Miracle August: Time spent with friends & family

When you are away for 2 years and only have a month left before you leave for another 2 years, time is everything that you have. I try to spend as much time with my family and my friends. A lot has changed for the past 2 years, and the hardest part was that in the last 2 years I kept my standard to the highest and coming back to my friend who has different standard wasn't a fun experience. I respect my friends and their decision and they know that I never look down on them. Having high standard doesn't put me higher than my friend. It simply mean I conduct my life in a different manner. 

My friend set up a BBQ party for me because they haven't seen me for awhile and I told them not to have alcohol in the party and they did what I asked for. I think a lot of us underestimate what a "real friend" is. Real friend will not force you to do what you do not want. Real friend will support whatever decision you made. I think I have given up a lot of friendship because I don't think they are a real friend to me. Have I regretted? No. 

Hanging out with friends from church are really fun because we all have the same standard. I finally understand why we were told to hang out with church members only. In a talk by Mr Mormon, he talked about sometimes human rather being controlled by the surroundings than be in control of themselves. Friends around us will decided what we do if we do not have the ability to control ourselves. 

A cool experience that I had the past few days, when I was in Miri, I have been trying really hard to find the inactive family but we were left with no direction because they moved out and we have no way to find or contact them until the same inactive added me on Facebook few nights ago. I talked to her and got her address with her phone number and passed it to my buddy who is taking my place in Miri. Never in a million would I expect this in my life. She told me that she hasn't been to the church for 4 years and her non member husband finally soften his heart and has desire to learn of the church. I am glad that even though I am released as a missionary I am still able to do some missionary work for my past areas. 

One thing I really like about Puchong branch is that we have so many young men. A lot of the young men expressed desire to serve mission because of the example that they have seen in many returned missionaries. I treated all these young men as my younger brother and I love them and wanted the best for them. I desperately want a stake in Malaysia and that also mean we need a lot more leaders in Malaysia. 

High school friends! 

High school friends with an addition friend. The one in front of me with a spec. 

Breakout! We almost breakout! I guess this is the best escape room
and that is why they named it the real escape room.

I personally felt clueless all the time in this because there isn't much direction given.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed it. 

My mentor, friend and someone I respect.
He is by far the best local missionaries in
Singapore Mission. 

My family! 




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