We’ve just wrapped up two busy day of ministry. Friday morning Shirley and I joined about 40 ladies – all either wives of pastors or pastors themselves – on an hour and a half bus ride to a conference center in the mountains outside Ulaanbattar. (Yes, there are women pastors here. Most of them have taken over after their pastor-husbands have died.)
The bus ride was fascinating. We traveled on increasingly bumpy roads through areas that started as slums with gers interspersed with ramshackle dwellings and developed into upscale mountainside log homes.
I spoke at the first session, using Thrive Life Skills material on parenting. We made the material translated into Mongolian available for them to use personally and to train their congregation in biblical parenting. The ladies responded very positively.
In the afternoon I returned to UB to prepare for my first session of Bible storying training. We had a group of about 15 participants who seemed very interested. All are teaching Sunday school at the present time. I taught the same group this morning and afternoon.
In both situations I had excellent interpreters who worked very hard. It’s hot here – in the 80s and no air conditioning. It was a challenge for all of us to stay awake and alert, but the group was very appreciative.
Thanks for your partnership in prayer.