Winter Has Come and 40 More Days On My Mission WOW.
Hi Family :) November 9, 2015
I am in the Lords hand. And he is taking
really good care of me. I’m not going to lie and say I’m completely better, but
I’m a million times better than a was a few weeks ago. And I think it will just
keep going up from there. Don’t worry about me mommy. The lord is right by my
side and I am just soooooo happy. Time is just flying by mom. Yesterday was my
second to last fast Sunday in the country. My last transfer came out this week
and I’m still in Darkhan with sister A. By the end of my mission, I will have
spent over 6 months in this special place. I’ve basically become a member of
the branch :) haha.
This week was full of really great
moments. I sent you pictures of most of the fun
times, including baking cakes and meeting
with my favorite grandmas. This week we also got to go to M house (one of our
three young men investigators) for the first time. We made buuz together and
then we got to meet his parents who think that our church is just the greatest
thing in the world because they have seen such a big change in their son. As we
were leaving, I gave his mom a hug and she held me very tight and whispered in
my ear "thank you for helping my son. Thank you" As we parted; I saw
a little tear in her eyes. But the thing is, I didn’t really do anything. Its
not me that changes people. It’s this gospel. Its the Lord. He truly changes
that vilest of sinners into the best of saints. And I am so grateful to be able
to be an instrument in his hands.
On other news, this week I went to the
city for one day for a leadership meeting. We recently had a district
conference too. Isn’t it interesting to think that the church is the same
wherever you go in the world? But... there are a lot of differences too. haha.
The church is definitely still growing here in Mongolia. Yesterday we had
branch leadership meeting only to find out that our relief society president,
our branch secretary and our sunday school president have all gone inactive and
will likely be released from their callings... And we are currently without a
ward mission leader as well. It made me so sad. Because there is so much work
to be done. And we are only two sisters. But, there are a few people, including
our branch president and district president who are willing to do anything and
everything to get out branch back on its feet. And my companion and I are
willing to work hard too. We decided to start with FHE in the families because
activity in the church all starts with families. So, we are going to set up a
FHE marathon. I’m still on the process of working out the details but I think
it will be really fun and a good way to get people excited about doing family
home evening :)
I had some free time, so I bought almost
all my presents for you guys. It was so fun! Mom, I bought your felt nativity
set and it is the cutest thing in the world! You are going to love it :) I am
so happy here. I am so happy to be able to spend my last transfer in Darkhan
with my cute companion. And I’m so happy that I will be seeing your pretty face
in just 5 weeks. I’m glad you are feeling better. I will talk to Brother B
about that email.
Until next week, remember that I love
each and every one of you!
Snow has come to Darkhan: 18 degrees
One of my favorite families
My favorite grandpas and grandmas
It was cake making time. Mongolians love love cake
This is the Iron Man of Mongolia. A very Russian looking statue
The Darken Institute.and Brother B who is the institute and seminary teacher.