Sunday, September 27, 2015

It's Coming to an End October 7th

 Elder Haws is still the District Leader in Medan. They have had 13 baptisms there. They have had great success in bringing brothers and sisters to the gospel of Jesus Christ!!

 Hello my family! The time is coming to a end! I sure do love you all and miss you very much! The time I have been here in Indonesia has been one of the best experience of my life. I sure do love the Indonesian people!! They are always smiling away and happy. I fit in well because I'm the same way! I can now speak two languages Indonesian fluently and kinda speak English hahah.
       This was a hard two years but at the same time it wasn't! when I smiled and did what I was asked to do, it made me the happiest person in the world! I testify obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings true everlasting happiness! I will always remember the people I taught and served from Solo to Medan.
        There are some of the names I remember! I love them! They all did not receive the Gospel but they changed my life! I love missionary service!! i love being called Elder Haws! Last night I said to myself I will serve God until I die just so I may have a chance to be called Elder Haws again! I don't want to be Jared again in a sense but I will. It is time for me to go home! 
       I know that the Gospel is true and I know that because The Book of Mormon is the word of God! it was translated by a prophet of God Joseph Smith and written by ancient prophets and disciples of Christ! Families can be together forever! love you all and I will see you soon!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


May 17, 2015
I sure do miss y'all! The new area is good and I'm loving the new companion! We are just killing it! We just laugh 24/7! It's great. I think it helps because I already know his family. because I already served in his branch.
    The work is much easier in Medan than Bandung. I think we will get some baptisms! I sure do love serving the Lord. I'm planning on sending y'all some pictures! I love you all. I don't know what else to say! I'm just happy!

 He is the owner of the house in Bandung. I have great love for this man.
 The most amazing family ever. They always come to lessons with us.
 An old Volcano.
 Flooding from a few weeks back.
The church building. 

The Good and The Ugly

April 26, 2015 Email
      Well this week started out very well with us as a district going to Jakarta! We had zone conference with President! What a man of God! You just feel so much love and so much spirit come from him! I sure do love that man! He made me feel good about myself like always because we all know im really hard on myself but we all need to change! I got to meet some great friends and see some friends maybe for the last time! I really got to spend time with one of my greatest Indonesian friends of all times! Elder Wintolo he is the new assistant to the President. He does his job well! Wintolo and I served together for 10 months in solo and surabaya! i will never forget the times with him and how much I love him! 
     The work went well and I found some new people and I hope and pray I can be the disciple of Christ they need me to be! I found out that I'm moving to Medan as the district leader! President said the place was made for me! I hope he is right they are a loud fun going people. Sounds like me! I got news that maybe I will go home in September but its not final I haven't got my date! but it should be soon! 
    Well on to the ugly! I was teaching a investigator that i love so much and his son goes out to pee and he just stops in the door way and my shoes are just sitting there and he fills one of my shoes up! We all just started to laugh. I had to wear a plastic bag on my foot but its all good.  After that with a stinky foot I found some people who want to learn! i love you all!  

A family I taught in Banding. The older one peed in my shoe. lol

April 12, 2015 Email

      I had a slow week. We had a chance to visit the part member family but just the mom. The husband and the son weren't there. We talked to her about how she could be a better example and to start having Family Home Evening and being a saint to her family so that her husband may have a change of heart. She agreed wiht us that she could be better. I love when people just listen to what you have to say its nice at times. 
     We also met a young man from her who wants to go to BYU Provo he is Islamic but he wantst to know more about the church so he can see if all the stuff on the internet is true and what to expect in Utah. It was a nice little lesson he took the Book of Mormon and said he wanted to meet again. I feel that maybe he will become a member because he is a very nice young man but strong in his religion. We will see what the spirit has to say and do to him. I love the gospel. 
    A young girl came and watched all of conference on Saturday but she didnt really have anything to say. I think she was alittle bored. I talked to her a little more in depth about conference. I hope she can continue to progress, she is also Islamic. i
     I have a deep love for the Indonesian people and I will cry when I leave. To tell you all I really enjoyed conference. My favorite talk was from President Packer. He really touched my heart and I really loved how he said if we really use the atonement we can be like the father and remember them no more! That just burned with in me! I loved it and I felt so touched.
     Elder Hollands story of the brothers got me. I could not stop thinking of my family. I felt so much love and support! I sure can say they are called of GOD! Oh and the Relief Society President did really good too. I learned form conference just how important it is to do the little things, and how important family is, and how I need to choose a good eternal companion. I love you and be safe. i know if we do the right things we will receive the saving grace of the Savior and the gates and windows of heaven will open to help us in this life and the next! keep the faith GOD's SPEED! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


 Elder Haws got Christmas!!!
 Red Snapper they bought from the market.
Elder Haws found some goodness in Indonesia. It's one of his favorites. 

Elder Haws had a great week this week. He and his companion have a lot of fun together and work hard. They taught 5 lessons in one day, so they felt good about that. They found a golden investigator who is truly searching for the truth. So he is excited to teach him the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Monday, November 10, 2014


Nov 2nd
The pictures are super cool, thank you. I had a good week. I tired to see as many members as I could. I had some great lessons and no one rejected us this week. We gave away five Books of Mormon. We got five new investigators. It was a good week. I'm going to a lesson in about two hours and I need the prayers for the spirit. Plead with the Lord to bless me with his spirit. We had one investigator come to church. She is an eternal investigator but she said next year in Jan. she wants to be in the church. I don't know if I believe but I hope she does. It will be the best decision she will ever make. We have one investigator who has a lot of potential but he is often out of town. He has been to church. I hope he continues to grow. I will try and get you some pictures thank you so much for everything. I'm really sad to be moving from Surabaya. I really have a great love for the members.The people are great in this country. I will always have a little Indonesian in me the rest of my life.  

Nov 9th
 Well I'm here in Bandung. This city is where all the young people come for school and to have fun. It's a lot cooler here, but so far sama aja( the same anywhere else). I am going to be a District Leader here.The new companion is from Miami, Florida. He is a Heat fan. He is great and I think we will have a great time together. He already respects me as a teacher. He told me I have a good knowledge of the gospel. There are no investigators here at all. A few but doesn't seem they are very progressive. This area is said to be the hardest area in the mission. I think it is a little true but its not about the numbers. We'll find someone to teach and help to come unto Christ. 
    I was very sad to leave my last area behind. I really hope those two youth I helped receive the ordinance of baptism stay active. I love them dearly. This branch is very small maybe the smallest here in country but there are some pioneers here. The first member baptized in Indonesia is here. I got the chance to go to his house. He is a great man. He is a single old man but he is wonderful and very to the point. He is a Chinese man and he can read your hand and give you advice. He told me i was going to get married fast like right after the mission and that I'm really good at making decisions. I know right between wrong he said and I will have three kids hahaa. That doesn't sound to right. but oh well. and He said if I start a business don't do it alone. Do it with a friend I can trust. If I do it alone it won't go very well. 
The rest of the week went well. I had a great time here. I miss the people of Surabaya. I had a great time there.  My language is getting really good. I love you all and I know this church is true. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


This week was great and I had a great time. I have some cool stories for you. Monday I went to a lady house who couldn't walk and I tried to teach her, but she can't read.  I didn't know what to do or say because she was super weirded out and  the whole neighborhood came to see the white guys and they couldn't understand my Indonesia it made me a little mad. I had a good time trying. 
Tuesday I went really far to a members house and met an in-active and I hope I can help him and his family come closer to Christ. It will be a long road but all people can repent and change. 
Wednesday was a good day all cool experiences happened. the Sisters had to go to the church, they end up meeting a man looking for my companion they call us and we head over there and he is going through some really hard times. We had a good lesson and helped him receive a Book of Mormon. Then we taught some inactives and new members. One of the inactives told me one time in another city.he had no work and no money. He said the missionaries came to his house and there are two doors for his house the missionaries came in and he went out the other with his guitar. He wanted to look for money to buy food for the missionaries. He went and played for money and got enough money to buy them some food. I was blown away. it touched my heart. I love that man. He is wonderful and he and his family are starting to return to church. He opened up to me and told me his problems. I feel very loved and trusted. 
Thursday I went on spilts and invited 10 people to here the gospel and no one even cared but I tried. f
Friday we went to the man who came to the church. We taught him the restoration and he had no questions he looked a little confused but I could tell he was feeling it. It was pretty cool. We all kneeled and prayed to end the lesson. he said a great prayer. Then later that day we went to a Muslim home and gave them a lesson on the Book of Mormon and a little on Joesph smith. They received it and said we could come back. s
Saturday I didn't work I was sick and had a fever for most of the day. I should have just worked but Jacob keeps telling me I need to take care of my body. So I did. 
Sunday was my favorite becuase it was the primary program and two of the people I helped receive the gospel rode there bikes to church it was awesome. I felt amazing. I love the church. I might go to a family home evening. I don't know yet. I love you all!!