Relief & Development
From its earliest days, OM has been holistic in ministry as individual OM missionaries put their Christian faith in action and practically demonstrated God’s love to meet the needs of the poor. Today, relief and development projects are an integrated part of OM ministries that come face to face with overwhelming suffering and need on a daily basis .Across the world; people are battling the effects of poverty and disease. Entire communities are bereaved and desperate following natural disasters. In the midst of this, OM teams are seeking to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of these hurting people in the spirit and love of Jesus.
How Your Gift Will HelpYour financial partnership with this project will be used to fund OM relief and development ministries.
Testimonies from Relief & Development“When three team members went to another area to distribute rice, along with other food items, such as instant noodles, salt, sugar, together with clothing, rehydration salts, candles, cooking pots and pans, and soap powder, one lady approached a team member, crying. When asked, she explained that her tears were of gladness because she was given the cooking pot! The village leader was also very thankful for the extra items, as they still need simple items such as daily food and cannot get such things.”
From an OM team working in Myanmar following cyclone Nargis.
Laura relates, “You could see the earthquake damage everywhere. Locals had run out of space in the cemetery. So many illnesses reflected their brokenness. People cried as they talked about losses and pain, anxiety and depression. They needed the healing touch of Jesus. Around 250 people gave their lives to Christ. The church hosting the clinic was so grateful that we came to care for their community. Church members were ready to visit and follow up with each person who made a decision for the Lord.”
In May, a seven-member medical team from the USA ministered in Peru for one week. They helped 750 men, women and children in Chincha, a town devastated by a 2007 earthquake that left over 2,000 dead and thousands injured.