Langham Preaching – Mongolia, Yanjaa Enkhtaivan

Our Langham preaching team through Yanjaa Enkhtaivan, who is involved in the Women’s Forum and is a preacher and facilitator based in Mongolia, offers these words to lead us into prayer this month.

The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me’ (Mt 25.40).

Now I am translating John Stott’s Focus on Christ into my Mongolian language and I have reached the 7th chapter. In this chapter he talks about what it means to ‘Live for Christ’ and offers vivid examples of Christian heroes and heroines, such as Mother Teresa. These people served those in need and those on the margins as if they were serving Jesus. The verse above, and these examples, touched my heart. I am pondering and meditating on them over these days.

Many such people, mostly alcoholics, live in the streets of Ulaanbaatar and near the city’s gigantic garbage dump. Ulaanbaatar is famous for being the coldest capital city in the world, with the worst air pollution. How do these poor people, with no food in their stomach and no adequate roof over their head, survive in the winter when temperatures reach -30C? These people have families, with little children. Many of the children suffer with respiratory diseases and the mortality rate for children under-5 years is so high. How do these children, with alcoholic parents, find enough food and warmth to survive? These are tough questions.

Let us pray that our fellow Christians, including myself, care for people like this and serve them as if we are feeding Jesus as if he is hungry, and warming Jesus as if he is cold. Pray also that the government takes measures that make a significant difference to the air pollution. If you would like to facilitate the training of leaders in Mongolia through the Bible Institute donate here.