A Road Less Traveled
Posted in: International
When it comes to the road many journey on to discover Christ, those paths are as varied as the men and women God calls to Himself. Those roads are particularly difficult when your culture and nation was under the influence of atheist ideologies for literally decades, as is the case with the nation of Mongolia.
Despite this disadvantage, we see God at work raising up leaders, both young and “not as young” to bring the Good News to the military members and their families in Mongolia.
Military Ministry in Mongolia is called “Centurion’s Ministry” and following in their proud history of leaders like Ghengis Khan, they continue to produce men and women of note though now, many of these leaders are dedicating their leadership abilities to the cause of Christ. The latest member to this dynamic team is retired Colonel Enkhbayar. During a very successful career, he accepted Christ and then became a valuable volunteer to Centurions Ministry. He was a regular member of their summer outreach where they would journey on “roads less traveled,” literally crossing thousands upon thousands of kilometers of the roughest and desolate terrain (though still quite beautiful!) to bring the Gospel to hundreds of soldiers serving on the border of the remote Mongolia steppes. These journeys were simply the first steps the Lord used to bring Colonel Enkhbayar into full-time ministry work.
Following his recent retirement, he prayed as to the next steps in his journey and God confirmed it was to humble himself and enroll in the Mongolia Campus Crusade for Christ (MCCC) Great Commission Training Course (GCTC). This nine-month intensive training journeys all its members to full-time staff through a 9-month hands-on training and time of ministerial equipping. Despite the challenges of finishing his training due to the impacts of the COVID19 pandemic, Centurions Ministry welcomed its newest laborer into the larger Military Ministry family this June!
We rejoice with Colonel Enkhbayar on his finding his place ministering to cadets and troops in Mongolia with Centurions Ministry. We find great encouragement that like this newest member of our international family, that while the journey to discover our best Christ-destiny and place of fruitful service may not always be a direct or quick one, it is one well worth the journey!