Catching the Missions Vision

March 6 2013

Catching the Missions Vision

“I just need to catch the vision.” said J.

That morning, I’d had coffee with A. He and his wife J. are interested in serving with OMS in the South Pacific. A. is a worship pastor, and J. is considering HOPE61. Her husband’s heart has been captured after several trips to the South Pacific, but J. has only made the trip once. They had me over for supper that evening to discuss HOPE61’s mission in greater detail. After watching the HOPE61 video, we each shared our stories of God’s calling. J. is a sweet, godly woman, willing to go to the South Pacific again and be given the same burden that her husband feels. I asked her to pray that, on this trip, God will reveal how He could use HOPE61 there.

I’ve been in Australia just three weeks, but God began His work through HOPE61 long before my arrival. He spoke to A. and J., and I believe He’s speaking to more people who I have yet to meet. HOPE61 in Australia starts with Australians like A. and J. whose hearts are open to God’s call that they would, “Learn to do justice...” (Isaiah 1:17). 

God can do more than we could ever ask or imagine, and I trust Him to do that in my four months “Down Under.” He can raise up an OMS Australia prayer warrior with a special burden for HOPE61. He can raise up several new OMS missionaries called to serve with HOPE61. He can increase hope and justice here. 

Whether you’re Australian or French, American or Mexican, God asks all His people to care for those vulnerable to slavery. Is God calling you to serve with HOPE61 as we work together to prevent human trafficking? Are you called to GO?

―Emily Rinehart, OMS missionary, serving with HOPE61 in Australia for four months, then to Ireland

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Is God Calling You To Be a Missionary?

March 4 2013

Is God Calling You To Be a Missionary?

Luke 10:2 is a well-worn passage of Scripture we live and breathe daily at One Mission Society.  Jesus’ instruction to his disciples before launching them out was, 

The harvest is great, but the workers are few.  So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.

Did you know that in the original language, the word ask means to beg or plead?  And the phrase to send out is the same original language Jesus used when he sent out the money changers from the temple in Matthew 21:12 and when he cast out a demon from a man in Luke 11:14.  In both cases, the casting out was done against their wills.

So, how is Jesus asking us to pray according to Luke 10:2?

If you look at the original language in the New Testament, Jesus is saying, “Beg me to kick out Christians into the mission field.  And if they’re wavering or hesitant, ask me to kick them out even if it means against their will.  There’s plenty of work to be done.”   

We pray that prayer earnestly each and every day as we mobilize others to take the Gospel to all parts of the world.  Keep in mind that we’re not asking OMS or the Mobilization department at our world headquarters to kick out Christians.  We’re asking The Lord of the Harvests to do that!  

Is God calling you to be a missionary? Is He kicking you into the mission field? Is He calling you to go, give, or pray for the harvest?

Check out OMS’ opportunities to serve, or contact mobilization to request information about how you can get involved.

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