One Mission Stories "After the Show" - Scott Murphy

June 27 2014

We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, June 29) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring OMS missionary in Spain and international regional director (IRD) for Europe and Central Asia, Scott Murphy. Scott shared about his call to missions, dealing with adolescent depression, growing up an MK (missionary kid) in Brazil, his relationship with Kathy (his wife), and their 31-year journey with OMS in missions.

Scott shared about their church planting ministry in Spain (Spain has less than 1% evangelical Christians), along with his responsibilities as IRD for Europe and Central Asia. He also shared about how God is using the team Across Europe as they build house churches and work a lot with immigrants.

Everyone has a story ... enjoy Scott'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!

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

PRAY: Pray for Scott and Kathy Murphy. Pray for wisdom and discernment for the many ministry decisions he must make. Also, pray for a spiritual breakthrough in Europe, that many would come to have a personal relationship with Jesus.

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.

Off the Shelf segment: to purchase the book mentioned on the show, A Good and Useful Man.

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.

If you are interested in attending OMS' International Conference, click here for more information and registration.

INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear the testimonies of short-term mission nurses in Ecuador. 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: radio, spain, europe, depression, immigrants, missions in spain, missions in europe, church planting, evangelism,

​An Open-Door Policy with God

June 25 2014

Imagine this scenario for a moment:

The big boss of your company has just given you an assignment, and it is not going to be easy. You’re told that this assignment is the future of this company! (No pressure, right?) You feel nervous about this new task, and to be honest, pretty unprepared and inadequate. Then, a bombshell is dropped. Your boss tells you that you cannot ask any questions along the way. How unprepared do you feel now?

Bigger than the future of any company, everything God has called us to do is for the future of his kingdom. Our purpose here on Earth is to glorify God, but the job that is so explicitly given to us is to make disciples of all nations. However we, as Christians, feel about this global mission, whether it be unprepared or inadequate, we thank God that prayer allows there to be an open-door policy between us and The Boss!

Without prayer, our work here at One Mission Society would not be possible. Therefore, prayer has been and continues to be the foundation of One Mission Society. As Lettie Cowman, an OMS cofounder, said, “Everything vital in missionary work, whether home or abroad, hinges upon prayer.”

As we continue to go through The Lord’s Prayer at our monthly prayer rallies, we are reminded that prayer is designed to be relational. Prayers are the conversations between God and his children that make his work possible. Through prayer, we are given guidance and direction for completing every task in front of us. Through prayer, we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring God’s children back to him. And through prayer, we see the hand of God everywhere.

We have ministry partners around the world, through our value-adding networks, who are seeing the power of prayer around them.

When Lácides Hernandez, the director of Prison Fellowship of Colombia, visited headquarters, the stories of transformation were abundant. He said prisoners are coming to Jesus daily, and he thanked us for covering this ministry in prayer. “I think that’s why the prison is being transformed,” he said.

Our missionaries in South Asia are constantly facing dangerous situations. One missionary compared their ministry to the story of Daniel in the lion’s den. Despite the hungry lions that surrounded Daniel, because he prayed, the lions left Daniel alone. The governments in these areas regularly persecute Christians. But our God—the same God who shut the mouths of the lions—has protected our missionaries so they can continue to spread the Gospel.

Prayer is a necessity for us and for our missionaries. In the same way that communication between boss and employee is needed for work projects to be successful, God’s work cannot be completed successfully without staying in constant communication with him. Thank God that his door is always open, his answers are always right, and his timing is always perfect!

By Christina Franks, One Mission Society Summer Communications Intern

(Artwork by OMS missionary Shirley Carlson)

Tags: prayer, power of prayer, prayer testimonies

One Mission Stories "After the Show" radio -- Steve Cosslett

June 23 2014

We hope you enjoyed last night's (Sunday, June 22) One Mission Stories, OMS' radio program, featuring OMS UK missionary Steve Cosslett, serving as field leader in Mexico and director of MEFI, our street kid ministry.

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

Steve shared about MEFI, our street kid ministry and drop-in center in Mexico City. There are an estimated 800,000 street kids in Mexico City. Read more about the ministry, watch the video, and donate at the link.

Steve also shared about church planting in Mexico City, a city of 40 million people. OMS Mexico is working with the OMS-related UNIFAM denomination of churches. They are using the Train & Multiply training material (in which OMS is a partner), with the goal of planting 2 million house churches by 2025. If you are interested in this type of ministry, check out the opportunities. The Mexico field has many long- and short-term opportunities to serve, including: seminary teaching, teaching English, nursing, eXtreme Walk, sports ministry, working with children in VBS', and other administrative needs.


Everyone has a story ... enjoy Steve'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!

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

PRAY: Pray for Steve, his wife Helen, and their three children.

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.

If you are interested in attending OMS' International Conference, click here for more information and registration.

INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear the testimony of OMS missionary Scott Murphy, an international regional director for Europe and a missionary serving in Spain. 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: mexico city, mexico, mefi, street kids, street kid ministry,

​Clinging to the Hope of Heaven

June 19 2014

When our One Mission Society missionaries decide to work in countries around the world, they are not signing up for vacations. Their stories from the mission field are often filled with a mixture of both successes and sadnesses. Oftentimes, the success stories are what keep us going in the midst of the sadness. In Mexico City, where OMS missionaries Steve and Helen Cosslett work with homeless youth, we praise God for each and every victory, but we also remember the tragedies that our missionaries see nearly every day.

Our ministry to street kids in Mexico City is called MEFI. The name is not only an acronym, but a process, which stands for Misericordia (Mercy), Esperanza (Hope), Fe (Faith), and Integración (Integration).

The MEFI website outlines how our missionaries and national coworkers minister to these children with the MEFI process.

“Mercy, underlines our initial contact and the practical help we seek to give the street children/young people, e.g. food, first-aid and shelter. Then we seek to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to these lives, showing them all that it means to be in a relationship with Him, including a hope for the future. If they then decide to embark on a journey with God, their faith will grow as they learn to trust Him and others. Lastly, we desire integration back into society for these street children, so that, in turn they can impact their families (if possible) and other street children by the changes they see in them.”

Unfortunately, when homelessness, jail time, drug addiction, prostitution, and other disheartening circumstances are thrown into the mix, this process turns into more of a roller coaster for the children and youth who meet our missionaries.

Meet Jenni. Jenni has been part of MEFI for about four years. After a life of drugs, she decided in January of this year that she wanted to check in to rehab. Our missionaries took her to the rehab center outside of the city and shared their testimonies. One of the workers who often visited her at the rehab center shared his story of how he conquered his drug addiction with God’s help. After about a month of being in rehab, Jenni went missing. After weeks of searching for her, MEFI recently received a phone call from the morgue saying they had a body that matched Jenni’s description. Their fears from the past weeks were confirmed when workers identified the body as Jenni’s. They were told that she died from cardiac arrest … probably because of her habitual drug abuse over several years.

Since arriving at the drop-in center, Jenni had grown very close to a lot of the workers and had several friends through MEFI. Although her death has given them a reason to mourn, her time at MEFI also has given them a reason to celebrate. With the help of our missionaries, and by the grace of God, Jenni was baptized four years ago. Our missionaries worked closely with Jenni and saw the change that Jesus was making in her life. When the sadness creeps in, they are reminded that Jenni is now pain free in the presence of God.

Praise God with us that, even though we lost Jenni, she was saved. Please pray for MEFI and our missionaries in Mexico City. Pray that this ministry would continue to be “a doorway from the darkness of the street to the dawn of abundant life!”

If you would like more information about MEFI, visit: www.mefi.co

By Christina Franks, OMS Summer Communications Intern

Tags: street kid ministry, street kids, drugs, rehab, transformation, mefi, one mission society

One Mission Stories "After the Show" - Paul and Dawn Cox

June 13 2014

We hope you enjoyed Sunday night's (June 15) One Mission Stories, OMS' one-hour missionary interview-style radio program, featuring OMS missionaries Paul and Dawn Cox.

The program features Paul and Dawn's testimonies, their call to missions (Paul from a business career as a headhunter and Dawn as a teen), their joys and challenges of missions life in Spain to their ministry here now at the OMS World HQ. Paul serves as the director of Mobilization. He says he "went from hunting heads to hunting hearts."

The Coxes also have a powerful ministry for families, discipling kids, etc...

Everyone has a story ... enjoy Paul and Dawn'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!

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

PRAY: Pray for Paul and Dawn as they co-lead Reset Conferences for families to learn to better disciple their children and learning priorities for families in ministry. Pray, too, for the Coxes 4 children and the possibility to adopt another child.

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.

If you are interested in attending OMS' International Conference, click here for more information and registration.

INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear from Paul Cox share his missionary calling and journey from being a head hunter, to missionary in Spain to the director of Mobilization at the OMS World HQ. 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: missionaries, spain, family, headhunter, mobilization, recruitment,

Can You Lend a Leg

June 11 2014

I heard what sounded like a stampede of elephants come up the stairs to my K-2 Sunday school classroom. A first grade boy, whom I had never met before looked at me proudly and said, “My name is Darren Lee Price!” I was so excited for new students that it took a while for Darren’s disability to sink in. Though he couldn’t hide it well, his personality was bigger than the fact that he was missing his right leg. Darren was held up by crutches attached to his arm, and he was not embarrassed at all to talk about the car accident he had been in. After his classmates understood that Darren was no different than they were, the rest of the hour went smoothly. Darren asked multiple questions about Jesus and the Bible, and later asked more questions during worship.

Everything had been going so well, until it was time for children’s church. I walked all of the children who had been sitting with me downstairs. Darren asked if I would stay with him. Though I normally say no to this, I thank God that I said yes this day. Our children’s church has a dedicated time for songs, and this week, “Father Abraham” was the song of choice. If you don’t know the song, let me help you out. It goes something like this:

Father Abraham had many sons.
And many sons had Father Abraham.
I am one of them, and so are you.
So let’s just praise the Lord! Right arm…
(Repeat but use left arm)

Maybe you can already see where this is going. Darren was smiling and laughing until we got to the right leg part. While the other children were swinging their right and left arms and right and left legs, Darren leaned over to me and said, “I don’t have a right leg.” What happened next was a God-thing. I swooped him up, put him on my lap, and I became his right leg. I became the extra support he needed to finish the song.

As I sat in OMS’ monthly prayer rally, I realized that our missionaries sometimes need our support, just like Darren needed mine that day. They may not need us to place them on our laps, but every missionary certainly needs to be placed in our prayers. And they all need our financial support. As I watched our new orientees (new OMS candidate missionaries) being prayed over this morning, I thought about how often the Bible calls us to encourage one another, to build each other up and to love one another.

Our missionaries are daily surrendering to God’s will and to his call on their lives. This is never an easy task, but it becomes much harder when comfort zones are stripped away. Just like with Darren, who needed support to keep going when the song became too difficult, how can you help our missionaries in their difficult tasks? Maybe you can support them financially as they raise funds. I’ve heard that even missionaries who’ve been serving many years are undersupported. Maybe you can support them by praying for them because prayers are so powerful. However you feel led, you help support them as they complete the work to which God has called them … to fulfill the Great Commission.

By Christina Franks, summer Communications intern

Tags: disability, children's church, support, missionary, sunday school,

One Mission Stories "After the Show: - Tom Overton

June 9 2014

We hope you enjoyed Sunday night's (June 8) One Mission Stories, OMS' one-hour missionary interview-style radio program, featuring OMS missionary Tom Overton, who serves as the director of our human trafficking prevention ministry called HOPE61.

The program features Tom's testimony and his calling to missions from a business career to a short-term trip to Haiti to full-time career service. Tom shares his journey of losing his job and how God miraculously worked in his life and that of his family to show them all clearly that missions and OMS should be their next step.

Everyone has a story ... enjoy Tom'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!

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

PRAY: Pray for Tom and his family to continue to complete trust God for their needs. Pray for all those who are vulnerable around the world. And pray for the ministry of HOPE61--for more workers and more finances.

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.

If you are interested in attending OMS' International Conference, click here for more information and registration.

INFO: Tune in to next week's One Mission Stories to hear from Paul Cox share his missionary calling and journey from being a head hunter, to missionary in Spain to the director of Mobilization at the OMS World HQ. 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: hope61, anti-human trafficking, prevention, short-term missions, life-changing story,

​Radio 4VEH Celebrates its 64th Anniversary This Week!

June 4 2014

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10: 14-15

Beautiful, indeed, are the many servants of God who work at Radio 4VEH and have given Haitians the opportunity to hear the Good News of the Gospel for 64 years. On June 2, 1950, the first radio program was transmitted, and God’s faithfulness and provision has been at work in Haiti through Radio 4VEH ever since. This week, we celebrate Radio 4VEH’s anniversary with the theme: “With God, we are able!”— a wonderful reminder that it is only because of God that millions of Haitians are reached every day.

This 24-hour radio station has become a lifeline for so many Haitians in so many ways. For some, it has been their only source of breaking news and necessary information. For others, they have heard, understood, and accepted God’s truth that is shared often across the airwaves. Physically and spiritually, this radio station continues to impact lives across Haiti.

One listener writes, “We can never say thank you enough for the kind of blessing 4VEH brings to our home, our life, every day. This kind of blessing doesn't have a price tag…this is a life-saving radio!”

However, there are more than 4.3 million people in the northern Haiti area of who have lost their signal due to aging AM towers. Even though the station is recently out of debt (BIG PRAISE!), the station is certainly not out of needs. Through a project called “Restore the Signal,” Radio 4VEH is hoping to raise enough funds to fix the two AM towers, protect the towers’ site by improving security, and completing a perimeter wall. The project has already received 95 percent of its funds, but it still needs $20,000 in order for the project to be entirely funded.

In order for Radio 4VEH to re-reach this area in Petite Anse quickly, they are hoping to have 100 percent funding by June 30. “Restore the Signal” will take a good amount of the summer to complete, so time is of the essence right now in Haiti.

This ministry of OMS has been helping Haitians hear the news, wonderful music and the message of the Gospel for 64 years. Now, they need our help. If you feel called to help Radio4VEH reach 100 percent of its funding, you can give online or with a check in the mail.

Send your gift by mail in the U.S. to:

One Mission Society

PO Box 1648

Monument, CO 80132-1648

Memo Line: 4VEH AM TOWERS #407990

Tags: haiti, radio 4veh, petite anse, radio,