News & Stories

Read the latest news & stories

from local Christians and OMF workers

in East Asia.


Letter addressing events related to a former OMF UK member

An Open Letter A former OMF member’s alleged misconduct in the 1990s and the early 2000s To whom it may concern: OMF International has recently received letters of complaints that, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, three women were inappropriately and forcefully touched by an OMF missionary who had worked extensively in Indonesia. OMF [...]

Taking on a New Challenge in International Leadership

After eight years leading the Serve Asia programme internationally, Andrea Roldan has a new challenge: leading New Horizons, our venture to partner with churches and Christians in new places for us. We caught up with her to find out what brought about the transition, excites her about her new role and how we can pray for [...]

Hokkaido earthquake 2018

“The earth was moving like a giant wave, pitching up and down, moving from left to right, then in a circular motion!”

11 Days For The Tai Lue

    Happy New Year! For 3 days in a row the Tai Lue celebrate their New Year with a big Water Splashing Festival. Traditionally this was a time to wash away the sins of the previous year as well as sprinkle blessings on one another for the coming year. Today, for most, it is […]

Stories from East Asia

Language learning is ministry

OMF Missionaries in Japan spend hundreds of hours learning the language. This missionary came up with four reasons why language learning should take time.

Growing Student Ministry in Cambodia

Sok* participated in student leadership training for the first time, at the national conference of SONOKO, the Christian student movement in Cambodia, part of IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students). Through the Bible studies and seminars, he could deeply learn about God and understand himself more. Sharing tears and joys together with other students, he [...]

How God taught me about Japan through hula dancing

Learning and teaching are ways missionaries can meet people in Japan. This missionary joined a hula dancing group and learned a lot about Japanese culture.

Coding for Christ – an IT specialist wrestles with his motivation

Who am I really coding for? It’s a question I ask myself often, and one that I struggle with. The ‘correct’ answer, of course, is that everything I do (coding included) is for God’s glory. However, like most people, I like it when others notice and appreciate my work. I know that it’s easy for […]

Watching scooter accidents in slow motion

My mum believed in the virtues of gathering around a table during meal times with no distractions. That meant no books, no rubik's cubes, no electronic games, and especially NO television.   TV and dining in Taiwan Upon coming to Taiwan, I soon discovered that televisions are very much a part of the dine-in experience. [...]

Missionary kids struggle too

We often hear that kids adapt quickly to a new culture and language, but it is not necessarily easy, for them or their parents.

Short-term workers with long-term impact

Can you make an impact as a short-term worker teaching ukelele? Will did, when he worked in a small church plant in Hokkaido, Japan.

My father deserves a proper funeral

A terminally ill Japanese man became a Christian when he searched for a cheaper way to have a funeral. However, the story has an unexpected ending.