January started out tremendously here in Ulaanbaatar with Khan-Uul Baptist Church’s third annual stewardship conference! We kicked off 2020’s theme of being “More than Conquerors” and looked closely at why we have victory, how to claim victory, and what we need victory over this new year. We saw an amazing turnout of almost 100 people all three days and many financial, service, and devotional commitments made!
The youth group is working through many of the Devil’s most commonly used snares and we are excitedly and prayerfully seeing some teenagers grow in the Lord!! I am thrilled to see the growing interest in spiritual things in the lives of our six teenage boys. Please pray that they get a firm Biblical foundation and make a strong decision to live for the Lord before they begin adult life. Our daily prayer for our teens is that they live their lives CENTERED around God’s Word, PSYCHED about growing their relationship with God, and SEPARATED from the world. We are planning a two-day, inter-church youth conference this summer to unite our Christian teens, reach other teens with the Gospel, and most importantly, push teens towards a productive life walking with the Lord.
For the month of February, we are studying claiming the victory over fear which is perfect considering the fear right now in this part of the world caused by the Corona Virus. All schools and recreational areas are closed, canceling the national holiday this month is being considered, and children are not allowed out of their homes for fear of China’s illness. The country is on lock down and people are scared of every illness; our church is now meeting online, and our teen activity has been postponed. Please pray this blows over soon; the tentative end date for the quarantine here is March 2.
People are still being saved here – praise the Lord! We are advancing well in our language skills, our boys are growing up fast, our books are still being translated, and our Bible college spring semester is starting up again soon! Thank you for loving us! As we planned out this year, we are excited about what God will do.