OM Celebrates 60 Years

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.

Reflecting diversity in leadership
22-May-2017 | International

Recognising and supporting national leadership has been an important part of OM’s international development around the world.

Love Europe: Revamping summer outreaches
09-May-2017 | International

The first Love Europe was a milestone in OM history, with 7,000 gathered for a conference in Germany before moving into Communist, Muslim and urban Europe to share the gospel.

By bus, bicycle or boat: OMers make Bengali New Testament #1 bestseller
01-May-2017 | Bangladesh

Massive distribution efforts by OM teams in Bangladesh over more than 10 years sowed gospel seeds and made the Bengali New Testament a #1 best seller.

Blessing borne out of persecution
23-Apr-2017 | International

Despite persecution and imprisonment, God’s greater purpose prevailed, strengthening believers and causing the church in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to grow.

Shipwrecked—yet full steam ahead
17-Apr-2017 | Ships

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...

Missions Discipleship Training in OM
10-Apr-2017 | South Africa

OM has trained thousands of young people into a stronger relationship with Christ and prepared them for the mission field.

‘God is enlarging our dream’ – The growth of the Algerian church
04-Apr-2017 | Algeria

Since the early days of the Algerian revival, OM has operated in-country, training believers and providing support for growing local ministry.

On this rock (or from this dock) churches founded
27-Mar-2017 | Ships

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.

Something for everyone
19-Mar-2017 | France

In the 1980s, OM organised large summer campaigns with the huge task of covering every town and village in France with Christian literature.

God loves Albania
13-Mar-2017 | Albania

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.

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