Week 67

Dear all,

Family trip to Singapore sounds fun! With my new calling, I get to go to Singapore once every month from now on to have a meeting with President Mains and other Zone Leaders. I don't think I am gonna love it because everything is so expensive in Singapore. 

 Patriarchal blessing 

 Temple recommend

Can you get Nicholas to email me please. Do you still remember Dominic Ho? Could you please get his email for me as well? We need his help in reactivating some of the less actives here. We are trying to get a hold on some of the past missionaries that could help us in reactivating less actives in Miri. 

There is a lot of things to be done here in Miri. Anyway, for the past week, we have been walking a lot because my bike is still not here yet and right now we are still walking and busing. We walked more than 5km on my first day here to get into our area and that night, we walked home as well since there is no public transport. My feet almost fail me because it hurts so bad but right now I think my feet is immune to walking super much. On the second day, we walked home as well. On the third day and the following, we got a lot smarter, we took a bus into our area. We didn't know there is a bus that goes into that area because we are supposed to bike. 

On Wednesday, while walking to the bus stop to wait for a bus, a random stop guy stop his truck beside us and asked where are we going and he offered to bring us to our destination. In the truck, I kinda invited him to the English class we have in Miri. There is an English class every week in the church where the missionaries will teach non member or member English. A lot of us are thinking ways to get investigators, but here in Miri, my companion, Elder Schuetz has this idea of organizing it through publishing article or advertisements on the newspaper to inform others that there is free English class in Miri taught by students from America. So far, it is working pretty well and we have 16 non members that actually show up. It is a very good way to get investigators. 

Later that week, our phone got barred which prevents us from calling anyone and since the person in charge couldn't pay the bill on weekend. It actually slow down the work in Miri. We don't have bike, our phone got barred but the work will still continue to move forward. Temptations are a lot stronger now. I don't know why I felt it this way but it seems like something huge or good is going to happen in Miri, otherwise Satan wouldn't try so hard to prevent us from doing so many things. 

I really love Miri but I still wish that I would be in Malacca at this time. I actually called President Mains and asked him why do you transfer me out of Malacca. Haha. All he could say is, the Lord wants you to be in Miri. Anyway, I think I am doing very well speaking Iban. I can understand 50% of the conversation in Iban and I am learning a lot from the members in speaking Iban. 

Anyway, the whole East Malaysia are going to Kuching this Friday for Christmas Conference. 
Take care and have a great Christmas! 


Love,
Elder Tan 

Missionaries in my zone. I only have one goal for my zone which is to make sure that the missionaries are always happy. 


In one of the member's house teaching her daughter. This kid came and sit on my lap as if he knows me for a long time. Well, in other word, he likes me. 


The first chapel in East Malaysia, Miri. I have been to all the chapel in Borneo already! Sibu still has the most beautiful chapel because it's newly built. 


Look what I found in the branch history record? President Chi and Sis Chi

President Chi's family. Look at Kelly! You need to show this to Kelly! Haha

Kelly, you still look the same. Lolx

Decided to take a picture with all of the kids in the church

Look at how cute these kids are

These Iban kids are the most well behaved kids I have ever seen


 with the sisters serving in Miri 2nd branch

Elder Schuetz's grandma gave me a Christmas present, a poncho hahaha

It's priesthood power. LOL



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