Monday, May 3, 2010

Mongolia 5-03-2010

Sorry about the slowness of my updates. This week has been rough on me as I was struck with a major stomach problem that affected both ends of my body. With all my travels to third-world countries, I think I was a little over confident with my stomachs ability to handle the challenges of the many viruses and bacteria present in these parts. Let's just say I learned a funny saying (that was directed towards me): "Even steel has a melting point!" Well, on my fifth day into this, I am feeling much better. Unfortunately, it is just in time for me to leave this Tuesday at 3pm (pst). I can't believe how fast this trip has gone by!

Today we had a pretty cool day. We headed out to one of Mongolia's National Parks. It was beautiful. Richard was stoked as there were tons of serious rocks to climb. He says it was just like Joshua Tree, just with colder temps and pine trees. Again the weather here is amazing. We arrived with snow falling and left with sunny and 60 degrees--this seems very normal for Mongolia. As we left the park, we noticed a Kazak man with a Golden Eagle on the side of the road. He uses his eagle to hunt wolves, foxes, rabbits, and whatever else. We stopped and he let us hold the eagle--amazing. I don't have the words to express the beauty, size, strength, and awe this bird embodied.

Please keep us in your prayers as we travel home beginning this Tuesday at 3pm (pst) and arriving in San Diego Wednesday at 12:30pm (pst).

Finally, if you are interested to hear about (including pictures and videos) our trip. We are planning on having a time of sharing at Valley Baptist Church on May 21 at 7pm (I think it is seven...I will send out another email if I am wrong).

Thank you all for your prayers and support!


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