“And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good…” Romans 8:28.
It all started with a COVID-19 diagnosis. Mongolian Haggai leader Munkhchimeg Enkhee found herself, like so many across the world, battling for her life in a hospital, desperate for a miracle and completely dependent on the medical professionals who surrounded her. Munkhchimeg could not have foreseen the chain of events that was about to take place — because of her harrowing experience, four women would come to know Jesus.
As she battled COVID-19, Munkhchimeg knew she was walking through the valley of the shadow of death. The doctor who made her feel most at ease, Dr. E*, was leaving for a three-day break. During that time, Munkhchimeg’s condition worsened as the virus entered her lungs and made it almost impossible to breathe. When Dr. E came back, she changed Munkhchimeg’s treatment plan three times.
“I was helpless and could not eat or drink anything,” Munkhchimeg says. “But what the devil meant for evil, God turned into good. I saw the most tangible presence of God in my hospital room — during the weakest point of my entire life.
Dr. E saved Munkhchimeg’s life as she battled COVID-19 in the hospital. Munkhchimeg, in turn, led Dr. E to a life-giving relationship with Jesus.
“After three dark days of fighting for my life, I came back as if resurrected. I started eating and walking and gradually regained my strength.”
The day the hospital released Munkhchimeg, Dr. E was off work again, and Munkhchimeg regretted not being able to thank the woman who saved her life. Munkhchimeg and her son began praying for Dr. E, who is from a Muslim family. Months later, Munkhchimeg sought out a meeting with her doctor.
As they talked, God gave Munkhchimeg supernatural knowledge about Dr. E’s life. Munkhchimeg encouraged her about a particular challenge she was facing as she shared the Gospel. The doctor was speechless and immediately asked how she could follow Jesus.
“Only God, who is alive, could do something like this,” Munkhchimeg says.
The General Practitioner
A few days later, Munkhchimeg went to her general practitioner’s office for a follow-up appointment. There were three people in the office: the receptionist, the general practitioner, and a sick woman in the waiting room. She prayed God would give her an opportunity at her appointment that day.
Munkhchimeg’s general practitioner (right) and the office receptionist (left) both became Christians after Munkhchimeg shared the Gospel with them at an appointment. Her dog, Victor (center), opened the door for the conversation to begin.
“I had my dog with me, which quickly led to a conversation with the general practitioner who mentioned her love of dogs,” Munkhchimeg says. “I thought, ‘Well, that’s an open door.’ And as I began to talk with her, the Holy Spirit gave me an opportunity to share the Gospel, and she gave her life to Jesus.”
The doctor’s receptionist came into the exam room after overhearing the conversation about Jesus.
“She was intrigued and clearly wanted to be prayed for,” Munkhchimeg says. “I shared the Gospel with her, too, and she gave her life to Jesus. We also prayed for the health of her son.”
The Sick Woman
Munkhchimeg was ready to leave the doctor’s office, but she saw the sick woman was still there, waiting for her ride home. She had black spots all around her eyes and could not walk.
Munkhchimeg thought it looked like a spirit of death was paralyzing her body. “I asked her, ‘Ma’am, have you listened to what we have been talking about and praying for?’”
The sick woman said she had heard all of it.
“She was hesitant when I asked her if she wanted to be prayed for,” Munkhchimeg says. “I had to really work, and the Holy Spirit reminded me of this question: What would you lose by saying ‘yes’ to Jesus? You will gain everything — your health, your life, and your eternal life — for free.”
After talking with Munkhchimeg for a long time, the sick woman decided she wanted a new life. She prayed to receive Jesus as her Savior, becoming the fourth woman Munkhchimeg led to Christ in the span of just a few days.
All three women at the office that day downloaded a Bible app on their phones and joined Munkhchimeg’s Facebook page, where she conducts virtual discipleship groups.
In a country where 98.7% of the population does not know Jesus, Munkhchimeg and other Mongolian Haggai leaders are working to end Gospel poverty in their country every day — simply by intentionally interacting with the people they encounter. Those new believers will go home and share with their own families and friends.
“This is the power of our testimonies and prayers,” Munkhchimeg says. “It’s a domino effect.”
Written by Valerie Dyke