Helping Out In Mongolia

Mongolian suburbs just outside Ulaanbaatar, the capital city.
Mongolian suburbs just outside Ulaanbaatar, the capital city.

I need your help! Loosely translated, that means, “I need $8,000 to translate and publish a book I wrote into Mongolian for pastors there.”

Mission Hope is a very small ministry. We normally receive around $25,000 a year. The money goes into my travels (I go for free) to developing nations and for “projects of opportunity” when we find them.

The two criteria for my travels are: A. The group is new to multiplying churches. B. They can’t afford for me to come—hence I raise money for airfare. I do six or seven of these trips per year. Mostly I end up in very poor countries like Mongolia, though doors are beginning to open in Europe as well, including the possibility of working among recent immigrants from The Middle East. The Kingdom of God grows well wherever people make disciples and plant churches

The Project

In this case, we are hoping to raise nearly one-third of our annual budget for a special project. A friend is translate and publishing my book, “Making Disciples,” then donating them to pastors who have planted at least one church.

Because most of the places I serve are quite poor, the projects don’t cost a lot. But translating and publishing books is expensive. My friend, Budmaa, is a freelance pastor who earns a living by running a marketing company. A sideline is his publishing ministry, Maranata Resource Center. He will publish the book in Mongolian and distribute it for free to potential church planters. We’re working together but we can’t do this without your help!

It was fun having a child among a bunch of earnest students.
It was fun having a child among a bunch of earnest students.

I’ve been traveling to Mongolia every two-and-a-half years since the year, 2000. Each time I meet with a different group of pastors. Over the years, I’ve only had repeated contact with four men.  I work with a group called Asian Access. They bring pastors together for a school that meets every 3 months for a week. Each class attends 10 weeks of training.

The great thing about this is that the school requires homework, in the form of ministry modifications in the various churches. They bring in guys like me, send everyone home to do their homework then have them report back for peer review at the next session. The results are amazing. Rather than just one more talking head (though most of my teaching is highly interactive), they put the material into a practical context immediately after the sessions.

The result has been a flurry of disciplemaking and church multiplication. Mongolian pastors understand that this is the way to win the nation. We’ve even seen churches meeting in the traditional round tent, or “ger” (Americans call them “yurts”). A ger church moves with the flocks as the shepherds seek fresh grazing lands.

A church of around 350 people meet in this theater. They've launched churches across the country.
A church of around 350 people meet in this theater. They’ve launched churches across the country.

Back To The Project

What you’ve just read points to the current need for tools to help make disciples. Of all the countries where I work, Mongolia has embraced our simple model for disciplemaking through MiniChurch more than any other. If we can translate “Making Disciples” into the local language we will add more weight to that process.

Your help will go a long way toward bringing Jesus to this nation!

Thanks again for supporting this ministry. Together we are changing history in many lands. This is the gospel in action!

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