Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel


CES, missionary couple

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In 1992 the Church sent six missionary couples to Mongolia at the government’s invitation to teach and help improve the educational system in Mongolia.1 These missionary couples were based in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. They came from a range of educational experiences and backgrounds and were uniquely qualified to help with the development and planning of higher education in Mongolia.2 Their experience and background included “a medical doctor responsible for postgraduate studies at a university medical center, a computer science professor, a business professor, a professor of curriculum development and administration, and an educational administrator.”3Although these couples came from a variety of teaching backgrounds, their professional and educational experiences would help them with both the secular and spiritual education they provided during their mission. Their service included teaching at universities while also helping to pave the way for the gospel to be preached among the people of Mongolia. The initial effort of these couples to assist with secular education in Mongolia would lead to the organization of branches (along with branch and Relief Society presidencies), the preaching of the gospel, the first baptisms, and the subsequent establishment of seminary and institute programs throughout Mongolia.