OMF shares the good news of Jesus Christ in all its fullness with East Asia’s people. Join with us as we pray for God’s work among them.

OMF shares the good news of Jesus Christ in all its fullness with East Asia’s people. Join with us as we pray for God’s work among them.

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Heart for Asia. Hope for Billions

Heart for Asia. Hope for Billions

OMF International worldwide unites around a common call and passion. God has given us a heart for Asia and a desire to bring his hope to billions. It is our heart’s cry to partner with the global church to see individual lives and whole communities redeemed through Jesus. Our vision is to plant churches and nurture in ways that equip the believers to grow God’s kingdom among those around them. The vision and mission of OMF Hong Kong is to mobilize and build up mission minded churches, to join together in nurturing and growing a new generation of workers for the gospel among the unreached East Asian people and making disciples for the Kingdom.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) that is now spreading globally has had a significant impact on OMF ministries in East Asia and our centres around the world. However, we are thankful that, at the time of writing, no OMF worker has been diagnosed with the virus.

We wanted to let you know how OMF International has been responding to this situation.

We have taken a number of practical steps to protect our workers as the outbreak develops:

  • An international crisis management team was established to monitor the situation as it developed and coordinate our response.
  • Our International Medical Team has been following the development of the outbreak closely. They have been providing OMF workers with regular updates and advice on practical steps to reduce the risk of infection since early February.
  • At a more local level, country leadership teams and medical advisors have been assisting workers in appropriate preparations and contingency planning for the outbreak and its potential impacts.
  • Team leaders are working closely with their team members to navigate the implications of travel restrictions and evolving advice from governments.

As the situation develops, we have also cancelled or postponed:

  • Physical events and gatherings for OMF workers.
  • Events for supporters such as information evenings, mission events and in-person prayer gatherings.
  • Serve Asia short-term mission placements due to take place in the next three months (until 16 June). A decision will be made concerning placements later in the year in the coming weeks.

Additionally, following the advice of their respective governments, a number of OMF centres have closed their offices and asked staff to work remotely from home where possible.

Although some governments have issued statements that strongly encourage their citizens to return home, we have encouraged workers not in high risk contexts to continue with their ministries despite the present situation. Such crisis circumstances often provide opportunities to witness and minister beyond the ‘normal times’. However, OMF understands, and is giving support to, workers who want to return home for medical or other reasons.

No matter where they are, OMF workers continue to seek ways to practically show God’s love to their neighbours, share the good news of Jesus, and support local churches and believers through these difficult times.

Sam Wunderli, Assistant General Director
On behalf of the OMF International Leadership Team

現今正在全球擴散的新型冠狀病毒(COVID -19),對海外基督使團(OMF)在東亞的服侍,及其各地的辦事處,都有極大影響。然而感恩的是,執筆之際,使團沒有一位同工曾被確診受到該病毒感染。

 

讓我們與你分享使團是如何應對疫情。隨著疫情的發展,我們已有下列的行動去保護同工:

  • 成立國際層面的危機管理小組,監察疫情發展,並在應對疫情時互相配合。
  • 使團的國際醫療小組,自二月初開始,一直密切跟進疫情爆發經過。他們不斷定時向使團同工報道最新消息,並教導他們有何實際做法和步驟,以減少受感染的風險。
  • 在較為地區性的層面,一些國家裡頭的領導團隊及醫療顧問,亦已持續地協助同工,為疫情爆發及可能隨之而來的後患,早作籌謀,並制定應變方案。
  • 各團隊領袖一直與隊員緊密聯繫,看看如何因應各地政府頒布的旅遊禁令及其附帶的忠告,制定行程。

 

因應疫情發展,我們經已取消或延緩:

  • 為使團同工而設的實體活動及聚會。
  • 為支持者而設的活動,如異象分享會、宣教聚會,以及小組祈禱會等。
  • 由現在至6月16日的服侍亞洲短宣行程。至於今年稍後的短宣事宜,則會在未來數週決定應否進行。

 

再者,使團某些地區的辦事處,經已各自按照當地政府的要求,關閉辦公室並囑咐同工儘可能家居工作。

 

雖然有些地方政府發出公告,極力鼓勵市民回家,我們卻勉勵那些並非在高危地帶服侍的同工,仍然繼續他們的事奉。在這些危機四伏的處境,往往會帶來一些契機,讓我們得以在「正常日子」之外,流露出甘心服侍,乃役於人的生命見證。不過,對於那些基於醫療或其他原因而急欲回家的同工,使團是既理解又樂意支持的。

 

使團同工不論身在何方,都會不斷設法向他們的鄰舍,切實地表達神的大愛,分享耶穌的大好信息,並在這段艱難的歲月,扶助他們當地的教會及信徒。

 

海外基督使團國際領袖團隊

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Short-term Opportunities

2 weeks to 11 months

Do you want to be on a short-term trip that will have long-term impact? Experiencing Asia through a 2-week to 11-month trip gives only a small glimpse at the work God is doing. There is a much bigger picture. Serve Asia is a mission’s discipleship journey. We will walk with you through screening and training, service time, debriefing, follow-up and integrating this experience into your entire life.
OMF International works among 150 people groups in East Asia

English Teaching

Teaching English is always a great need and you can assist the long-term workers by building relationships with university students. Teach English and share your life with them outside of the classroom at dinner gatherings, sports activities, coffee shops and inviting them to the local church. English teaching could also occur in an English Camp where you help the locals improve the important skill of speaking conversational English. Run an English camp where students can converse with a native speaker and

Student Outreach

Get ready to work with the future of East Asia. Student outreach is a fun and exciting way to make a big impact among those who will help shape the future of East Asian countries. Student outreach can include activities such as hosting events, English corners, music ministry, art ministry and coffee shop outreach, to name a few.

Children’s work

Reach the next generation by working with at-risk children. Minister with the field workers by teaching the children English, building relationships with the families and, most importantly, showing them Christ’s love.

Community Development

Participate in activities that help the community where a long-term worker does ministry. This could include anything from painting a playground to helping with construction. This opportunity allows you to show God’s love to the community through meeting practical needs.

Christmas Outreach

As Christmas time comes around, one of the greatest opportunities for ministry is to help long-term workers in their Christmas outreach. You will work with local people and the long-term workers to share what Christmas is all about.

Childcare for Conferences

Invest in the lives of the missionaries’ kids and provide an extremely important service for the long-term workers as you run a children’s program at yearly conferences.

Walking with Missionary

One of the greatest joys for many missionaries is seeing one of their sending churches participate in the long-term ministry that is being done. You can support a missionary you send and get a taste for what God is doing through the missionary and you!

Internship

Internships with or without internship credit are available in some countries.

Church Planting Outreach

How do you share the gospel and begin an indigenous church among people who have never heard the gospel? You will have the opportunity to work alongside long-term missionaries and learn the “nuts and bolts” of church planting among an unreached people.

Diaspora Ministry

Reach Thai, Chinese or Japanese who are currently living outside of their home country. You can help build a church, teach English, evangelize and so much more as you practice welcoming those who have relocated for one reason or another. Being part of a Diaspora team will allow you to reach Asians in the U.S., Europe, or where other OMF International workers are located.

Ethnography Team

Take your team into East Asia and become learners. You will be trained in how to relate to the culture, start informative discussions and build lasting relationships. Help long-term workers develop contextualized church planting strategies for the people groups you encounter. Take home stories to mobilize your church, small groups and other believers to find ways (pray, send, go, learn, welcome, mobilize) to take the gospel to the nations!

Prayer Journey

Learn to pray “on-site with insight” for unreached people living in spiritual bondage. You can pray through various areas and see how God works through prayer. This can even be done while backpacking, cycling or walking.

Medical Ministry

Visit various medical ministries, use your medical skills and learn from long-term workers what “integrated ministry” looks like today.

Work with Emerging Leaders

Reach intelligent students, the future leaders of the nation. We need young, English-speaking professionals to join long-term workers for a couple of weeks. Every team member needs to bring a willingness to love students and a couple years of work experience. A 10-day training program allows the students to grow in their professional capabilities while building a strong relationship with you.

Application Information
Application Due Date: 3 months prior to departure
Application Fee: HK$150 (individual) HK$500 (church team)
Cost of training and Debriefing are included in the program cost.
Requirements: 18 years old or above, baptized, servant attitude
Visit OMF International: https://opportunities.omf.org and contact hk.serveasia@omfmail.com to apply.

For more information about the organization in English, please visit OMF International: https://omf.org.

Contact Us

OMF Hong Kong
Unit 707-708, 7/F, Midas Plaza, 1 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2398 1823