Day 30

DECEMBER | 2021

Mongolia

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Praise God for Christian Believers in Russia who traveled to visit remote communities of Mongolian reindeer herders. The journey involved a three-day road trip and an eight-hour horse ride. The Russians from the Tuvan Republic of Russia speak the same language as the Mongolian herders. Reindeer are featured in many Christmas traditions and stories. Here are real-life reindeer herders who have had the chance to hear about the coming of Jesus Christ because people were willing to travel far to tell them. Pray that these Mongolians may come to know that God will never leave them, nor forsake them. Instead, He came as Immanuel – God with us (The Bible, Hebrews 13:5).

Source: Moving to Mongolia (OM Stories)

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 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Chimediin Saikhanbileg
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%