Tuesday, October 20, 2015


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So I'm gonna run you through a normal day in Mongolia, pffft there are no normal days in Mongolia!
But today I'm going to tell this whole week as if it were one day, therefore all these stories didn't happen in one day (:

A day in a Mongolian missionary's shoes:
6:30 arise and shine!... but let's be real the sun doesn't get up till about 7:30ish :P 
7:00-8:00 THE FASTEST HOUR OF MY LIFE, this is where I decide whether to make and eat breakfast or do my hair, food usually wins. 
8:00-9:00 this is personal study and the best hour of the day, all I have to do is study and feel the spirit. Can't get much better than that. THIS MY DE-STRESS hour of the day!
9:00-10:00 Companion study, we prepare the lessons for the day and share the spiritual goodness we learned in personal study. 
10:00-11:00 Language study, My goal is to read The Book of Mormon in Mongolian all the way through! and then I also prep for the lessons of the day during this time. 
11:00-12:00 LUNCH!!! Yup this is also a very crucial part of the day, sometimes consists of grilled cheese sandwiches and rice! yum!
12:00-9:00pm here's where the crazy stories begin, and also where the miracles come from. The miracles don't come from sitting in the apartment! We gotta get up and do something about what we learned!
Today in Mongolia I took on the "Ponderize" challenge and I chose Joshua 1:9 as my scripture, "have I not commanded thee be strong and of a good courage be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord will be with thee whithersoever thou goest". This scripture seriously strenthened me all day (or all week) sometimes I just needed to remember to be strong, or to not be dismayed and lets be real when we are walking through a ger district and a dog comes out the fence to come and attack you like this today, that's when you've gotta remember... to be not afraid, unfortunately I didn't remember that in the moment, but after both my companion and I's fearfilled yells to tell him go to go away, it worked :P No, but really, take the ponderize challenge! #ponderizechallenge #blessing

Also today in Mongolia my companion had to remind me to put on my jacket by saying in the best English with a slight cute Mongolian accent, "it's not Las Vegas, it's Mongolia!" #ilovemycompanion #whyisitcold?

Today in Mongolia we were walking out of the church and inside the gate of the church lot, is a drunk man taking a sweet little nap, but I'm glad to know even drunk men can find peace on the grounds of the church #peaceful

Today we finish the lessons, for one of our investigators and his baptism is planned for this week WOO! and can we just talk about how his favorite English word is SELFIE #Baptism! #selfies

Well, all in all, over all the emotions of a day in Mongolia, at the end of the day things are good. Areas aren't the reasons why blessings come, we can be blessed wherever we are, when we are in the work of the Lord, He will strengthen us. 

...and then sometimes at the end of the day you've just gotta take a selfie to show you've made it through another beautiful day in Mongolia. #TodayinMongolia

Excited to be baptized "SELFIE"

Sister Bennett

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