Presented here are portions of Elder Daniel Willoughby’s thirty second 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.
We went to work this last week and it turned out to be a great week. We did a lot better than last week. It was good for us to be able to have a little success. Thanks for all the great emails. I feel very loved. Well this week I teach a lot more English. It is OK but not the funnest thing to do. We had a good class last week that was really fun and another one with 45 students in it which was ridiculous. Anyway that will all work out alright.
Missionary work is still continuing to be good. President Anderson said my companion became a missionary while with me which made him very happy. I didn’t do anything as when he first came he was ready to work. It was good though to hear that President is happy. My companion and I did well on receiving referrals from members this week. That was a huge improvement.
Thanks too for wishing me happy birthday. Yea! I’m going to be twenty. Oh yeah and as you can clearly see from the picture we can go tracking. No just kidding, but the door on the fence was really funny.
We have a washing machine in our apartment. It’s not very big and you put water into from the tap. It then has a spinner that spins the clothes, then we hang them up on a rack to dry. All people with a ger have an outhouse. Some of the service I have done is digging the hole for the outhouse. There usually is furniture all the way around, and they sit on the beds during the day. So I guess they become couches. They do laundry with the same machine I have. They simply reuse the water a bit. Their sinks have a little drip handle and it drops into a sink, then into a bucket under that. It is cool. Some have refrigerators and yes, most if not all the houses have power, with T.V. etc.
Happy Birthday! You’re turning 21 right? Wahoo! Have lots of fun. :)
To Brother Burns
Thanks for sharing your experience with me. It truly does seem to work that way. First the Lord tests our faith then later He greatly blesses us. The miracles that happen make doing missionary work worth it. It seemed like you had one amazing companion! Thanks again.
Love from Elder Willoughby