Some of you may have seen this story in the Church News. Perhaps we can add a few more details.
The Relief Society here in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and surrounding cities, got together one Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago to put together some newborn kits. The biggest part of the project was the making of 500 baby quilts. Quite a project. And they did it all in one day!
These were given to local hospitals who, in turn, gave them to mom's as their babies were born. Most here have nothing to wrap their babies in when they take them home.
The brother sitting in the first picture is President Odegerel, president of the Ulaanbaatar District (the mission field equivalent of a Stake). He is quite a character but is also one who is eager to learn as much as he can as quickly as he can about the Gospel and how to run a district.
You can see the room full of sisters behind Elder and Sister Caldwell and in the following picture. That room also doubles as the chapel. There were also sisters in the basement area and in a room on the third floor - just about anywhere we could find space to put them. They put in a long day, but got everything pretty much done before it was over.
And believe it or not, they were done by about 5 o'clock! They had quite an assembly line going, including a 'quality inspection' area to make certain everything was finished properly.
And this was the final result as all the quilts were stacked at the front of the chapel when they were completed. We've never seen so many quilts in our lives!
This is a couple of the Elders hauling loads of blankets to be stored in a closet until they could be taken to the hospitals.
We've also included a picture of the racks of little socks we dried in our apartment after washing them. These were purchased for the new born kits, but it was felt prudent to wash them, not knowing where they had been before we got them.
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