Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Setting Apart for Mission

The stake president agreed to set us apart early while the family was home so we were set apart by President Southwick as full-time missionaries on Sunday evening March 22nd. It was a special occasion. Suzanne and Cheryl took notes. I’m enclosing a copy of the remarks President Southwick made before the blessing along with the words of the setting apart blessings. Being set apart as full-time missionaries means having the honor of being set apart as full-time representatives of Jesus Christ.

Wesley and Joan's Setting Apart Blessings
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Missionary Farewell

The weekend of March 22nd was our missionary farewell in Ukiah. It was wonderful to have so many of the family home that weekend. Bonnie’s family, Marjorie’s family, William and Skyler, Celeste, Suzanne, and Cheryl were able to be with us. On Sunday Wes and I gave our talks. In my talk I wanted the congregation to understand that when God calls us, we accept calls. The choir sang A Marvelous Work Is About to Come Forth and The Lord Bless You and Keep You. Marjorie, Suzanne, Amanda, Celeste, and John joined the choir. See Bonnie’s blog for more pictures. http://bonnie-dancingintherain.blogspot.com/2009/03/fun-with-family.html

Joan's Missionary Farewell Talk
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Wendy Rae!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy 10th Anniversary William and Wendy!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Peace Corps Mongolia

I found this blog Peace Corps Mongolia. In reading it and looking at earlier posts, I see comments about learning the language and what it is like to live in a ger - which we'll not be doing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mongolia in Church News

03/02/09 Mongolia: Needy parents receive layettes for newborns
10/18/08 Mongolia Youth Forge New Friendships

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Apartment in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

From pictures I've seen of where the Mongolians in the country live, I thought it would be pretty primitive.

However, the Paynes, who are the current mission office couple sent us these pictures of the apartment in Ulaanbaatar where we'll be living. It looks pretty modern; there is even a microwave. Most of the pictures are of the apartment, but Brother Payne is standing in front of the mission office, and I believe the two stairwells are from the mission office. I think the mission office is on the fourth floor of the building.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Cheryl!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mongolian Keyboard New Information

New Information: With this keyboard I can now type on my computer in Mongolian. However when you type on the virtual keyboard, if the new letter you type goes on top of the preceding letter, follow the method below.

I noticed if I can get some text onto the screen part of my virtual keyboard, from then on the letters will not go on top of each other. So just cut and paste some English text from my blog. Then type in what you want and delete the English text.

If you uncheck the box next to Моигол (Mongolia), you can also type in English.