March 21 2017
Taran* serves as a church planter in Southern
Asia. His ministry includes evangelism, doing baptisms, planting churches, and leading
discipleship training. By God’s grace, Taran has planted five churches and made
four disciples (new leaders). Taran is learning to be an effective trainer
using the Train & Multiply curriculum.
The distances between ministry locations where
Taran serves in Southern Asia are far apart, so he must either walk long
distances or use public transport, which takes a lot of time, money, and
energy. Most days, he is unable to visit every location that he needs to in
order to lead in those towns.
“If Lord helps me to get a motorcycle for
ministry, (this is one he rented) I will be highly encouraged and able to be
much more effective in my work activities. I sometimes use rented motorbike, but
paying hourly is way too expensive for me.”
If you would like to donate toward the purchase
of a motorcycle for Taran, please click here.
* Name changed for security.
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age 26, lives and serves in South Asia. Since 2010, or since LB was just a
teenager, he has worked as an evangelist and church planter among unreached
people. LB has planted three churches and supervises six churches.
shares, “In the past, my life was a living hell before I had accepted the Lord
Jesus Christ as my Savior. I used to steal things from the neighbor’s, from the
grocery shops, and anywhere I could steal things I wanted. The villagers knew I
had this bad habit, so they used to abuse me or mock me. My parents were also
ashamed, and we were never invited to any special occasions in my village. A
Christian pastor used to visit our home and others in the village. My mother shared
my bad habit of stealing with the pastor. The pastor spoke to me humbly and
shared the life of Jesus Christ with me. I am grateful to the Lord as I decided
to give my life over to Christ. At first, I was afraid people wouldn’t accept
me as a good person as they knew my bad habits.
I give all praise to the Lord as he made my path easy, and now being his
servant, I am the happiest man on the earth. My parents are happy with me now,
and my life is full of peace. I want to continue to serve his kingdom, sharing
his Good News among the unreached so that their lives are also saved.”
visits the churches he supervises, as well as explores new places and
opportunities for ministry using his bicycle. He spends many hours each day on
his bicycle in order to reach his desired destinations. LB’s supervisors say he
is an active and dynamic church planter, but could do so much more if he had a
motorcycle for the ministry and reaching his goals of planting churches,
baptizing believers, and forming many new disciples.
Would you be willing to give all or a portion of the cost of a motorcycle for LB? This is a gift that your ROI or return on investment for the kingdom would be multiplied over and over again.
March 7 2017
the mountainous area of Boukan Michel of Borgne in northern Haiti, trainers Job
and Janiel traveled three hours until the road deteriorated to a simple path
with a very steep valley on one side and a mountain on the other. Leaving their
motorcycles, they walked three more hours in the rain and mud and spent the
night at church planter Maxim’s home. Two couples studying the Train &
Multiply booklet “Baptism” with Maxim wanted to be married so they could be
baptized. One couple had been living together for 25 years, and the other for
20 years. Marriages are a strong witness to the community and bring maturity to
a month, two of the eight church planters being trained leave their homes at
3:00 a.m. to arrive at the 9:00 a.m. training. They, in turn, train the other
six church planters, resulting in three generations of worshiping groups.
In South Asia
Lashar is a dynamic church planter in
South Asia. He supervises 10 churches, with more than 250 church members. He
has 20 disciples under his supervision. Every month, he visits these churches, leading
training and participating in baptisms, using his bicycle. Lashar often brings his
wife to visit the churches so that she can minister directly with the women.
Lashar is one of our church
planters that could exponentially increase his ministry if he had a motorcycle.
Churches must be nurtured with frequent accountability visits. To strengthen
the existing churches, to plant and multiply new churches, to baptize more
believers, and to train multiplying disciples, Lashar needs a motorcycle that will
save him time as he travels long distances. This year, he plans to plant six
new churches and reach many hundreds of unreached people with the Good News of
If you would like to donate to purchase a motorcycle or bicycle for a church worker around the world ... and KNOW that your investment is making an eternal difference, click here.
March 2 2017
Young serves as a church planter in Asia. He’s
involved in evangelism, baptisms, church planting, and discipleship training. Young
shares, “By God’s almighty grace, I have planted eight churches and trained
eight leaders. These 8 disciples are further planting 12 new cell groups.
Praise the Lord!”
Young uses the Train & Multiply curriculum,
which has helped transform people in his village. The distance from village to
village in my country are far apart. Usually, I either have to walk or use
public transportation, which takes a lot of time and energy. In a day, I am
unable to reach all of the places I need to, so evangelism, which takes much time,
cannot be completed in each location.
“If Lord helps me to get a motorcycle, then I will
be highly encouraged, and my work activities will increase in areas of
evangelism, doing baptisms, church planting, and discipleship training. Sometimes,
I rent a motorbike, paying for it by the hour, but this is much too expensive
for me to bear often,” said Young.
If you would like to invest in a greater cause,
would you consider donating today for OMS to purchase Young a motorbike? To
give, click here.
February 28 2017
deciding to go to Medellín, Colombia, with One Mission Society’s Dynamic Women
in Missions team, I began to hear from God about my role for this mission. I've
traveled for years with my church's team to Panama for medical/evangelical
outreach, so I assumed the process would be similar, and God would move in the usual
in Colombia, I saw God working among our team like I've never experienced
before. He granted such a gift of unity and transparency among us that allowed
beautiful spiritual growth. We openly discussed our fears and strengths and
ministered to one another. We knew we were called by God to use our gifts and
talents for his kingdom. We all understood that we didn’t need to be perfect to
be called or to minister through medicine.
favorite time was when our team, along with the national coworkers, the local
pastor, and church members, gathered together to symbolically transfer the
souls won to Christ to the pastor. This was done by a member of our team
handing over the large stack of patient encounter forms. These contained their
personal information to be used later to follow each patient up, along with their
personal decision to follow Christ. What a beautiful gift to give and see what
our work and ministry had accomplished.
February 14 2017
I came to Medellín to
assist the Dynamic Women in Missions short-term medical mission team with
translation. I worked in several different areas during the 9-day trip. In triage,
I was asked by a Colombian patient: “Why does your team do all this if you get
I asked the Lord to give me
an answer that would glorify him. I replied, “We want people to know that Jesus
cares for and loves you ... yet expects nothing in return.” The patient was amazed
and thanked me.
On another occasion, while
waiting to translate for Dr. Breen, I sat in the cubical with a patient and
asked her about her symptoms. She told me that she hurts in her shoulders and down her arms because she is the main provider in her house, working her ranch
on her own with only two daughters and an elderly father. She has all this pain
because of the hard labor she does.
I was quiet and debated if I should pray
with her. Finally, I reached for her hand and said, “Let’s pray.” I assured her
that God does not give us more than we can handle. We prayed and cried
together, and she was so thankful for the comforting prayer.
In that moment, I realized
why God had called me to serve on this trip. I did much more than just translate. I
got to be the healing hands and feet of Jesus through great conversation,
compassion, and prayer.
By Idalia Lazo
February 7 2017
Krissy Hagamen was introduced to Dynamic Women in Missions (DW) in
2011 with her church’s women’s retreat.
In 2012, a mission opportunity presented itself, but she never thought
of herself as a mission trip kind of person. With only days before the deposit
was due and small children at home, Krissy was unsure how this would happen. So
she decided to go to God in prayer and let him take the lead. This was a huge
leap of faith for Krissy, and, as only God can do, he provided in a huge way
and made it clear she was supposed to go to Spain.
Throughout the whole process, she was challenged more than once to
go outside of her comfort zone to do the work God intended for her. She
questioned God about whether she was the right person, but trusting in him, she
was shown his plan yet again.
“I felt drawn to DW since the day I was introduced to them,” Krissy
writes. “I had been asking God to show me how He wanted to use me, and Dynamic
Women has provided that path.”
Krissy is a wife and mother of two young children. She works part
time for her family business and pours the rest of her time into her family,
friends, church, and volunteering.
Krissy has a heart for reaching other women here and abroad to help them
know they are loved unconditionally by God and that the challenges we face as
women are something that can unite us, not separate us.
She gives thanks for the opportunities and relationships that she
has developed through this ministry, and she looks forward to being a part of
the advisory board to help grow the DW ministry. She hopes to be an example
that women of all ages and backgrounds can serve in missions, even a mom with younger
children. “You just have to trust God’s plan,” says Krissy.
February 1 2017
Karey’s journey with One
Mission Society started with a Dynamic Women in Missions trip in 2013. While sitting in the pew at church one Sunday,
she heard an announcement for a mission trip to Ecuador. Her husband poked her
in the ribs with his elbow, and she thought, “Maybe I could go …” By trusting
God for the provisions for that trip, she began a journey of intentional
lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband and their three
daughters. She works as a part-time family medicine physician. Her experiences
traveling with DWIM have allowed her to use her medical skills to be an
extension of God’s hands and feet.
has always had a heart for missions but considering herself “too busy” to do
the work. “Dynamic Women showed me how to get out of the pew to be more
involved in ministry. It’s an incredible blessing!”
Women in Missions (DWIM) began as a vision of OMS missionary Susan Brabon in
2007 when she saw many young women in Mexico who desperately needed to see
their value in Christ. She dreamed of a ministry that could offer them support
and encourage them to reach out to other women.
2008, OMS formally launched DWIM as a ministry to challenge women in local churches
to use their God-given gifts to connect, equip, and minister to other women
around the world.
its inception, DW has existed to motivate women around the world to engage in
the Great Commission in a personal and profound way. We encourage women to see
the lost and hurting of the world, to share God’s message of grace with them,
and to challenge others to a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
OMS missionary Sam Downey leads the team, with the support of a committed
advisory board. OMS missionary Pat Dragon, who serves with Every Community for
Christ, coordinates Dynamic Women’s efforts to train national women in Asia to
share the Gospel. In one country where DW has invested in the women who are
often overlooked as a valuable ministry resource, the women have planted 42
churches. In 2017, DW will train women in four additional OMS fields.
offers conferences and workshops, as well as mission trips around the world, focusing
on prayer, medical needs, Train & Multiply church-planting training and evangelism
teams. Click here to view opportunities in 2017.