Mongolia fact! Mongolia gets so cold in the winter that you need to wear 2 pairs of pants, 2 shirts and then a jacket and underneath that all you will need thermal underwear. i was informed about this when i attended the Mongolian church of Colorado! That’s right: i found a all Mongolian church here in Denver! Its the Colorado Mongolian Church, and yes their is no English spoken…. like at all.
Now at first i was going to try to tell the entire story because i did alot more than just attend Mongolian church. In fact i didn’t really attend the “church” because i missed the sermon. On my search for Mongolian church i found the wrong church, met a groundsman for the main church(the Mongolian church uses a room rented from a bbbiiiigg Presbyterian church) who is striving to become a church planter in mexico, then celebrated a birthday party and shared dinner with the Mongolian church during their fellowship time.
One of the cool things that stood out to me was the prayer over dinner. It was the pastors wife who prayed over dinner and when she prayed it was in Mongolian, but it sounded like she was singing. It was very beautiful. The other thing was the incredible friendliness towards me. I walked into that church a white american who can only say “sain baina uu”(the standard greeting means basically how are you. You then normally respond with “sain, tasain baina uu” which is “fine how are you?”) and when the pastor introduced me it was nothings but smiles and encouragement. i was even invited to go with the church youth to an American Mongolian christian youth conference in Oakland, California!
So needless to say God was very good to me this past weekend and i have now found a Mongolian congregation to be a part of. i am going to let this be the end of my post, their was alot more i thought about writing into this and i tried to write into this but it just gets too long and jumbled, so i think this will be good. Once again thanks for reading. If you want to talk to me just shoot over a email to firstname.lastname@example.org and i would be more than willing to talk to you. If you have any post suggestions, questions or comments in general please feel free to leave them in the comment section below. Thanks and God bless!
Psalm 47:1 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
P.S. Tonight i leave for Rocky Mountain Honors Camp, i will be a counselor for a team of 6 Jr high boys. Please pray for safety and patience and that i would be blessed with lots of wisdom. When i get back i will share more about camp.
Alright, thanks for keeping up with these posts. i know i missed the weekly mark but i am happy to keep up with my bi-weekly goal. i know it’s not a very large post, but i like it.
Mongolia fact! According to an article by NPR from 2009 (I know it’s kind of old but its what google gave me) states that 5% of Mongolian women are dependent on alcohol and 22% of men are dependent on alcohol. That’s dependent, not just addicted. according to the addiction training and counseling center of Mongolia, 51.2% of the Mongolian population abuses alcohol with 70.5% of alcohol consumers being below 20 years old. This is pretty sad.
The thing i find interesting is the solution presented by the secular world. The secular world says that you only need to educate people and give them access to better rehabilitation facilities and programs, but these do not work because they never address the real problem. The thing is addiction is a compensation for a lack of something, such as lack of real relationships, lack of true hope, lack of true joy. The only real way you can get lasting versions of those things is through a relationship with God and Jesus. 1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
This is awesome news because we can have freedom from all our sins and addictions! We can have freedom from drug abuse, freedom from alcoholism, freedom from depression and freedom from pornography. Galatians 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Can you imagine how Mongolia would change if all those addicted to and dependent on alcohol turned to God and became dependent on Jesus!
What is a discipleship training school(dts)? Why should I go to a dts? how does a dts work? firstly I am going to start this post with some Mongolia facts.
MONGOLIA FACST! according to Wikipedia Mongolia has about 5 major belief groups. out of the entire population(1,905,566) 53% are Tibetan Buddhist, 36.6% are Atheist, 3% are Sunni Muslim, 2.9% believe in Shamanism(the local traditional belief), 2.1% are Christian, and the last 0.4% consists of various different religions.
Now back to dts. the dts program is basically a school that YWAM created for people who are called to missions. these schools consist of two pieces and I will talk about each piece on its own.
The first part of the dts school is the training period. during this training period we will get to learn in a few different forms like classroom lecture time, communal living, and practical missions training. for me I will be working with students on a extra project(more on that in a minute). The second part is the real life application of what we have learned. this consists of making teams out of the dts students and participating in a three month missions trip where we get to apply the things we learned in school to a real life place with real life people who are hurting for the gospel.
Now, me being a mechanic I was looking for way to be able to utilize this skill that God blessed me with and Praise God he showed me how. The specific dts I am trying to attend is called Motor Missions dts. This is a new type of dts and it will take place October 2017 in Skein Norway. Motor missions dts lasts eight months witch is 3 months longer than the standard dts. During our time we till participate in the lecture and learning phase and at the same time we will work on building a race car. while we build the car we will be renting the shop and tools from a christian motorcycle club. after the car is built we will use it as a tool to connect with people and share the gospel at different car clubs and racetracks.
Another cool thing about this dts is the building. the building is a old prison that has been made into a school,and all the old cells have been made into the living areas for the students. I think this is beautiful because its a representation of how when we let God work we become free and are no longer prisoners to are old self, Ephesians 4:22-2422 to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. we become God’s instruments of love and mercy.
Thanks for reading another post and once again taking time to think about me. I am working to fund this mission trip/school with the end goal of being a long term missionary in Mongolia but I cannot do it on my own so if you feel god calling you to help me out then awesome and if not please keep me and the unreached people of the world in prayer. Pray that God will work in supernatural ways and bless those that are working to further his kingdom with a abundance of the holy spirit.
Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. thank you for helping me proclaim the gospel.
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