Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mongolian Update #3

найзууд Сайн байна! [Hello Friends!]

Stephen arrived just in time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with us here in Mongolia! He had great flights and was able to put his luggage on a van for the last leg of the trip. We found out later that his luggage van lost control down a snowy mountain and rolled. We are thankful that Stephen wasn't in that van, his luggage was unharmed and the driver to the van was not hurt! 

Since Stephen's arrival on Thanksgiving weekend, the days have simply flown by. We are treasuring each day of our last week here in Mongolia. The special friendships, beautiful sights and wonderful experiences will forever be etched in our memories...


-- Stephen playing basketball with friends --


A playful puppy enjoying the last bits of sunshine.


Yes, this was a day at the market... 
every once in awhile the beef finds its own way in!


Our woodpile - As the days have gotten colder, 
I'm so grateful for those who stacked it all right outside our door!


Every Sunday afternoon, I have had the incredible joy of opening my home to a 
precious group of girls. We do cooking or craft projects, play games, 
and have time to visit along with a devotional. I have been continually blessed to see 
their eagerness & delight for our time together - because I love it too!! 


Cutting out & sewing baby blankets, bibs and pants. 


Displaying the finished products!


Everyone did such nice work... 
and were delighted with the results of their efforts! 
Time to show off the little items! 


"Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause; and let them say continually, 
"Let the LORD be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant. 
And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness and Your praise all the day long!" Psalm 35:27-28

5 comments:

Alison said...

Thanks for the update! Been praying for you, Ruth, and for Stephen, as well. And, oh my, I am so glad that no one was harmed in the vehicle losing control. Pretty scary! Enjoy your last week in Mongolia. I can't wait to hear all about it! I will continue to pray for you both, along with all your new friends.

Caravan Sonnet said...

Thanks so much for the update! Prayers continue with both of you!! Hope that you have a wonderful day!!
:) Rebecca

Cryslyn Brewster said...

Thank God no one was hurt when the luggage van lost control! You and Stephen have been continually in my prayers. <3

I hope you both have a blessed last week in Mongolia. It sounds like it's been a wonderful trip so far.

God Bless,
Cryslyn

Lexi said...

That's so kewl! Glad Stephen wasn't hurt. Love all of the pictures!
In Christ,
Lexi

Elizabeth. said...

Praying for you both and excited about the opportunities the Lord has given you to bless those in Mongolia. And thank you for sharing the updates - I love reading them! Blessings as you continue serving the Lord in this way :)