Cru Military Advent

Thank God for His Mighty Works

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What a great report we have received of the work the “Centurions Ministry”, the staff and volunteers that make up the Military Ministry team and family in the nation of Mongolia.  Recently, five staff men traveled to Southern Gobi on a mission’s trip with several goals in mind to fulfill. The first task was to help organize the military believers in the region for sustained ministry, to include appointing faithful ministers to the military to lead this effort.  They did just that in selecting and helping equip an active duty 1st Lieutenant and his wife as the Southern region’s leaders, who will be a resource for the Christian officers serving in three southern provinces. First Lieutenant Erbold, and his wife, desire to serve with boldness as they speak about how the Christian life can be lived while serving in uniform.  The staff men were duly impressed by this couple’s commitment and they praised the Lord He had raised up these leaders at just this time. It is evident God called the Erbold’s to use their gifts of leadership to strengthen and grow the ministry, even in the most remote regions of Mongolia.

The second task they loved being a part of was distributing 67 Operation Christmas Child boxes to military children living on a nearby Army base. Both officers and non-commissioned officer’s families were thrilled to receive these gifts of love and fun. They also counted it a privilege to speak into the lives of 158 officers and NCO’s and their wives with talks such as ‘How to Resolve Conflicts Between Husbands and Wives’ and ‘How to Love Your Military Man and Wife’. Col. Enhbayr, a new Military Ministry full-time team member, was the special speaker and was well received by those ministered to at this particular event.

A timely meeting with 9 local churches in the area garnered much needed support as the staff men introduced what the Military Ministry does as they minister emphasizing our Win, Build and Send strategies. Everyone was encouraged as these local pastoral leaders expressed their support, appreciation and fervent desire to support the Military Ministry with everything they do!

While the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine has changed how many things are normally done, the team was still able to distribute 50 gifts to the Police psychologist’s children when they dropped in for a visit at the staff office.  This outreach was so well received, they will soon be distributing similar gifts for the 100 children of military personnel serving with the General Stab of the Mongolian Armed Forces in the very near future. Several of these events written garnered such support, a number of articles commending our team’s efforts have been published in the Army’s official newspaper.  Despite the challenges of the distance to reach many serving in uniform in Mongolia and ongoing COVID restrictions, we are joining our ministry family in Mongolia and celebrating this powerful outreach and its results for the Lord.  Just like those reading in their official newspaper of God’s sovereign acts and loving servants in the Gobi region, we too look forward to reading more of God’s mighty works throughout the military in Mongolia, and beyond!

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