entertainment so here we are dancing as Monique and Gilang serenade us.
Even Uskup Catur and his wife Irma, gave it a go!
Then we surprised everyone when I danced with Irma.
I took the opportunity to get some families together. There is an large, extended family of an older, pioneer couple - Tukiman. Here is Tukiman's one son, Sarwono and his wife, Sulastri, and two daughters, Alicia and Erika.
Here we are with Didit's family, wife, Imah; Didi, Devara, and Dandi.
Here is Lilly.
This is one of Sister Greenway's premier piano students, Yos, with his family. Dad: Surawan.
Mom: Titik and his brother: Rama.
And finally, I had to include our past District President, Agus with his family - L to R: Endah, Rindu, Beauty, Agus Sutadi, Jonathan, Joshua Arif, and Joseph.
Sister Diah, Bono's wife, the R.S. President forever, had Sister Greenway present cookie making. She did two kinds,: bake and no-bake. Here is the group from Solo 1st Ward.
Sister Situmorang acted as translator, and was really helpful with the preparation.
Jebres Ward had a farewell party for us, and they also celebrated my birthday. Here is a special Javanese traditional "cake" for the Special Guest!
We were also given going farewell and birthday presents. A becak and a bicycle. Really cool!!!
Then we were entertained! I'm sorry, I don't remember all of the children's names but you can pick out Enso, Moses, Luki, Lala, Xavi, and Javi. That's Sister Desi, the RS President.
We were sung to by the Jebres and Banjasari Elders. Elders Norris, M. Johnson, Taulu, and Gil.