Weekly Email #4

Aloha family! 

I am sorry that this take some time for me to send it out because we had Stake Conference early in the morning of Sunday and I spent most of my time sleeping in the afternoon because I was too tired. I have always love Priesthood session be it General Conference or Stake Conference because they give me direction on how to better become a priesthood holder and also man. 

I attach a PDF file of Family Proclamation to the World by President Gordon B Hinckley in Chinese and English. Please take some time to read it because it is very essential at this point of life. One of Satan’s main goal is to destroy family and in order to protect our family, we need to heed to the counsel of the prophet and only by then we will be on safe ground. 

HUSBAND AND WIFE have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. husbands and wives—mothers and fathers— will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations. 

It talks about responsibilities of both parents in a family and how both parents should work TOGETHER. A family is more likely to achieve happiness if they feel the urgency to build their foundation on the Gospel of Jesus Christ which include Faith in Jesus Christ, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the gift of Holy Ghost and Enduring to the end. Dad and mom play a great role in helping your children to learn this. What if dad and mom dont know? They can learn and ask questions. What is more important than nourishing your own children? The job to nourish your own children is not the the responsibility of church alone but the responsibility of a family. 

Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. by divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. in these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. 

Every commandments come with a blessing and the thing  I wanted to emphasize most is recreational activities together as a family. How often do you all spend time together as a family? That is why the church encourages Monday night to be set aside for Family Home Evening night. I finally see the importance of Family Home Evening now that I am called to be Family Home Evening Group Leader. The most important part about it is the spiritual message shared among the family and then games among the family. If you think you cant do that, then try to go do some fun stuff together as a family at least weekly. 

WE WARN that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to ful- fill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets. 

We are allowed to choose for ourselves whether or not we want to follow. But every action that we choose leads to a consequence that we cannot choose. We are warned that if we failed to do any of those, we will be held accountable before God. Its just like you are in a court but this time the judge is God. I don’t know how would I respond to this but I would feel super bad for not doing what I am suppose to do. 

Family! We live in a trying time where Satan tries to use every measure to bring down a family with him. There is a way to counter that and it is through the gospel of Jesus Christ and by reading the Proclamation to the World, we prepare ourselves by strengthening the family relationship. I do not think this is the responsibilities of parent only but children as well. Please help one another to achieve the kind of family relationship you want. I have learnt that if we continue to pray daily, read scriptures daily, attending FHE, and attending temple. We will be strengthened and prepared for the worst. Don’t wait until it happen. Do it now. 

Melvin Kumar told me he opened Puchong branch!
I was in Hawaii at that time thats why I didnt know!

One of the photographer capture this image and put it in one of his video!
I was giving a talk in one of the Sunday :) 

Kelvin Tan




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