|Improbable sight over Murun|
|Training in Murun|
|Mongolian cemetery - I wonder how much of this has been recorded? The dust plume in the background is a vehicle approaching.|
Unfortunately there is just the two of us English speakers doing the training with the disadvantages of not knowing Mongolian and not having enough computers, translators or other trainers to go around.
We have had key translators in each city so far but the opening hour or two of the training can be tedious as we try to get everyone signed on. We are encouraging members to sign up and work out all these issues before we arrive for our training so we can be more effective in getting members to enter their personal information on new.FamilySearch. We are going to become familiar with the Mongolian vocabulary that matches the English screens so we can train directly without a translator.
|Our new partners in Murun|
We share the Asian Area goals for Mongolia to accomplish during the coming year: each member complete a 4 generation pedigree chart, a 10% increase in names submitted to the temple and personal involvement of youth in family history research and training of members.
|Family pictures have a place of honor in a Mongolian home|
Additional duties. We did more work with the Ulaanbaatar Family History Consultants and their leaders in two additional meetings this weekend. On Thursday we joined a Skype conference call for all the Family History missionaries in the Asian area. We will have a weekly conference call. We also Skyped with Danny Chin, the records acquisition manager for Asia, to go over our upcoming meetings with the Directors of the National and Central Archives here in Ulaanbaatar.
|Lots of data family history data here in Mongolia - in old Mongolian script|
|Milking is done|
|Members with prized goats|
|Richardsons let us tag along|
|Wheelchair recipient with daughter and grandsons|
|Generations of women cooperating in a lifestock enteprise|
|"This is BYU Hawaii in January" - audible gasp of of amazement from audience - deal closed|
|Returned missionary party at Sukhbaatar Branch|
|Sister Returned Missionaries|
|On Alimaa's show|
|A budding partnership|
|Hospitality rituals of a Ger family are intricate and generous|