The ADRA Mongolia Board conducted its year-end meeting on November 25, 2022, at Ramada Hotel in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with its regular members from the Northern Asia Pacific Division (NSD) and the Mongolia Mission (MM) leadership, together with lay members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mongolia. The meeting was presided by its board chairman, Han SukHee, MM president, with members who formed a quorum: Joel Tompkins (NSD treasurer), pastors Nyamdavaa Dovchuren (outgoing executive secretary of MM), Adiyakhuu Oktyabri (incoming executive secretary of MM), Nyamsuren Myagmar (MM ministerial secretary), and Kim YoungSik (MM treasurer), with Bayarmaa Sengedash (lay member), and Windell Maranan, secretary/country director for ADRA Mongolia.
In his devotional message, Pastor SukHee emphasized the importance of obedience in doing God’s work, as it will be followed by the promised blessings. Highlighting the intentional partnership between ADRA Mongolia and the Adventist Church, SukHee reiterated the promised blessings on the agency and church’ partnership and ministry as they get involved together in doing humanitarian and development work in fulfilling God’s mission.
Currently, ADRA Mongolia and the MM leadership is strengthening the partnership through a signed Memorandum of Understanding in serving communities, as well as upholding the church’s Total Membership Involvement initiative by working together through a number of activities.
The meeting highlighted the current programs of ADRA Mongolia that focus on food security and health, economic development and livelihood, climate change adaptation for pastureland management and animal science breeding and development, and other small projects that equally impact community people in most need.
Furthermore, much emphasis was infused into the country director’s report highlighting a space for board members’ education and training on understanding development practice while connecting with beneficiary partners and other stakeholders on the ground, hence assisting them to give informed decisions on how the agency operates.
Strengthening key focus areas such as partnership and church relations, developing new partnerships (inside and outside the network), securing sustained funding opportunities, broadening communications and marketing opportunities, and further developing new and relevant thematic areas of concentration are a number of things that ADRA Mongolia will continue to pursue moving forward.
Additionally, the five-year strategic plan (2022–2027) document has been shared to introduce ADRA Mongolia’s strategy and how it envisions a future for the agency, including ways on how to achieve three core areas of concentration, labeled “Wildly Important Goals” (WIGs): 1) Program Impact and Focus, 2) People and Systems, and 3) Communications and Marketing. A High-Level Action Plan was created to track the progress of the strategic plan in the next five years.
This article was provided by the Northern-Asia Pacific Division.