|Here is Grace as we were walking through the Ger District|
The women were so glad to be gathered together for this program and many of the community women got up and shared how this organization had helped them,etc. It was kind of like a large ladies meeting! You could tell it was a special day for them - a real fun gathering! There was a group of Senior Citizens (ranging from 60 - 80+) all wearing their traditional Dell costumes - they got up to the front and all sang a song. The Mongolians love to sing and throughout this whole program the women would go up to the front one by one and begin singing a Mongolian song. You can hear the Russian influence in their songs - the haunting lilting ballads of Russia. Of course, we could not understand much as it was all in Mongolian yet we could pick out words here and there. It was interesting to be there - this is real life for these folks and somehow I felt kind of privileged to observe it firsthand; to experience their culture and grasp something of their lives. I suddenly thought, "this is so foreign - I feel like I'm in a foreign country!"
We are always on the look out for interesting things to see while we are out. Today was no exception! Richard spotted it while we were on our way to the church where this gathering was held. We couldn't stop to get a picture, however, on our way home we kept our eyes open for it. See below for the find of the day!
|We couldn't help ourselves, we had to get a picture!|