We're Mormon, and while that's not really a focus of this blog, it's a pretty big part of my life, although it was weird to be a Mormon in a place like Kyrgyzstan. I didn't know it then, but it was a lot easier when we lived there in 2005 because there was another expat LDS family, the laws were less strict, and the LDS Area Presidency was far more involved in Kyrgyzstan.
The second time we lived there, we were really isolated, there was almost zero contact
with any church authority, and expats/foreign religions seemed be interpreting the
current law on religion so narrowly that no one could do anything. It's
also interesting navigating the Word of Wisdom, figuring out how Islam works here, and generally figuring what it means to be a Mormon when you have no contact or support from the Church. If you've been in a similar situation, I'd love to hear from you. email@example.com