‘I grew up in a Christian home in the South Taiwan, and studied in China Evangelical Seminary and married Shu-Hua during my second year. One day I saw a homeless man looking through a rubbish bin for food in front of a large church in Taipei and I wondered, “Are there any churches who welcome […]
The tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011 took almost 16,000 lives. Governments around the world sent aid and OMF International played a part in the relief work by creating the Iwate Relief Project as a means to provide support. As of May 2014, OMF International’s official role ended, but the assistance given through the […]
According to Rollin Grams of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, ‘most mission agencies have lost the vision of mission.’ After 150 years of engagement in mission, is this true of OMF? Do we have a future? Here is my six-fold answer– which is a ‘yes… but…’ response as to why I believe there is still a […]
On 4 August 1914, Europe descended into the deadliest war in history. More than 9 million people lost their lives. Families throughout Europe were devastated; homes were destroyed, businesses were lost and children displaced from their parents. Amongst the pain and loss, what was God doing? 100 years on, can we look back and see […]
From Jay, our team leader in the Philippines: All OMF workers in areas that have a Signal 2 or 3 [warning in their area] have reported in today. All is well with them, though they are aware that it is “the calm before the storm.” Workers in Bohol report “Believers from Samar ministry sites have […]
北海道からの便り I studied cello at university; one motivation for attending seminary was to find my place as a Christian and a performing musician. During my second year of seminary, my brother invited my husband, Keith, and I, to attend a mission conference. At this point, we had no intention of being overseas missionaries; although we […]
by Dr. Peter Rowan, OMF UK National Director. Millennials, we’re told, expect to remain in a job for just under three years. That could mean v15–20 jobs in a working life. For many, job-hopping is a strategy to gain more experience, and part of the search for greater job fulfilment. In the book, Work Matters, […]
This is a TV interview in Chinese with Tera van Twillert from Holland about her family background and hardships, and how these prepared her for over 20 years of ministry in Taiwan to the homeless and to women in prostitution.
How do you share your faith in a country where Christian activity is not allowed? This is a tough question both for local and international believers working in countries like North Korea. Jesus said, ‘By your love for one another all will know that you are my disciples.’ John 13:34–35. It sounds simple – our […]
(Madison, WI, September 23, 2014) — Dr. Patrick Fung, Director of OMF International, will be the Bible expositor at InterVarsity’s Urbana 15 Student Missions Conference, which will take place December 27-31, 2015, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Responding to the emotional and spiritual needs of disaster victims in the Philippines.
About The Batang Masaya (Happy Child) Ministry brings laughter and true joy to Filipino children by holding children’s clubs which include worship, games, teaching and scripture memory. The ministry is also using the Philippine nation’s most popular spectator sport, basketball, to draw crowds, including fathers and sons, and then to share the gospel in creative […]
Nampu-Fountain Ministry is a pregnancy resource and counseling center that opened in June 2013 in Khonkaen, Northeast Thailand. It is under OMF International and closely linked with LIFE International. Pregnant women and girls in difficult circumstances receive counseling, advice, prayer, and as needed, practical help. Counseling is also available to women with emotional struggles due to various […]
Sattha soccer is a ministry started by OMF cross-cultural workers. It all started about 11 years ago with the idea of using soccer (a sport that most Thai boys and men play daily) as way for missionaries and church leaders to partner together, reach out and strengthen their witness to their communities. It took a […]
Growing coffee in the mountains gives Karen people the opportunity to stay together as a family and to earn an income. At present there are about 100 farmers associated with Silaa Farms. Silaa Farms conducts training so farmers can learn to improve the quality of the coffee. The training material is developed by Silaa Farms […]
About In Eastern Cambodia, riders on motorcycles negotiate dirt tracks as they bring mobile libraries to the poorest of the poor. From various locations across this region, local partners deliver boxes of books, including Christian resources and Bibles for those who don’t have access. In addition to bringing the libraries, literacy workers help villagers who have […]
Adults are not the only victims of AIDS, children are as well. Even healthy children of parents with AIDS indirectly become the final victim.