Greenhouse in Khentii

Planting seeds, watering them and watching them grow is one of the most rewarding things in life, especially in Mongolia. A greenhouse is an oasis of green. Outside life struggles with cool nights and hot days, lack of water and wind that dries plants out even more. On the inside of the plastic there is […]

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TEE Mongolia

TEE (Theological Education by Extension) is an effective way of training believers in the local context. It was started in Guatemala in the late 1960’s, when a residential seminary noticed with concern that they were not training local leaders for the fast growing rural churches. As these leaders were mature men with families and jobs, […]

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Growing Mongolian Leaders

The first time we were in Mongolia was in 1992 on our DTS (Discipleship Training School) outreach; that is when the Lord touched our hearts to come back to serve here. During the following 7 years of waiting and preparing, we served in YWAM SBS (School of Biblical Studies) and Jeremiah also as a youth […]

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Work Experiences with FARM

You may be surprised to hear that when I grew up, I did not want to have anything to do with farming! It is only by the grace of God (and a little redirection) that I am here today. In a few days, it will be four months since I stepped off a plane and […]

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Project Planning – Start at the End

Some of the best advice I can give people who want to start a project is to start at the end. It may seem counterintuitive, but it works. In our project documents we ask people first to write down their vision or their goals, because these express where they are planning to go, or “end” […]

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Transformation TRACC – TRaining And Counseling Center for addiction recovery

When I was young, I could not imagine that one day I would help those who are dependent on alcohol. All I was dreaming of at that time was that even if I had to be very poor or have nothing to eat, that would be fine as long as my father would stop getting […]

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Flourishing Future

The ger districts of Ulaanbaatar could be considered both slums and developing suburbs of the capital city of Mongolia. Many have moved from the countryside after losing their livestock due to a harsh winter called a dzud. Many come with just a few belongings, their family, their ger, and hope that they can find work […]

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Teaching Korean MKs in Mongolia

It has been about ten months since I walked into my first classroom, a terribly green teacher with a month’s experience and a backpack of English teaching binders to my name. Though I was looking forward to my assignment, I was consumed with anxiety about teaching high schoolers—after all, few people believe I am not […]

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Creation Care

Across the world we are facing an ecological crisis. We see rapid climate change, many species of plants and animals threatened with extinction, growing deserts, ocean acidification, pollution of the air, water and soils, and destruction or degradation of forests, wetlands and other eco-systems. We also see rapidly growing cities where many people come looking […]

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Recycling Project

The Palace of Hope NGO under Bethel Center was started in the Songino Khairkhan district in Ulaanbaatar in 2008. We help people who are recovering alcoholics and have no home. Over the past years we have helped around 900 people. Now we have 40 men in our men’s house in Ulaanbaatar, and 12 ladies, 13 […]

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