|Our group on the steps of the Opera House|
|Standing for a hymn|
For those of us who understand English, we can hear the talks live on the Internet but at awkward hours of midnight to 2:00 am, 4:00 – 6:00 am and from 8:00 - 10:00 am. We can also watch on demand once the conference session is over and the talks (English version) have been uploaded.Most of us senior couples are able to take in most of conference before the Asia Area General Conference weekend begins. We have the additional opportunity to hear the conference sessions a second time at hours that approximate the times in Salt Lake City. We especially listen for topics that meaningful to our lives personally and try to implement them in our lives.
|Watching conference together|
Swan Lake. Living in the capital city gives us an opportunity to take in some cultural events from time to time. After the Saturday afternoon conference session, most of the senior couples chose to go to the ballet Swan Lake. It was an exquisite performance. The company was Russian trained which meant it was the top quality.
|We took a whole row and then some|
|The Parliament building was all lit up as we exited the theater|
|Ourselves, Bayar and Alima|
Bayer is investigating the church and will likely become a member. Their wedding reception has been delayed because of a 49 day Mongolian grieving period following a death of an uncle. When it is rescheduled, we are invited to attend.
|Grandparents in front - Bayar and Alima flanking her parents and Alima's two younger sisters|
The Democracy party won an important election in 2012 and from our perspective is a good thing. He trained at BYU law school in 2010 and recognized my brother’s picture as a member of the law school faculty.
Alima’s grandparents and parents all spoke Russian so Darlene was in her element. We had a lot of fun and this was a delightful way of meeting her family and her Khazak grandparents.
|With our Khazak gifts and Alima's grandparents|
They gave us some gifts – a Khazak robe/coat and a scarf. What a nice memory!
|The Benson's with 3 of their four children - Elder and Sister England|