Saihan Shineleerei everyone! Happy tsagaan sar! Starting tomorrow is the Mongolian holiday tsagaan sar. It will last 3-4 days. We will wear traditional Mongolian clothes, visit only those who have invited us, eat their buuz, and enjoy the holiday. We will not be able to teach any lessons, but when we visit people we will attempt to share a thought or talk about family history.
Outside our apt are 3 dogs who we love dearly. We named one of them yawandaa (it means eventually in Mongolian), one baatar (warrior or hero), and one saihan gar (punk). We give them the bones from our meat, and they walk us all the way to the bus stop from our house... pretty far. So yah, missionaries can't have pets in apts, but what did it ever say about outside dogs? haha
I taught kindergarten!!! It's so great!! We eat breakfast with the kids, sing songs with them (including the national anthem... they are so cute!), then do exercise time with them (like zumba), then we begin teaching. We teach 5 year olds first, then 4 yr olds, then 3 yr olds.... they are all adorable and speak English pretty well. We teach from a series of YouTube videos.. basically songs, as well as flashcards. It is definitely way more high energy, but I'm loving it! They are the cutest and so fun! Then we also eat lunch with them,... so great!Yesterday, I think my comp and I did something no Mongolian missionaries have ever done before... because of the holiday we couldn't find a witness for a lesson, so we taught our new member OUTSIDE!!! What?! Yes, we taught a lesson outside in the freezing Mongolian winter cold, haha. Our new member thought we were crazy, but he loved it!!! He made us take pictures to commemorate it.
|The market where we buy our meat.|
|My new comp|