The last 25 years have seen dramatic changes in the world of missions. Many countries, traditionally known as missionary-receiving countries, have now become major sending countries. In OMF we have been receiving inquiries to work with us in East Asia from countries as diverse as India, Nigeria, Brazil, China and the Ukraine!
In order for us to welcome and respond to such requests, OMF started setting up links across the world through OMF New Horizons, a programme that would facilitate for such inquirers to fulfil God’s call on their lives. We do this through partnering with local mission organisations, denominations and churches. Already we have partnership agreements with agencies in various Latin American and European countries, and are negotiating with other groups in Asia and Africa.
As we do so, we find ourselves involved in building an indigenous missionary movement in different countries, providing mission media, participating at major mission events, and providing, and interacting with mission leaders around the world. It’s an enriching learning experience as we engage with different cultures and ways of doing missions.