Welcome to the Mongolia — Asia base of Teen Missions International!
History & Ministries at Mongolia Base
Teen Missions in Mongolia is a small operation with an office in Ulaanbaatar and a Boot Camp property in Jigjid. Each year, staff from the United States and Australia travel to Mongolia to help the national staff member and volunteers run the Boot Camp during the months of July and August.
The Land & People of Mongolia
Mongolia is a large but little-known country positioned between China and Russia. It is one of the highest countries in the world, with an average elevation of over 5,000 feet. The ancient Mongol empire, the largest dynasty the world has seen, was founded in this area and Genghis Khan is still held in high regard as a symbol of strength and unity. The population is around three million, many of which live a nomadic lifestyle raising livestock. One-third of the population lives in the capital city, Ulaanbaatar. The major languages of Mongolia are Khalkha Mongol, Turkic, and Russian. Tibetan Buddhism is the largest religion.
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