Monday, October 27, 2014

A Visit from some friends during our busy October

October has been a good month. Our church is doing well, LEI has seen its problems almost totally ironed out, and we had a really nice week-long visit from our British friends Roger and Pam Shuttleworth. It is so nice to show friends around the city of Ulaanbaatar and take a drive into the countryside. Roger spoke at our church service and also at a gathering of students at MIU. Excellent times. We were sorry to see them go, but trust there will be future times together!

LEI is basically running normally now after the crazy summer and September. This week we have mid terms at our school. Also, our church is doing well. The brethren are growing and taking on more responsibility. We are also seeing many visitors and the number of people in Torch is growing. All is very encouraging. So onward we go!

Roger and me

Me at the Genghis Khan statue

Kathy and Pam at Terelj National Park

Roger in front of Turtle Rock at Terelj National Park

Roger speaking at Torch Church

Torch Church October, 2014

Kathy speaking at Torch Church

A letter from our granddaughter Audrey

Roger, Pam, Batnyam and me

Dusk view from the north of UB

Torch friends: Sheri, Danny, Emily, Temka, Jon and Bobby

Me in front of the LEI office

Our LEI staff Tuul with 2 students: Zolboo and Namuuna

Kathy on an afternoon visit to our friend Tsoomo and his family

Tsoomoo and Kathy and a few of Tsoomoo's family's cows

Monday, October 13, 2014

Our LEI picnic and classes :)

Our Language Education Institute has been busy this fall. Recently we had an all-day picnic for the students. It is great for the teachers and students to get to know each other better at our yearly beginning-of-the-semester picnic. Great time! As I have mentioned before, learning a language is difficult, and it helps to feel more comfortable around each other in order to speak easier. 

I also have some photos of a few of the classes, as well as photos of the teachers. Also, there has been a lot of work on our new office space. Soon I will post some photos of it. 

The students and teachers who went on the all-day picnic. Beautiful day along the Tuul River.

Nandia and Sunigel leading the students in warm-up exercises.

Here is one of the buildings we used.

Me with Tom, one of the American teachers !

Two students and a roaming cow...

We all had lunch together.

A view of the Tuul River from our camp.

Our day-time teachers and staff. Great group!

Khaliuna, Degi and me

Our Mongolian language teacher Ganaa.

Our teachers and staff on Teachers' Day

Duuya our Mongolian language teacher

Some super students :)

Me with a class I was observing.

One of our excellent teachers Sunigel with her class.