My Experiences as an English Teacher and Missionary in Mongolia Ulaanbaatar (Jan 2016 – Jul 2017)

Email me at: jennifer.hansen@myldsmail.net
Mailing address:
Sister Jennifer Hansen
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Mission
Post office box - 242
Ulaanbaatar post office - 49
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, 13381

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Homecoming Time and Place

[From Jen's parents]

18 months has come and gone. Jennifer will be home and report her mission on Sunday, 30 July at 11:00 am.



Farmington Oakridge Stake Center: 1955 S 350 E, Kaysville, UT 84037

Monday, July 24, 2017

I love you, my family, my friends, my Mongolia

I'm going to keep this short to avoid getting way too sentimental and feely.

I love you...my Mongolia!
I've gotten to go visit and say goodbye to many wonderful people I've grown to love so much in Mongolia. We did an FHE with Solongo's family, and so many Jargalant members came! It was so much fun! That ward has become my family, and Mongolia has become my home. 

My Jargalant ward family

I guess my not-wanting-to-leave-ness was getting too much for my companion, because she told me to write a list of reasons why I AM excited to go back to America.




There are so many good things to look forward to. But this last year and a half has been such a sculpting period in my life, and I will be eternally grateful for the amazing opportunity and blessing that Heavenly Father has given me to come here and be a tool in His hand. I love this gospel, I love the organization of this church. I know Jesus Christ is our Savior and only through Him we can become clean and whole. The Book of Mormon contains guidance and revelation for our lives- it is true. God lives, and He is our father, and He loves every one of His children.






Thank you to all the family and friends and strangers that have read and supported my blog through this incredible journey of mine. Your love and prayers have been felt and so appreciated. I look forward to seeing you all back in the homeland!!


I love you, my family, my friends, my Mongolia. See you super soon.
Sister Hansen



NOTE FROM PARENTS: Sister Hansen will be reporting her mission on July 30th at 11:00 a.m. at our stake center located at 1955 S 350 E, Kaysville, UT. Thank you to all who have loved, prayed and supported Jennifer. Our hearts are over flowing with gratitude. We hope you have enjoyed this blog as much as we have enjoyed keeping it updated. We will miss these weekly letters from her but we can't wait to hear more stories first hand! Friday can't come fast enough! Thank you, again...so very much. We love you all!

Monday, July 17, 2017

I have been so Dang Stinkin' Blessed

Getting interviewed by a Mongolian TV station at Naadam
I'll be straight with you, I'm pretty tired of writing emails. I know that you want to hear every detail about every lesson and everything that I'm experiencing, and I want to share it with you just as much as you want to hear it, probably more, but I'm pretty tired of writing emails. I've tried super hard through my mission to send good, informative, uplifting emails every week. Just know that it didn't even describe 1% of my mission and the love and growth and beauty and miracles that I've had here. 

I guess highlights of this last week included Naadam, an awesome split in Baganuur with Sisters Dorjpagam and Javlantbayar, and my final mission leadership council. 

Here are a few pics of Naadam








It actually was surprisingly more difficult to say goodbye to Baganuur than I thought it would be. I've never even served there, but just from the 3 exchanges that I've gone on I really love that place. I also love the sisters that serve there. I'm so grateful to have served as a sister training leader for the time that I have and been so dang stinkin' blessed to work with and help the sisters in this mission. 






MLC was also amazing, and we had a wonderful discussion with President and Sister Harper on the "language of faith" which has been a central part of my personal study the last few days. 

So the goodbyes begin this week. I'm so excited to see the people that I've met and taught through the last year and a half, but so sad it has to be under these circumstances. My heart is about to take a beating. 



Have a wonderful week, and see you soon. 
Sister Hansen

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I honestly don't know where even to start describing this week



Well, I honestly don't know where even to start describing this week. Right now I'm pooped. Sister Wilcox and I just got back to UB a couple hours ago from our weekend in Choibalsan.

Choibalsan



It was awesome. I wish I could just tell you all about it and all the things we experienced there, but it would take way too long to write, so I'll just tell you in a couple weeks. But it was hard and humbling and that we even got to go was a huge miracle which is also a story I'll tell you about later. Also my companion is the queen of taking pictures so we have tons and tons.









Sister Wilcox and I also went to an incredible song and dance concert that almost made me cry (almost). It was so amazing and it was like my whole mission was crashing down on me. I love Mongolia and this gospel so much. Sorry I just can't even adequately describe the things I'm feeling and thinking right now. Go ahead and just enjoy the pictures this week and I'll see you soon.







DOUBLE RAINBOW!!



Chinggis Khann
Tree of Life?

Practicing for the Naadam Festival, July 11-13