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Serve Asia Podcast: Discover Series

Have you ever wanted to get a Christian perspective on the people and places of East Asia? While we can learn a lot from documentaries and history books, there’s something special about hearing how God is at work in other countries and there are many exciting stories that don’t make it into our social media [...]

Introducing our new media intern, Dan

Dan, our new media intern, joined us in September to spend three months developing his media skills and discovering more about sharing the good news of Jesus in East Asia. We asked him a few questions to get to know him better:  Tell us about your background  I was born and raised in Basingstoke, also known as Doughnut City for [...]

Giving thanks for the life of John Wallis, former National Director

OMF (UK) is sad to announce that John Wallis, our former National Director, passed away on 7 September at the age of 85 following a stroke.

John served as National Director from 1978 until 1989, but this was just a part of a life dedicated to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Goodbye to Sam, the Pandemic Intern

Back in November we asked Sam to introduce himself as our new media intern. Seven months on, Sam’s time with us has flown by! We asked him to share a little of what he’s learnt along the way. How did you end up doing the OMF media internship? My original intention with OMF had been [...]

Thai Travels: the making of A Taste of Asia

What's the story behind OMF (UK)'s new children's book A Taste of Asia? Author Reuben Grace explains more about the journey that led to him writing this family devotional adventure title. My favourite part of BBC nature documentaries is the ‘making of’ segment at the end. It’s fascinating to see all the equipment, trials and tribulations [...]

How to keep a passion for mission alive: walking to Japan

Joshua Nixon had been on one short-term trip to Japan before COVID-19 hit and was preparing to go again in 2020. Wondering how to keep focused on his calling, he hit on the idea of walking the distance to Japan across the island of Ireland instead....  Joshua shares his story and what he’s learnt along [...]

Lizzie: my virtual mission placement with OMF (UK)

Lizzie recently finished our first virtual mission placement. We asked her to share her experience and what she learnt along the way, doing short-term mission in the UK, on Zoom: I’ve always had a heart for overseas mission, and right from the start of my degree with Moorlands Bible College, I was looking forward to [...]

Lis Webb: My experience volunteering with OMF (UK)

‘Before that, I had largely thought that world mission was for ‘other people’!’, Lis says. Discover how Bridge Asia helped Lis find her place in God’s global plan. Where did your interest in mission begin? When my son, John, produced a one-man show on the life of Hudson Taylor some 15 years or so ago. […]

Meet Sam Our 2020 Media Intern

Meet Sam, our new media intern! He joined us in mid-November to spend six months developing his media skills and discovering more about sharing the good news of Jesus in East Asia. We wanted to find out a bit more about him: Tell us about your background I’m born, bred, and buttered a Yorkshireman, hailing from [...]

Dealing with Disappointment: Sharing Jesus with East Asians in Lockdown

At this time of year, many Serve Asia Workers would usually be preparing to go on short-term trips to help with God’s work in East Asia. However, in light of COVID-19, plans this year have changed. Travel restrictions mean that Christian workers are temporarily unable to go and serve overseas. This is just one way [...]

Praying together during lockdown

During the limitations and restrictions, this pandemic has brought, I think churches and individuals want and need to feel part of something bigger and brighter. Our recent virtual OMF Ireland mornings of prayer have provided one way to lean into this. Retired OMF workers, prayer group leaders, volunteers, OMF workers serving East Asians here, NextGen [...]

What does ministry training look like in lockdown?

Our second joint OMF and Friends International (FI) training day was planned to take place physically and in Cambridge on Saturday 2 May. What actually took place last Saturday, was an online conference using Zoom. Almost one hundred people, from four different continents, signed in to find out why we need to start preparing international students [...]

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