Date

May 1, 2016

Area

Улаанбаатар Ulaanbaatar

Companion

Sister Jensen

I don’t have to wear tights . . . but I probably should!!

This week was good.... well better...we met with more people! yaaa! We were finally able to meet with this man and his mother and younger twin brothers (who are members...but we've never met them) it was so great!! They are awesome and really excited to start meeting with us, haha and to practice their English. They were amazed that there are two sets of twins in our family. They loved looking at pictures!

Sister Olsen and I started teaching the older students...they're a little rambunctious...and rude.... but we'll get them under control. They make me appreciate my noisy munchkins though! I love teaching English! It’s been hard at times, but I really do. I love my students! They are so funny! And they are genuinely good kids. I just "need to learn to yell louder" haha! The students who don't yell, like to give me disciplinary advice...they're great.

I ended up spending the night at the other sister apartment and got to go to a nice restaurant with the Hill's (they are the cutest couple, she works in the mission office and he is here for work) they treated us to sushi!

Quote of the week: we were waiting at the bus stop and this little boy came up to us and asked if we were church members...and then proudly stated, "I'm a deacon"

Anyways...spiritual thought of the day: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented. Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God! Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking, so that others won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. President Monson, last conference challenged us to let our lights shine. That is my challenge to you, "let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven" Be an example. Do what you can. Get over your fear.
hairtai shvv!!!!
xoxo,
Sister Bollwinkel

Also Elder B
http://www.mymission.com/elderprestonbollwinkel/letters




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