Areas of Ministry
The Mongolian workers of One Way Mission regularly visit children’s, women’s and men’s prisons. They preach the Gospel, give toiletries and literature as gifts to the prisoners as well as discuss and pray with them. They also keep in touch with the families of those prisoners who have become believers and bring greetings from them.
Additionally, One Way Faith has refurbished “family rooms” in both the children’s and women’s prison. They are for accommodating the family members of those prisoners who have come from far away to see them.
Family day in the prisons
The family days introduced by our Mongolian workers have become very popular in the prisons. These family days are meant to support those prisoners who have become believers in prison and will be released in the near future by evangelizing their family members. In this way, the prisoners won’t be alone with their faith when they return home.
During these family days, the prisoners’ families are invited to the prison for the whole day. Transportation is arranged for them and they are served a good meal. When necessary food and clothes are given to them as well. The most important thing, however, is that the family finds their way to the same Savior, Whom their family member in prison has already received as the Lord of their life. Other evangelical churches and organizations have joined in organizing these popular family days.
Courses for prisoners
One Way Faith’s workers have been asked to hold various courses for the prisoners. They have designed, financed and recruited teachers i.a. for English language and handicrafts courses.
A borewell for the prison
In the autumn of 2011, One Way Faith was involved in a borewell project for the men’s prison in the countryside. We were the main financier for the project and the Prison Fellowship organization from New Zealand was in charge of supervising it.
One Way Faith has begun ministering to alcoholic women in 2009. The name of the ministry is Esther mission. For these women who’s lives have gone off the rails we have opened a yurt home where they can stay.
Many women have become believers. Their families and alcoholic husbands or boyfriends have also been helped by this ministry.
At the Esther home we study God’s word, pray, counsel the women and try to put the pieces of their lives back in place. We also teach various handicrafts to the women. They can make handmade items for sale and so get some money. They are encouraged for instance to enroll in a Bible school.
When the staff of One Way Faith regularly distributed food to men living on the streets in 2011 they requested that supported housing would be arranged for them. The home was established in a small house.
PART OF THE NEW ONE WAY CENTER
At the moment, the men’s home operates on the same premises with the newly constructed One Way Center in Ulan Bator.
The men take part in spiritual teaching sessions and prayer on a regular basis. Becoming an alcoholic and being excluded from society are major challenges in Mongolia. We believe that by the Spirit of God these people who are living in bondage can be set free and live a new victorious life in Christ. For this reason, the spiritual part of the work is important in all our ministries. The men also take part in daily chores. The duration of their stay at the home ranges from a few weeks to even many years. Men who have been released from prison and don’t yet have a place to stay come to the men’s home. Some of them don’t even have an ID for applying for a job.
THE BOY WITHOUT A PAST
A certain boy has been staying at the home for a long time. When he came of age he was forced to move out from a children’s home in the countryside. He doesn’t have any kind of identification nor does he have any knowledge of his past. Our staff is working hard to get proper identification documents for him which would permit him to live a normal life in society.
The second edition of One Way Faith’s first book “Ganz Zam Tsoglaan”, (Get equipped for God’s service, Tapani Suonto) has been published. In the autumn of 2009 a Mongolian version of the book “Lauri” was translated and published. Tracts for evangelization as well as booklets for the work of One Way Faith have been funded by the help of Finnish sponsors.
A CHILDREN’S BIBLE IN MONGOLIAN
In the spring of 2014, a gorgeous and colorful children’s Bible translated into the Mongolian language was completed in Mongolia. One Way Mission wants to take part in financing its distribution. Mongolians readily receive the Bible but most of them cannot afford to buy it themselves. The purchase price is about 8 euros. If you want to join in the spreading of God’s word to these little ones you can give your gift to One Way’s collection account with the reference number 2998.
Join us for an exotic trip to Mongolia. During the team trip, you will take part in the operations of One Way Faith in Ulan Bator, you will get to know more about our prison ministry, humanitarian work, and evangelism. You will also see Mongolia’s exotic nature and culture. For more information and travel bookings please call us: +358 45 230 7949