Dynamic Women in Mission Trip to Israel 2017

March 20 2017

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Mom on a Mission

February 7 2017

Krissy Hagamen was introduced to Dynamic Women in Missions (DW) in 2011 with her church’s women’s retreat. In 2012, a mission opportunity presented itself, but she never thought of herself as a mission trip kind of person. With only days before the deposit was due and small children at home, Krissy was unsure how this would happen. So she decided to go to God in prayer and let him take the lead. This was a huge leap of faith for Krissy, and, as only God can do, he provided in a huge way and made it clear she was supposed to go to Spain.

Throughout the whole process, she was challenged more than once to go outside of her comfort zone to do the work God intended for her. She questioned God about whether she was the right person, but trusting in him, she was shown his plan yet again.

“I felt drawn to DW since the day I was introduced to them,” Krissy writes. “I had been asking God to show me how He wanted to use me, and Dynamic Women has provided that path.”

Krissy is a wife and mother of two young children. She works part time for her family business and pours the rest of her time into her family, friends, church, and volunteering. Krissy has a heart for reaching other women here and abroad to help them know they are loved unconditionally by God and that the challenges we face as women are something that can unite us, not separate us.

She gives thanks for the opportunities and relationships that she has developed through this ministry, and she looks forward to being a part of the advisory board to help grow the DW ministry. She hopes to be an example that women of all ages and backgrounds can serve in missions, even a mom with younger children. “You just have to trust God’s plan,” says Krissy.

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​Engaging the Next Generation

November 7 2016

Every year, 10-15 college students and young adults serve as interns at One Mission Society. These interns fill a variety of roles across OMS, bringing experience, enthusiasm, and new perspectives to their teams. Whether they’re with us a few hours a week or all summer, interns leave a lasting impact on OMS and on ministry around the world.

Clarissa Hunter served as a summer intern with OMS in 2014. After she graduated last year, God led Clarissa to serve on a short-term trip to Hungary, where she was able to put her strong administrative and communication skills to use. Through that experience, God called Clarissa to continue her service with OMS. Clarissa currently serves at the OMS World Headquarters in the Development Department while funding to return to Hungary as a full-time missionary.

OMS also hosts interns from other countries through denominational partnerships around the world.

Harold Hurtado was an intern from Colombia who served with OMS for six months earlier this year. Harold had a background in missions and a heart for people. Right before he began his internship, Harold’s denomination faced changes, and he was left without a job to return to after his internship.

Harold began praying about what was next while trusting in God’s plan and provision. He met Jonathan Morton, an OMS missionary who serves with New Life, a Hispanic church-planting ministry based in the Indianapolis area. Harold attended New Life Church and instantly found a community there. As he served at the OMS headquarters and became more engaged with his new church family, God called Harold to be involved in this ministry longer term. Now, Harold is back in Colombia funding to return to the U.S. to serve alongside Jonathan and the New Life church-planting network.

While not every intern goes on to re-engage with OMS in one of these ways, we hope every intern walks away with a more intimate relationship with Jesus, a deeper engagement in missions, and greater insight into how they can be a part of furthering Christ’s kingdom around the world. Will you support future world-changers like Clarissa and Harold?

Give to intern scholarship, one of our eight Christmas projects being highlighted this holiday season. Give here.

By Andrea Fisher, OMS Mobilization Team

Tags: internships, intern, world missions, global missions, short-term mission, college internship,

Teach English and Make a Friend in Ukraine

May 17 2016

It’s always an adventure recruiting native English speakers and Ukrainian participants for our two summer English camps in Ukraine.

We never know exactly how God is going to work, but he always comes through with the needed people.

For example, in the spring of 2009, we were getting a lot of interest from Ukrainian girls for camp, but we had only four American women signed up to come in August—limiting the spots for Ukrainians to eight.

Our camps are set up for a one to two ratio of native speakers to Ukrainians—allowing each Ukrainian to live in a room with a native speaker and increasing the potential for relationship building, language practice, and spiritual impact.

We had two Ukrainian girls we really wanted to invite—feeling confident they were spiritually ready, but we didn’t have the space.

So, we sent out a last-minute appeal via email for more North American or British women … and then, we prayed. One woman from Colorado opened her messages, and the appeal for more women volunteers leaped out at her. She sensed in her spirit an immediate call from God to go to camp.

It was late for her to join the team and to raise the funds, but God provided, and she came. God used her powerfully too, as one of her Ukrainian partners prayed to accept the Lord.

We always start recruiting our summer teams at the end of the camps the previous year because so many of the team members have been moved by the Spirit and have seen him work through them. They’re ripe and ready to come back.

We have many who come back year after year, they love it so much. “It’s the greatest two weeks of my year,” said a Kansas farmer after his fifth time at camp last year.

Jennifer Schreckengast, a caregiver for the elderly in Colorado, loved her first time at camp last year. And she’s signed up to join us again in August. “This has brought me closer to God,” she said. “To see his love be shown to others—it’s amazing!

“This camp changes everything I thought I knew about missions,” she added. “The disappointment I feel that I must leave. It’s like cutting a cord that is in my heart to Ukraine. It won’t stop me from coming back.”

These camps are a great way to show and share with pre-Christian Ukrainians what it means to live in relationship with Jesus Christ. Most of these Ukrainians come to the camp because they want to practice their English, but by the end, most of them have become quite interested in God and the Bible, and some even make commitments to follow Jesus.

Thankfully, God has provided full teams for our two camps this summer, but we are always looking for more people—especially for next year! If you have an interest in learning more, contact our Mobilization team at go@onemissionsociety.org for more information.

Even if you can’t come personally, please pray. We need more prayer warriors for Ukraine. And if you want to support the camps financially, here’s a link to help partially sponsor a Ukrainian to come: https://onemissionsociety.org/give/Ukraine-English-Ministries.

By Randy Marshall, OMS missionary and field leader in Ukraine

Tags: ukraine, summer english camp, volunteers, short-term mission,

One Mission Stories "After the Show" - Lori McFall

November 4 2014

We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, Nov. 9) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring OMS missionary Lori McFall, who serves as the senior editor at the OMS World HQ in Greenwood, Indiana. Lori and her family have served in both the Philippines and in Ireland for short terms.

Everyone has a story ... enjoy Lori's!

Here are our "After the Show" resources to better connect you with things you heard about on last night's program.

GO: Do you want to be a missionary, either short- or long-term with OMS? Check out the opportunities, including all the upcoming short-term trips with MFM.

Learn about the Loja (Ecuador) Challenge 2015! Check out the Facebook page. This is a 1-year opportunity for younger missionaries.

GIVE: If you would like to donate to any OMS ministries, you can do so online.

PRAY: Pray for Lori and time management with her overwhelming amount of work to do. That she would be able to prioritize each project. Please, also pray for her ongoing funding challenges.

If you would like to pray for other OMS needs, visit our OMS prayer wall.

BOOKS/RESOURCES: You can purchase all OMS books through our OMS store on Amazon or by contacting the OMS World HQ... call or email Barb Sandoz at 317.888.3333, ext. 313, or email bsandoz@onemissionsociety.org.

If you'd like a FREE copy of His Banner Over Me by Florence Cavender, mentioned on the program, write to radio@onemissionsociety.org and just put His Banner book in the subject line. The first 100 to respond will receive this free.

OMS Outreach magazine was also mentioned on the broadcast. If you'd like to view the magazine, you can see it online here.

To connect your kids to fun mission activities, check out our One Mission Kids website.

INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear an encore presentation of OMS Board member, Lisa Ausley. If you would like to know more about any of our ministries around the world, please email us at radio@onemissionsociety.org.

If you missed this program or any of our previous programs, click here to listen to the broadcast/podcast on podbean.

Each week, you can listen live on Freedom 95 at 95.9 FM or 950 AM or live streaming at www.freedom95.us. Our programs air every Sunday night from 7-8 p.m.

Tags: mission, radio, one mission stories, podcast,

One Mission Stories "After the Show" - John Fraser

October 3 2014

We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, Oct. 5) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring OMS missionary John Fraser. John, along with his wife Tricia and three kids, serves in Hungary. John, originally from Canada, has been with OMS for 12 year...8 of those in Hungary. If you're interested in serving in Hungary for a short-term summer English camp, contact Andrea Fisher at afisher@onemissionsociety.org.

Everyone has a story ... enjoy John's!

Here are our "After the Show" resources to better connect you with things you heard about on last night's program.

GO: Do you want to be a missionary, either short- or long-term with OMS? Check out the opportunities, including all the upcoming short-term trips with MFM.

Learn about the Loja (Ecuador) Challenge 2015! Check out the Facebook page.

GIVE: If you would like to donate to any OMS ministries, you can do so online.

PRAY: Pray for the Frasers...that they would be able to develop deeper connections and relationships with the Hungarian people, that their language would improve, and for more open doors for the work of planting churches.

If you would like to pray for other OMS needs, visit our OMS prayer wall.

BOOKS/RESOURCES: You can purchase all OMS books through our OMS store on Amazon or by contacting the OMS World HQ... call or email Barb Sandoz at 317.888.3333, ext. 313, or email bsandoz@onemissionsociety.org. If you'd like to purchase His Banner Over Me byFlorence Cavender, mentioned on the program,you can order here on Amazon or contact Barb.

OMS Outreach magazine was also mentioned on the broadcast. If you'd like to view the magazine, you can see it online here.

To connect your kids to fun mission activities, check out our One Mission Kids website.

INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear a special program, featuring our new OMS President and his wife, Bob and Esther Fetherlin. If you would like to know more about any of our ministries around the world, please email us at radio@onemissionsociety.org.

If you missed this program or any of our previous programs, click here to listen to the broadcast/podcast on podbean.

Each week, you can listen live on Freedom 95 at 95.9 FM or 950 AM or live streaming at www.freedom95.us. Our programs air every Sunday night from 7-8 p.m.

Tags: radio, missionary stories, mission, one mission stories,

One Mission Stories "After the Show" - Jim Hogrefe

August 7 2014

We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, Aug. 17) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring OMS missionary Jim Hogrefe, serving with Every Community for Christ as the director of church multiplication. Jim shared many stories about his two years in Russia with CoMission and many stories about his time in India.

Everyone has a story ... enjoy Jim's!

Here are our "After the Show" resources to better connect you with things you heard about on last night's program.

GO: Do you want to be a missionary, either short- or long-term with OMS? Check out the opportunities, including all the upcoming short-term trips with MFM.

Learn about the Loja (Ecuador) Challenge 2015! Check out the Facebook page.

GIVE: If you would like to donate to any OMS ministries, you can do so online.

PRAY: Pray for Jim and his wife Karen...and for their two adult children and six grandchildren. Pray that each would come to know the Lord and walk with him. Also, pray for the ministry of church multiplication, which is exploding! Pray for our next steps of saturating different communities with the Gospel so that every man, woman, and child would hear. We also need more partners to help fulfill the Great Commission.

If you would like to pray for other OMS needs, visit our OMS prayer wall.

BOOKS/RESOURCES: You can purchase all OMS books through our OMS store on Amazon or by contacting the OMS World HQ... call or email Barb Sandoz at 317.888.3333, ext. 313, or email bsandoz@onemissionsociety.org.

OMS Outreach magazine was also mentioned on the broadcast. If you'd like to view the magazine, you can see it online here.

To connect your kids to fun mission activities, check out our One Mission Kids website.

INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear from OMS missionary Joyce Oden. Joyce spent many years establishing our ministry in the Philippines and helped start our HOPE61 ministry, helping to prevent human trafficking. If you would like to know more about any of our ministries around the world, please email us at radio@onemissionsociety.org.

If you missed this program or any of our previous programs, click here to listen to the broadcast on podbean.

Each week, you can listen live on Freedom 95 at 95.9 FM or 950 AM or live streaming at www.freedom95.us. Our programs air every Sunday night from 7-8 p.m.

Tags: ecc, church multiplication, russia, comission, india, missions, short-term missions,