Heart Sounds International, a ministry of OM Arts, was recently in Mongolia to record Christian songs composed by one of the nation’s leading Christian songwriters. For one of the songs, the team needed a man’s voice. They knew that Tumku, who had recorded previous projects, was up to the task. He sang into the mic with conviction. The lyrics were written to reach deeply into the souls of Mongolians, recalling a time of fierce pride when warriors on horseback rode in the conquests of Genghis Khan.

Yet this song called Mongolians to a different fight, a spiritual battle for the King of Kings. As Tumku sang, the team knew he was God’s warrior for this moment. Five days after he heard the rough mix and gave his resounding approval, Tumku lost his life in a car accident. He left behind a wife and two young kids, but also a song urging his fellow warriors to fight the Lord’s battles. Here is Tumku and a portion of the song: