June 28, 2019

More Than 1,000 Young People Gather for Evangelistic Meetings in Mongolia

Nak Hyung Kim, Northern Asia-Pacific Division, and Adventist Review

Earlier in 2019, Public Campus Ministries (PCM) leaders in Mongolia planned for what seemed impossible — an evangelistic series that 1,000 young people would attend. Although it was hard to believe that it could happen, PCM leaders prayed with hope and love that God would fill the place with 1,000 young people. They also prayed for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide them throughout the week.

The praise team had one last practice before the program was scheduled to begin. Requests for prayers were sent out via Facebook “to make the impossible possible and for miracles for what they had prayerfully been planning for.” The evangelistic program was entitled the 1K Youth & PCM Evangelistic Series, under the theme “Come, Follow Me! — iFollow.”

Group photo of volunteers and leaders who put together the recent “Come, Follow Me — iFollow” evangelistic series in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. [Photo: Northern Asia-Pacific Division]

On April 30, 2019, the first night of the event, organizers said there was visible evidence that God was answering prayers. The venue began to fill up. A Facebook message declared, “To God be the glory! Continue to pray for us!”

On the fourth night, organizers said, a miracle happened in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar. More than 1,000 young people attended the event, with 90 percent of them belonging to other faiths. More than 250 young people walked on stage, declaring their decision to follow Jesus and to live a life of mission and service. On May 4, the first group of 60 young people descended to the baptismal waters to start a new life with Jesus.

God’s provision surpassed all expectations, and He taught that with Him, nothing is impossible, organizers said.

According to Munkh-Orgil Lkhagvaa, youth ministries director of the Mongolia Mission (MM), the program was the largest gathering ever in Mongolian Adventist history. He also expressed his belief that this amazing work for God will continue to happen in Mongolia.

Adventism in Mongolia began in the 1990s; it is one of the youngest Adventist missions in the world. Currently, only about 800 to 1,000 Adventists attend Sabbath services regularly. Leaders believe these young people will definitely change Adventism in Mongolia.

Organizers said it was a blessing to have Adventist Church PCM director Ji Wan Moon as a gospel speaker, along with health instructor Joanna Kim as a health speaker. Citing a Bible verse in 1 Corinthians, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ,” Moon urged young people not to follow worldly values but to follow Jesus Christ and to preach the gospel to the world.

The original version of this story was posted on the Northern Asia-Pacific Division news site.