• Bat-Orshic

    Accomplishments in Judo:

    - Recieved the title "Merited Trainer of Mongolia (the highest award a coach can recieve)

     

    I first heard the gospel from an American pastor in Moscow in 1990. The pastor talked about a living, all mighty, creator God, who’s always near and always cares for us. Five years later, my wife started going to church and invited some church leaders to our home. They shared the gospel with me in more detail. Christmas that year, I went to church for the first time.
    At that time in my life I considered myself a Buddhist, but Buddhism was nonsense to me because the lamas read their preaching in another language and there was no living relationship with God. Before becoming a Christian I had lots of fear. Fear of curses and fear of what the spirits would do if I didn’t follow all the traditions and religious rules (for instance what day to cut your hair etc…). After becoming a Christian I felt free of all those rules. In my family life, I began to understand the importance of forgiveness and love. I was a proud person and would get angry easily if things did not go my way. I was doing these and other sins before because I did not have knowledge of sin.  After I received Jesus into my life, now knowing that God is in control, I had the feeling of peace, new purpose, and complete satisfaction. Through God’s power he has begun to change me. I have more patience now because I know that God does everything in His time. As a coach, my goal was to some day receive the title "Merited Trainer of Mongolia" (the highest award that a coach can receive). In 1996, I was hoping to get it and now, after five Olympics, I received the award. It has made me very proud and happy.
                I believe that God gives us all different talents and abilities. Sport can be a great way for us to glorify God. I explain the good news to my athletes this way. The Bible says that there is one true, almighty, eternal, creator God. In so many different ways the Bible shows that it really was inspired by God’s Holy Spirit. Buddha can’t talk to us, but our God is a living God, when we pray he hears. My favorite verse is Psalm 1:1-3 "How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yeilds its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers."