Category Archives: Testimonies

In saving me, God has used my wife.

Dashbal.G with his wife, Oyunkhuu

In September 2011, my wife Oyunkhuu received Jesus as her Savior and started to go to ‘Eternal Way’ church in Zereg soum in Uvs province. This was the beginning of our big journey to discover the kingdom of God. Soon she started doing the Abundant Life course, but I was not a believer yet. Because she had had a stroke in 2010, she was not able to write or read and could only hear. So she asked me to help her do her homework for the course. I had seen her crying because she was unable to do the first assignment, which made me realize how passionate she was about doing that course. So I decided to read the book to her and help her do the homework. When she came back from the second group meeting of the course, I saw how joyful she was, and I agreed to continue helping her, even though I still had my hesitations. We went on like this and when we had finished 6 lessons of the Abundant Life course together, I accepted Jesus. I knew that He can change people’s lives and help couples understand how to live a genuine family life. On 15 December 2011, I started going to ‘Eternal Way’ church, together with my wife.

In saving me, God has used my wife and my help for her in studying the Abundant Life course. Then all my children also accepted Jesus. Between 1 and 15 January 2012, I did a Small Group Leaders’ training and started a cell group with 3 people in my house. God was so gracious to us and within 6 months, our group had increased to 9 people. In 2012 and 2013, I continued to lead the cell group. In 2014 I was trained as a TEE group facilitator and received my TEE Facilitator certificate. Then I started teaching Abundant Life, Abundant Light, Life of Christ 1,2,3,4 and I led a group in a Celebrate Recovery program. In March 2015, I became an elder of ‘Eternal Way’ church and have been leading the church since then. God is continuing to use my family in Zereg soum to increase His kingdom there. We are forever grateful to Him for all He has done.

A testimony from one of the Jesus Assembly graduates, June 2012

On June 3, 2012, seven group members from the Jesus Assembly in Erdenet graduated from the Certificate in Christian Ministry program. Here is what one of them shared:

2012 Graduate Doljin

‘Greetings to you all. My name is Doljin, I am 47 years old, and a member of the Jesus Assembly in Orkhon province. I am so happy to be able to tell you about the wonderful opportunity that the Lord opened in my life through TEE. Through this training, anyone can study in an international Bible School without leaving their work, family, business or ministry for only the price of the text books. This kind of training suited me very well. I found that I was not just gaining more information, but through a combination of home study, group discussions and practical assignments, I was being changed in mind, spirit and body as well. My character and my relationships were impacted, and I have become more mature. The training has delivered a great deal.

In 2005, I began to study the Foundation level TEE course Abundant Life. We looked at becoming a child of God, repentance, prayer, the study of God’s Word, and the life of obedience. We looked at the church, and ministry, and learnt so much about the life of faith. And this was not all: we shared our joys and sorrows with the group facilitator, and with her support and help, group members became a united team.

The Certificate program has truly helped me to find life’s purpose and gain a vision, filling me with joy and peace. It is so effective in encouraging service to others, and growth in discipleship and maturity.

I really want to give the glory to God for the way that the six-part series covering the Life of Christ, together with other courses, have been effective in training disciples who can disciple others, and who can minister in church and society. The three courses on Paul’s Life and Letters helped us to study mission, and then we went on a short-term mission trip to the country to the south of Mongolia. The course that I found the most interesting and helpful was the course on Christian Family Life.

I would really like to encourage many, many Christian brothers and sisters to find blessing through this programme.

A big thank you to the leadership and training coordinators, together with those who translated these courses, for making them available in the Mongolian language. May God bless you all. Amen.

Mongolia TEE Evening Class second year student encourages those just starting

N. Dolgor, a student in one of Mongolia TEE’s evening groups, gives a word of encouragement to students just starting.

‘My name is N. Dolgor, and I serve as a leader at ‘Jesus the Saviour’s Love’ Church. By profession I am a Physics teacher, but at the moment I am working as a Maths teacher in the COC centre. I have responsibility for the adults in the church.

I want to say to the students who have recently been accepted into Mongolia TEE’s evening groups: ‘You have come to the right place, and you are truly blessed. I wish you blessing and successful study in Jesus’ name!’

Several years ago, when my pastor said that I should study, I excused myself, saying: ‘I’m elderly – I don’t know when I’ll finish at Theological School, or when I’ll ever be used by God in that way.’ But a young lad in the church, a student, encouraged me by saying, ‘Even if after four years study, our mighty God only chooses to use you in leadership for one month, wouldn’t it still be right to study?’

So then, a student who first matriculated in 1965, became a student again with Mongolia TEE – 45 years later at the age of 64! Hallelujah!

Isn’t it wonderful that God does not discriminate among us on the basis of age and youth, education or lack of it, or profession or lack of it! Isn’t it wonderful that God doesn’t look at our externals, but at our heart attitude!

I used to like to give the excuse to my pastor that I was elderly – but then he would encourage me by saying, ‘But remember, Dolgor, how old Abraham was when He called him!’

Since starting to study with the MSTEE, I’ve had the opportunity to learn many things, to grow and change in spirit, and be cleansed from sin. As a result of reading and study of the Synoptic gospels, the life of Christ has become much more clear and understandable. For example, as we discussed just where Jesus went, how he crossed the Jordan, where he stayed, who he met with, and what he spoke about, and drawn a picture showing from which town how many kilometres he went, it’s become as clear and understandable as though we had been travelling with Jesus ourselves.

Before, I did not know about the order and structure of the Bible, but since beginning my studies with the MSTEE, I have a better picture of the content and organization of the Bible.

Mongolia TEE’s teaching method proceeds through fellowship in a small group. Studying is simple, we receive blessing from each other, and it causes the flow of life to well up. Each one grows in maturity and faith, becomes more open, and finds opportunities for healing. You can see how important this fellowship is: if you don’t share your insights and blessings with others, you stagnate, overcome with putrid green algae, dead like the Dead Sea. But if you share the good things you have with others then you become like crystal clear, clean water.

Even though I am now only a second-year student (from four years): I’ve studied the life of Christ in detail; I’ve learnt the techniques of analysis and comparison in Bible study; studied how to preach; how to listen to others; how to tell others about Jesus; how to plant a new congregation – and so much more!

Each lesson has associated practical work. It’s very interesting, and brings a way of evaluating yourself, growing, and correcting things that are not right.

So to conclude, it’s clear that although it has only been a year of study, we have learnt so much. I am confident that you new students will study not just through to the completion of the Certificate program, but then on to the Diploma level as well. May I wish you all every success.’