Missionary Dan Email #18 from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Baptism in Mongolia

Daniel holding a Mongolian Book of Mormon

Presented here are portions of Elder Daniel Willoughby’s eighteenth 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.

Ulaanbaatar Mongolia West Stake

It was history in the making for Mongolia. The first stake was formed yesterday. I was happy to see how many members were there. What impressed me was when the Mongolians that accepted the new callings in the stake seemed like they had been members their whole lives. To have the Church already have a stake here shows to anyone that it really is true.

We traveled to the country side this preparation day. It was an adventure and took up most of the day so I can’t write much. The picture is of a hike we went on [Rickety note: It appears Daniel sent the wrong photograph]. It is similar to hiking in Utah. The sky is very blue here.

To Bryon:

Good luck! You’ll be great. There is granola cereal at the far left side of the cafeteria. I enjoyed that, Paul told me about it. I liked the very front of the bleachers for the firesides and devotionals. Careful though some of the seats are slightly broken and lean forward. Anyway you’ll figure it out. It will be great.

Love, Elder Willoughby

External Articles

The Ulaanbaatar West Stake! (Mike and Melba’s Mongolian blog)
First stake in Mongolia is organized (LDS Church News)
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  1. Nice to read a little bit more about Mongolia. Although I am a Canadian from Regina, Saskatchewan, my sister lives and plays volleyball for Weber State. I will be moving to Mongolia at the end of this month.

    Good luck on your mission, Dan. Great blog Rickety.


  2. Dani,
    My wife and I both graduated from Weber State many years ago when it was called a college. It is a great university. In reading your blog it looks like you are going to be working for a Mongolian newspaper in Ulaanbataar? Will you be writing in English, Mongolian, or both? I hope you get your visa OK. Daniel’s was delayed for several weeks and he was sent to Atlanta, Geargia to do missionary work there until it arrived. I hope you enjoy your time in Mongolia. Maybe write something about the Mongolian Mormon missionaries. :)

  3. Hi,
    Your article about Mongolia is very interesting.
    I always want to visit there.
    I watched about Mongolia in the local tv several days ago.
    Nice country, would love to visit there someday :)

    Thank you for sharing.

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