Asia Leadership Development Network (ALDN) exists to help meet emerging leaders needs by working alongside Mongolian church leaders around the world to provide resources, partnership, and leadership development training to encourage and expand Great Commission work among the Mongolian community and beyond. ALDN aims to identify Kingdom-focused, global-minded, servant-hearted, discipleship-oriented leaders among the Mongolian churches around the world to partner and carry on the work of our Lord Jesus Christ. ALDN will use its unique North-American-based resources (relationships, talent, freedom, technology, and finances) to facilitate partnerships, develop training programs, produce teaching materials, improve access to Christian literature, and mobilize resources to achieve the overall objectives.
In 1990, when Communism ended in Mongolia, the country began to open up to the world beyond the Soviet Bloc. At that time, there were only four (4) known Mongolian Christian believers. Soon afterward, the Jesus film and the Mongolian Bible were translated and many Christian groups started entering the country and working among the Mongolian people to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. After over half a century of Communism and sterile atheism, many Mongolians returned to their old religions such as Tibetan religion, Buddhism, and Shamanism. However, just like what Communism did to people in other parts of the world, it left Mongolia with a spiritual vacuum and a thirst for Truth. Therefore, the hearts of the people were wide open to the Gospel and the grace of God.
Even though many Mongolians returned to traditional religions, Christianity has experienced astounding growth in Mongolia in the last 25 years. Starting with those original four (4) believers, the number of Christians in Mongolia has now reached more than 250,000 with over 500 churches across the country (see image below). Still today, many church members in Mongolia are first-generation Christians, yet slowly, Christian families are emerging with second-generation believers. Christianity has become more acceptable in Mongolian society. As an ethnic/language group, there are currently more than 10 million Mongolians living around the world—predominantly throughout Asia. As a country, there are only 3 million Mongolians living within the border of Mongolia. Most ethnic Mongolians—6 million— live within neighboring China. There are another 1.5 – 2 million Mongolians living in Russia, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, and rest of the world.
For those Mongolians who live in China, Christianity is still relatively new. There are currently only about 15 identified Mongolian house churches in the Mongolian community in China. Very few of them have leaders with adequate training. On the other hand, among the “Diaspora” Mongolians (especially those who live in the U.S., Canada, and South Korea), there has been significant growth in the numbers of churches in the last few decades. Due to the economic and political situation during the Communist era, many Mongolians left their home country to work and study in foreign countries—particularly in South Korea, Canada, and the U.S. Large numbers of Mongolian immigrants and their families settled in these countries and have stayed over the last 25 years. There are at least 15 Mongolian churches planted among Mongolians in the U.S. and Canada and there are many churches being planted among Mongolians living in South Korea and Europe as well.
Bolorhuu Ligden | Founder / Executive Director
Peter Kling | Government Ethic Seminar
Tamir Lkhamsuren | Coding Camp / Academy
Bil G | Social Media & Content Creation
Hetay Jargalsaikhan | Digital, Social Media, and App based Initiatives
Grace Narangerel | Program Manager
Zolboo Altangerel | Explore Your Calling
Emmanuel Fan | VIVA LIFE Science
Rachel Cathy | Chick-fil-A, Inc.
San Francisco, USA
Washington DC, USA
Ulan Ude, Russia
Seoul, South Korea
1. We believe God is a good Father and His ways are higher than ours (Psalm 136:1) (Isaiah 55:8-9).
2. We believe in a Culture of Honor (Romans 1:12). We value God’s image in others.
3. We believe in the Power of Blessing in word and deed. (Numbers 6:24-26) (Proverbs 11:25)
4. We believe we are Called as Ambassadors of Jesus Christ to the Marketplace (Matthew 28:19)
5. We believe in the Power of Unity (Psalm 133, Eph 4:16)
6. We believe we are Known by our Love of God and Others (Mark 12:30-31)
7. We believe Work is a Calling and should be Done as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:17, 23)
8. We believe Leading begins with Serving (Mark 9:35)
9. We believe that men and women should Enjoy the Good in all their Labor…it is a gift from God (Eccl. 3:13, 22)
10. We believe in Honoring God in our Sowing and Giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
11. We believe we are Empowered to release the light of God into dark places (John 1:5)