Missionary Dan Email #14 from Choibalsan, Mongolia

Thanks for the great emails, not much to write about this week. Enjoy the little movie clip of my investigator’s son. He is saying, “Hey Kobe, what’s up?!” I think it’s great, but it was my companion’s idea.

Transfer calls came and I’m staying here with my companion Elder Od Bayar. That made me happy. I like this, being in Choibalsan. We had a normal work week with the normal meeting with people and teaching lessons. Right now we have some good investigators progressing towards baptism.

My English class was fun teaching again. I teach another English class at the church. Nothing too exciting. My companion does whatever he feels like during English.

So it is really surprising that January is already over. Time in the countryside goes by much faster and is a whole lot calmer and peaceful. In February everyone starts preparing for Tsagaan Sar and gets really busy.

During the holiday we just do our best to support the members as most other people are celebrating with family etc. It is kind of like their Christmas. This year I think lots of members will invite us over to their houses. So I’d better start preparing to eat a lot. Each house always has tons of Buuz and they make you each until you’re full like Thanksgiving dinner. Then the same day you go to another house and eat the same amount all over again. We’ll probably go to three or four houses a day for the week. I’m not really sure, but it’ll be fun.

My companion says that it is true that this is the coldest winter in Mongolia. Doesn’t really seem that cold, but when there is wind it is freezing.

The picture below with all the youth is from a question and answer competition they had. They asked questions about church doctrine and things. The winners were recently baptized members (within the last month), and another who had been a member a little over a year. Thats cool.

LDS youth in Choibalsan

LDS youth in Choibalsan, Mongolia

Love, Elder Willoughby.

Presented have been portions of an email from Elder Daniel Willoughby serving in 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.
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