Archives for August 2009

How Many Toys Does It Take To Entertain Aurora?

This evening 6 month old Aurora came to visit her grandparents. So we got out a few toys to occupy her.

Missionary Dan Email #29 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

It is somewhat discouraging to have so many people say they are busy but in time we’ll find success. Also people always go to the countryside. It is way cool that they can move in one day their entire house and have no one know where they went, but when missionary work is concerned it isn’t that cool.

Jake Skydives in Ogden

The instructor pulled the ripcord and we quickly jerked to a slow fall. After a few seconds he gave me the ropes and showed me how to control the chute. It was a blast going left then right and diving — I could even feel some G’s as I make the chute turn as tight as possible.

Missionary Dan Email #28 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Elder Henson, my companion got transferred Saturday. I stayed in the area and Od Bayar is my new companion. He is in the same group, which is cool.

Bryson Crawls to First Place at Davis County Fair

Friday found me at the Davis County Fair with my two grandchildren Bryson and Aurora. Adelaide entered Aurora in the baby contest as did Sarah with Bryson. No winners there.

Missionary Dan Email #27 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The food was good but my companion and I unfortunately got food poisoning. So last night was quite the adventure with our stomach’s discarding the food as it felt it needed to. We originally planned to go to the country side today, but instead did our best to recover. We are both doing good now, just a little tired.

Missionary Dan Email #26 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Sunday was similar, many of our less actives came and over half of the new members in our area came as well. It was a great fast and testimony meeting and I was glad that so many of the people we’d been serving were able to be there. The Lord has greatly blessed us in our efforts and I know He always gives us help when we ask.

1.3 Billion Wind Turbines Needed to Replace Coal

In the United States in 2007 coal was responsible for generating 2,016,456 gigawatts of power. As 1 gigawatt equals 1,000 megawatts you would need 1.3 billion (2,016,456,000 megawatts / 1.5) wind turbines to replace coal. And coal only accounts for 48% of electricity production.