Founded by Genghis Khan in 1206 and under communist rule until 1990, Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world. 30% of the population is nomadic.
The capital, Ulaanbaatar, is home to almost half of the country’s population.
The people of Mongolia are highly independent, used to relying on themselves and their immediate communities as they live and travel throughout the land. The majority of them are either non-religious or Tibetan Buddhist.
Most have never heard of Jesus.
Is God calling you to share the Gospel in a land where His name isn’t known?
The culture of Mongolia is heavily influenced by the Mongol nomadic way of life, Tibetan Buddhism, and China. Mongolians generally have a strong sense of connection with the unspoiled vast open spaces of their homeland and wish to protect their environmental and cultural heritage.
Hospitality is extremely important in Mongolian culture, due to the fact that visitors often travel great distances to reach their destinations. Guests are always served the finest food and treated with upmost respect and generosity.
Get out of the city and go sleep in a Ger. Period.
One of Mongolia’s most remarkable landmarks is a silver statue called Genghis Khan. It’s worth seeking out.
Go spend some time in the Gobi Desert.
Take a day off and go horseback riding through some of the most pristine countryside you've ever seen.
If you're lucky enough to be there in the winter, take a day to go skiing.