Mongolia is an Asian country bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south. It has experienced 30 years of economic growth, and over the past 10 years, demand for technology has skyrocketed. According to Mongolia’s Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC), Internet service users rose from 200,000 subscribers in 2010 to 2.6 million by December 2016, meaning over 86% of the population is online. Smartphone use in Mongolia is ubiquitous, and the No. 1 online activity in the country is checking Facebook. In a country where only 1.3 percent of people are Christians, the internet provides an incredible opportunity for ending Gospel poverty.
Haggai leader Angarag Gantumur is an IT professional at Union Bible Theological College, where he oversees the college’s media, website, computer technology, and online newsletters. In addition to furthering the college’s mission to train Mongolian pastors, Christian educators, missionaries, organizational leaders, and ordinary Christians in solid Biblical teaching, discipleship, and leadership studies, Angarag’s skills also enable him to share his faith in powerful ways through social media and app development.
Angarag manages the day-to-day IT activities at Union Bible Theological College.
“Currently, there is no Mongolian silent time app for Christians,” he says. Angarag plans to make a devotion app featuring content by Haggai leaders from Mongolia.
Angarag was also integral in launching a Facebook page called Glory to God, which shares Biblical truth, sermons, and encouragement. The page, which was created in November 2020, has almost 700 followers and high engagement on its posts.
Angarag has his sights set on creating a virtual theological equipping course in line with the Equip Asia project. The virtual equipping is a comprehensive theological education and will be aimed at local pastors and elders who are not able to attend the regular course in person.
“The purpose of all I do is to introduce Christians and non-Christians alike to the wonderful works of God,” he says.
Written by Jill Clair Gentry