December 24 2012
Dedication to the Gospel
A nurse from an island nation in the Caribbean showed great dedication while she was trained to be a church planter. She had to overcome many obstacles just to get to the training session.
Since she has a job as a nurse, working the night shift, she had to find someone to work for her on a Friday night. Leaving around eight in the evening, she took the seven-hour train ride to the town where the training took place.
Arriving at the train station at three in the morning, she was nervous about getting off in that part of town. The train station was located in a poor section, and she was traveling by herself. She ran several blocks, as fast as she could, to the training center, knowing that the Lord would protect her.
She arrived at the training center soon after getting off the train. She slept for a couple of hours before having to arise for the training event.
This nurse then traveled on the overnight train back to her hometown, arriving in the middle of the night. She slept as long as she could before she needed to get up to attend her church, where she plays an active role.
She will repeat this weekend adventure every few weeks until she is trained to plant churches. She, however, will not wait until she has completed the training to start planting a church. As soon as she learns something, she puts this to good use.
Would you be willing to sponsor a training event such as this? For every $27 raised, another person can be trained to plant another church.
December 17 2012
Hard-Working Overachiever Sees His Need for Jesus
As an energetic overachiever, 27-year-old Dima was always looking for ways to improve his English. That’s why it didn’t take this Ukrainian logistics specialist long to decide to participate in OMS-Ukraine’s English camp. He was sure this camp would deepen his English knowledge.
What he didn’t know was how his life would ultimately change because of this camp. English speakers, through short-term mission trips, spent 10 days speaking English with Dima. Many of these discussions were about Jesus. Dima didn’t open up fully to Jesus at camp but became more spiritually sensitive.
After returning home from the English camp, Dima started to attend OMS’ English clubs regularly. He also occasionally attended the spiritual Life Groups.
The Living Water began to work on some fine cracks in the hard wall of his heart. He participated in a fall discipleship retreat with the Life Groups, and it was then that he noticed changes starting to happen inside him.
The Living Water had begun to leak into his heart through the cracks. He found he didn’t want to argue with others anymore. He felt happier and had a desire to encourage his coworkers. Something was changing.
After a retreat the following spring, the dam completely broke. Dima opened his life fully to Jesus.
Today, he’s participating in weekly Bible study and marking up his Bible with all kinds of questions and insights. He has s desire to restore a troubled relationship with his sister. He’s praying for lost friends. He feels conviction when he offends someone. He’s seeking to live a holy life. God has even used him to share the Good News with others.
Through Dima’s experience at the English camp in Ukraine, he not only increased his English skills, but his whole life changed as well. Would you like to spend two weeks in Ukraine, talking with people like Dima who want to strengthen their English skills, but need much, much more. They need to find Jesus.
Check out the opportunities to serve on a short-term mission trip with Men for Missions. Let your Life-Changing Journey begin today.
December 10 2012
Someone who has made a decision to follow Jesus is often faced with resentment and hatred. This is the case with Jacky.
Earlier this year, a member of the Evangelical Church of Vaudreuil, the church located near the One Mission Society compound in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, shared the Gospel with Jacky. He immediately accepted Christ as his Savior.
Then, the opposition started. Jacky’s father abandoned him as a result of this decision.
Where could Jacky turn to receive daily reminders that his Heavenly Father would not abandon him? Radio 4VEH, the OMS radio ministry in Haiti, if only he had a radio to listen to.
Since 1950, Radio 4VEH has been broadcasting the Good News of Jesus. Located just outside of Cap-Haitien, its broadcasts reach a potential of close to 1 million listeners.
Through the Resounding Hope project, One Mission Society is raising funds to provide solar-powered radios, which are pre-tuned to Radio 4VEH. These radios also include a copy of the audio Bible in Creole.
As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, many Haitians do not even have a radio to listen to. By handing out solar-powered radios, Radio 4VEH can be heard even in the most remote villages in Haiti.
With every $60 donation made, a Gospel presentation will be made to a Haitian needing to know Christ, a radio will be placed in the hands of this person, and Radio 4VEH will be ensured to continue to broadcast. Would you be willing to help encourage Jacky, and others like him, as they try to walk closer with the Lord?