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We Are Workers in Mongolia!

“Can you get water from the lake to fill the barrel?”

“Please go to the forest and get firewood for boiling water.”

“These dishes need washing.”

“Bring the bread, jam, and butter to the resturant for the guests.”

“Collect the bedsheets from the guest gers and wash them for the next guests tomorrow.”

“We need two persons to wake up at 6:15 to prepare breakfast.” Continue reading We Are Workers in Mongolia!

Living is About the “Living”

Joani learned how to wash dishes in the ger camp from Nelly (right) using as little water as possible.
Joani learned how to wash dishes in the ger camp from Nelly (right) using as little water as possible.

In Psalm 111:4 it says, “He has caused his wonders to be remembered”. Indeed we have seen countless of wonders on this trip—the endless towering Great Wall of China, the breathtaking view of the rap seed flowers of Qinghai lake with snow mountains behind it, and the deep red sun setting behind the thousand years old rock formations at Yadan. But of all the wonders we had encountered, none beats the wonder of people. Each person we had met has greeted us with nothing but kindness, taking us into their own homes, showing us where to go, and going beyond what’s asked for as a stranger and a host. Through the people I have met on this trip, I learned that hospitality is not just a job but also a lifestyle—living is about the “Living”. Continue reading Living is About the “Living”