Monday, March 24, 2014

Catching Up

Some weeks just aren't all that exciting to write about, and so why would I take your precious time?  But now it's time to catch up...

First if all, my family's Christmas box finally arrived!  Just in time for Easter, I guess.

Our stake had some boundaries re-aligned this month, with some branches made into wards and some wards into branches--all in order to help every unit grow stronger and larger. So, I'm still the zone leader and haven't moved but am now serving in another branch.  It's called Sansar.  So I left the smallest branch, which became the biggest, and went to the biggest ward, which became one of the smaller branches.

One of the changes for me is that we have been serving in areas where most people live in the ger (yurt) district, and this branch is more in the city.  Everyone lives in apartments.  No more slippery mountains for a while.

Anyway, we met one of the members who told us her conversion story.  She had been in some hard times and wanted some peace in her life, so she called the information hotline number and asked about nearby Christian churches.  They gave her two church locations near her house; one of them was ours.  When she came to our Church building, she thought it was so nice she decided that it must be the one.  And she joined the Church!  I've heard of member referral converts, tracting converts, converts who randomly walked into Church, but never conversion by operator!

We are meeting new people and doing a lot of follow-up visits, but things still fall through sometimes.  We keep trying and hoping.  I realize all I can really do is focus on being the best missionary I can be.  The Lord knows how to save His children.  All I have to do is be suitable to help where needed.

We met a man from Poland recently.  Actually, he came to us, and so I think he has sincere desire to learn.  It's hard for him to keep appointments, and he has some opposition at home, but the man is a nice fellow and I hope we can help him.

So, that's missionary work in Mongolia for now.  The weather is getting a little warmer, and that makes us all happy.

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