Day 30

MAY | 2022

Mongolia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In April, hundreds of young people took part in a peaceful protest asking the government to make some changes to economic policy. After the protest disbanded, some young people were caught by police and beaten, and the footage went viral. The following day, more young people returned to protest police brutality resulting in Prime Minister Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai coming to speak with the youth and agreeing to an extraordinary session to try and meet their demands. Pray for integrity and righteousness to spring up in Mongolia. Pray for the young generations to meet Jesus. Praise God that the great and mighty God knows the name of each of these youth (The Bible, Psalm 147:4-5).

Source: Youth Protest Stretches Into Day 2 in Mongolia (The Diplomat)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Squashed in between Russia and China, Mongolia is a young democracy, allowing religious freedom. In recent years, the Mongolian government has struggled with accusations of corruption and the people’s protest movement grew demanding greater change. Mongolia’s economy continues to improve despite harsh winters that threaten the traditional lifestyle and income of cattle farmers. A third of Mongolia’s population lives in the capital, Ulaanbataar, while nearly half of the country’s workforce is nomadic. In 1989, less than a handful of Christian Mongols lived in the country, while now more than100,000 Christian Believers are thought to exist. In Ulaanbataar alone, there are approximately 200 Churches. In addition, there are small gatherings of Christian Believers in every province, but few Christian workers are focused on church planting in rural and remote regions.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Luvsannamsrain Oyun-Erdene
POPULATION
2,993,000
CHRISTIANS
1.7%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
1.1%
DOMINANT RELIGION
Buddhism
PERSECUTION RANKING
Not Ranked
REFUGEES
31
LIFE EXPECTANCY
69.57 yrs
LITERACY RATE
97.4%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
29.8%