Mongolia MN

528,526

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

17,865

Indicated decisions 2014

2.9 million

Population

46,000

Christians
33,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Mongolia
  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, has lots of cars, malls, and people walking around. However, just outside the city are huts and tents that have looked this way for centuries.
    Mongolia can be 50 below zero in the winter and up to 100 degrees in the summer.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Visits to Population- 18.08% (21st); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 18.29% (22nd).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    103/187
  • Internet Access

    17.85% (108th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Mongolian (90.9%); Kazakh (5.3%); Chinese (1.5%); Tuvan (1.2% in far west).
  • Common Languages

    Khalkha Mongolian
  • Economy

    Has agricultural and herding economy; Mining has developed recently, but helps only a few.
    Severe winters may cause death of livestock, forcing herders to move to cities or abroad.
    Corruption, crime, alcoholism, prostitution, and poverty are main issues hindering growth.
  • History / Politics

    Genghis Khan unified (1206) and created greatest land empire ever (Korea to Europe).
    Foreign control from 1368-1911; Marxist from 1921 to 1990, and then multiparty democracy.
  • Spirituality

    Only four known believers existed in 1989, but now there are more than 40,000.
    Church has existed less than one generation, but is now sending missionaries to other places.
    Traditional religions of Buddhism, shamanism, and occult practices made a comeback upon return of religious freedom in 1991.
  • Prayers

    Praise the Lord for the growth in the Mongolian church.
    Pray that the growth will continue, and that the true Gospel and love will reign in the church.
    There is little support for reaching outside the cities, so pray this improves.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.