Monday, May 16, 2016

Good days in UB

Good days in UB. Our friend Bernard Hull came for a visit. It was good for everyone. It's a shame that his wife Hazel couldn't come because of a bad flu. But we will hopefully see her and Bernard in Alabama in September during our time in Ohio and other places we will be able to visit. 

Bernard spoke often while here to our church, to a small Bible study we have, and to our church home group. We also were able to take some walks around the city and had the privilege of sitting in on a group of contortionists practicing one day. I have always wanted to view a performance put on by contortionists but have never done it. So this was a nice time to talk with the teacher and her students and to watch them do some fantastic contortions. The teacher was one of the first ones in her younger days to perform in Mongolia. We were also able to attend an evening performance of Mongolian and Russian singers and musicians performing some traditional music representing their countries. 

And this week Kathy and I and friends took a hike to the north to Chingeltei. We have been there before, but this was one of the best :)

Our new friends who perform contortion. 2 of the girls are now performing in Turkey.

The teacher Noros. The photo above her is of when she was young.

At the opera house.

Scenes of the city.

Our friend Bernard spent time with us. 

With Bernard and Bobby

Teaching at Torch Church

Wednesday evening home groups together.

With Batnyam and Sarah during a surprise snow.

On a recent walk

Uyangaa, Namje, Naraa, Kathy and I on our hike at Chingeltei.

Friday, May 6, 2016

My spring in Ulaanbaatar

Life continuous on here in UB. I have the privilege and pleasure of teaching at MIU, being involved with Torch Church, meeting with friends and others who often look for help. The opportunities are endless. 

We are slowly preparing for our move from here to Ohio, USA. I will write more later about that. It has been a great time here. For over 5 years we have been here. So many stories can be told of friends we have made, Torch Church we have lead, and ways we have been of help to people. 

Though filled with difficulties, it is a great life.

On a walk some weeks ago.

On sale at the local store.... 

To the south of UB

Some friends I met along the tracks.

After one of our Torch Church services. 

Saturday morning study

Our church home group.

Sunday morning at Torch Church.

A walk in town.

Outside our apartment building.

Being cool at Beantree with Davaa :)

A statue of Zorigt, a well-liked man some years ago, with an interesting ad.

A walk up one of the high hills to the north of UB.

My friend who lives nearby.


MIU photo time with some students who will soon graduate.

With our friend Yeojin.

With Batnyam at Beantree.