|No this is not Mongolia, try Thailand instead|
|Elder Stewart at a Tiger Park in Thailand - by the way, Dr. Stewart teaches safety to the missionaries|
Part of his duties currently include taking medical calls from the Mission Presidents in 14 countries in the Asia Area. This includes the mission in Thailand which also takes in the countries of Laos and Myam Mar.
|He is about to cause an international incident|
He was asked to investigate the quality of medical care and facilities in Laos and Myam Mar. Deseret International Charities has church members volunteering in both those countries.
Dr. and Sister Stewart went on a two week trip to visit those countries.
When they returned, they put on a fireside for the Senior couples in Ulaanbatar showing pictures from their trip.
Here is a small sample of the pictures Elder Stewart took while traveling in these three countries.
|Laos has a budding NBA star|
|A young man showing off|
|A saleslady with "normal" makeup|
|Buddhist nuns in Myam Mar|
|A young Thai greeter|
Last November all the members and missionaries in Mongolia were asked to read the Book of Mormon in 90 days. The Mission held a devotional at the conclusion of the 90 day reading program that was broadcast to all church facilities in Mongolia.
|Pres. Benson greeting the congregation|
It was a wonderful experience for us. The Book of Mormon is the word of God and brings deep spiritual insights about Jesus Christ and his mission on earth.
|Some of the speakers, Darlene is on the organ|
New missionaries arrive, others leave. Three missionaries arrived from the United States and a fourth is expected shortly.
|Khongorzul orients the new missionaries|
Five Mongolian missionaries arrived from the Philippine Missionary Training Center.
|Elders Flint and Robbins|
|A former companion is talking about Elder Munkhsaikan (thumb on his cheek). Pres. Benson is at the head of the table. Parents, relatives, senior missionaries, missionaries, and friends could come to the testimony meeting.|
With Elders Flint and Robbins departure, we are now the longest serving American missionaries in Mongolia, a title we will hold for another seven weeks.
|A tender mother-daughter moment|
"Another" breakthrough with the National Archives. Sister Farmer, myself and Puujee met and put together a power point presentation on Family Search for the National Archives. They will be meeting this week on the proposed project and then turn the contract over to the Ministry of Justice for their review.
We had several false starts already on what we felt would be a successful conclusion to developing a joint records preservation contract with the National Archives. We are holding our breath and saying our prayers for this to happen.
We will have some news on this in the next couple of blogs – hopefully.