We are on the bus on Friday and this little girl comes and sits by us and she whispers to her dad, while pointing at me "Daddy, look there's a Russian behind you!" and then dad tells her yeah but don't point, and she says a little louder "no daddy LOOK there IS a Russian behind you!"and my companion leans over to the little girl and tells her "no she's Mongolian, she speaks Mongolian. Ask her!"and she got really nervous and pulled her scarf over her face and she told her dad "No I think she's Russian" and the dad said "Nope, she said she's Mongolian", this poor little girl was getting way confused but as she got off the bus we told her I was American and she gave me a high five too cute! #tenderbusmoments
This week I did an exchange with Sister Peterson and it was a crazy day.
Let's start with that morning, we studied and prepped a few lessons and one of the lessons was called "it will all work out!" Then when we are headed to our lessons an hour or so later and we get a call saying they can't find Sister Bullwinkle and Sister Kofoed! We tried to contact the sisters and unfortunately the worst came to mind that they had gotten in a taxi trying to go to teach English and were headed out to the countryside or something and their phone wasn't working. So there was a little freaking out going on :P and then we get a text as we are about to go teach this lesson and we found out they found the sisters right where they were supposed to be, at their school. Then we teach this lesson on "it will all work out!" and we felt a little silly... even if they were on their way to the countryside #itprobablywouldhaveallworkedout
Later, we are on a bus, the bus gets a little more full where a lot of the handholds are taken, then we see this hand reach around and is hugging Sister Peterson since she couldnt reach any of the handdolds, it just made me think of the quote from Russell M Nelson "hold on to the missionaries, they can help you" well maybe that wasn't exaclty the quote :P #gottadowhatyougottado
Church!!! Can we call this MIRACLE SUNDAY!! We had two investigators at church and two less actives! It was so awesome and definitely a miracle! God brought them to church. Then in our investigator class we had an only English speaking investigator and a Mongolian, so our lesson was half in English and half in Mongolian, and we were translating ourselves it was crazy but awesome! (: #miracles
It's freezing (-33 F) yes, but the work is doing better! Have a great week!
The missionaries have to wear these masks in the winter.
The air quality is very bad because coal and such is being burned in the ger districts.