Friday, August 21, 2009

A special experience

Just had to create a quick little post about a special experience we have had.

Despite very busy schedules, we have committed ourselves to invite missionaries into our home to teach investigators whenever we can make time. The mission president has recently asked that they teach in homes as much as possible, rather than at the church.

And we have had the pleasure of having a number of such opportunities over the past couple of months. Elder McMurtrey has brought some of his investigators to our home and he has become one of those we have gotten fairly close to. He has told us that he really likes coming to our apartment. He said that our place really feels like home to him and that he enjoys coming here. That made us feel pretty good! He is a zone leader in UB and is one of many really great Elders we have gotten to know here. And his companion, Elder Adartseren, is a really good one, too! And, of course, they really like it when we invite them to dinner!

The two of them have been bringing a couple of investigators to our home for a while now. One of them, Ulsiibayaruun Uranboler, was baptized last night and she asked if I would perform her baptism. Most seniors may go their entire mission without having that opportunity. So, I felt very grateful for this one.


I even learned the baptism prayer in Mongolian. She was quite surprised when she found out I was doing the prayer in here native language! I was, shall we say, a bit nervous! But it went ok and others said they could even understand most of it!

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Thought you might find it interesting to see the Mongolian version of the baptismal prayer! At least as close as we could get our computer to type it!


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4 comments:

meglex said...

That is really cool! Alexis wants to hear you say it in Mongolian, so you'll have to say a couple of things for her the next time we talk to you.

The Cowley Clan said...

That is neat! Glad you were able to do it in her language. Now you just need to work on another one for the 5th!

Lindsie, DJ and Jarod said...

I agree with the elders, your apartment is getting quite the "homey" look. You guys are great at adapting to your surroundings.

Angie said...

What a great experience! I am so glad the people there have you guys to help!