Week 41

Hi Puchong Branch,

Package is here! I want to be sincere in thanking everyone that send me letters so it’s gonna be specific. Thank you Sis Josie and Meagan for the letter with a wonderful quote in it. Thank you Rusell for the letter and identifying yourself as mysterious. I know it’s you because you are the only one who will talk about iPhone and iPad with me. Thank you Young Women for the letter with some written in Chinese which I have no idea what is that, nevertheless, I thank you very much for setting me as your role model. Thank you Bro Augustine's family and I thank you that I am able to become a great example to your family. Thank you Joseph or Elder Pushnam 2nd. mission is gonna be fun but always remember your purpose as a missionary. Thank you Sis Peggy, Darry and Daryl for letting me know what you feel about me. I know that Darry will definitely do well on his mission. Thank you whoever that send me a picture frame with a missionary wearing armor of God. Thank you sister for all the pictures, it reminds me a lot about everyone in the church. I truly cherish and love each one of them. Thank you Sis Hoor for the wonderful article from Elder Bednar. It is truly inspiring and it definitely helps strengthen me as well. And the most important would be, Thank you Adrian Ang, the mastermind behind all these plan for sending packages/letters to missionaries serving now. I appreciate everything that you and the branch had done for us as missionaries. It definitely helps strengthen each of us to be able to continue to work hard each day. I am pretty sure that Sis Foong, Elder Pushnam and Elder Teh are all strengthened as well. I am very surprised with letters from Sis Peggy and Sis Jennifer where they said they watch me grow and watch me change a lot. I never know that all this time I am being watched. It serves as a reminder to me to always be true to myself and be true to the covenant that I made with Heavenly Father. And the most important thing that I learn here is that I have the branch support so I cannot afford to give Satan a chance to tempt me or to disappoint anyone in the branch. Thank you Puchong branch. 

Regarding transfer news, I am getting transferred AGAIN! I really don't want to tell you where I am getting transferred because it is really near to home but I guess I need to so that you guys will know that I am safe. So, I am getting transferred to Butterworth training AGAIN! And whitewashing AGAIN! And my companion is coming to Puchong AGAIN! 

You know how much I love Sabah especially Kota Kinabalu and how much I love speaking Sabah Malay. But now it’s gonna be in a completely different atmosphere where I will be serving in an English branch speaking English every day and different culture again. As much as I am upset, angry, frustrated and sad, I know that Heavenly Father has his own plan. I may not fully comprehend what He wants me to do but I want to be able to answer, Lord, I will go wherever thou want me to go. I know that his plan is for my benefit therefore I will not question Him. 

By the way, I am very surprised a lot of people read my blog. I am glad that some can benefit from my experience. One of the quotes that I love about agency is "Use your agency to develop yourself personally." From Elder Robert D. Hales,Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the last General Conference speech. Whenever people talk about agency, it reminds me to use this quote so that you can develop yourself personally. 

Love,
Elder Tan

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