Week 68


Remember how last year I was invited to 8 houses on Christmas to eat? This time I am a lot smarter and will not repeat the same mistakes again. Haha! I am so excited for Christmas and for all the food that I am gonna eat! 

Also, remember when I said that this mission is so different compare to other mission? Because we get to fly so much. Next month, I am flying to Singapore 2 weeks in the row. I understand now when mom said you get scare when you fly too much on the plane. 

This week has been really awesome because of Christmas conference in Kuching. We just got back from Kuching few days ago. I never really try to understand why Christmas is celebrated but I really learn a lot from Christmas Conference where Christmas is the time to reflect upon Christ birth. I invite each of you to ponder a little bit about Christ birth and how it has benefit each one of you. For me personally, I am definitely grateful for Jesus Christ as he takes away all my sins and enable me to become a totally different person. You can judge now how much I have changed. It is through Jesus Christ, that from bad to good and from good to even better. 

Miri is really awesome and I think I am starting to adjust to the life here especially in an area where there are like 50 less actives family. It is so scary how this could happen. My plan is that I am putting more efforts on less actives now. I am not going knocking or tracting in Miri. I am finding part members family where they have extended families or relatives that are not members of the church that could potentially become investigators. It is just like killing 2 birds with a stone working with less actives and potential investigators at the same time. Miri is so special because a lot of the member's extended families or relatives are also members. It is just like one big family in a church. I am so excited for this because I love working with less actives. 

Elder Tan




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