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

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Sister Jennifer Hansen
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Mission
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tesreg Bumbug (Bomb)

I can't count the miracles from this week. I'm sorry I can't write all of them either, you'll just have to read my journal when I get home to get all the good stuff.

But we've been meeting with this one amazing girl, Zaya. She is so special. I'm just in love with her. She is only 16 but she is so intelligent and asks such deep, genuine questions. She really wants to know the truth and also gain as much knowledge about it as she can. She's awesome.

So, here's a cool language story:
Several weeks ago, I learned the word "tesreg bumbug" (bomb). For no particular reason, just cause I thought it was a fun word. Anyways, time goes on, I never used that word. Then we were having a meeting with Zaya, and she started asking a question about some kind of sacrifice, but my companion and I had NO idea what she was talking about, and we asked her to describe it simpler, and still didn't understand, then all of a sudden I heard her say "tesreg bumbug" and I knew that word!!! So I asked her to repeat the question, then all of a sudden I understood the entire thing. It was so cool. Gift of tongues. If I wouldn't have learned that word however long ago, we never would have been able to answer her question. Blessin's

It was Sister Lichtenberg's 1 year mark, so we kinda splurged and made tortillas so we could have tacos, and bought CORN!!! WOW! 

Oh man, then there was this awesome thing where we went to visit someone, but she wasn't there so we went to try to find the house of an old LA, and got lost, then we saw a lady in the street trying to roll this giant metal garbage bin, so we ran over to help, then started talking to her, and turns out she had met missionaries before (Elder Hatton!) and had been kind of lost and forgotten about, and we "happened" to be in the road right when she needed help, and then we set up an appointment and met with her and her husband and it was awesome! I'm always just so amazed at how the Lord will just put us exactly where we need to be, when we need to be there. Blows my mind. It's so awesome.

Lots of other awesome stuff happened this week. Like being stuck in a thunder storm in a ger on top of a mountain. That was sweet. And going to the first day of school opening ceremonies. And meeting random kids on the street and blowing their mind cause we can speak Mongolian. It's just so fun to be a missionary.

Have a great week ya'll!
Sister Hansen

[Some P.S.s from Jen]

We just had to go find a new internet place cause our place just had a power outage :)

OH! Also I got your package!!! It got here really fast! THANK YOU!

We're probably going to have Sister Bottorff and Guild over to make the cake and have a little birthday party :) This transfer's so cool cause I'll hit my 6 months in country, birthday, conference, and half way all during this transfer! WOW!

We will always have P-day on Tuesday from now on, because we teach English MWF

Because our area is kinda the booneys, there's not really any apartment complexes, so we still live in the city, which makes for a bit more travel time every day to get out to Jargalant. So it won't be too much of a hassle to get to school. I don't start teaching till the 15th, but Sister Lichtenberg started yesterday (why we didn't email) and she doesn't have a teaching companion, so I'll be going with her for a couple weeks until I start, then we'll have to figure out some crazy splits to get somebody to school with her. It's a mad house here when school starts!!

Also, will you send me recipes for banana bread and also the zucchini chocolate chip muffins? That would be awesome. I didn't realize until this last fast sunday how much I miss American food. Today's 8 months! 1 more month till it's half way gone. How did that happen?

Ooooh another really awesome thing!!! If you ever want to be a huge blessing to Mongolia, we can send you Mongolian names to take to the temple. There are lots of members that have been so diligent and faithful in their family history work, and have some special one's that they want to save and take to the temple themselves, but there are SO many that won't ever have the chance. So we can send them straight to you and you can do temple work for Mongolians :) I'll get you hooked up.

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