For the last 30 years OM’s mission base in Halesowen has focussed on training and cross-cultural urban evangelism. Today, we don’t need to get on an aeroplane to meet the least reached, we have them on our doorstep. Locally we have large populations from Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. We need people who are willing to go to parts of the community where few are going; willing to begin to understand a different language and culture, share the Gospel and disciple new believers.
- Confidence in the power of the gospel to transform lives
- A heart to make disciples
- An interest in people from other cultures and languages and a willingness to engage with them
- Concern to serve the wider community and an openness to partner with a local church
- Willingness to learn
- A gift in communicating your faith
- Ability to speak English
- Experience in sharing God’s love in an urban context (preferred but not essential)
As soon as possible
“During our leisurely stroll, we came across a pigpen,” remembers Inger. “No more finely kept grass; it ended where the enclosure began. Beyond the fence, the inhabitants had trampled the turf into deep, moist mud. I commented on the squelchy state of their pen. To my surprise—and slight dismay—my father reached over the fence and started to scratch one of the pigs behind its ears...We watched. The pig appeared to like it.”
There were times when Deborah wondered: “Am I too young to do this?” or “Am I experienced enough?” But each time God showed her that He had a plan.
Rachel reaches out to Arabs through a mums and toddlers group based in her community in England.
Years of consistent Christ-centred community allow an OM worker to develop friendships with Pakistani women and study the Bible with them.
For the Kurdish people, the future is uncertain. But the gospel message that believers want to share with them is one of overwhelming hope.
God uses a bold husband and wife team to be His witness among Somali people everywhere.