​Healing Words

February 14 2017

I came to Medellín to assist the Dynamic Women in Missions short-term medical mission team with translation. I worked in several different areas during the 9-day trip. In triage, I was asked by a Colombian patient: “Why does your team do all this if you get nothing?”

I asked the Lord to give me an answer that would glorify him. I replied, “We want people to know that Jesus cares for and loves you ... yet expects nothing in return.” The patient was amazed and thanked me.

On another occasion, while waiting to translate for Dr. Breen, I sat in the cubical with a patient and asked her about her symptoms. She told me that she hurts in her shoulders and down her arms because she is the main provider in her house, working her ranch on her own with only two daughters and an elderly father. She has all this pain because of the hard labor she does.

I was quiet and debated if I should pray with her. Finally, I reached for her hand and said, “Let’s pray.” I assured her that God does not give us more than we can handle. We prayed and cried together, and she was so thankful for the comforting prayer.

In that moment, I realized why God had called me to serve on this trip. I did much more than just translate. I got to be the healing hands and feet of Jesus through great conversation, compassion, and prayer.

By Idalia Lazo

Tags: medical missions, ministering to women, dynamic women, missions, colombia,

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.

Tags: dynamic women in mission, mom, ministry, moms in ministry,

A Heart for Women Around the World

February 1 2017

Karey’s journey with One Mission Society started with a Dynamic Women in Missions trip in 2013. While sitting in the pew at church one Sunday, she heard an announcement for a mission trip to Ecuador. Her husband poked her in the ribs with his elbow, and she thought, “Maybe I could go …” By trusting God for the provisions for that trip, she began a journey of intentional evangelism.

Karey lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband and their three daughters. She works as a part-time family medicine physician. Her experiences traveling with DWIM have allowed her to use her medical skills to be an extension of God’s hands and feet.

Karey has always had a heart for missions but considering herself “too busy” to do the work. “Dynamic Women showed me how to get out of the pew to be more involved in ministry. It’s an incredible blessing!”

Dynamic Women in Missions (DWIM) began as a vision of OMS missionary Susan Brabon in 2007 when she saw many young women in Mexico who desperately needed to see their value in Christ. She dreamed of a ministry that could offer them support and encourage them to reach out to other women.

In 2008, OMS formally launched DWIM as a ministry to challenge women in local churches to use their God-given gifts to connect, equip, and minister to other women around the world.

From its inception, DW has existed to motivate women around the world to engage in the Great Commission in a personal and profound way. We encourage women to see the lost and hurting of the world, to share God’s message of grace with them, and to challenge others to a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Today, OMS missionary Sam Downey leads the team, with the support of a committed advisory board. OMS missionary Pat Dragon, who serves with Every Community for Christ, coordinates Dynamic Women’s efforts to train national women in Asia to share the Gospel. In one country where DW has invested in the women who are often overlooked as a valuable ministry resource, the women have planted 42 churches. In 2017, DW will train women in four additional OMS fields.

DWIM offers conferences and workshops, as well as mission trips around the world, focusing on prayer, medical needs, Train & Multiply church-planting training and evangelism teams. Click here to view opportunities in 2017.

Tags: women in ministry, dynamic women, women in missions, heart for women,