Interviewee ID: 990352
Parent's name: Damba
Year of Birth: 1973
Notes on education: büren dund
Born in: Ulaangom sum, Uvs aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Darhan-Uul aimag
Mother's profession: factory worker
Father's profession: teacher
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Summary of Interview 090760B with Hishigdelger
The Darhan church was first established in 1991 but until 1996 they had only 2 or 3 regular believers and it was a small church. From 1996 Korean pastors have come and they worked together. Later, in 2000 these pastors settled in Darhan and started working there permanently. Today there are 27 churches in Darhan and they are conducting services.
Initially people ridiculed me when I believed in Christ but later when they understood its implication and when it was explained, they started to treat it with respect, said Hishigdelger.
There was a Russian town in Darhan, and the Russian children are quick-tempered but they are open-hearted and they quickly became friends. It was hard to go to a Russian store to buy goods but the senior people were given purchasing vouchers and they could easily purchase things by showing the voucher.
In the school, they often had a hygiene checkup and the children infected with lice were cleaned and tidied up by the other children. There was much ado about it, and the children being cleaned were scolded. Also, those children didn’t have close friends and they were slightly discriminated against.
Her faith in Christ has influenced her life the most and since her conversion she has started to live a new life, she said.