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.
January 31 2017
month, you have read stories and seen photos of the exciting things God is
doing through the ministry of SHEEP (Southern Haiti Evangelism and Education
Program), One Mission Society’s child sponsorship program which provides tuition,
books, and supplies to school-aged children in southern Haiti.
this compassion ministry, coordinated by Men for Missions and run by the OMS-related
Emmaus Fellowship of Churches in Haiti, we desire to make disciples of Jesus
Christ, equipping and inspiring them to share their faith with family and
friends, multiplying dynamic communities of believers, which is right in line
with the OMS mission statement:
grace, One Mission Society unites, inspires, and equips Christians to make
disciples of Jesus Christ, multiplying dynamic communities of believers around
“Bondye ap tande
lapriye, Chak maten, midi, ni aswe, Bondye ap reponn lapriye”
Haitian Creole to English means, “God hears prayers—morning, noon and night. God
answers prayer.” This simple children’s prayer is a good reminder to us that God
indeed hears and answers our prayers.
you join us in praying for the SHEEP ministry?
for the Haitian children attending College Mixte Evangelique de Gressier, that
they will understand and desire to know Jesus personally.
for the children to be witnesses to their families and communities.
for each child’s physical and emotional health.
for wisdom and guidance for the teachers and staff.
for more sponsors.
you have not yet responded financially … remember that by committing to two
years of sponsorship, you will get the first year free, with the challenge grant
made available through a generous donor.
contact our office at
email@example.com or call 317.888.3333
for more information or to start your sponsorship.
see the SHEEP ministry,
January 17 2017
people who have participated on a Men for Missions short-term team to
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, have visited the children at the One Mission
Society-related Christian school, College Mixte Evangelique de Gressier, and
witnessed the poverty-stricken area. In an effort to alleviate the children’s
hunger, One Mission Society created a feeding program through the SHEEP
ministry in the school to supply one hot meal during each school day. Before these
meals were being provided, some of the students were having trouble focusing on
learning due to hunger. This school meal may be the only nutrition the student receives
for the day.
just 49 cents a day, a Haitian child can be fed at school each day. College Mixte
Evangelique has just over 200 students. It costs approximately $100 per day to
feed everyone in the school, which equals about $3,000 for six weeks.
shares, “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry
and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?...“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of
the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’ Matthew
generosity can greatly impact a Haitian child and the community. Would you help
us share God’s love to the unreached in Haiti? To give a gift of any amount to
the SHEEP feeding program, send your gift along with your next OMS gift, send
to One Mission Society * PO Box 1648 * Monument, CO 80132, or give online,
using project #408188.
pray with us for God’s provision of food for the hungry in Haiti.
January 10 2017
January 10 2017
Who doesn’t love a birthday party? Cake, balloons, presents,
friends, and family gathered together to celebrate you! Yet, Cary Boster from
Raleigh, North Carolina, felt the Lord leading her in a different direction.
Here’s her story:
I have been working with OMS missionaries Bill Evans, Dick McLeish
and Jenna Guerrier, serving with Men for Missions, for many years, and in February
2016, I was blessed with the opportunity to go with Jenna on my first mission
trip to Haiti. After going on this trip, my eyes were really opened on how
truly blessed I am.
I had a big birthday party planned for my 40th in October 2016;
but after my trip, I realized that the kids in Haiti could benefit from
me not having a
party, and instead, donating the money from a party and gifts to them directly.
I had family and friends donate to the SHEEP ministry through One Mission Society. The
kids in Haiti have really touched my heart, and I cannot wait to go back.
We praise the Lord for Cary’s heart to help the children in Haiti.
Not only is Cary a child sponsor for SHEEP, she was obedient to the Lord’s calling to
additionally assist in raising money for the school. Would you pray about
becoming a child sponsor? Inquire now to learn more about the Challenge Grant,
which gives two years of sponsorship for the price of one year. Contact our
office at firstname.lastname@example.org or give here.
Cary is pictured in the pink shirt.
January 4 2017
January 4 2017
we think about a flock, we envision a large group. The OMS-sponsored school in
Gressier, Haiti, has a flock of students. Yet, our Shepherd, the Lord Jesus, knows
and loves each one individually. SHEEP (Southern Haiti Evangelism and Education
Program), an ministry of One Mission Society and coordinated by Men for
Missions, recognizes that every child deserves the opportunity to hear the Good
News of Jesus, to receive an education, and to feel loved.
Goodman from Vanlue, Ohio, shares her personal experience of meeting these
had the privilege of visiting the school in Gressier, Haiti, where I first learned
of the SHEEP ministry. I was so moved, I immediately knew I wanted to be
involved in this ministry.
We were greeted by Madame
Charlotte, who lovingly runs the school. As we approached the classrooms,
we heard the children’s voices ringing out as they started each morning with
songs of praise and reciting Scripture. We had the opportunity to sit in on a
classroom where we observed dedicated teachers instructing students.
In months to come, some of
those students may not be able to return to their classroom. Their tuition
is paid monthly, so if they do not have the money the next month, they do not
get to attend school, sometimes missing many months at a time. If they don’t
attend school, they may not eat, as the school has a meal program that provides
the children with the certainty of at least one meal a day.
When the children had their
break (recess), we were able to interact with them and they totally stole my
heart. There was hugging, hand holding, sitting on laps, trying their best
to teach us games and songs, laughter, and just happy children having fun in a
safe, caring environment.
SHEEP provides a stable
opportunity for these children to be able to attend school on a consistent
basis, providing them with nourishment for their spiritual, intellectual, and
about you? Is the Lord leading you to
respond to a specific child in need? Inquire now to learn more about the
Challenge Grant which gives two years of sponsorship for the price of one year.
Email Jackie at email@example.com
for more information or to sign up to be a child sponsor.
To donate to the SHEEP ministry, click here.
December 13 2016
Natural disasters will happen.
From earthquakes in Haiti, Japan, and Ecuador to typhoons in the Philippines, flooding in India, and tsunamis in the South Pacific, disaster strikes and destroys ... lives, homes, buildings, and livelihoods. When disaster hits, OMS wants to be there early to help assess the situation and the destruction, find local help to partner with, and then respond with life-saving emergency aid, staying for the long term to help people recover and rebuild.
That's preparing for the best ... in a bad situation.
That's the OMS way.
The 2010 Haiti earthquake affected more than 3 million people — one of every three people. Today, almost 7 years since the quake hit, OMS is still building homes and restoring lives.
In recent years, OMS has also helped after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster struck Japan, sent emergency relief kits to those suffering after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
We also partnered with our OMS Philippines team after the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan that killed thousands in the Philippines. Today, there is a new church plant in the hardest-hit area as a result.
Most recently, we have helped with earthquake relief in Nepal and Ecuador. In Ecuador, we've now sent our first work team to help in the rebuilding process.
We cannot respond quickly or effectively without your help. So, OMS wants to be ready for when the next disaster hits. We want to be able to help families stabilize by providing assistance with shelter, clean water, food, hygiene products, and emergency medical supplies.
Would you help by saying YES this Christmas to giving a gift, in advance, for worldwide emergency relief?
Give here today.