“Happy Anniversary” Grain of Wheat!

mongoliaby Bernie Anderson, serving in Mongolia

On February 26, 2010, the Grain of Wheat Student Center celebrated one year of serving university students in Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar.

After months of renovations, a burst radiator that caused water damage—and more renovations—the center opened in late February 2009. Since then we have seen a steady stream of students enrolling in the Grain of Wheat’s English, Korean, and Japanese language classes; others have enjoyed music lessons (guitar, piano, drums). Relaxing in the cafe with friends and a hot drink is another favorite pastime.

Because of the kindness of Alliance people across the United States, the center has added additional student services during the past year, including a computer lab, a quiet study room, and a bakery.

Sharing Christ’s Love

Each year, more than 250,000 students from across Mongolia arrive in Ulaanbaatar to attend its 300-plus universities and professional schools. Many of these students are leaving home for the first time; most don’t know Jesus.

Haliuna is a young student who traveled to Ulaanbaatar from a small, countryside village. She began to follow Jesus two years ago and has been coming to the center for some time. Haliuna is the only believer in her family, and she is hungry and eager to learn.

Every week she attends the student church—it meets on Saturday evenings at the center—and asks questions. Her face lights up when she grasps a new truth or a principle from God’s Word. She desires to see her family also come to know the hope that she has found.

Haliuna is just one example of the potential impact the Grain of Wheat Student Center can have on reaching Mongolia’s large student population for Christ.

What You Can Do


Pray for the people of Russia and for the Grain of Wheat Center’s outreach among students. Pray for Alliance workers around the world.


Give to the Great Commission Fund to support Alliance workers in Russia like Bernie, who are engaged in innovative ministries that extend the hope of Christ to those who have never heard of the hope only He gives.

Learn more

Check out Bernie’s blog, “Remember Mongolia.”


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