Sam Downey joined One Mission Society full-time in February 2008. A few years earlier, God challenged her through an amazing encounter in a dinner at her home church. That evening, she met Margaret, a One Mission Society missionary serving in Mexico, and she knew that she wanted God to use the work experiences and gifts that He had given her to minister at OMS.
Sam currently serves as a gift officer for OMS, working to build strong relationships with supporters and presenting to them the specific needs from the mission fields they have a passion for. She seeks those who have a heart for the Lord, builds a relationship with them that is mutually beneficial, shares the work God is accomplishing through OMS and asks them to join in that work around the world. Sam’s work focuses on support for the training of new pastors and lay people to lead new believers and national churches.
Another focus for Sam is OMS’ newest ministry, Dynamic Women in Missions. She has the great privilege of meeting women from many different churches and organizations and helping plan events that highlight and focus on women on the mission field.