March 12, 2021 | View All Stories

Computers Open Doors for Reaching Children in Rural Mongolia

A faithful group of prayer warriors lay on the floor and prayed for the most effective way to reach the people in a Mongolian village. In one year, their church — and ANM’s partner — planted 30 churches on the outskirts of the capital city of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. However, this potential new village church would be much farther away, a journey of 400 miles from the capital over rutted roads and barren landscapes.  

At first, the village administrators were opposed to the plans to open a new church in their community. The village leaders’ opposition caused our partner’s intercessors to pray even more diligently for a way to engage the community. 

Although Mongolia was not terribly hard hit by the global pandemic, their schools did experience a cycle of closing, reopening, and closing again. Children in the village had little to occupy their time when classroom instruction was shut down.  It became clear to our native partners that God was leading them to offer instruction in English and computer skills. The ability to speak English is highly valued in Mongolia as an essential asset for advancement. Along with computer skills, our ministry partner’s offer would be much sought after and appreciated. An investigation revealed nothing like this kind of instruction existed in this more remote part of the country.

In August of 2020, a committed Christian family of four sent by our ministry partner made its way on a thirteen-hour journey to the village. Thanks to supporters in the United States, they were able to secure six computers and set up a training center in their new home.  

On September 20, 2020, the missionaries began classes for 12 pre-teen and teen students. They teach a presentation of the gospel after every lesson. Recently, members of the village administration came to take advantage of the computer training at the center. They, too, heard about Jesus. Curious parents came to happily observe their children’s instruction and are also exposed to the gospel.

Gantsetseg is a 15-year-old girl who listened attentively to the message. She now attends worship every Sunday at the center and is growing in her faith. Another student shares, “In the class, each pupil is using one computer. I feel very comfortable. Lessons were easy to understand, and the environment of teaching is warm and welcoming. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn these skills, and I hope to learn more about [the] One true God.”

God provided a way to reach His children in Mongolia. He used prayer warriors, generous donors, and His willing servants to bring the gospel to one of the most desolate places on earth. You can be part of this great mission by getting involved with ANM prayerfully, financially, as a volunteer, or through your church.

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