​Be the Light This Summer

February 20 2018

Renewed. Edified. Aware. Excited. These are just a few of the words that participants in the 2016 OMS Illuminate Conference mentioned in response to their experience after attending the event.

Two years have gone by quickly, and once again, it’s time for another OMS conference. June 27-30, 2018, is sure to be another time of connecting with new and old friends; listening to topnotch speakers, participating in challenging, relevant workshops, and engaging in inspiring worship times. Take time to dive into the world of missions as you learn how to be a light to our world.

Canadian Charlotte Kroes attended the last conference, and had this to say, “At Illuminate, I made friends that will continue to influence my life memories to last a lifetime.” If you’re like Charlotte, the conference is a great place to reunite with old friends, make new ones, and network with potential future coworkers.

“Illuminate challenged us to get involved wherever we are, regardless of geography,” Martin Mishler from Kansas shared. It’s quotes like these that encourage others to think outside the box of missions.

Johnny Song traveled all the way from South Korea to attend in 2016. He stated, “I can now bring a wider perspective on missions with me and be able to implement these new insights in my ministry.”

How about you? Would you like to learn to shine?

Do you want to learn more about missions by attending life-changing sessions about preventing human trafficking, modern missionary movements, and harvest fields becoming harvest forces, among other topics? You can register at oms.events … by March 31 for the early-bird discount!

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” ~Matthew 5:14-16.

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2018 Illuminate Missions Conference

January 10 2018

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​God Was at Our Conference

July 30 2014

The One Mission Society International Conference feels like forever ago (held on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University from July 10-13). It was an amazing four days of worship and fellowship, but it took a lot of people to make it happen. And though conference went by without any problems (at least, that you’ll ever know about!), it wasn’t the success of conference that made it memorable. The details that seemed so overwhelming leading up to conference paled in comparison to the overwhelming power that was felt there.

God was at our conference.

He was there at the very beginning as we started the conference by praising God for the doors he has opened for One Mission Society. As the song “Hallelujah to the Lamb” was being played over the house speakers, flags of the countries in which we serve were carried up the aisle by missionaries who have served or are serving in that country. The flag ceremony served not only as a great reminder of our abundant blessings, but also as a prelude for a powerful extended weekend.

Thursday evening continued with Eric Simpson, an Indianapolis pastor and the Indianapolis Colts chaplain, delivering a challenging message. Inspired by the story of Caleb in the Old Testament, Eric pleaded with us to finish our faith strong. He asked us what it was going to take our faith to gain strength even as our bodies weaken with age. The “retirement concept is much more North American than it is this,” he said as he held his Bible in the air. As the service closed and Eric’s challenge lingered, tears fell down and prayers went up all around the large auditorium.

God was at our conference.

The next night, newly-appointed OMS President Bob Fetherlin asked us if we were overwhelmed by God. Are we overwhelmed by creation? By the incarnation? By the resurrection? Our God is an awesome God. After he spoke, we stood and worshiped our God, who is worthy of all praise, and we were reminded of what it meant to be overwhelmed.

God was at our conference.

Throughout the week, we heard answered prayers and prayer requests from our missionaries. We heard about the work that God is doing through his people in several nations. As they shared their stories with us, our missionaries also shared their passion, and it was contagious.

God was at our conference.

Our children alone raised enough money for two homes for the Bon Repos site in Haiti. In just 3 days, they collected more than $10,000. For some of them, however, two homes were not enough. They might have left the conference with their families that Sunday, but many of them took away a heart for the people of Haiti and the courage to help them.

God was at our conference.

Throughout the conversations and the receptions, we shared stories of what God has done and what we can’t wait to see him do next. God has been with One Mission Society every step of the way, and looking back at what he has done, we praise him for his presence and his power. And now looking back at our conference, we praise him again because … HE was at our conference.

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