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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Praying for Third Culture Kids

Frederick reflects on a recent online event and what it taught him about engaging in God’s global mission.

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 [...]

Dealing with the disappointment of my cancelled mission trip

Many people who would have been going on short-term mission placements this year are facing the disappointment of having their plans disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked our Serve Asia intern, James, to share his experience of dealing with his own disappointment: My name is James and I am the current UK Serve Asia [...]

Thriving in lockdown: 8 tips from missionaries who keep in contact with loved ones across the world

At the moment, when many people are trying to find ways to connect with family and friends when households are separated, we have something to learn from missionaries and the creative ways they've found to maintain meaningful connections with family and friends back home. In my role supporting over 60 families serving with OMF (UK), [...]


Many of you will have questions about how you can continue to be connected with OMF (UK) at this time. We hope to answer some of those questions here. While some of the ways you would usually connect with us may not currently be possible, we hope there are new creative ways of connecting with [...]


Update 20 April: At the time of writing our original statement in March, no OMF workers had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Now a small number of our workers have been infected. All are displaying mild symptoms. As far as we know, these workers have not been to any OMF office since developing these symptoms. They are […]

A postcard from Cambodia: serving in mission in later life

We’re eating Staffordshire oatcakes, but the conversation turns to curry, rice, baguettes and delicious Asian fruit. I’m lunching with Mike & Denise Woodward, who in their late 50s, gave up their jobs in England, to spend three years in Cambodia serving as Team Centre Managers with OMF. The Woodwards oversaw the smooth running of the [...]

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