The Mongolia team finally made it to Mongolia!…..But our luggage did not. After three days of travel, filled with adventures such as cancelled flights, short connections and an evening in the Beijing train station, we eventually took a thirty-hour train ride out of Beijing to the capital city of Mongolia, Ulan Bataar. We were fortunate enough to meet a friendly Chinese man in the Beijing train station who helped us in finding our gate and food for the ride! He walked us across the street from the train station to a supermarket and shopping—there was an excursion we will not soon forget. Brooke, our friend, will hardly be easily forgotten also, as he continues his studies in art at China University. Brenda became a huge help, as she was able to speak to and help translate with the people we came across in China. We couldn’t have done it without her. Our train ride had us viewing areas of China similar to the American west! Rocky mountains and even pine trees made some of us feel quite at home here in the east. Many hours spent on the train made the twelve hour time difference much more bearable and upon our arrival in U.B., we all felt more rested and were grateful for the time of rest and relaxation. Our first day in Mongolia found us shopping for food with our friendly guide, Battsetseg, who directed us to eating Buuz (a dumpling with lambs meat) and Kimchi (A cabbage slaw) for our first meal here. It was very yummy and we had almost everyone coming for seconds and thirds! The apartment is nice and we are looking forward to making it even nicer. No sign of our bags yet, but we know the Lord will provide in the mean time. We all are excited and anticipating the work the Lord has for us here, and we are thankful for all of your prayers as we continue on this journey in this mysterious and beautiful land of Mongolia.