|Many days in the life of the Farmers in Mongolia|
Reporting our mission. The highlight of the week was speaking in church on Sunday about our mission to Mongolia and then presenting a fireside program that evening. It took a lot of concentrated effort on both our parts to figure out what we each wanted to say and on which occasion.
|Mother and daughter share the same missionary badge|
Then we had to sort through our photos (a huge job) from our mission to match the topics we wanted to stress at the evening program.
|A champion of Family History - here and in Mongolia|
We worked it out and felt good about describing our rich experience as missionaries in Mongolia.
|The hat came off for this presentation|
About sixty people came including couples contemplating missions during their retirement years.
Our two daughters (one of which served in Mongolia -1998-2000) prepared a Mongolian snack "khosher" as a refreshment afterward.
|Returned missionaries who served in Mongolia|
Our grandchildren who live in St. Louis attended the fireside as well.
|Some of our grandchildren who attended the program|
We were overwhelmed with what we had done, the places we'd been and the great people we met and love. It was definitely much too much to share in one evening - we skimmed the highlights and sang the praises of our mission.
Elder Neuberger's parents were there. They knew more than anybody about Mongolia because of their son's mission and their journey to Mongolia as well.
The Goddards. We hosted the Wally and Carol Goddard for an evening BBQ. They had developed a relationship with Tally and Eric (daughter and son-in-law) and were awfully good to our grandchildren. What a blessing!
|The Goddards with Juliana, Elena, and Angelina|
It turns out that Bro. Goddard is a well know church author on marriage and parenting. You can google him, Wallace Goddard, to find the books and writings he has done. We compared notes on our mutual careers.
He is retiring from his profession this August and will be moving to Logan, Utah where they will be closer to their grandchildren. I think we made new friends during our time in Arkansas.
Last moments in Arkansas. We will be spending the next three weeks with our three grandchildren as we transport them to their new home in Pennsylvania with a stop in North Carolina.
|Overlook of the Arkansas River|
|A barge on the Arkansas River|
|This was the shoreline of the lake we explored|
|After the paddleboat ride, a little wading for Elena and Juliana|