OM is celebrating 60 years in 2017. Weekly over the course of the coming anniversary year, we are presenting 60 defining moments that have shaped OM into what we are today.
Despite persecution and imprisonment, God’s greater purpose prevailed, strengthening believers and causing the church in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to grow.
Seventeen years after the Ship Ministry sailed into service, OM suffered the loss of Logos at sea. But partners around the world were adamant the work should continue, and gave...
OM has trained thousands of young people into a stronger relationship with Christ and prepared them for the mission field.
Since the early days of the Algerian revival, OM has operated in-country, training believers and providing support for growing local ministry.
OM’s ships connect with local churches in every port of call. Existing fellowships have added new believers, and new churches have been planted in the wake of a ship visit.
In the 1980s, OM organised large summer campaigns with the huge task of covering every town and village in France with Christian literature.
In 1991, after 45 years of Albania being closed to the gospel, an OM team moves into the country and starts one of the first fellowships.
Thirty-five years ago MV Logos sailed into Shanghai, a visit that paved the way for future ship visits. Today, OM seeks to mobilise Chinese-speaking churches across the East Asia Pacific.
In the early days, OM focused only on evangelism; today workers also seek to show Jesus’ love to refugees in both word and deed.
OM arrived in Iran in the early ’60s but was forced to flee in 1979. Years later, God opened doors to work with the church and support a growing movement...