Friday, February 26, 2010

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off!

Things are happening here faster than we can tell you about them! Here's a couple of the latest.

Friday night, the Branch closest to where we live had a baptism. Nothing really unusual in that. They have baptisms pretty much every week. But this baptism was unusual, just the same.

The first to be baptized was a really cute 8 year old girl. That's still not unusual. All the kids here are the cutest you have ever seen and lots of them are baptised every month!

But the second person to be baptized, was this 99 year old grandmother. That's right, 99 years old! That is a record for Mongolia and we wonder what the record is for the entire Church!

Her family has been members for some time. But a while back, she told them she didn't want to stay home anymore on Sunday. She wanted to go to Church with them. So, she did!

It also seems that she had been having some dreams. In her dreams, her husband (who past away 30 years ago -- he was only 71 or so!) had appeared to her and he was all dressed in white. She said, "I want to go to church and if I see someone dressed all in white, I'm goin' to hang on to them!"

Well, she was soon the one dressed in white! She no longer has the use of her legs and had to be helped by two Elders as they went entered the font. They held her up, offered the baptismal prayer and then immersed her. But, not having any control of her legs, they floated to the surface! It only took a second attempt to succeed and she was thrilled.

"I don't have long left here and I want to leave prepared," she said.

This was one of THOSE baptisms, can you tell?

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Also on Friday night, KSL News in Utah ran a story on the difficult winter Mongolia is having. Bruce Lindsay of KSL is a neighbor to the couple now serving as the Humanitarian couple here -- Elder and Sister Lasson. Bruce phoned Elder Lasson and conducted an interview from half way around the world. It is a pretty accurate story. You can see it at this link:

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=9829662

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Thought you might get a kick out of this picture. We have seen this sort of thing in many countries. People try to use English words but don't really know what they mean.

Hair cut anyone?
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4 comments:

Melissy J said...

There was also an article in the church news about it. I hope things start turning around there and people are able to pull through the winter and through to summer.
That picture at the end is way funny! I need a hair cut but not if they're going to 'destroy' it! :-D

REBYRYAN said...

I think I need a hair cut!! Too funny. That is kind of cool to have one as young as they can be (or pretty close anyway) and one as old as they can be at the same baptism. I bet that was neat!

The Fendleys said...

That is so sad about how much people are loosing, and also how much they can all still be facing once things start to warm up. Yet another thing we take for granted.

Marcia said...

You would think that all the humanitarian efforts would send a message.
I love the salon. That looks like something I actually would do with hair if I were in charge of it.