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2016 Constituency Meeting and Annual Council of Mongolia Mission
December 13, 2016
In the Bible, God provided us with many verses where we can discover His character. For example, in 1 Corinthians 13:44, we see that God is not a God of disorder. This is one way of knowing that emphasis should be placed on good structural organization of institutions. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mongolia follows God’s principles in establishing a good leadership model for enhancing the spreading of His word and His love.

 For this reason, the Annual Council was held at Ulaanbaatar Central Church from November 10 to 11, 2016. The purpose was to vote on new department directors who would be responsible for positions held at the Mongolia Mission (MM) headquarters.

Besides the MM main administrators president Kim YoHan, executive secretary Bold Batsukh, and treasurer Jorge Silva, five officers from the Northern Asia-Pacific Division (NSD) were present.

 Also, along with other members of the MM executive committee, ministerial ordained pastors, and Bible workers, there were around 50 delegates from all 31 Mongolian Adventist churches present at the council. 

 At the council, it was decided that all three MM administrators continue to serve. After the department directors presented their work from the past three years, the delegates chose their future leaders.This is part of the message from president Kim YoHan to all newly selected individuals:

God is clear that the greatest of you will serve others and be humble in his actions. You now bear even greater responsibility; you are in greater danger than others; therefore, be wise and look for God’s guidance.

 We all should emphasize the importance of local church members and their involvement in the spreading of God’s word. They are central to our work, and empowering them, teaching them, training them, and providing them with experience should be on your priority list.

 After the official program on November 11, the ordination of two local church pastors took place. Pastor Adiyakhuu Oktyabri from Immanuel Church and Pastor Darkhanbaatar Batgerel from Darkhan Church, along with their families, have shown to be God’s faithful servants and were accepted in the ordained ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  The ordination ceremony was officiated by Dr. Ron Clouzet, NSD ministerial association secretary.

 Along with beautiful music and the presentation of the pastors’ life history, the laying of hands followed.  Both pastors expressed their gratitude to God for His guidance in their lives. Thus, the annual council and ordination event were completed.  All glory goes to our Supreme Provider!

By Katja Kotnik, MM volunteer