Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Winter Getaway from the Cold

We were grateful for the chance to get to vacation in Dolphin Bay, Thailand this winter.  

 We stayed at a place for missionaries called Juniper Tree.  There may be 15-20 missionary families there at any one time.  So the beach and pool were not the only fun parts for the kids.  
It was 90 F degrees the day we packed up to go.
It was -20 F when we got back to Mongolia.  No mosquitoes in Mongolia in winter!

Basketball Outreach - Coaching Coaches

Pastor Baggie helped translate when our team of coaches came in November.  Now he has organized a team of leaders to help him coach 7th and 8th graders from a neighborhood public school.  

The kids pay a monthly fee to be able to play and learn.  Next we are working on offering private lessons for clinics.  

The kids sit for 10 minutes of a two-hour practice to hear a message on character including the truth of Christ.  We are making more than basketball players.  We are training to make youth grow into responsible respectful adults, and also present the claims of Christ and make disciples.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve we visited the ice-sculptures in front of the New Darhan Theater.
This year they added an ice-rink you may see in the background.
The girls' teacher hosted a tea party at her home to end the year's Secret Santa.