My name is Soyol (we changed the names of the individuals due to the privacy and safety), and I am a junior student at the Turkish Manas University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I lived in a school dormitory. Shortly after arriving in Bishkek three years ago, I met Baatar’s family from Mongolia. I have been friends with Baatar’s family for three years.
Later I learned that they were Christians. I avoided talking about the religion with them because I was a Buddhist at that time. After the pandemic, my school was closed, the dormitory was locked, and there was nowhere to go. I couldn’t find an apartment outside of the school, and I was worried and scared. It was challenging for a single female student to have no one to support. When I contacted Munkhbaatar and told him about my situation, he invited me to his house and told me that I could stay with them.
Since then, I have heard about Christ and came to a deeper understanding. I have recently decided to become a Christian and want to learn a lot more about Him. Now I live without any fear or worry. We watch the “Church In A Box” video Bible Study every week. After the Bible Study, we have time to share what we have learned.
Jesus’ humility and good deeds for others have always fascinated me. I’m also learning how to be a role model and an excellent example to others from these video lessons. Though people make many wrong choices in their lives, there is always a way to live the right. Jesus taught us to turn to his truth always. Now I know the consequence of sin is death.
Although most of April was spent in strict lockdown, local churches and safe house families held a total of 71 video Bible studies with 494 people in attendance. During this time, 139 people heard the Gospel and 20 became believers. We gave Bibles to 50 people, including newcomers and fellow believers who never owned a Bible before. Our team hadn’t been able to do outreach trips due to the covid lockdowns. It will continue until the 8th of May.
Today, only grocery stores are open in Ulaanbaatar. Even though we are working from home, we are visiting the Safe House every time we get a chance. We were all vaccinated this month. We are praying that God show us how to spread the Gospel if this situation continues for a long time.
During the pandemic, the thumb drive distribution of ‘Church In A Box,’ a house-church video guide, is slowed down due to the restricted mail services. Also many house church meetings are cancelled. However, Church In A Box, Youtube channel will help hundreds of people to continue study the Bible thought the Gospel of John.
The work of spreading the Gospel must not stop. We are planning to continue developing effective digital media strategy for our ministry outreach. Please pray for us.
Our vision is spread the Gospel of Christ to all people in Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Tuva, Buryatia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. We are very confident that we can do this well by the grace of God. May the Lord God save all our nomadic nations and bless them.