Date

April 17, 2016

Area

Улаанбаатар Ulaanbaatar

Companion

Sister Jensen

"Women's personalities are like Mongolian Springs"

"Women's personalities are like Mongolian Springs" that's what one of our members told us yesterday... and it’s true. It’s been warming up and super nice and such.... I didn't need my jacket at the start of the week and then bamm...snowstorm! It was so cold. I was on a split so I didn't have my warm tights or hat or shoes or socks.... I had puddles in my shoes. But luckily the Mongolians are so kind and giving, one investigator gave me socks and another hot chocolate (not easily found here)
yamr ch gecen.... this week was rally good! We met with some new investigators and had some awesome lessons and a few tender mercies. We’re finally learning the area, which has also saved us time. My 'Sister Training Leader" Sister De Reuter and I taught this awesome investigator. His wife is a member, actually an RM who served in mesa, and the reason he wants to become a member is because he wants to have an eternal family and be sealed in the temple! He is awesome! I hope I get to teach him again! He seems so prepared.
We've been getting burned a lot lately.... not the president Uchtdorf kind of burn but the kind where people cancel and forget to tell you.... but this week it has all worked out. Other things have worked out and it has been so awesome.
I started teaching English with sister Olsen, she’s a natural and she handle's our crazies pretty well. I love my students.... but I’ve had to learn...and that took a while.
I just want to share a quick thought as well, something that I have been learning and relearning..."The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world takes people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature." We change everyday, we have to. We are supposed to, it is through change that we are able to become the people that our Heavenly Father needs us to be. Sometimes change is hard, actually most of the time it is. But it is also change that gives us perspective and allows us greater joy. As the heavens are higher than the earth, God's work in our lives is bigger than the story we'd like it to tell. His life is bigger than our plans, goals, and fears. In order to save our lives, we'll have to lay down our stories and, minute by minute, day by day, give our lives back to Him. This is how we change, little by little, step by step. That is all that he requires, and the results are exponential.
hairtai shuu ta nar!
xoxoxo,
Sister Bollwinkel





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