Mongolia (RBD/MNN) — 25 years ago, there were only four known believers in Mongolia, a nation of three million.
However, the church has seen spectacular growth since 1990 when the country moved from communism to a democratic form of government. By 2000, the number of believers had increased to nearly 10,000, and a decade later it reached 40,000. The new believers gathered in some 600 churches–300 in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and 300 in the provinces.
Today, Mongolia has the eighth-fastest growing church in the world, although Operation World indicates that evangelicals still represent only about 1.2% of the population. People there are coming to Christ because people like you have prayed, worked, and given to make Him known in a place where communism once forbade the practice of religion.
More than that, there are followers of Christ who are putting their faith into action. Last month, Moody Radio listeners came alongside Reach Beyond’s “Mission: Mongolia” campaign. They helped raise $300,000 that will plant three FM stations and cover a year’s worth of operating expenses in key cities in Mongolia through WIND-FM. The potential reach is 450,000 people, or 90% of the country with the Gospel through FEBC stations. That’s 450,000 people who currently have never heard of Jesus Christ.
With every outreach expansion, there is pushback. Please pray for their minority programming team and volunteers. Lately, they have faced a tremendous resistance from the community. Pray for peace within the minority community, that God may open their ears toward the Message. And, pray for the staff of FEBC-Mongolia’s 7 rural stations, that they may thrive in spiritual growth to reach their respective communities.