Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Welcome, Sister Orkhon!!

We had the wonderful and fun privilege of meeting Sister Orkhon (Onon's sister) at the airport on Tuesday afternoon. And, since the MTC told us it was too late in the day to actually process her into the MTC (though she certainly could have stayed there), we decided to keep her until Wednesday morning! We had a blast!

First, we took her to the Conference Center and a Brother Dubois took us on a special tour. And guess what? He had actually visited Ulaanbaatar a few years back! Go figure!

Then we went to the Salt Lake Temple and Sister Orkhon did baptisms for the dead. She kept repeat, "My dream has come true!"

After the temple, we took her to dinner at the Lion House. You know, the home that Brigham Young used to live in. It has been converted to a museum and restuarant. Dinner was wonderful!

Finally, we went to our home where she stayed for the night. The next morning we finally (and somewhat begrudgingly!) took her to Provo and let her start her mission!

She will be a VERY good missionary! And we think her brother helped her learn even better English than when we were still in Mongolia!


REBYRYAN said...

That is so neat! I bet she was so glad to see you!

The Fendleys said...

I agree with Rebecca. Coming all this way by yourself has to be so hard. But to have someone that you know waiting for you when you get off the plane has to make it so much less scary. Sounds like you had a lot of fun with her.

Marcia said...

Are you homesick for Mongolia yet?

Bressler Bunch said...

She is so sweet. We just loved her. I haven't met anyone from Mongolia that we haven't just fallen in love with.