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Meet our Media Intern

Stephen joined us in September 2018 to do one of the OMF Internships, specifically the Media Internship. Here’s a little bit about him and why he joined us… Tell us about your background I was born in Chengdu, China, and have spent 14 years of my life there as a Third Culture Kid (TCK). I moved […]

Indonesia – Tsunami

The extent of the damage has shocked and confused people in Indonesia and even perplexed the earthquake experts. Land cracked, shores washed away, mud protruded from the earth burying an entire village. There was no food, no clean water, no electricity, limited supply gasoline, scarce medicines with just an open-air hospital. People searched for family members […]

Isaac’s Story

From our ‘Pray through Ramadan’ emails: Tomorrow was the festival at the end of the fasting month, the most important time in the Muslim year, and Isaac was feeling relieved. It had been a hard year. One terrible night he had woken to shouts of ‘fire!’ and had to escape his small house with his […]

Kate’s Story

From our ‘Pray Through Ramadan’ weekly prayer emails: It was late morning and a few mums were sitting outside on a couple of benches. Kate was feeding her one-year-old daughter spoonfuls of rice as she played around us. Another neighbour saw us sitting there as she came home from the market and stopped to sit […]

Lent – Free Devotionals and Prayer Points

"Are you giving anything up for Lent?" If no one has asked you this question yet, someone probably will soon. But fasting from something isn’t the only thing that has characterised this historic 40-day season. It’s also marked by taking up things, such as prayer, confession and almsgiving. Spiritual disciplines In its very nature, Lent [...]

Why missionaries need the gospel too

Our guest blogger and OMF missionary in Japan, Levi Booth, explores missionaries’ need for the gospel: I thought I’d write a blog on blogging. Now there’s probably a saying that you shouldn’t blog about blogging. Just write something useful to the readers. Nobody wants to hear introspective mumblings. But this isn’t a blog post about […]

From our archive: A Light Shined in the Cell

This short pamphlet from our archive in the OMF UK office tells the story of a Chinese Christian's zeal for God, his imprisonment and how God used his time in prison to witness to the others in the jail. It reminds us that God has his purposes when difficulties, hardships and even imprisonment come to [...]

Grandma Lien: a story of hope

Grandma Lien, who lives opposite the OMF-run Hope Centre in Wanhua, Taipei, was baptised there recently. It was a significant step in demonstrating her commitment to following Jesus, but there were many steps that led to her decision. Sleepless nights Grandma Lien first came to the Hope Centre in May 2016 desperate to find someone […]

Christmas is Over: Long Live the Christ!

Our guest blogger and OMF missionary in Japan, Levi Booth, explores the importance of post-Christmas evangelism: I’m guessing the Christmas season is over in the UK? I mean technically your tree and decorations should all be down by now, right? In Japan Christmas is definitely over. It’s a distant memory in fact. For the first […]

On our bookshelf: 6 books to read in 2018

In the first few weeks of the new year, many of us are thinking about books we'd like to read over the next 12 months. So we asked the OMF UK Directors to recommend a book or two each, either one they'd enjoyed last year or one they have just started themselves. Here are their [...]

On our bookshelf: Ten Boys Who Changed the World

This great little book is part of a 10 book series by Irene Howat, each one takes 10 Christians and looks at how God used them for his glory and sharing of the gospel. They are a great introduction to the wonder of reading Christian biographies and brilliant way to introduce even the youngest to […]

Music for Christmas

In his Advent Devotion, Come Let Us Adore Him, Paul David Tripp notes that the songs begun by the angels, who announced Christ’s birth, have continued through the ages since and will continue into eternity. He reflects that carols and Christmas songs are one childhood joy that has endured into adulthood. With these thoughts ringing […]