United in Mission: How a church in Ireland is partnering with our Hungary field

January 19 2016

Dervock Presbyterian Church is a community of God’s people on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. So, why do we support the ministry efforts of One Mission Society in Hungary and the establishment of their ministry center?

OMS Hungary seeks to be an early church example

Our church in Ireland seeks, with God’s help, to be a “well” church. Our vision is based on Acts 2:42-47. We seek to be worshipping, evangelizing, learning, and loving. These are all expressions of faith that will be lived out and practiced in this new ministry center in Hungary. Acts 2 is very clear—the church is to be a community of God’s people. This new vison is about being and building community. How did God bless the community of Acts? “He added to their number those who were being saved.” This is also the goal and vision of OMS Hungary.

OMS Hungary is dependent on churches (like Dervock Presbyterian)

We as the church must help causes like this because organizations like OMS need the help of Christians around the world. Maybe there are some reading this that are not in a position to give, but the field also needs and covets our prayers. I am thankful that this activity is partnership in the Gospel. Not only do I hope the project will be completed, and the people will hear of God’s salvation, but I hope that my own congregation will be spurred on in their missionary interest; we are dependent on this type of project because it keeps congregations like ours fixed on the bigger picture of mission around the world and keeps our eyes fixed on the Lamb by praying more, especially for this cause.

OMS Hungary works on the behalf of churches (like Dervock Presbyterian)

We as a church give thanks to God for this type of initiative. Many in our congregation are rural farmers with major commitments to their livestock, livelihoods, and families. They know they cannot drop everything and go, yet, we are grateful for the team working in Hungary, essentially on our behalf. We cannot go, but it is our responsibily to support those who have been called and given up much to see God’s kingdom extended. Paul said that God would put the fruit of his own ministry to the account of the church in Philippi. We want to be as involved in Hungary’s vision as the church in Philippi was in Paul’s vision.

OMS Hungary is sharing the Gospel with people

As an evangelical church, we desire above all else that Jesus Christ be known across the world. One individual can only do so much to spread the Gospel in the world. Yet, through church mission involvement, we are privileged to gather our resources out of our abundance to help fund the spread of the Gospel throughout the world, in particular, Hungary. God wants the world to know about Christ. He has chosen us as individuals and as churches to share that Gospel with others.

We (Dervock Presbyterian) are commanded by Almighty God to help

Before returning to glory, our Lord Jesus gave the church an emphatic command. We are to go into the entire world with the Gospel! As a church, we have sent members of this congregation to Hungary to participate in short-term missions. We also can pray, which we do often in our midweek services and prayer meetings; but what is most needed by the field right now is our financial support… so we give. Paul says to the church in Corinth, and perhaps he’s saying to you, today “See that you also excel in this grace of giving.”

By Rev. Scott Moore, Minister of Dervock Presbyterian Church and Summer English Camp volunteer.

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Tags: hungary, ministry center, church partnership, missions,

One Mission Stories "After the Show" - International Partners

February 26 2015

We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, March 1) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring OMS international partners from India, South Korea, and Colombia. These partners share their stories of changed lives through their work with One Mission Society. The show starts with Bishop Sundar Singh, from the Evangelical Church of India (ECI), sharing about the incredible growth of the church in India. Then, we interviewed David Jun, who partners with OMS through Friends of All Nations in South Korea, reaching out to the thousands of immigrants in Korea. And finally, we interviewed two leaders in Colombia...Lacides Hernadez, who leads Prison Fellowship of Colombia, and Andres Diez, our ECC trainer in the prisons of Colombia, with excellent translation from OMSer Greg Carlson. In the hundreds of prisons in Latin America, we hear how the Lord is working mightily. YOU MUST HEAR THESE STORIES!

Everyone has a story ... enjoy our international partners ... and make sure you take the time to share yours!

Here are our "After the Show" resources to better connect you with things you heard about on last night's program.

GO: Do you want to be a missionary, either short- or long-term with OMS? Check out the opportunities, including all the upcoming short-term trips with MFM.

GIVE: If you would like to donate to any OMS ministries, you can do so online.

PRAY: Pray for ECI and its rapid growth. Pray for it to continue to grow and that we would meet the goal of 10,000 more churches by 2020. We are thankful for almost 60 years of faithful service. Pray for David and his ministry in Korea as he works with the immigrants--that many more people would hear the Gospel and respond. Pray, too, for our prison ministries in Colombia and around the world.

If you would like to pray for other OMS needs, visit our OMS prayer wall.

OMMUNICATION RESOURCES: Are you looking for archived radio podcasts, OMS books, videos, OMS Outreach magazine, social media connections, etc...check out our media website: https://oms.media

You can also purchase OMS books, including the book mentioned in this broadcast: One Faith Multiplied, by contacting the OMS World HQ... call or email Lori McFall at 317.888.3333, ext. 366, or email lmcfall@onemissionsociety.org.

If you'd like a FREE copy of His Banner Over Me by Florence Cavender, write to Lori at: lmcfall@onemissionsociety.org.

INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear OMS missionaries Storley and Kate Michel, who serve with Radio 4VEH in Haiti. If you would like to know more about any of our ministries around the world, please email us at sloobie@onemissionsociety.org.

If you missed this program or any of our previous programs, click here to listen to the broadcast/podcast on podbean.

Each week, you can listen live on Freedom 95 at 95.9 FM or 950 AM or live streaming at www.freedom95.us. Our programs air every Sunday night from 7-8 p.m.

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