Week 97

Hey family, 

How to not have a boring church class. That is really easy. Last Saturday, the senior couple in Johor Bahru gave a training on that and they talked about 4 points on becoming a better teacher. 
1. Love the people you teach
2. Use pictures or objects when you teach
3. Teach doctrine
4. Teach with the spirit. 

And the BIG DON'T is never never never read from the book word by word. Statistically a human attention span is only 7 - 10 minutes. As for me, I love to make sure everyone participate in the lesson. The teacher need to be as excited because if he is not, the class wont be. I am sure you know more than I do. 

If I am not mistaken, Elder Cranford is leaving in a week? Between July to August, Singapore Mission will lose so many many experienced missionaries and a huge group had already left 2 weeks ago. But the work will still go forth as it is the Lord's work. 

I think investigators cancelling the baptismal date are sometimes common? I don't know because I don't really have anyone cancelling their baptism on me but I do know that when people cancel their baptism date is because they are not yet fully converted into the gospel. I think our responsibilities are to help them to be fully converted into the gospel, some of the ways are reading and praying EVERY SINGLE DAY. Not just once a week but everyday. Facing this kind of thing is really frustrating but I do not agree on how missionaries focus on those who are getting baptized only. There are lot more people outside who might be ready too. 

The past week was awesome because we have so many appointments with investigators. We managed to bring 4 investigators to church. One of them is Madline and Madline has always been showing her great faith. She shared her experience about faith when we taught her about faith and she started crying because she said she used to always feel happy when she prays and go to church but now she hasn't felt that for a long time because she stopped doing those things already until we came and get her on the track again. The other 3 investigators was Jayda and her 2 kids, we randomly showed up on their house on Sunday and reminded them to go to church and told them to carpool with one of the less active which give the less actives a responsibility to come to church by bringing these new people. 

We taught Jayda in a member's house and the member was testifying how their life was changed and I think the reason why Jayda came to the church is because of the testimony that the member shared. Remember to share your testimony to investigators when you go teach with missionaries. It is so much better than missionaries talking for 30 minutes. 

And I also filed a complaint on a taxi for overcharging us. It was supposed to be RM12 but he charged us for RM20. I was lazy to argue because Elder Ferguoson wants to pay but I did called SPAD to lodge a complaint and they send me an email about it too. 

I guess I have like 2 more email to write and I really dont know what to write for my last 2 emails. Anyway, I guess I will see you guys soon then. I will send more pictures next week. Sorry! 

Elder Tan




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