An OM retreat renews vision

13 Jun, 2016 | Switzerland
OM International
Lawrence and Susan Tong: On 7 March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, OM appointed a new international director, only the third in its nearly 56-year history. Lawrence Tong, from Singapore, takes over the OM leadership from Peter Maiden, from the UK, on 1 September 2013.
About 60 people met for OM Switzerland’s annual retreat. It was a time of rest and a time of getting to know each other better. It was a special privilege to have International Director Lawrence Tong and his wife Susan as their retreat guests.

The team got to know Lawrence and Susan through their stirring storytelling, and they got a glimpse of OM’s future as Lawrence introduced his visions about the organisation. But more than just strategy and vision, Lawrence gave them a glimpse of his understanding of the heart of God through the parable of the lost son.

It was a truly amazing opportunity for each team member to be part of this retreat. People left with a renewed vision of their purpose as believers and were encouraged and ready for the next challenge.

The ‘Hope for Zurich’ team was encouraged to see leaders like Lawrence and Susan being so personable. The couple took the time to get to know everyone on the team. They showed excitement about the work that is happening in God's kingdom and they are living God-centred lives, displaying childlike faith in their everyday life.

Team members were made aware of a world of great potential, and reminded that things that seem impossible are not so impossible when God is there.

“It is so wonderful to be part of such a large movement of people who work together with one vision, goal and calling,” One team member shared. “To bring the gospel to the least reached and to change the world one day at a time.”

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