August 5 2019
After an armed paramilitary group martyred her husband, a
man who had served as the pastor of a One Mission Society-founded church in
Colombia, Angi* began praying daily and fasting weekly. She prayed constantly
that God would provide for her family and reveal his faithfulness to her and
her children, who had lost faith after their father was killed for the sake of
the Gospel. She prayed and fasted faithfully for seven years before I met her
and heard her story. Her situation, while impossibly difficult, did not deter
her from persistently seeking the presence of her heavenly Father and trusting
him to provide for her needs and restore her family.
A little over a year ago, I met Angi and visited her in
Córdoba, Colombia. I found her to be a quiet, humble woman. She said little and
busied herself serving lunch to those of us who had come to meet her. She
cooked a full, traditional Colombian lunch of soup, chicken, rice, and
plantains over a fire behind her tiny house. We talked a little about her
husband, their church-planting ministry, and the tragic reality of his death at
the hands of violent men. Believing that God orchestrated this meeting, we
prayerfully decided to give the global church the opportunity to provide a
dignified home for this precious widow. Many of you responded and gave
generously toward the construction of a new home.
During the construction, we noticed how the community paid
close attention to what was happening and that her family was also present. Her
grown children witnessed God´s faithfulness to his beloved servant, and I have
seen a transformation in their hearts. They have returned to faith because the
Lord heard and answered their mother’s persistent prayers of faith.
We are now completing the project by helping her open a
small community store in the front bedroom of the house. Customers will
approach the front window to purchase items from the full-service, general
store. Remaining funds for the project will be used to add an awning, signage,
shelving, refrigeration, and product inventory to begin the store, which Angi
and her son will run. The beauty of this project is that God has provided a
dignified home, a restored family, a strong testimony to the community, and a
store that will produce an income source for Angi and will bless the
I am truly grateful for each person who gave toward this
project and for those who prayed that God would provide for Angi and show his
faithfulness. We have seen the answer to prayer on both accounts. Thank you for
your faithfulness and generosity!
By Chris Williams, OMS Colombia Field
December 14 2018
Taran* serves as a church planter in Southern Asia. His ministry includes evangelism, leading baptism services, planting churches, and leading discipleship training. By God’s grace, Taran planted five churches and made four disciples (new leaders) in one year. Taran is also an effective trainer using the Train & Multiply curriculum, which multiplies the work he is doing.
Taran has proven to be an effective evangelist and leader, yet his fruitfulness could be doubled or even tripled.
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.
Taran shares, “If the 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 ministry. I sometimes use a rented motorbike, but paying hourly charges is way too expensive for me.”
If you would like to donate toward the purchase of a bicycle or a motorcycle for a national leader like Taran, give here.
* Name changed for security.
September 22 2016
establishing a strong foundation of church multiplication in India, James, the
Every Community for Christ assistant national coordinator for North India,
taught a Bible college class about Train & Multiply (T&M). The next
week, one of the students traveled home and visited his friend, Mohit*. Mohit
was pastoring a church, but his vision was to plant many other churches in his
area of staunch Hinduism. However, he had become discouraged. After years of
trying, he still had just one small congregation.
student told him about James and the success of T&M in multiplying
churches. Mohit was interested, so he contacted James, who invited him to attend
a T&M training in Allahabad. Mohit was impressed with this simple,
practical method, and he immediately returned to his town and trained three
other men to use T&M to plant churches. Nine months later, more than 1,000
new believers from 50 new house churches gathered together to celebrate
Christmas for the first time.
continues to train many others in his area. As an experienced leader, he
trained new church planters at the Jubilee training in Chennai. God has
transformed Mohit from a discouraged, unfruitful pastor into a dynamic trainer
of trainers who has launched a church-planting movement in northern India.
changed for security.
February 19 2015
We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, Feb. 2) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring OMS missionaries Tim and Shirley Roehl. Tim serves as the director of Member Development, which means he trains, mentors, and coaches all of our missionaries. Shirley is the corporate secretary, which means she serves OMS and the OMS Board of Trustees, champions our archives, and helps in obtaining visas for missionaries. The Roehls shared about their calling journey... one fun thing they shared: their family motto: Have fun; do your best; and let Jesus shine through you. We think you will be able to relate this this great couple ...
Everyone has a story ... enjoy the Roehls ... 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 Tim and Shirley as they model Christ-like behavior to their children and grandchildren--to be good examples. Also, pray that in all they do in their ministries, God would provide prayer partners who will stand arm in arm with them, pray to keep them safe as they travel, and provide for all their financial needs.
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COMMUNICATION RESOURCES: Are you looking for OMS books, videos, OMS Outreach magazine, social media connections, etc...check out our media website: https://oms.media
You can also purchase OMS books by contacting the OMS World HQ... call or email Lori McFall at 317.888.3333, ext. 366, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're interested in any of Tim's books, you can contact Lori for these, as well.
If you'd like a FREE copy of His Banner Over Me by Florence Cavender, write to Lori at: email@example.com.
INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear OMS stories from around the world from our international partners, including India, South Korea, and Colombia. If you would like to know more about any of our ministries around the world, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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