(MNN) — On May 26, 2008, Far East Broadcasting Company dedicated the WIND-FM Media
Center in Ulaanbaatar,
the capital city of Mongolia.
The new building was built by volunteers after fire
destroyed the original building in 2003. In addition to state-of-the-art broadcast studios and offices, the
building also contains a center for training broadcasters.
FEBC celebrated the dedication of the new building with a
concert featuring traditional Mongolian music and dance, as well as a banquet
attended by international guests, FEBC board members and staff, pastors,
missionaries, and NGO partners.
In the days leading up to the dedication, FEBC shared
children's activities, evangelism, and radio distribution with the
"I'm grateful for the many friends who helped make this
rebuilding project a reality through their support," said Batjargal
Tuvshintsengel, director of FEBC-Mongolia.
The station in Ulaanbaatar's
community-oriented, family-building programming has been commended by Mongolia's
Speaker of the House. It also serves to
support the ministries of local churches and pastors.
abandoned Communism in the early 1990s, only a handful of people were following
Christ. By the year 2007, at least
35,000 of Mongolia's
2.8 million people had committed their lives to Christ.
"We're living during a very exciting time in Mongolia.
It's actually easy to become a believer [in Ulaanbaatar]," Tuvshintsengel said. "But how
can we reach out into other provinces?"
FEBC-Mongolia has set a goal to reach 10 percent of Mongolia's
population with the Gospel by the year 2020.
"I want everyone in my country to have the chance to
hear about salvation," Tuvshintsengel said. "And in a nomadic country
the best way to do that is through radio. We want to expand our programs to
reach all 21 provinces."
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