Week 71

Hi all,

We haven't catch the stalker yet. But the sisters were told to go back home earlier to prevent the same thing happen again or he could call us and we could cycle there to talk to this guy. Have I ever told you that my companion's bike has a da gao guan (beat dog stick) attached to his bike? We could use that if we have to. Haha. Just kidding! 

Well, I guess studying in BYUH is better since it's just walking distance and I don't really have to worry much staying in Mormon environment where everyone is super nice and friendly. 

I can see that the website is a really good website! The church isn't just spreading the gospel on the street anymore. They are spreading all over the internet as well since a lot of false news about our church are posted online. I guess there is really a need to post it online to help curb this problem plus giving real information to people that really are seeking the answers. 

I got the package! Thank you so much to everyone that help buy stuffs to put it in the box. There is really a lot of snacks and candies. I give it all out everyday and it is so helpful to control naughty kids and to reward other people. I really couldn't finish everything by myself and since sharing is caring and I care all this people that I meet every single day, it is a better idea to share it with them. 

So does that mean that Aaron left already? I can't imagine being in his shoe again. 2 years pass really fast but sometimes it feels like it is going really slow. I feel bad looking at all these new missionaries with 24 months and I know how they feel. They just got to learn to endure and be patience which is something that I am grateful that I learnt it for the past 17 months or so. 

I am excited for this coming weeks as my companion and I am are starting a Zone Vision for our Zone. Three things we are really focusing on are;
1. Find the lost sheep program
 - working on the branch list to help get less actives back to church and always have the latest information(accurate phone number and address) of the less actives so that future missionaries can still track them down if  you are transferred. 
2. Competent, reliable and capable new converts
- members to share their missionary experience every Sunday and every companionship needs to get 2 referrals from members every week. This also mean building relationship with members are important if you want referrals. 
3. United, Happy and Obedient Zone
- every companionship will plan each preparation day so that all of us will have more motivation to do work. I know missionaries really work hard from Tuesday to Sunday and they need to something fun on Monday so that they can continue to work hard in the following days. 

I gave a talk last Sunday. I don't know how great was it but it was about Jesus asking Peter 3 times if he loves and prodigal son and emphasize a lot on less actives. Several church members from Sidang Injil Borneo(SIB) came up to me shook my hand and said it was really a good talk. Haha! Before my talk, I knew everyone was kinda sleepy so I make everyone say "I love you" to the one sitting on their right, left, back and front to break the ice before I give my speech. 

Something that we started doing is to go to members house on Sunday early in the morning to get less actives ride with us on the bus to go to church. We have this less active boy named Pattrickson and his mom isn't a member and we are teaching her. His mom wanted him to go to church and Pattrickson is only 15 years old and has started smoking due to friends influence and at this point we are trying to bring him to mix with all the church Young Men as they were all good influence. Pattrickson always run away when he knows that we come to his house. I am always talking to the mom to make sure that we could come to their house without even letting him know. The last Sunday we only got Pattrickson to church and all the other wouldn't come yet but promised to come next Sunday. Cecilia hasn't been receptive to us until we started to focus on helping her to change her son. 

The other interesting thing that I want to share is that, because the Young Men president wasn't in the church so we took over the class and taught them a restoration lesson and gave them each a Restoration booklet and committed them to pass out to their non members friend. We just recruited 11 new missionaries in that process. Haha. 

Things are getting really really interesting now and I am so excited for all this wonderful thing take place soon. Transfer is today and we haven't heard any news yet! We just got back from Miri Crocodile farm and fed some crocodiles! You need to watch the video I took. It is super cool! Alright. I hope each one of you are doing well. 

Elder Tan 

I can't believe I havent send you the cool pictures we took on the bridge few weeks ago!!

I find this really interesting and amusing! 

This is the snapping turtle that I was holding back in Sibu! 

White crocodile! I remember reading a story about white crocodile when I was small. Couldn't really remember what was story about. 

The sister missionaries apply the girl's way of taking picture on me. Haha. 

Sun bear loves milk so much

With the crocodiles. I have the video of us feeding the crocodile. It is sooo scarryy. 

This is interestingly weird? 

Meet my friend monkey! 

This is the cool picture we took on the bridge few weeks ago.

This bridge is really bad that it is being abandoned.

Feeding the crocodile




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