The Steppes of Mongolia

The beautiful steppes of Mongolia with a family of nomadic herders, their animals and their gers (round mobile homes made of felt) set up in the open grasslands.

Mongolia, the land of no fences, allows for easy travel on open roads, or make your own!

Former ADRA Mongolia director, Llewellyn Juby, meets with some nomadic herders in the shade of the famous blue Russian ADRA “Jeep”

Mongolian Boy with Melon

Young Mongolian boy shows off the watermelon he has grown.

Full-time nurse and mother of three shows off her tomatoes. You can read more about her in the Growing Hope article in the March 2018 edition of the Canadian Messenger Magazine here:

Father and grandfather and ambitious entrepreneur shows off his prized sea buckthorn berries.

The retro, Russian-era van that carted Heather and her group around western Mongolia.

A cooperative group proudly gives a tour to the ADRA team of their garden plot and greenhouses.

Members of a cooperative group pose in their garden plot with some of the ADRA Mongolia staff.

Riza (woman in blue on the right) shows off a bunch of potatoes with her fellow cooperative members. You can read more about Riza in the ADRA is My Organization! article in the October 2017 edition of the Canadian Messenger Magazine here:

A young Mongolian girl proudly displays her over 5kg zucchini during the ADRA market festival.

Michael and Heather enjoying the view shared by their Mongolian hosts.

Heather and the eagle.

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Meet the People of Today’s Podcast

Frank Spangler is the Communications Specialist in the Supporter Relations Department of ADRA Canada. When he is not out traveling the world filming and photographing ADRA stories, you will find him at his desk editing videos and photographs to help tell the story of what ADRA does. He also works on the website of ADRA Canada and is now producing this monthly podcast. Frank has been filming and producing videos for ADRA Canada since 1989 as a freelance producer. In 2014 he began working directly for ADRA Canada.

Heather Grbic is the Engagement Coordinator in the Supporter Relations Department. She joined the ADRA Canada family in 2014. When she is not out in the field collecting stories for our donors, Heather is responsible for the ADRA Canada Prayer Angels program, coordinates ADRA Church Ambassadors, and reaches out to the youth of the church through Pathfinders and Adventurers programs. She is pictured here with her husband Michael, on a recent visit to ADRA Canada projects in Mongolia.

Michael Kirkby is the Design and Communications Coordinator for ADRA Canada. He is responsible for creating many of the visuals that ADRA Canada uses at events and in publications across Canada. As a graduate of the International Studies program at Canadian University College (now Burman University) in Alberta, Michael is now happy to use his degree at ADRA. Before taking this position with ADRA in 2014, Michael honed his organizational skills at an asset management firm in Toronto. Michael enjoys visiting our projects in the field and always returns with many photographs, video footage and stories of his adventures.

Kayla Casey is the newest member of our Supporter Relations team. Kayla is a recent graduate of Andrews University and is currently assisting in many roles here at ADRA Canada, including communicating to our supporters and friends through social media. She is a big fan of podcasts and has helped bring the ADRA Canada Podcast into fruition.