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Mongolia Mission Holds Second Health Expo
September 25, 2019

Seventy-four short-term missionaries arrived at Chinggis Khan International Airport on July 30, 2019, to help share the gospel in Mongolia. Their passion for ministry deeply touched my heart. This was the beginning of Ulaanbaatar Health Expo 2019.

The first Health Expo was held three years ago, and we were delighted to host our second Health Expo this year. This time, we rented the Crocus Exhibition Hall for four days. With 19 booths, there was a variety of wonderful exhibits, including cooking, fruit carving, oriental medicine, foot massage, etc.

We were able to invite Kwak YooRim’s Nanta team and Lee SungBeom’s professional hair stylist team to perform on the stage every day, which was a delight to behold. We were also honored to have Pastor Yoo MyungHae and her husband, who are currently ministering at a Presbyterian Church. Pastor Yoo performed beautiful Korean traditional dances, touching the hearts of those who had the privilege of watching.

All the professional activities and services from the 19 booths provided a great deal of satisfaction and joy to the average of 500 daily participants. Many of them were repeat visitors because they weren’t able to visit every booth in one day’s time.

One of the 19 booths was a Korean culture booth, set up to share more about Korea with our Mongolian guests. Friends, couples, and families had the opportunity to dress up in hanboks (tradition Korean outfits) and take pictures. It was wonderful to see how much people were enjoying themselves.

The Mongolian government sent a medical doctor and nurse to help with the Mongolia booth, and the Mongolia Mission provided a dentist and dental hygienists for free physical and dental exams. As you can imagine, this was a very popular booth.

Another booth was all about Korean food. It was so popular that as soon as the food was made, it was wiped out in just seconds. I cannot describe all 19 booths in detail, but the hair stylist booth charged 2000 tugriks (2669 tugriks=1 USD) per guest, donating all proceeds to help the Mongolia Mission. This was greatly appreciated. The foot massage booth was also very popular, so much so that our masseurs and masseuses were physically exhausted by 4 p.m. The oriental medicine booth also had a lot of visitors as many people came to have their facial moles removed for free. Our volunteers at the registration desk worked diligently to register about 750 visitors and connect each one of them to different local churches.

I want to express my sincere appreciation to all the leaders, organizers and booth volunteers for their dedication and hard work in making Ulaanbaatar Health Expo 2019 a success.

I hope and pray that in three years’ time, we will be able to host yet another successful Health Expo here in Mongolia so that we can continue to share the message of God’s love.

Joanne Kim, MM Education Director