by Bill Stephens, Mongolia We traveled thousands of miles over dirt roads to follow-up on the Hoton believers in Mongolia. Follow-up for these people was not going to be easy because local people were busy with Naadam, an annual traditional celebration. In addition, a number of husbands and wives were separated due to tending livestock […]
by a Tibetan Believer I went to my parent’s home during Chinese new year. Some of our neighbors and family members gathered and told me that I was possessed by evil spirits and that I had brought curses over my family because I had adopted a foreign religion. I should repent and return to my […]
As Mr. Nohara sat through a friend’s funeral, the young, Japanese law school student was captured by the messages of hope given by Christians at the service. Compelled and wanting to learn more, Mr. Nohara began biking regularly to church to attend worship services and Bible studies. One might think that the distance and inclement […]
Article featured in 2014 East Asia Insight Q2 Fourteen years ago, a Christian worker led Lek, a woman from Southeast Asia, to the Lord. Lek eagerly read her Bible to learn more about God. Aside from sporadic visits from a Christian friend who lived outside the country, Lek’s spiritual development largely happened in isolation. Even […]
For nearly 150 years OMF International has seen God call and equip men and women through whom he has touched millions of lives for eternity. OMF International was founded as the China Inland Mission on June 25, 1865. It was then that James Hudson Taylor knelt upon the beach at Brighton, England and “prayed for twenty-four willing, skillful laborers” to reach the inland provinces of China. His trust in his faithful God and determined love for the people of China drove him to his knees and to the innermost provinces with the gospel. The same faith and passion drives OMF International to bring the hope of Jesus to East Asians throughout the world today.
OMF International teams serve Buddhists, Muslims, animists and atheists in both urban and rural settings from Mongolia in the north to Indonesia in the south, from Myanmar through China eastward through the Philippines … and many other places in the world where Asians now call home. Our aim is to see Christ’s church established, developed and spreading the gospel. Click below to see the various ways OMF International brings hope: