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Missionary Spotlight – Eating scrolls in Mongolia – Dr Gerald Mitchum
August 2006

Missionary Spotlight – Eating scrolls in Mongolia – Dr Gerald Mitchum

I have never actually eaten a scroll, but I have eaten some meals in Mongolia that would make a scroll look like a gourmet feast. However, I know some of our western food in equally repulsive to our Mongolian friends.But God told Ezekiel in Chapter 3:1 of his book, 'Eat this scroll'. Did he…

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Missionary Spotlight – Mongolia – ten years on
October 2004

Missionary Spotlight – Mongolia – ten years on

 Not a few 'wordsmiths' have tried to capture a cloud on paper with a pen. Standing in the desert in Mongolia, I turn full circle and on all sides see the earth surrounded by floating balls of cotton-wool.Try to touch them and they are not there, but from where I stand they fill the…

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Missionary Spotlight – Change in Mongolia
October 2002

Missionary Spotlight – Change in Mongolia

Mongolia experienced colossal political changes between 1990 and 1993. The 1990 elections initiated two years of democratic reform. The Soviets left, the constitution was rewritten, and there was talk of Mongolia becoming another Asian economic tiger. Democracy and market reform had come to stay.From a missionary perspective, Mongolia was then a clean slate. She had…

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Missionary Spotlight-Building in Mongolia
July 2002

Missionary Spotlight-Building in Mongolia

The words 'Oh you of little faith' aptly described us four years ago when we first saw the tiny village of Red Mouth, in Mongolia. We witnessed a meeting there to organise herders into a co-operative, so that they would have better buying and marketing leverage. A left-wing government was in power and, interestingly,…

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July 2002

Missionary Spotlight-Facts

Area: 604,250 square miles. Neighbouring countries: China and Russia. Environment: Landlocked, with a harsh, continental climate, desert plains (especially the Gobi Desert), grassy steppes and forests. The west is mountainous. There are frequent dust (or snow) storms, grassland fires and drought. Water for irrigation or drinking is scarce. Natural resources: Oil and coal; minerals,…

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Missionary Spotlight-A cautionary tale
July 2002

Missionary Spotlight-A cautionary tale

My wife and I came to Mongolia three years ago, to work in rural areas. We knew that much had happened in the country since the end of communism more than ten years ago.A fast-growing church was emerging. Mongolians were reaching out to neighbours at home and to people beyond Mongolia. We heard from…

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Missionary Spotlight-Mongolia – land of contradictions
July 2002

Missionary Spotlight-Mongolia – land of contradictions

The Gobi desert paid me a visit today: icy wind, sand, rain and snow all arrived together, screaming off the steppe, lashing around me, boring sand into eyes, nose, ears and mouth.I am getting warm again in our apartment on the top floor of a building in the eastern sector of Ulaanbaatar. The sky…

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Missionary Spotlight – Moving mountains in Mongolia
October 2001

Missionary Spotlight – Moving mountains in Mongolia

On the other side of the mountain lies a place of intense darkness. A place where for hundred of years Satan has owned 'the real estate', and the power of darkness penetrates the countryside. Alcohol deadens the minds of the men and makes them easy captives of demonic forces. The most striking building in the…

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