A few weeks ago we sat in an adult Sunday School class in Georgia. The topic was contentment. The challenge was from Philippians 4:11-13 …for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret… Read More I have learned to be content (Sort of. Okay, not really. But I am learning)
5. Because your gift will change a nation: The country of Mongolia will be transformed as its people become disciples who make disciples. Your gift will provide theological education, pastoral training, and support economic development to support the local church as they reach their country for Christ. 4. Logging your faith promise (pledge) now, even if you don’t… Read More 5 Reasons to Give or Pledge to Ellisons in Mongolia Today
Pastor Naraa leads the Central Church in Ulaanbataar. In addition to pastoring this church she is the denomination’s national leader. She prays that God would use her to raise up and develop leaders and pastors who will disciple believers, plant churches, and reach the lost. Because she lives in the capital city she has more… Read More Meet Naraa
Today is Thanksgiving. If all goes well, today is probably our last Thanksgiving in the United States for a very long time. With that in mind, we have so much to be thankful for and we’ve created a list to remind ourselves, to celebrate, and to express our gratitude for all the good gifts God… Read More Thanksgiving Thankfulness
Today we walked into Cory’s parents’ church in Ft. Valley, GA. Jim & Mary Jean (or Mr. Jim and Ms. Mary Jean because we’re in the South) have been a part of this community since they moved from California to Georgia during Cory’s second year of Bible College. They are well-established and well-loved. People we… Read More Ever-Expanding Tribe
Gallbladder is one word, not two. I’ve learned that with all the internet research I’ve done in the last month. It seems to me that it should be two words. But it’s not; it’s one. It turns out your gallbladder is important but not critical. So when it starts giving you trouble the basic doctor… Read More On gallbladders and limits
There have been a number of people who commented that they’d followed our trips but didn’t know we were considering long-term missionary service. That’s probably because we didn’t really know that either. Our first trip to Mongolia was just over a year ago. God had been stirring in Cory’s heart before that but the thought… Read More A Whisper.
Enjoy some familiar worship songs that have been translated into Mongolian. While we love to see local expressions of worship, it’s also fun to hear familiar tunes in unfamiliar tongues. Oceans (where feet may fail) God is Able How Can I Keep from Singing (Chris Tomlin) Jesus, Name Above All Names How Great is Our… Read More Familiar Worship Songs in Mongolian
Tsetsegee lives in a ger (yurt) on the church property with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. She is excited that the church is continuing to grow in impact and influence in her community. There are currently 10 kids who attend Sunday School and several teenagers have been baptized this year. A couple of them are… Read More Meet Tsetsegee
Cory is in Mongolia and is posting pictures of his trip on Instagram and Facebook. You’ll notice that in a lot of the pictures the Mongolians aren’t smiling…or at least they’re not smiling very big. Sometimes they look downright angry or bored. They’re not any of those things. They’re just Mongolians posing for a picture… Read More They’re not unhappy, they just don’t smile in pictures
This is a google maps scavenger hunt. Click on the map to get to our future neighborhood, then find the list of places in the post. Whoever finds all the places and posts in the comments first will win a small piece of Mongolian art! Let the games begin!… Read More online scavenger hunt!
When people ask this they are really asking one of two questions: What are you going to do in Mongolia? Why are you moving to Mongolia to do that? Last week I answered the first question. This week I’ll answer the second. A year ago, neither of us was even considering missions. We had not yet… Read More Why are you moving? Part II