October 11 2013
We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, May 25) encore presentation of One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring OMS missionary Judy Amos, who served with her husband Dick for 41 years in Japan.
Here are our "After the Show" resources to better connect you with things you heard about on the program last night.
If you would like to know more about any of our ministries in Japan, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. We have an immediate opening for a sports coordinator for the newly built sports facility. Check out the opportunity to serve in Japan for a year, using your athletic skills.
IVE: If you would like to donate to any OMS ministries, you can do so online. You can give to the Japan Relief Fund #400610, Japan church planting, the seminary, or the sports facility.
PRAY: Pray for Judy and her husband Dick as they are currently in Japan, serving the earthquake victims and ministering to former English students.
If you would like to pray for other OMS needs, visit our OMS prayer wall.
BOOKS/RESOURCES: You can purchase all OMS books through our OMS store on Amazon or by contacting the OMS World HQ... call or email Barb Sandoz at 317.888.3333, ext. 313, or email email@example.com.
OMS Outreach magazine was also mentioned on the broadcast. If you'd like to view the magazine, you can see it online here.
To connect your kids to fun mission activities, check out our One Mission Kids website.
If you are interested in attending OMS' International Conference, click here for more information and registration.
INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear Warren Hardig, the international executive director of Men for Missions. If you would like to know more about any of our ministries around the world, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you missed this program or any of our previous programs, click here to listen to the broadcast 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.
August 5 2013
Field Hockey and Jesus in Trinidad
His name is Peter, a life-long Trinidadian beach bum with only a pair of shorts and a worn-out guitar to his name. He wanted to sing to our group for money to supply his alcohol and drug habit. With the exchange of a few unpleasantries, he obviously knew our national leader and knew that she was a Christian. He didn't want her interfering with his new prospects. His song turned to questions, and he began challenging our beliefs. He had obviously been evangelized as he sang Amazing Grace and talked about God.
Then, his anger, bitterness and rage reared its ugly, monstrous face as he cursed God and His ways over and over again. It would have normally frightened me, but I felt a peace as his dark, lost eyes pierced my very soul. It was then that I saw the reflection of what my soul would be like if it weren't for Jesus Christ.
Again, I was reminded that I am a sinner in need of a Savior, and it doesn't matter how much I clean up on the outside, it’s my soul that has an eternal destination.
We never expected to meet Peter the first day of our short-term mission trip to Trinidad. I had joined the Houghton College women’s field hockey team as they desired to share their love of field hockey and their love for the Lord to those in Trinidad.
There were field hockey games, a sports clinic and a tournament. But as we quickly learned, field hockey was to be the conduit for God’s plan in each of our lives. We found ourselves learning of the work that God has been doing in Trinidad through an organization called, Is There Not A Cause. The team shared testimonies of how God has been working in their lives. They shared the love of Jesus with women and children in the rural areas. They encouraged and prayed for young girls at a school. But it was Peter’s presence that permeated our week to motivate us to continue to do what God is calling us to do.
I would love to tell you that Peter came to know the Lord in a personal way that day, but there was no evidence of that, which makes this missionary heart mourn and grief over eternal death and separation from God. But it empowers me to persevere in going, doing and giving whatever God is calling me to do.
--OMS missionary, Cindy Tankersley
Is God calling you to be a worker, either on the front lines or in a support role? View all of the opportunities how God may use you to be a missionary.