|Stained glass window in the Church History Museum|
This week we are on to northern Utah to visit our daughter Trista and her family, and Darlene’s brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Kathie Felsted, who served a mission in Hungary concurrently with our mission. We will also go to St. George, Utah to visit Darlene’s uncle Jay Taylor, age 95, and have a get together with family members of missionaries serving in Mongolia. That portion of our visit to Utah will be in the next blog.
|Adam-Ondi-Ahman - beautiful, pristine, and peaceful|
Here is an explanation of the significance of the site.
We also visited the Far West temple site dedicated just prior to the Latter-Day Saints being driven out of Missouri in 1837.
|Temple site at Far West Missouri|
Felsted reunion. While we were in Mongolia, one of Darlene’s cousins showed an interest in Felsted Family History and the two of them help organize a family reunion for this August.
|Darlene and Julie Wilson, the organizers, comparing family history records|
It was held in a church bowery and included a potluck meal.
|From left to right - Raymond K., Effie Lou, Peter, Darlene and Darlene's brother, Ron|
|Ron and Kathie Felsted with their son Patrick and daughter-in-law, Katarina|
|My brother Larry at the grill|
|Family gathering Larry and Katie are at opposite ends of the table|
|Beautiful sunset as viewed from Larry and Katie's backyard|
|More of their beautiful garden and landscaping|
|Larry's son-in-law, Vasil Osipenko, a Ukranian patriot|
|Alan and LaNice Groesbeck - just back from Mongolia|
|From the left - Sis. Briggs, Clark, the Richardsons, the Groesbecks, the Farmers, and Bradley Warner - our Mongolian teacher via Skype|
|From L to R - Sisters Richardson, Briggs, Groesbeck, and Farmer|
We had a three hour conversation exchanging memories and thoughts about our time together in Mongolia. It was a lovely visit.
|Pres. Clark is now a Stake President of a BYU Stake|
We also had a great visit with Steve Nickle, head of records acquisition for Asia and Africa. We shared our insights with him about the progress we made in developing a joint project with the National Archives in Mongolia.
|Angel Moroni in the Church History Museum|
|Pioneer Home built in Salt Lake in 1847 by an early pioneer family|
Finally we will leave you with a picture of the new temple being built in Provo, Utah.