In May we sent out 3 teams with very distinct purposes. The first team traveled to Beger to encourage a group of believers, most of them herders, there. These Christians are the fruit of a seed that was planted about 3 years ago and we praise God for the harvest.
Our second team carried out a Timothy Leadership Training (TLT) session in Arkhangai Province. Fourteen leaders from the region gathered to glorify God and learn together. Timothy Leadership Training encourages believers to engage in evangelism and share their experiences with each other through planning outreach efforts in their respective communities. During the May session, the students devised plans for the upcoming months. Several teams were formed and short-term missions ventures were scheduled.
The third team headed to Khuvsgul Province to conduct a 7-day training for Christian men from some of our churches. Besides being trained in the Word, the men shared meals together and built friendships. Today, there is a significant decline in male attendance in rural churches. Even the husbands of women who serve and lead within the church remain largely unchurched. This not only hinders the female leaders’ ability to fully focus on their ministry, but it often leads to persecution from family members. Despite having heard the Gospel multiple times, these men do not fully commit to faith, and there are likely various reasons for this. The fellowship time spent with these men served to encourage them and build relationships with them in order to have an impact for good.