Life & Faith

Son of a Communist

March 23, 2017

As Mongolia turned from communism to democratic rule, this man turned from atheism to faith.

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"In Communism, you’re basically living under fear. But whatever I read from the Bible, it gave me this sense of freedom from fear."

When Batjargal Tuvshintsengel was nine years old, he was recruited to read Communist propaganda on Mongolian state radio. Then, in the early 90s, as Mongolia was becoming a democracy and opening up to the rest of the world, Batjargal discovered the Bible and found it so compelling that he turned from atheism to Christianity. Now, he’s running a Christian radio station that aims to spread hope, good values and a sense of belonging throughout Mongolia.

In this episode, Batjargal talks about significant shifts in Mongolia’s cultural, political and religious landscape - and how his own life changed as a result.

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