Skills/gifts: Poverty is the root cause of many of the difficulties in rural communities, we are looking for people who are passionate about empowering simple village and small town people with limited education in income generation activities.
We conduct simple business seminars, support the write up of business plans and mentor the partners during implementation. While we help with the business we also share about stewardship and other values that enable people to be people living after God’s word.
In the future we might look into developing an even simple course or training for woman who are near illiterate people not familiar with “business plans” to mentor them into these concepts in practical ways.
As soon as possible
“I love hearing from the local people here about the workers that have gone before us who have now returned to their passport countries,” shares Beth. “I hear stories like: ‘She taught me to quilt’ or ‘She gave me this recipe’ or ‘She taught me how to set a table for foreigners.’ And, of course, the best stories begin: ‘She taught me about Jesus.’ These are the things those who have gone before us have left behind.”
Después de años de vivir entre un grupo apartado de personas no alcanzadas, los obreros de OM ven a Dios atraer a los primeros creyentes locales a sí mismos.
“If I am completely honest, I think I spent our first two years in Central Asia longing to go home to our home country (or even to the USA where we had lived for a short while),” admits Beth. “I would pray: Your will God but deep down I was hoping that His will was that we wouldn’t be here long.”
“We were strangers, and they called us over to bless us. They didn’t have to give us anything—let alone everything—but they did it with smiles on their faces. They didn’t know us; they didn’t expect anything in return; they just gave,” remembers Nicole.
“Christmas is about Jesus and celebrating His birth, and I’m realising each year that it doesn’t really matter if we’re eating roast chicken or horse meat or whether we’re with special family or up on stage singing. It’s a joy to celebrate the Light coming into the world,” shares Beth.
God uses OMers to show His love to local believers, who then spread that love to their own communities.