Mongol, Khalka in Germany

Mongol, Khalka
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People Name: Mongol, Khalka
Country: Germany
10/40 Window: No
Population: 1,500
World Population: 2,584,400
Primary Language: Mongolian, Halh
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 2.00 %
Evangelicals: 1.40 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: Yes
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Mongolian
Affinity Bloc: East Asian Peoples
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Introduction / History

Khalkha Mongols consider their language, Halh, to be the "real" Mongolian language since all other Mongols speak variations or dialects of Halh. Halh is understood throughout Mongolia and by Mongols living in Central Asia. The 13th century was a great time for Mongols, who enjoyed the world's most vast empire for 100 years at the expense of civilizations in Asia and Europe. They were eventually subdued, and in the early 20th century they experimented with a communist government which kept their economy weak.

As their communist government self-destructed in the late 20th century, Mongols faced greater levels of unemployment and poverty. Those with the means migrated to European countries such as Germany.

What Are Their Lives Like?

During the post WWII communist era, many Mongolians lived in what was then East Germany, but few remain. Though few in number, Mongolians sometimes go to European countries like Germany as students. They get the training they need, and most return to Mongolia, though some stay. Mongolia faces serious problems with unemployment so their prospects are bleak. Their numbers in Germany are so small that they do not have cultural organizations; instead they have one for all of Western Europe.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Mongolia was once one of the most closed countries in the world, but is now relatively open to outside influence, including Christianity. Some Mongolians in Germany are marginally Buddhist. A Buddhist temple is a place to meet others, but not necessarily where they go for spiritual growth. Most are secularized, though there are some Mongolian believers in Germany.

What Are Their Needs?

The Mongol people in Germany need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life he offers them in John 10:10.

Prayer Points

Pray that the Mongol people will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings.
Pray for workers who are driving by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement that will spread to Mongolia.

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