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.

Justice for refugees
26-Feb-2017 | International

In the early days, OM focused only on evangelism; today workers also seek to show Jesus’ love to refugees in both word and deed.

Close your eyes and listen
19-Feb-2017 | Iran

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...

Finding God's purpose in Pakistan
13-Feb-2017 | Pakistan

The road that moves the church where it's never been is usually not the easiest path. This is the story of OM’s work among the unreached people in Sindh province.

Awakening Latin America
06-Feb-2017 | Ecuador

Doulos had a transforming impact on Latin America and its church. To this day, it is remembered as the initiator of the mission movement in Latin America.

Pray, then act
28-Jan-2017 | International

Since OM’s beginning, workers have discovered wisdom from above, provision from His hand, protection and open doors through seasons of prayer in seemingly impossible situations.

The catalyst of two new believers
21-Jan-2017 | Bangladesh

The faith of two young Bangladeshi men in 1976 served as a catalyst to OM’s focused outreach and the training of hundreds of new workers.

Reviving Korean passion for missions
16-Jan-2017 | South Korea

Since 1975, OM ships have acted as a catalyst in the spiritual awakening of countless Koreans. Since then, thousands of Koreans have served with OM all over the world.

From vision to reality
09-Jan-2017 | Ships

The story of how OM’s Ship Ministry began

Beginning of long-term ministry
01-Jan-2017 | International

After the impact of initial OM summer campaigns, George Verwer asked in 1963 if anyone would be willing to work with OM for at least a year.

Turks turn to Christ: The story of the Bible Correspondence Course
17-Dec-2016 | Turkey

No known believers from a Muslim background existed in Turkey when the first two OMers arrived in 1961. Now, nearly half of the 7,000 believers there can trace their journey...

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