This has been a year of learning, growing, and blessing for our work in Mongolia. Solongo and the team in Ulaanbaatar have been busy. They have been providing care for dozens of children, establishing sponsorships for dozens more children, getting required training, working with the local schools, translating instructional material, and visiting the children's prison in preparation for a program … [Read more...]
Read about our work to care for children who have been orphaned or abandoned by their families. Hundreds of children are left without families around the capital of Ulaanbaatar. We are also working in a Children's Prison on the outskirts of the capital to provide ethics and values training as well as vocational skills to prepare the children for life after they leave the institution.
In mid-July, I visited Mongolia to evaluate our progress and develop an action plan for our next steps. You may recall back in January, we began operations there and our focus is to develop self-sustaining orphan care and child benefit programs.Here are some thoughts on four aspects of the work underway there:(1) Mongolian registered NGO. A key to this work is the Mongolian non-government … [Read more...]
We are very excited to share some great news with you. This month, we have launched a new work – Mongolia Mission. We discussed our visit to Mongolia in last month’s newsletter – this work is now a reality. Join us on this new mission! We are preparing to open a family-based care center to provide a safe, nurturing home for abandoned children in the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. We … [Read more...]
Munkertun was a bright young boy I met this summer, with a sparkle in his eyes. But that sparkle hid the pain he was bearing as the only caregiver for two young orphaned siblings. As we visited the impoverished yurt villages on the outskirts of Ulanbator, the capital of Mongolia, we met this mature young 10-year-old boy. He was not in school, but caring for his siblings in the home of a neighbor … [Read more...]