Weekly Email #1

Dear family, 

The weekly emails arent for boasting purpose but to share what I have learnt from the past week and wanted to share with my family members because I know at least it help me a lot in reflecting what I have done in the past and how to better improve and not to repeat the same mistakes again. 

The past week has tried me a lot because I really am struggling in some classes and some first mid term tests. You will hear me say that I am fine, thats because I never want any of you to worry of me and I know that i should be able to handle this now that I am 22 already. When that happen, i started thinking back that why wasnt i struggling back in 2011 and instead struggling now. I was thinking that I shouldnt have struggle especially when i show my faith by going into the mission sacrificing my 2years to the Lord's work. Human nature started to happen when i started blaming that this wouldnt happen if I wasnt away for 2 years. Yes indeed i lost a lot of knowledge especially how to study the right way but I came to realize that I wouldnt have come to know my Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ without that 2 years. I wouldnt have learn to rely on God in times of difficulty! At the end, I am still pretty firm that I love my 2 years that my thoughts in blaming the 2 years slowly disappear. Thats how Satan tries to play with my mind all the time telling me what I cant do. 

I prayed in temple to know what to do. I pray to be better. I pray and I pray and I pray. It still hasnt come to me what I should do but I never give up in waiting for the answers instead be patience in waiting for the answers. I wake up every morning at 6:00am to run every Monday Wednesday and Friday. I have my iPod with me listening to motivational speech I downloaded on Youtube. All i hear is "dont you ever quit", "skills are developed from hours of hours time" , "you wanna succeed, but you dont wanna wake up, you just want it". I do it this way to build my determination so that I wont give up easily. 

I recently emailed Elder Schollenberger about my current situation. He gave me the advice of not procrastinating. I think maybe thats what I really need to do which is not to procrastinate. Temple attending weekly has help me in understanding a lot of things. And i find praying and reading scriptures daily have helped me too! By small little things, great things come to pass. By doing all this small little thing like praying and study, great blessings await us. 

Attitude really does make a huge difference in life when we are positive.
I remembered being the most positive me on mission and everything turn out well.

Went to work early to watch General Conference with my team! 

Halloween is getting near! I was studying and Batman appear at my door!
I asked, "Who are you?" And he replied, BATMAN!
Batman is REAL! I made the wrong sign! I made butterfly instead of bat!

Love you all

Kelvin Tan




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