Week 58

At this point of my mission where more and more problems surfaced in this area, it is one of the most depressing time of my mission. But I am thankful that it is all over because all the uplifting message in the General Conference. I love General Conference.
I definitely find the general conference super useful to be able to hear from living prophet and leaders of the church to guide us in our daily life. The Malacca branch only played the Saturday session and we will be watching theSunday session next week. I especially love President Dieter F Uchtdorf and Elder Jeffrey R Holland speech. I definitely need those encouraging speech.
The General Conference talks about hastening the work and combination of members and missionaries in sharing the gospel. Looks like members are not exception in sharing the gospel with their friends.
We are definitely seeing some progress where several members started bringing some of their friends to church. This is my point of view about missionary work in West Malaysia. It is very different compare to East Malaysia because there are lot more guarded residence in West Malaysia where missionaries have no access to. Missionaries should learn to seek more and more referrals from the members. Along this 5 weeks, all my investigators are referrals from senior couple/members. At the same time, while waiting for the referrals, sometimes we go do knocking/contacting.
One of the way that we are doing now is having community Family Home Evening in areas. We will invite those who stay around that area to come and participate in the FHE to be able to build relationship between the members.
We committed a lot of members to give us referrals but I am just so bad in doing follow up. I guess that is the thing that I really need to work on which is to call and ask about the progress. But I am very impress that a lot of the members are willing to do whatever they can to help the branch to grow.
I love giving training to missionaries. This coming training on Tuesday, I will be teaching them how to place Book of Mormon, how to knock and so on. I am not a perfect missionary but I would say while teaching them, I benefit the most out of all.
I really hope everything is going well in the house. Remember, love another more. Be kind to each other. Love all of you.
Elder Tan




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