Well if you couldn't tell from the subject line...English started. And they're cra-zy. We only have two age levels now, 7th and 12th. But they're all kids that we taught last year and they were all so excited to have us back. I miss all my other kids; it's fun to see them around campus. We worked (slaved) all summer on our curriculum and it is so much better! This year will be awesome. They kids try so hard to be good.... kind of like a puppy.... they just can't hold still. We have one kid that wants to be good.... he just can't focus...he's so funny. And now I can understand them when they speak Mongolian.... they’re cute. Sister Olsen and I are teaching companions, which is awesome. We teach really well together. And we were informed that we're too happy, therefore we won't have another transfer together...bummer
Well we finally were able to meet and extend a baptism date to our investigator, bayraa...he said no. But there is a beautiful opportunity this whole language barrier gives...I kept asking. After the third time of me asking and hi saying no.he said he would read the book of Mormon and bible and that if it was true he'd be baptized...heyyo, progress.
And in contrast with him, we have this super sweet young girl, her aunt is a great member and she’s been coming to church for about a month. She’s a faithful little thing. We started talking about baptism and she is so prepared. She was waiting for us to extend a date. She started reading the book of Mormon with her cousin and she taught us our lesson and bore her testimony to her family. Her mom is so proud of her...it's adorable...the next step is getting her whole family involved.
Some people are more prepared. Her family will come along.
I am so grateful for this opportunity. I love these people and I love the gospel with all my heart. Everyday we recite 3 Nephi 5:13...it reads, "I am a disciple of Jesus Christ the Son of God. I have been called of Him to declare his word among his people that they might have everlasting life" missionaries come out to serve others...they loose themselves and then ultimately find themselves.... it’s amazing..."the moment we choose to incline our hearts to our beloved Savior and set foot upon the path of discipleship, something miraculous happens. The love of God fills our hearts and minds, the light of truth fills us"...the gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to change lives....
This next week is conference right? I have an invitation for you. Think of a question that you have...find something that you need help with, and then ask. if you are sincere, I promise that you'll get your answer.
Hairtai shuu and stuff.
xoxo, sister bollwinkel