Mongolia

The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they established a huge Eurasian empire through conquest. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and in the late 17th century came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing and a Communist regime was installed in 1924. The modern country of Mongolia, however, represents only part of the Mongols' historical homeland; more Mongols live in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China than in Mongolia. Following a peaceful democratic revolution, the ex-Communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) won elections in 1990 and 1992, but was defeated by the Democratic Union Coalition (DUC) in the 1996 parliamentary election. The MPRP won an overwhelming majority in the 2000 parliamentary election, but the party lost seats in the 2004 election and shared power with democratic coalition parties from 2004-08. The MPRP regained a solid majority in the 2008 parliamentary elections but nevertheless formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party. The prime minister and most cabinet members are MPRP members. (CIA)


1. Current university mission groups in Mongolia focuses on education and publishing ministries. Resources and support are needed for solutions to the rampant social problems in the Mongolian society.

2. Malnutrition is a major issue among children in Mongolia, with a death rate of 76 out of 1000 in toddlers.

3. Most Monglian churches are composed of young and elderly people, and there is a need for reaching out to other generations.

 

1. There is a shortage of active evangelism among the nomads and people living in rural areas. Let us pray for missions to rise up to reach these places.

2. Let us pray that through Mongolia Evangelical Fellowship, the churches in Mongolia can develop with unity and synergy.

3. Problematic economy, alcohol abuse, venereal disease and high crime rates are some of the major issues in the capital city of Mongolia. Let us pray for wise and swift responses from the Mongolian government and Christians.