My stories as a Sister Missionary serving in Mongolia.
Write me!
Email Address:
Sister Amy Royal
5th Fl, LDS Church Bldg, Tokyo Stree 6
Bayanzurkh District, 1st Khoroo

Friday, June 13, 2014

Watch out for Mongolian Bankhar dogs!!

Weekly email: June 13, 2014

Sain Baina oo!!! 

This week has been such a blur! As I was thinking about what I wanted to write about in my email home, the days seemed to blur together and it felt like it was the longest and shortest week of my life. Time kind of melts away as you are here in the MTC. It is like a whole other world here. But I love it! We got more international missionaries this week and they are all so great! I also had to say goodbye to a lot of missionaries from my zone this week and it made me so sad! I just want to get out in the field already! haha. I met with our English as a Second Language teachers this week. It was a bit overwhelming to think that I have to learn how to teach English while also learning how to speak Mongolian and learning how to be a missionary. I have come to the embarrassing realization that I am a crier when I get stressed. After a particualrly hard day of Mongolian class, I was so stressed that I had to leave the room holding back my sobs. Needless to say that the poor elders in my district as well as my teacher didnt know how to handle that. But, it is funny how I can be so stressed, yet so happy all at the same time. Even as I was crying in the hallway, I was so happy to be a missionary. And it turns out that all I needed was a little crying sesh with my comps and then I was able to get back to class and learn more about the language than I ever have before. Each day that I learn more about my mission, more about the people of Mongolia, and more about the other missionaries in my district, the more I realize how honored and lucky I am to be going to the place I am going with the missionaries I am going with. 

Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers out there! There is a councelor in my branch presidency that looks just like my dad and it makes me smile everytime I see him. I wished him Happy Father's day for you pops :) Also, I found out that there are these large Dogs in mongolia called Bonkers (I dont know how to spell it in english...)( Mongolian Bankhar Dogs) Just google it. They are the most terrifying things I have ever seen and I hear they just roam the streets of mongolia and that they like to chase american missionaries.... hahahaha. They say some can get as tall as I am! It will be an adventure for sure. I am so happy here and I am so grateful for all the love I have felt from my family and friends. I love you all! The church is true and missionaries are awesome ;) 

Love always, 
Royal Egch

PS From Mom..Amy is missing getting mail except once a week by email. Send her a letter It's free and often same day delivery. Information you should know: 
Amy is at the Provo MTC. Unit #44 Mission MON-ULA Date leaving MTC JUL29
It's like texting (but you get no response) 

1 comment:

  1. It is so nice to read Amy's blog. All the emotions and feelings she's feeling I know are normal. That language is tough, for sure….and on top of that, learning to teach English as an International language. But what a blessing! I just have to put a "plug" in for It is so wonderful. My son loved it in the MTC to look forward to getting a physical piece of paper from home nearly every day. I had misgivings about sending them so often, but he LOVED them. These daily communications will end soon enough when she gets to Mongolia, unfortunately, but she will adjust. These missionaries being sent to Mongolia are strong spirits and were called to Mongolia for just that reason! Sounds like she's doing great, mom!