Friday, May 1, 2015

Blessings are real and God is great!

Well these weeks fly by in the MTC!

We (Sister Hartley and I) were teaching our investigators in Mongolian, a wonderful lesson about the gospel of Jesus Christ and at the end sister Hartley was bearing her testimony. She thought she was saying I know God loves you. BUT as soon as she said it our investigator laughed! and we weren't sure what Sister Hartley said and Afterwards we learn she said "I'm begging that God loves you" #Goddoesloveyou
IN another Lesson we were reviewing the Plan of Salvation with our investigator, we started off with a prayer of course and then I start explaining that "Today we will be reviewing the Plan of Salvation" but instead I said "Today we will be receiving revelation on the Plan of Salvation to you as we speak." #imnotaprophet
Last Saturday we were practicing our Mongolian song because we were going to sing on Sunday in Mongolian all the Mongolian missionaries and Sister Enkbat, who is from Mongolia. Anyways Sister Westover opened our practice with a prayer in Mongolian. after the prayer Sister Enkbat was laughing. Sister Westover had tried to ask for help that we would sing well but instead Sister Enkbat told her that she had asked that we would lick well. WHOOPS!! I would definitely rather sing well instead of lick in front of a congregation... #weirdmentalimage
End of Mongolian mishaps (:

So on Tuesday we had a district meeting which is all of us missionaries who are going to Mongolia and we spent a bit of time going around the room saying a strength/compliment about one another in one or two words. Shout out to Elder Mcham because he said I was the Mongolian keystone (of us missionaries of course). I AM SISTER BENNETT, missionary, friend AND KEYSTONE OF THE MONGOLIANS. #prettyepic

One of our New sisters this week is from China. ACTUAL MAINLAND CHINA! Her mom traveled to Hong Kong and heard about the gospel there was baptized and came back and taught her daughter. This sister and her mom would attend church in secret in the small town she was from. A small group of people would meet together to hold church! HOW CRAZY INSPIRING! as Americans we have religious freedom and don't have to worry about being caught and arrested for holding church. FIRST OF ALL, aren't we blessed? and all the more reason to seize that opportunity. SECOND OF ALL, if it was against the law would our testimonies be strong enough to still be members of this wonderful gospel? I would hope so! #moderndaypioneers #thisgospelistrue #thegospelwillbespreadtoeverynation

In Mongolian they don't have last names so instead the children's last name is their father's first name, So in Mongolia my name would essentially mean Deon's Bailey. #shoutouttodad

Sometimes when I'm feeling overwhelmed, and a bit rebellious, for dinner I will go and get a bowl of lucky charms and I will ONLY eat the marshmallows. I think that it somehow makes everything better! #sorryma #thatsprobablyyourworstnightmare

So we asked Sister Enkbat to write us a note for the future in Mongolian. So then we could read it later when we understand Mongolian better. But after we said that to her in a serious tone she said, "I'M NOT A PROPHET" #shegotlostintranslation #iknowhowshefeels #sheisthecutest

Us with Sister Enkbat

Spiritual thought of the day:
Elder Mulder pointed out in class that when we partake of the sacrament its our opportunity to partake of the sacrament as if we were in Christs time. SUPER COOL.
When we attend church is our opportunity to be enlightened by the spirit and receive revelation for ourselves. So in class we talked about D&C 59:9 GO READ IT. and think about the importance of church attendance. Then I want to challenge you to think about a Christ-like attribute and how you can work on that in your life OR a question, whether gospel related or life related, for SUNDAY! Study it and prepare to receive revelation! Think about it at church too, its the perfect place for us to receive revelation. You'll learn something new through the spirit and be enlighten if you are trying with real intent. 
Pray like it depends on the lord, work like it depends on you.

I love my companions we get along so well and even though we can be sassy and fun, we still can be serious when we need to get to work. Lets be real missionary work is all work! haha

The other day I was singing a song and thought it was a pop song because it was so good! haha Then when I got the the chorus I realized I was singing a hymn the whole time! #hymnsaregoodstuff #missionarystruggles

Blessings are real and God is great! Notice his hand in your life cause it's definitely there. Have a pretty swell week!

Sister Bennett (:
Our Branch President sent us cookies.

Pretending to take a Mongolain like picture (arms awkwardly at our sides)

Us playing a Mongolian horse race game with ankle bones.

YAY FOR TWO FLAGS! Now all I need to get is a Mongolian one!

All the sisters in our branch.

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