Eighty-six-year-old evangelist Marilyn Hickey is still following the move of God, this time in Mongolia.
“I was shocked. We were at Ulaanbaatar because I thought it would be very bad, because a fourth of the country is nomadic,” Hickey tells Charisma News of her recent trip to country once closely associated with the Soviet Union. “So I thought it would be a bad number, but there’s tremendous revival going on. I mean, even people on the streets will talk to you about how to get saved.”
In May, Hickey took 75 people with her to Mongolia and China to preach the Word and see the Holy Spirit pour out among all flesh in an area that was previously bound in religious chains.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica:
From 1921 until the end of the 1980s, Mongolia was a one-party state closely tied to the Soviet Union. It received technical, economic and military assistance from the Soviet Union and generally followed Soviet guidance in political and economic matters and in the building of a socialist society. However, beginning in 1990, forces for change in Mongolia ended the monopoly of political power by the communists in favor of free multiparty elections, coalition government, a new constitution, greater cultural and religious freedom with more emphasis on Mongol national traditions, a neutral position in international relations and a transition to a market economy.
Hickey, who is known for her massive crusades in the Muslim world, saw this newfound religious freedom firsthand.
“You can’t tell God what He can’t do. So it was a very profitable time,” Hickey says. “I think, of all our teams who went to Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia’s capital), we would go back—if God led us to—in a heartbeat because of the openness.”
Hickey says she had four open meetings where numerous people accepted Christ and saw miracles happen just like in the Bible.
“We saw growths disappear,” Hickey says. “We had testimonies of crooked backs that were straightened. … We had, absolutely, testimonies about eyes that couldn’t read that could read then. I’m just trying to think of some of the others. Because when you take 75 people, they all have testimonies because they pray for the sick. I don’t just pray for the sick. Everybody does. So when I have these team trips, I have more than my hands. I had 75 pairs of hands.”
Hickey says her team would also walk the streets in prayer and lead people to Christ during that time and had prophetic words manifest as well.
“God spoke to us that He would give to us the hearts of people. And we saw hearts of people. He also spoke to us that He would pour out His Spirit on all flesh. And Ulaanbaatar is part of all flesh,” Hickey says.
Hickey says she was initially drawn to Mongolia when she started praying for the country.
Though Mongolia is 50 percent Buddhist, and Hickey primarily works in Muslim countries, she says she prays for every country in the world every day and says others should do the same.
“I like to say to people, ‘Don’t just watch the news; change it.’ And when we watch the news, we can pray over nations. We don’t have to just say, ‘Oh well, that’s the way it is.’ So I say change the news,” Hickey says.
Her next trip is planned for October with stops in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Budapest, Hungary.