In 2017, the Church of the Nazarene officially recognized the presence of the Nazarene church in Mongolia, where God has been growing a team of international Nazarenes who have faithfully helped to establish this presence.
In 1990, when Mongolia moved from communism to a democratic form of government, there were only four known Christians in the entire nation. While this nation — sandwiched between China and Russia — is seeking to stabilize its economy and government, thousands of its citizens are discovering faith in Jesus Christ. In one of the great “people movements” in church history, nearly 47,000 now identify themselves as Christians.
While the Christian population is growing at an annual rate of 7.5 percent – the eighth fastest in the world – it comprises less than 2 percent of the total population of over 3 million. Buddhists make up 35 percent of the population, with most of the remainder calling themselves atheists or “free thinkers.” Great multitudes are yet to be reached—in Mongolia’s modern capital city of Ulaanbaatar, home to half of the country’s citizens, and out across the high plains—the most sparsely populated region of the world.
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