My last day in Mongolia was an adventure! Our meetings finished on Wednesday night, and Thursday I went with our host to visit a gert – the igloo- like dwellings that the nomadic people live in. Many town dwellers live in them as well, and we walked in the cold, crisp sunshine the equivalent of about 4 blocks from the house church building to visit one of the young men in the congregation and his family.
Animal skins are draped over a wooden frame with a hole in the top to let the smoke from the wood burning stove escape. And it was hot in there – we almost melted in our heavy costs and boots!
The young man and his father – both unemployed – served us Mongolian tea and cookies. The 4 children are believers, but neither parent is saved.
The stark contrasts in Mongolian society really hit me as our next stop was lunch in the 8th floor very modern apartment of some friends.
After a quick plane trip back to UB in the evening, we are on the move again. We are at Seoul waiting for our plane to San Francisco – then back home to San Antonio!
Thanks for going along with me in prayer.