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.

A to Z of things to do, watch & foster

Around the world over the last few months, many of us have been in some form of lockdown. OMF worker Andy Smith, serving in the Philippines, reflects on an A to Z of lockdown life, considering things we can do, watch or foster in this time.

How many of them have you considered or done?

What could you carry on as you come out of lockdown?

Appetite

Watch what you are eating. Eat a healthy variety of foods. Do not fall into bad habits.

Books

Make good use of any extra time during lockdown by read more than usual. Why not tackle a thick classic you have never completed? If it’s better for you, listen to books in an audio format.

Cleaning

Clean parts of your house that rarely see a broom. Keep your eyes open for items that had disappeared long ago.

Dawn

Get up and watch a sunrise. If possible, take a video of it and share it with others.

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Efforts

Thank every person who takes the effort to offer you help. Make this a season of gratefulness rather than grumbling.

Friends

Make the effort reach out to friends, especially those who tend towards extroversion. Talk to them and make sure you listen to them well.

Games

Create a trivia game to play with your siblings or friends. You could base it on events and personalities from your childhood.

Hobby

Whatever your hobby is, spend time on it. For instance, do you have a jigsaw puzzle that has never been put together?

Instrument

Learn to play a musical instrument you have always wanted to get the hang of. Take advantage of free online lessons.

Joy

Find joy in small things. For example, being in lockdown may mean your laundry piles up more slowly!

Kindred

Reach out to relatives you rarely communicate with. Get up-to-date with each other.

Laments

Read some of the lament Psalms (for example, Psalms 60, 74, 126, 137). Gain a better understanding of how Old Testament saints responded to tragedies and crises.

Memories

Exchange favorite childhood memories with your parents, siblings, and friends. Remember to pull out old photographs, too.

News

Watch enough news to stay in touch, but don’t overload on it. You may find it helpful to set a daily limit on the amount of news you consume.

Obedience

Follow your government’s directives. Do all you can to help them do their job as easily and well as possible.

Prayer

Pray more than you usually do. Experiment with new ways of praying. Pray more often with others.

Quiet

Enjoy the quieter-than-usual environment around you. If allowed, go for a walk. Listen to birds and other creatures you usually can’t hear.

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Recipes

Discover or create some new recipes. Ask others what they are cooking with their limited ingredient options.

Stretching

Being confined in your residence might limit your movements. Stand up several times a day and stretch.

Thoughts

Reflect more than usual on big matters and record the fruit of it. Type up those ideas you have long wanted to put on a hard drive.

Underdog

Read stories in the Bible in which God enabled an underdog to defeat a mighty enemy, whether through a literal fight or other means.

Values

Assess the values which compel you to do what you do. Consider if some of them should be replaced.

Write

Write an essay or poem to express what you are experiencing. Share it with someone who knows you well.

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Xerophagy

Skip a meal. During the time when you would have eaten, pray for people who are on the frontline in the fight against this virus.

Yoke

Create a physical reminder in your residence that you are not facing this challenge alone but that Jesus shares the yoke with you.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-29)

Zeal

Be aware that lockdown may cause you to drift spiritually. So stay connected with fellow believers and find new ways to serve others. Paul reminds us:

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” (Romans 12:11-12)

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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