Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
This is not the UB zak but it is a Mongolian zak. The UB zak is outdoors and has dirt floors. It has the same big wooden chests to storage and things are hung like this. I found this picture on line. They don't like you taking pictures at the zak..a lady yelled at me when I tried to take a picture so I did it the "safe" way.
There are pigeons everywhere. They are the fattest birds I have ever seen. There is a lady across from us that feeds them everyday. The Buddhists believe that the birds take the sous of those who have died to heaven so they treat them very well. I just thought this child chasing the birds was cute.
UB is a busy city of over 1,000,000 people. We lived in the center of the city and sometimes we forget how large the city is until we have to visit someone on one end of the city or the other. Traffic is a real problem at certain times of the day so you have to plan accordingly.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
This is Munkhtsetseg. She is 18. She was baptized about a year ago and has recently become inactive. We went to visit her to invite her to come back. She has had her feelings hurt and of course, it is someone else's fault. She had been to youth conference so we talked about that. We also talked about the temple. Hopefully some day she will feel the things she felt when she was first introduced to the church. She said when she came to the church she heard music and that music made her feel something.
We took two quilts to Choibalsan. They were made by sisters in the stake. I had planned to give them both to Narantuya. She lives in a ger with her son. But the R.S. president insisted that one go to Bolormaa. The top picture is Narantuya. When I gave her the blanket we both cried.