IFES

Students Reaching Students with the Gospel

Mongolia

East Asia faces the challenging contrasts of Buddhism, Communism, Islam, and Consumerism. It includes one of the world’s leading missionary-sending churches (South Korea) yet is home to countries where the persecution of believers is a terrible reality.

Mongolian students are experiencing very rapid cultural changes, and are especially influenced postmodernism. So, in contrast to the situation at the beginning of the 90s, they are losing interest in the gospel. Even when they became Christians, they are still often influenced by the strong traditional religions of their parents, such as the shamanism and Buddhism.

In 2009, the tenth anniversary of FCS, the first Mongolian General Secretary was appointed. Since then, FCS has been independent in every area of ministry.

Most new students are not from a Christian background, so staff focus on systematic discipleship programmes to help them become disciples of Christ for life. Now 72% of graduates are attending local churches and 20% financially support the movement.

View from the inside

Mr Munkhuubaatar, the General Secretary of FCS, finds inspiration for his work in a bible verse that speaks of the certainty of God’s hand in calling students to himself: ‘You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name’ (John 15:16).

‘I joined FCS when I was a student. I had observed that there were lots of students who were wonderfully changed by the Lord, including myself. At that time, I made up my mind to be a staff worker, in order to continue to see these wonderful miracles through this ministry. I still get excited when I hear students share about how their lives are being changed by God’s word.’

Please pray for:

  • for students to stand firm in their faith in the face of atheism and traditional religions;
  • for the spiritual growth of FCS members, so that they will be authentic disciples of Christ for all their lives.