The Church of the Nazarene is expanding across Mongolia by planting churches and making connections.
One of the newest churches, Shirenor Church of the Nazarene, held its first service 2 June and offers small group to reach the community.
A leader at the Shirenor church also serves at Habitat Center, a community center created with the help of Bulmal Church of the Nazarene in South Korea. The center recently purchased a new location to accommodate the growing ministry.
During the purchase, the seller learned that the building was being turned into a Christian community center. This was an answer to prayer as his mother-in-law had recently moved in and was looking for a new place to worship.
The location of Habitat Center is ideal for outreach since the area is near the Darkhan city center. Local leaders at Habitat are already making plans for community ministries, including a discipleship training led by local church members.
Another church connected with new church members during a renovation.
“Some Christian carpenters were hired to a renovate the church,” said Sunny Um, local Nazarene missionary. “They had attended a service, but the distance made it difficult for them to do so regularly. After meeting our Nazarene missionaries however, they were excited to learn of Nazarene churches closer to their area that would allow them to worship regularly.”
Sunny, who serves alongside his wife, Lisa Lee Um, expressed optimism for the future of the Church of the Nazarene in Mongolia.
“God is continually showing us His grace, even when the car breaks down and the dust storm comes blowing in,” Sunny said.