Presented here are portions of Elder Daniel Willoughby’s eleventh email from the Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Mission. If anyone wishes to send Daniel a message, write it in the comments and I will make sure he receives it.
Thanks for all the wonderful pictures. I got the package and my companion loved the tie. He said he is going to use it and the calendar as well. He said, “This calendar is best. My trainer had one.” I love how my companion says the word “best”. He says thank you. Thanks Mom for the calendar. I really enjoyed the peeps. They were good.
It looks and sounds like the house has been all fixed up. It is wonderful to hear how happy you are with it mom. You’ve worked hard and deserve it.
Mongon Od was baptized by one of the members in the branch. At his house before his baptism he was trying on a suit. His Mom was helping him. It was a little too big for him and I smiled because it reminded me of my childhood. I was always wearing things that didn’t quite fit. It was exciting for the branch to have a baptism. The branch president and his counselor came and welcomed him to the branch. There were about 37 people who attended the baptism meeting. There were two others baptized from the other branch. We travel to a different building to baptize since the font in our building is broken. It’s about a 20 minute drive.
One of our investigators, Yyang, had great opposition from her family. We had to stop meeting with her. She was a good investigator. She did say though we can meet with her again in June. ErdenMohx, our other really good investigator, came to general conference. She also paid tithing. She is doing her best to prepare for baptism. She knows the Book of Mormon is true. We have been greatly blessed by the Lord to have her.
Many of our less active members are doing great. Many of the Mongolians struggle with the name Willoughy. Withhhoobooo. It at times is hilarious. One of our investigators is always saying it trying to learn how to say it right. Pyrvabbat.
I had many good classes this week. I was happy because my students are talking to me. After they get over the fear that I won’t understand them, they start talking freely. Many of them have good English. I am happy to help them learn English. It will bless their lives forever.
I don’t think I ever remember General Conference being so amazing. The past three weeks I’ve been deeply pondering and studying Isaiah. I was figuring out the prophecies of the last days and then General Conference said almost everything I was studying and more. We are in the last days in fact we are at the time when all the prophecies are starting to be fulfilled. I think I know where the ten tribes of Israel are as well. I could very well be teaching them everyday. I’ve been thinking about their record of when Christ visited the lost tribes of Israel. It is will come forth maybe before of after Christ’s Coming? I am not sure. Either way when their record comes many will believe it and it will do wonderful things for missionary work. General Conference had one theme that occurred to me. Prepare for the second coming. We are on the Lords side. Prepare for it, I think it’s sooner than we realize.
Love, Elder Willoughby
P.S. I think I figured out the virus thing. It would have been good to know to lock my card. I know now. He he. I will send pictures next week, I ran out of time today.
List of Daniel’s missionary posts.