I am back from my mission trip to Mongolia! I didn't get as many pictures as I had hoped....I only had one SD card for my camera. I will be uploading pictures soon! Mongolia is a BEAUTIFUL place....almost identical to Wyoming countryside...and the people are amazing as well. So hospitable and gracious, even if they didn't know us. I hope to go back again one day.
There are so many awesome stories I have from Mongolia...the highlights of my trip were drinking fermented mare's milk, riding a Russian-bred black stallion, and petting a baby horse for the first time in my life. I also attempted milking a cow, I helped butcher a goat and a sheep, and my CWAM team went to a Mongolian youth conference out in the countryside that had AMAZING prayer and worship time. I had a prophetic vision before I left to Mongolia and I was blessed to see it fulfilled while I was there. I taught English for two weeks, helped build the first floor to an Outreach Center, painted a school fence, camped with Mongolian nomads and helped them milk mares and cows and herd horses, went fishing, rode racehorses and prized horses, and I got to eat goat and sheep intestine and other sorts of weird foods...including horse meat. Yes, I ate HORSE, and it tastes amazing! Best meat I've ever had. I had a traditional Mongolian shirt made. I spent 16 hours in China, so I have a passport stamp for China and Mongolia, so I can say that I've been to TWO countries...one of which is not open to Christianity. The international airport in Beijing is open, however, so praying and reading my Bible wasn't an issue.
Coming back from Mongolia was exciting...yesterday I got to ride my horse Chester for a bit...until he decided to buck me off at a fast lope. Spent six hours in the ER since I was somersaulted into the air and landed on my head and neck. No major injuries except deep bruises on my entire left side and some impact damage to my left kidney (they found blood in a urine sample). They say here in Wyoming that you are not considered a true cowboy (or cowgirl) until you get bucked off...and I managed to stay on my horse through three good bucks before he threw me. I got right back up and back in the saddle...until the pain forced me off and I realized that I was hurting more than I thought I would be.
But, the last seven weeks have been AMAZING and I wanted to thank you all for your prayers and support
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Thanks everyone, God bless