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!