Monday, April 2, 2012

Departure Fireside
February 26, 2012

1. Onon, Sister Ford, Sister Ford, Orkhon, Elder Ford 2. Sister Ford, President Altansukh, Elder Ford 3. Oyun 4. Sister Ford , Elder Haas, Elder Ford 5. Sister Martin, Eegii 6. Sister Ford, Nassanbold, Elder Ford 7. President Altansukh, Buyanzaya, Sister Gledhill, Elder Gledhill

1. Elder Munkhbaatar 2.Elder Lloyd 3. Elder Woodward 4. Elder Wilson 5.Elder Reeve
6. Elder Huff 7. Elder Zorigtbaatar, 8. Elder Myagmardorj 9. Elder Jolley

1. Sister Ford, Sister Solongo, Elder Ford 2 Sister Ford, Sister Khisigbayar, Elder Ford 3.Sister Ford, Kherlenchimeg , Sister Soyolmaa, Elder Ford, 4. Oyun 5. Elder Gledhill, Sister Gledhill, Sister Ford, Elder Ford
6. Sister Martin, Eeggii. 7. Sister Bolor-Erdene, Sister Ford, Sister Khongorzul 8. Sister Ford, Kherlenchimeg, Elder Ford 9. _________, Sister Ford,_________, Elder Ford

1. Sister Ford with Tseegii translating. 2. Elder Ford with Tseegii translating. 3. Back row- Elder Davaadorj, Elder Nyambayer, Elder Myagmadorj, Elder Munkhbaatar, Elder Tuvshintogs.
Front Row- Sister Otgontuya, Sister Khishigdulam, Sister Munguchimeg, Sister Solyolmaa, Sister Munkhzaya 4. Elbeg, Sister Ford, Elder Ford, Bodbaatar 5. Tseetsgi, Sister Ford, Tseetsgi's sister, Elder Ford 6. Dashdavaa, Sister Ford, ElderFord, Enkhjargalan 7.After the fireside 8. Sister Ford, Kherlenchimeg, Sister Soyolmaa, Elder Ford, 9. President Altansukh, Buyanzaya, Sister Gledhill, Elder Gledhill.
This is our friend, Sukhbaatar. He reminds me of the Sea of Galilee.
We enjoyed a lovely departure dinner with Pres. and Sis. Clark. Sister Soyolmaa, Sister Khishigdulam, Sister Mungunchimeg, Sister Otgontuya, and Sister Munkhzaya with President and Sister Clark and Elder and Sister Ford.
Elder Huff, Elder Myagmadorj, Sister Soyolmaa, Sister Khishigdulam, Sister Otgontuya, Sister Munkhzaya, Elder Hunt.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

We had a wonderful lunch with Tseegii, Munkhdorj, Chinkhuslin, Elder Myagmadorj and Elder Jolley. We love this little family and it has been so fun to watch Khuslin grow up.
Tsagaan Sar at President Altansukh's home.
Back row: Batbold, Bat-Orgil's wife, Ayuna and daugheter, Bat-Orgil and daughter, Uncle Batbold, President Bayardelger
Front Row: Elder Ford, Sister Ford, President Clark, Sister Clark, President Altansukh's wife, President Altansuckh and his grandson, Buyanzaya (President Altansukh's daughter) and Chuka, President Bayardelger's wife and their grandson.
We enjoyed a Tsgaan Sar meal with Pres. Altansukh and his family as well as the other members of the District Presidency and their families.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Carving the sheep
More sheep!

Instruments in Enkhmaa's home.
Enkhmaa's family, mother Tuvshin, Enkhmaa, brother Davaakhuu, father, Bymba, and Elder and Sister Ford and Enkhmaa's sister.
Elder Munkhbaatar, Elder Wilson, Elder Williams, Elder Call,
Enkhmaa's family.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tsagaan Sar with Adiyabold andTuul and Adiyabold's family.
Nasandegler, Ariunbolor, and their daughter.
Nadandegler was playing with his little boy. He was trying to get him to blow the blocks down.
Adiybold and Tuul's children and their cousins.
Tuul with their baby, Adiyabold,, a niece, Adiyabold's mother, Adiaybold's sister, Ariunbolor (Adiyabold's sister-in-law), Nasandegler.
Adiyabold's family...his brother Nasandegler, his sister, his mother, Adiybold
This is the remains of winter...I hate the dirty coal dusted snow.

This is the Bayanzurkh Building. This is the mission headquarters as well as the stake offices for the UB West Stake, and the UB East District offices. One branch and one ward also meet here.

These people are the pioneers of Mongolia. They are responsible for over 300 people joining the church. They have been involved in all aspects of the growth of the church.
Delicious khuushuur, fruit salad and carrot salad...and of course, buuz...
Dashdavaa and Enkhjagan's family with traditional Buriyat clothing.

Dashdavaa, Enkhjargalan and some of their family.

On the evening of the second day we had Tsagaan Sar with Enkhjarglan and Dashdavaa. The missionaries had a great time playing ankle bones.

Tsagaan Sar at Ganbolt's home. Elder Boyd, Ganbolt, Duuree, Elder Ford, Sister Ford, Sister Clark, President Clark, a relative of Ganbolt and Duuree (Ganbolt's sister).
Duuree served a mission in Oregon. President Clark's brother lives there. As Sister Clark was looking through a family album she found a picture of her sister-in-law with Duuree. Small world in the church...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

More missionary fun during Tsagaan Sar. Top left: Elder Myagmardorj, Top right: Elder Davaadorj, Center: Sister Khishigbayar, Sister Solongo, Bottom Left: Elder Quinton, Pres. Clark, Elder Haas
Eeggii's family with Elder and Sister Ford
Eeggii, her mom, Erdentsetseg, Uuriintsolmon, her brother (nephew)
Eeggii's brother was not going to smile for the pictures so he got a little encouragement from President Clark.
You have to be careful when you enter a ger that you don't bump your head...especially if you are Elder Ford. You must never step on the threshold either. It is very impolite.
More wonderful memories with missionaries.

It was a wonderful day to greet all the missionaries.

On the second day of Tsagaan Sar all the missionaries of the city came to the church to give the traditional greeting to President and Sister Clark. They were mostly all dressed in their traditional clothes. It was really a treat to see this. It was very tender for me because transfers are this weekend and I knew I wouldn't see some of these wonderful missionaries again.
This is the last bread bread I made in Mongolia.