Clair and I went shopping at a cashmere outlet. Mongolian produces a lot of cashmere and also makes beautiful carpets. Here is a picture of the large stuffed camel--you can see him better here than the small pictures I took of them in the wild.
All the Senior missionaries at Baatar's home on Tsagaan Sar.
This is the ger of some of our branch members--a very sweet family: Batbayar, Batsetseg, and Urintsolmon. Batbayar makes beautiful things out of carved wood. They had us sit in the position of honor in their ger because we were the oldest!
When visiting homes, we always eat. In addition to the mutton, the sweets, the buuz, the airag, there are rice dishes, salads, and other foods. In keeping with "Tsagaan Sar" the first thing you eat must be white (usually a rice dish with milk, sugar and raisens).
She recently received a wheelchair from Deseret International Charities. Up until then, one of her family used to stay home from Church to care for her every week while the rest of the family went to church. After she received her wheelchair, she told her family she wanted to go. So she went to church and felt the spirit there. She decided to be baptized. She told her daughter, “I think I am going to go pretty soon and I want to do what is right before I go.” Davaajargal’s husband died in 1980. She has had a recurring dream of seeing her husband in white clothes. She said when she sees him again, she is going to go with him.