Celebrate Recovery is a church-based recovery programme that has grown into a nationwide ministry involving forty churches across Mongolia.
Alcoholism is a severe problem in the nation, affecting nearly every family in some way or other. Local recovery groups are helping many individuals and families under the great pressure and challenges of alcoholism.
Celebrate Recovery was started in Saddleback Church in USA. The materials were translated into Mongolian and made relevant for the local context. Celebrate Recovery is proving a powerful tool for evangelism, church growth and countryside church planting in Mongolia. Since January 2013, the project has expanded to include counselling, training about addiction, and collecting of resource materials for professional development and public education.
This is a very practical project that helps the alcoholics and their families to recover – whilst bringing the Gospel to those folks at the same time. Most of those involved are Mongolian Christians, converted through the Celebrate Recovery programme.