Week 29

During Mission Tour, President Mains announced to all the missionaries in helping Malaysia working to get a stake like in the States. And when that happen, we are no longer called as branch but ward just like in BYUH. When there is a stakes, It also mean that the members are a lot stronger than before. I'd seen the statistics and we need a lot MORE MELCHIZIDEK HOLDER!! So, I am hoping to see huge growth in this several years. 

Guess what? Transfer happen this morning. Elder Corob is gonna leave while Elder Scott is gonna replace him. In addition to that, 2 more missionaries will be serving in Puchong. They are Elder Smith and one new missionaries. So there will be 4 missionaries in Puchong. And when you see Elder Smith, tell him that Elder Tan say annyeonghaseyo! 

In addition to the transfer news, I am sorry mom but I am going to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah! I'd never requested or anything. It just happen. Tell Eddy, Ian, June and Angelo that I am going to Sabah!! I'd heard that they are going back to Sabah around June? Keep me updated please. And Elder Loke and Elder Teh will be coming to Sibu. Elder Loke is going to be new Zone Leader while Elder Teh is gonna take care of my branch with another set of missionaries. In other words, 4 missionaries in Sibu 2nd for 6 weeks. I am very very excited looking forward to go to Sabah!

Elder Gong talks about differences between act and being acted upon.

James E. Faust quoted something I really like
We live in a time when many want to avoid the responsibility for their acts. 

I know that the fruit that was mention above is the gospel and I truly feel a great joy in my life from this gospel. Right now, I desire that my family should partake of it also. I do it because I love each one of you in my family. I hope and pray that we all should start reading from Book of Mormon. 

Do not think that I am trying to be mean by pushing you all so hard but try to ponder on 1 Nephi 8 story. And this is exactly what I felt right now, 

12 And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with exceedingly great ajoy; wherefore, I began to be bdesirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was cdesirable above all other fruit.

Each one of you are always in my prayer. Good luck! 

Elder Tan

Bowling in Kuching. From left to right; Elder Smith, Elder Harper, Elder Tan and Elder Evans

That's how a bowling center should look like.

On a boat in Kuching crossing the river which costs only 50 cents

Thats how the boat looks like. Since mummy want more pictures of me in it. There will be a lot more pictures of me in it this time. 

In the boat while waiting for others. From left to right; Elder Olsen, Elder Smith, Elder Pratt, Elder Tan

Everyone is on board now! From left to right; Elder Fabiano, Elder Brooks, Elder Evans, Elder Olsen, Elder Smith, Elder Pratt, Elder Harper, Elder Christian, Elder Tan

 In one of an antique store in Kuching playing around with the Iban's sword

Next, playing around with sumpit

Thats how the sumpit actually looks like with a knife attached to it.

Next, playing around with keris

Mini keris I guess 

Decided to take moreeee pictures with me in it...

Behind me is a government building in Kuching

That night, we have a YSA activities with Elder Gong, Sister Gong, Pres Mains, Sis Mains and all the other YSA. We are all from Puchong branch or served in Puchong branch before.

And then others decided to join in. From left to right; Elder Chan, Elder O'Driscoll (training Elder Pushnam), Elder Pushnam, Elder Callister, Elder Harper, Elder Tan, Elder Brooks, Elder Fabiano 


We are definitely COOL!

Back to the hotel. This is a pretty nice hotel! Definitely would come back again!

Cam-whoring is back!! 

And again, mom wants more pictures. 

We are AWESOME! 

The Mukah's elders were here and we didn't have enough bikes but we have a mini bike and Elder Smith decided to use that. 

Moreeee picturess 

Gearing up...

This is how it works. 


And he decided to cycle without relying on Elder Brooks. 

Each of us decided to try on the bike and Elder Brooks was on the mini bike

Next was me. They said the size fit me perfectly. Yeah right. 

Cycling on the mini bikeeeeee 

At Relief society activity. From left to right; Elder Pratt, Elder Brooks, Ella, Elder Tan. I DEFINITELY KNOW THAT I'D GAINED A LOT OF WEIGHT. THATS WHAT EVERYONE SAID IN THAT ACTIVITY!! 

With Ella's mom. From left to right; Elder Pratt, Elder Brooks, Sis Pauline, Elder Tan.

There were 5 baptism for kids that reached 8 years old. Some of the kids were baptized by their own dad. Definitely felt a lot of love when a dad baptize his own kid. I am not his dad but I am definitely honored to have the privilege to baptize her. 

With an Iban's sword. I asked the lady why do you have a sword. And this is what she said, when bad people come, I'll use that to slice them. LOL!! 

It's a real sword lahhhh

That is how it looks likeee

With Sis Sebie's family. Her family became less active because of some problems but we manage to reactivate them back! 

And because Sis Sebie came back to church, her sister followed her, which mean 2 less active families reactivated




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