Week 72

I know right! When I saw the transfer sheet that 2 Chinese Elders are going to serve in Puchong. I was super excited. Let me tell you about them! They are 2 of my favourite Chinese Elders because they are so friendly, funny and humble. Now there are Chinese Elders in Puchong branch, I guess you should tell mom to fill up their schedule with people to meet because they speak pretty good Chinese. And its Elder Cranford, not Elder Krankfurt la. 

I think crocodiles are cool but I don't like lazy crocodile. Of all the crocodile farm I went, Miri's crocodiles are pretty active and from the picture, you could see how active they are. Yes, I am still in Miri and I guess I will be staying for a long period of time because the Miri Zone is doing really good. 

One of the quote that I really like while reading from the church history book is President Heber J. Grant's favorite. 

"That which we persist in doing become easier, not that the nature of the thing has changed but our ability to do it has increased" 
                                                                                   -Ralph Waldo Emerson-

I really hope this time I could do differently compare to Sibu. It wasn't really my intention to become an influence in the branch. I have seen it happen in Sibu and I don't want it to happen again. I have seen members stop coming to church because I leave the area. The point that they need to get is that I am the instrument of God and something I really want to do better is to bind their relationship with the members of the church and when I leave the area, the members are there to support them. 

Remember Pattrickson how he would run away even before we reach his house? This time he isn't running away any more because we have one of the youth go visit them with us. Right after the appointment, the youth was going to seminary and Pattrickson wanted to go with him and take note that he hasn't been to a seminary before. Then the second day, they came to the church activity together to celebrate the arrival of new senior couple. And on the third day which is Sunday, we went to their house early in the morning, instead of sleeping, Pattrickson is awake taking shower in the bathroom. The mom's attitude toward us has really change a lot because her only hope is that he wants Pattrickson to change. 

I really wish I would have learn this right when I came into my mission which is to have member present in every lesson. It help so much that investigators progress so much and it binds the relationship between investigators and the members and there is always a support system there. 

I am so excited for tomorrow Zone Meeting as we will be focusing a lot on member present. 

Elder Tan 

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