Orphans and Street Children in Mongolia
God Has A Good Plan
Years ago, I longed to go to Mongolia but the Lord never took me there.
Mongolia is the second largest landlocked country in the world and is located between Russia and China. For 70 years the Soviets occupied the country but today Mongolia is a free country.
It is with great joy I had the privilege of interviewing Bert, a former teacher from the Netherlands, who specialized in pedagogy and taught students to become social workers.
He and his wife Elisabeth were comfortable with their life, when God’s call came for them to move to Mongolia. Bert shared the difficulty of waiting on the Lord but how he learned waiting makes one stronger, more equipped to face life, and taught him the reality that God is good.
Bert uses his expertise to work with orphans and street children who survive sub zero temperatures in Mongolia by taking refuge underground – sleeping on warm sewer pipes. He also trains parents to care for special needs children.
I believe as he shares, you will gain fresh insight into how to pray for this beautiful land and especially for the children who have been deeply traumatized.
I pray you will be blessed as you listen to this podcast about orphans and street children in Mongolia. But I also pray you will begin to intercede for Bert and his team who minister to the orphans, special needs, and street children of Mongolia.
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Three things stood out to me from this interview:
1) Wait on the Lord for His timing.
2) It’s easy to give material things to the children we serve; harder to love, which is what they really need.
3) I love how Bert and the orphanage is working to reach families with special needs children. It’s really precious how moms are being given new sight to see the amazing capabilities in their children and to build community of support among themselves.
Thanks for this interview, Ms. Barbara and Bert.
Hello Joy. Thank you for your response.
Waiting on the Lord and Learning to love! Both difficult and yet, ultimately so rewarding.
It grieved me to think especially of the special needs and the street kids as being disposable. Yet, the Lord values each one!
It is a blessing how the Lord had trained Bert years before to be equipped to help others learn how to minister to special needs children. It is truly wonderful how as we wait upon the Lord, our steps are ordained by the Lord. We see that beautifully in the life of Bert. I hope you will add him to your prayer list. 🙂