We all know from Jacob 5 and the parable of the sower that success has less to do with the setting and more to do with the work you put into it.
Well, we talked about most everything over the phone. I have another investigator getting baptised in 2 weeks, or preparing to do so, another 3 weeks later. Going to Erdenet for a day to translate some interviews for the second councilor in the mission presidency. Fun, as in its not one of those fun topic interviews . . . tiim baina daa . . . Transfer calls are this week, my companion thinks hes going to switch and go to the other area. Maybe, the president has been bringing it up alot.
Everyone from Erdenet, Selenge and Darkhan went out to Amarbaysgalan Monastery. It was pretty cool; it is one of the huge ones the Russians never found to burn. Going to try and round up pictures of other peoples cameras. Ended up taking a lot of them myself. People shoved me their camera and said "you do it, you make my camera work better".
The coolest part about it was just sitting in the back of the jammed micro bus (ie Korean van) and shooting the breeze. and in a moment of brilliance it was Elders Stevens, Stevenson and Me (we're the three biggest in the mission) with Frisbee were all on the back axle. We went across a namag (whatever you call that thing were there is water under the dry ground) and got stuck. They then decided that it would be a good idea just to try to force it out. Not much happened but we dig succeed in digging the wheels half way down into the mud. So, in a feet of civil engineering, we jacked the van up, built a short rock road under it, and then pushed it out. This made the big guys very smelly and we were still sitting together in the back.
It was very hot today.
Anyways, life's good. I have a half transfer left. That's weird. I had a transfer left yesterday. Urjigdar I was in the basement of President Archibald's in-laws. A lot of stuff changes in 2 days ym shig.
My English is getting progressively worse. When Elder Stevens and I talked to each other, it was easier to understand if you quick switched all the words into Mongolian so the grammar matched right. durp.
Stuff to bring: The artificial leg, how do you measure such a thing? Can we get the information and just send it or what?
If I had some basic first aid supplies I could do better than the doctors here. I can't solve everything, but maybe a small stash of just over the counter stuff like Neosporin and other such things to leave at the couple's house would be good. Consult with someone who knows what they're doing to decide all what has the most wide use punch.
Tegeed . . . university . . . still pondering. It seems like a lot of RM's from this mission go to BYUI. Still pondering it out though.
Love you. Give my mend to people.