Week 91

Hey family, 

This past week was pretty speechless, nevertheless, it is still enjoyable especially when we missionaries know how to make things fun even though we face a tons of challenges and rejection. It is Gawai festival plus raining season. Gawai is a season where all the native in East Malaysia gather together to drink ALCOHOL. It was suppose to be some kind of thanksgiving because of all their hard work in harvesting the wheat but they just turn it into a drinking party. The time between May and June definitely impact missionary work a lot because nobody would be able to meet and a lot of the Ibans are back in Sarawak. It's just like Christmas where all the members would invite us over just to eat. I have to admit that I ate some pretty good food for the past 2 days. We were only eating for the past 2 days and I guess I gain a ton of weight! 

Elder Koay hasn't email me yet!! I guess he is too busy with his marriage life. 

You have to tell Sister Annie that I appreciate her email so much and didn't have chance to reply her. 

Every missionaries that serve in Puchong branch loves mom. Missionaries just love members that treat them really well. I can't believe you guys party without me!! And I see Jonathan in the picture? I thought he was in the States? What is he doing here in Malaysia? Send him back out on the mission field if he has nothing to do. 

The Schollenberger is the senior couple here in Johor Bahru and they are awesome. They brought me out to Kenny Roger because thats what they did to all the missionaries that just got into this area. They are really nice and I really love their sense of humor. Not to forget the awesome senior couple, the Risers in Miri. They are really awesome because they have so much experience and so humble and soooo kind!! I met a tons of really nice senior couple and they are just like my grandpa and grandma. 

Elder Jin and I spend a lot of time contacting. It was really tough because there isn't a lot of Christians here in Johor Bahru. And did you hear about how they change the weekend from Saturday and Sunday to Friday and Saturday. I totally do not have comment about that because I am not allowed to comment about it!! There is just a tons of changes in Johor Bahru! Not to forget that I bike everyday at least 30 - 45 minutes to get into my area under the hot sun! I am not complaining but I am letting you guys know how blessed you guys are travelling in a car. 

I literally have less than 3 months left and it's so crazy. I have to tell myself every day I have long way to go because I don't want to be trunky. A mission term which mean can't wait to go home. Because when you are trunky, you won't want to do anything and I still want to do a lot more thing. 

Love you guys! Have a great week! 

Elder Tan




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