Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Urgent Prayer Request

Please join us in praying for Mongolia. As of last night around midnight until now there has been rioting in the streets due to the unfavorable outcome of the Parliamentary elections. Basically, the Communist Party (MPRP) has won more seats than the Democratic Party and the people are rioting. We've been following on the news and are speechless to see this happening in our midsts. They have injured several police and reporters and have set the Communist Party building on fire. We just saw on the news that at least 2 college students died. One Japanese reporter is in the hospital in a coma.

My heart is so heavy; I have never seen such violence in Mongolia, ever. Right now, (11:30 pm) the rioting is continuing, and the people, mostly young men, have begun to terrorize passing cars by throwing rocks and setting the parked ones on fire. They are looting nearby stores and destroying buildings. I have NEVER seen anything like it.

Please pray and pray again. Pray that our relatives and friends are safe. Pray that it will stop!

We heard threats that "something" is going to happen in Darkhan tomorrow. Please pray for our safety and that of our friends and church members. We are holding our breath, afraid of what will happen next.

The level of corruption in the Mongolian government is astounding. The Communists are being accused of many things, including "fixing" the election and staging the riots. I wouldn't put it past them.

Mongolia urgently needs your prayers!


Twila G. said...

Oh Melanie, my heart is so heavy about this. We will be praying for you!!

rem said...

I am praying for ya'll.