The world is experiencing increasingly severe storms, floods and droughts and we are seeing widespread degradation of the oceans, rivers, soils, forests and atmosphere.
Most of the people groups of East Asia have been affected by these phenomena. They have led to food and water shortages, destruction of homes and means of livelihood, involuntary migration, disease and death.
With growing population pressures many people have no choice but to live in marginal lands that are particularly vulnerable to these impacts, and to natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
We are also seeing large-scale loss of biodiversity in land and marine eco-systems. Furthermore, the earth’s resources are being consumed at unsustainable levels.
Creation care is an integral part of the work being done to achieve OMF’s vision and mission. In fact CIM/OMF has been engaged in various forms of integral mission since the 1870s. Given the biblical mandate to care for creation, and in response to the growing ecological challenges in East Asia and beyond, OMF has made a commitment to creation care.
These environmental ministries also give us opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ in all its fullness with East Asia’s peoples to the glory of God.
These opportunities are illustrative only, there are many other opportunities available.
We welcome enquiries from anyone with a heart for creation care integral mission among the peoples of East Asia.