Summarized by Kent Larsen
LDS Sister Missionaries Profiled in Northern California
EUREKA, CALIFORNIA -- Two LDS sister missionaries were interviewed for
Saturday's Eureka Times-Standard, telling the newspaper about their work and
their backgrounds. Interviewed were Sister Turaan Bayartsetseg from
Ulaanbaator, Mongolia and her companion Sister Liberty Stradinger from
"Sister B," as the local church members call her, still struggles a bit with
English, and carries a Mongolian-English dictionary with her for assistance.
She studied English for two months before the normal month-long course of
study at the Provo Missionary Training Center.
Both sisters are pleased to be serving in Eureka. Sister Bayartsetseg likes
the weather, which is much warmer than Mongolia. "It's not as cold as back
home, and the redwoods are wonderful. We don't have many trees in the city
where I live." She also likes the food in the US, "I surely enjoy pizza."
Sister Stradinger adds that the people are "friendly to both of us, and
receptive to the message of Jesus Christ...There's a deep sense of religious
duty here, and there's no place else I'd rather be."
Following her mission, Sister Bayartsetseg plans to return to her studies at
Mongolian Technical University for a master's degree in Chemical
Engineering. Sister Stradinger will go back to Weber State University in
Ogden, Utah where she was studying criminal justice.
LDS missionaries far from home
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