|Baby bundled up for winter weather|
|Accumulated smoke particles in the air purifier filter|
|Coal is hauled in big chunks in special trucks|
No big snowfall or strong winds – just frigid weather and air pollution are the main problems. Not incapacitating weather but more than a nuisance.
|Bags of coal ready to be hauled to Ulaanbaatar|
|Waiting for our students to arrive|
|It has been a great fall class!|
|Two missionaries with a member|
The pictures of Batbayer, his wife, and their farm are courtesy of Dr. Stewart who was able to travel to Baganuur for the special event.
He was the man who researched his family genealogy and had accumulated over 730 family names prior to his discovering and joining the church.
Here are some pictures of his farm home and animals 7 km outside of Baganuur. He wants us to come and visit him and his family at his farm before we leave the mission.
|Heavy winter coat|
It ended with Christmas gifts and treats for our 25 Family History Consultants who came.
|Presenters Ulziika and Badmaa along with our decorations, treats and gifts|
Visitors from Hong Kong. Sister Gong, the wife of the Asia Area President came to Mongolia with the Ballantines, Directors of the Kennedy School of International Relations at BYU.
They came to assess our situation in Mongolia on how to better teach English as a second language. They met with all the English teachers (foreign missionaries) during the week and observed their classes.
Sister Gong made several suggestions on how to improve the way English is being taught here. All the Senior couples were invited to share their experiences and also participated in the feedback meeting held toward the end of the week.
|John directing the music|
|Pres. Benson with John and Tommy|
|Mary Ann trying her hand at photography|
|Playing with a Ger nativity set|
|Isabel solicited an impromptu piano lesson from her teacher|
|On cold winter nights, police keep the traffic flowing from pedestals. Hard duty!|