Lives Changed in Cuba

January 29 2019

“My name is Malena, I am 12 years old. I was living a life that was self –centered; it was all about me as I focused on the things that I did not have. During a meeting in the church, I had the privilege of surrendering my heart to God. The world says after the storm comes the calm. I have experience in my life, now as a disciple, the God brings peace in the times of the storms. I have become a new creature and am sharing this perfect peace with others.”

“My name is Marian, I am 28 years old. I fulfilled a governmental assignment in Brazil as a doctor. During my time there I met Jesus Christ as my Savior. I then returned to Cuba. When I returned home, I had the opportunity to share (Jesus) with my family. They were all immersed in Spiritism. I am so thankful that my sister began attending a house church with me. I am beginning to share my faith. God loves me! I have found perfect peace in Jesus. I wish my family all knew Jesus. Would you pray for them?”

Wisley is 28 years old. Before he knew the Lord, he was involved in devil worship, had several women, drank a lot of rum, and had many other vices. Six months ago, God revealed himself to Wisley, and he radically changed his his life as he responded to Jesus. Today, he serves the Lord in the church with his wife and 10-day old daughter. He knew he was lost without Jesus and each day he thanks God for his grace and mercy that showed him the way to the cross. Wisley’s main motivation in his life now is to let others know about the Lord.

Tags: cuba testimonies, changed lives, new life in christ,

One Mission Society "After the Show" - Gaudin Charles

June 26 2015

We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, June 28) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring the seventh in a series of "road show" episodes, highlighting Haitian Gaudin Charles, who served for 50 years with Radio 4VEH in Haiti, including as the director for many years. Gaudin continues to record programs for the station from his home in Miami on a weekly basis.

Everyone has a story ... enjoy Gaudin's... 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: Praise God for Gauidin's life and faithfulness. Pray for his two sons who have sickle cell disease.

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

COMMUNICATION 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 by contacting the OMS World HQ... call or email Lori McFall at 317.888.3333, ext. 366, or email lmcfall@onemissionsociety.org. You can also purchase Let the Rocks Cry Out, mentioned in the podcast, here.

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 an encore presentation of Roger Kruse, a church multiplication facilitator in India and the South Pacific. 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.

Tags: radio ministry, radio stories, missionary testimonies, haiti, haitan radio,

One Mission Stories "After the Show" - Cynthia Carr

May 20 2015

We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, May 24) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring the third in a series of "road show" episodes, featuring OMS retiree Cynthia Carr, who served for more than 35 years in Ecuador. Cynthia committed to be a missionary at an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Urbana Mission Convention. Then, OMS missionaries Jim and Lois Ogan mentored her and helped get her to OMS and the Ecuador field, where she faithfully served as a teacher for more than 35 years.

Everyone has a story ... enjoy Cynthia's... 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 all Cynthia's former students like Grace, Kathy, Yvonne, and David, being used by God...and that we would each have the urgency to share Christ with each person we come into contact with.

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

COMMUNICATION 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, like Nobie: A Woman's Adventure for God on the Rivers of Colombia by Nobie Pope Sivley, mentioned in our Off the Shelf portion of the broadcast last night, 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 from retired OMS missionary Flo Rickards Anderson. 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.

Tags: missionary stories, radio, everyone has a story, missionary testimonies,

​An Open-Door Policy with God

June 25 2014

Imagine this scenario for a moment:

The big boss of your company has just given you an assignment, and it is not going to be easy. You’re told that this assignment is the future of this company! (No pressure, right?) You feel nervous about this new task, and to be honest, pretty unprepared and inadequate. Then, a bombshell is dropped. Your boss tells you that you cannot ask any questions along the way. How unprepared do you feel now?

Bigger than the future of any company, everything God has called us to do is for the future of his kingdom. Our purpose here on Earth is to glorify God, but the job that is so explicitly given to us is to make disciples of all nations. However we, as Christians, feel about this global mission, whether it be unprepared or inadequate, we thank God that prayer allows there to be an open-door policy between us and The Boss!

Without prayer, our work here at One Mission Society would not be possible. Therefore, prayer has been and continues to be the foundation of One Mission Society. As Lettie Cowman, an OMS cofounder, said, “Everything vital in missionary work, whether home or abroad, hinges upon prayer.”

As we continue to go through The Lord’s Prayer at our monthly prayer rallies, we are reminded that prayer is designed to be relational. Prayers are the conversations between God and his children that make his work possible. Through prayer, we are given guidance and direction for completing every task in front of us. Through prayer, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring God’s children back to him. And through prayer, we see the hand of God everywhere.

We have ministry partners around the world, through our value-adding networks, who are seeing the power of prayer around them.

When Lácides Hernandez, the director of Prison Fellowship of Colombia, visited headquarters, the stories of transformation were abundant. He said prisoners are coming to Jesus daily, and he thanked us for covering this ministry in prayer. “I think that’s why the prison is being transformed,” he said.

Our missionaries in South Asia are constantly facing dangerous situations. One missionary compared their ministry to the story of Daniel in the lion’s den. Despite the hungry lions that surrounded Daniel, because he prayed, the lions left Daniel alone. The governments in these areas regularly persecute Christians. But our God—the same God who shut the mouths of the lions—has protected our missionaries so they can continue to spread the Gospel.

Prayer is a necessity for us and for our missionaries. In the same way that communication between boss and employee is needed for work projects to be successful, God’s work cannot be completed successfully without staying in constant communication with him. Thank God that his door is always open, his answers are always right, and his timing is always perfect!

By Christina Franks, One Mission Society Summer Communications Intern

(Artwork by OMS missionary Shirley Carlson)

Tags: prayer, power of prayer, prayer testimonies

One Mission Stories - Owen and Avalon Brown

May 29 2014

We hope you enjoyed Sunday night's (June 1) One Mission Stories, OMS' one-hour missionary interview-style radio program, featuring Owen and Avalon Brown, OMS New Zealand executive directors and former missionaries in Yantzaza, Ecuador.

The program features the Browns' testimonies and their calling to missions, as well as a few stories about their four years as missionaries in Ecuador ... including their ministry of raising guinea pigs!

Everyone has a story ... enjoy the Browns!

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.

Learn about the Loja (Ecuador) Challenge 2015!

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

PRAY: Pray for more help in the New Zealand office. Currently it's just Owen and Avalon and a handful of volunteers. They need more help. Also, they want more missionaries to be sent out. Pray that many in NZ would respond to their call to serve in missions and GO.

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 bsandoz@onemissionsociety.org.

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 the stories from a few members of a short-term team to Colombia. If you would like to know more about any of our ministries around the world, please email us at radio@onemissionsociety.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.

Tags: missions, new zealand, ecuador, short-term missions, testimonies, yantzaza, ecuador, missionaries,