HI Family and Friends!!!!
I just can’t wait to talk to you! I just got the news last night and I will be Skyping you on Friday morning at 8 AM. That is sometime Christmas night for you guys! Make sure you get the time right ok?? And don’t forget!! haha.
Also, We got your package this week!!!!!!! It was such a blessing mom. I just want you to know, you gave me the best gift I could have received. It wasn’t the candy or the Oreos or the Christmas tree. It was the Christmas spirit. I’ve been denying the fact that Christmas is here because I was scared that I would miss you too much. But by doing that, I was also denying the beauty and peace that comes by remembering Christ and what his birth meant for us. But, as I put up the Christmas tree and lit the lights and put up the cutest little manger I’ve ever seen, I let the Christmas spirit into my heart. And it hasn’t been a sad or lonely thing. It’s been wonderful! I’m so glad to be giving the Lord the only present I can offer: my time and my will. Don’t get me wrong; I miss you guys more than ever. But I now have a reason for the season. I just love you guys so much! I’m so happy you’re all together. Have you gotten my letters yet?? I’m praying they will get to you in time!
Also, we are having a Christmas party and the Sister and Elders are each singing two songs. We are sing "Santa Clause is coming to town" in English and "Come all ye faithful" in Mongolian. It’s brought such a sweet spirit into our apartment as we try and memorize the words. My comp is the cutest when she sings the Santa song! haha. Also, I opened your present... sorry. haha well, open isn’t really the right word. It was already halfway ripped open. So I had to ;) and I was reminded how much you mean to me. So thank you :) And I’m wearing the scarf right now :)
Ok, I love you! I will be talking to you on Friday morning at 8 AM. Which is like Christmas night there. Get the time right and don’t forget ok??? I love you :)
Also, This Sunday, we went to Naraa's house again to be a part of the Nativity scene: Mongolian style. All the young women came and they did the nativity play in the little ger all decked out in pictures of Christ. It was the sweetest thing I‘ve ever experienced.
I realized in that moment how lucky I am to be here. Mom, I’m really not sacrificing anything. I’m the lucky one. I love my mission. I love the people. I love the culture. I love the language that I can’t speak. haha. I love it all! But don’t be mistaken; I don’t think this Friday can come soon enough. I love you! Make sure you come up with lots of questions to ask me so I don’t waste anytime being an awkward missionary ok??
I Love you all
Sister Amy Royal
1.My comp was just too excited. We danced around in our new pajamas and she insisted that we took a million pictures haha.
Sorry, our excitement was just tooooo much! And our pajamas were already ripped open, So we opened just the pajamas. haha. And they are a little big on my comp ;) but she seriously loved it. Thank you so much!!!
2.Our little Christmas tree.
Our new apartment is cute because it used to be the couple apt! I got so lucky! We even have a Crockpot. I hear it’s really easy to cook sheep heads in a crock pot. My comp really wants to do it... But I’m a little hesitant. haha