Skill/gift: Many of the rural mountain villages are home to herds of goats and sheep, many households own a cow or two, on the high altitudes people heard yaks.
We are looking for a vet or person with rich experience in herd health, population, simple practises for people to increase their products from these animals as well as value chain evaluation and possibly supporting small business on village and community level.
We are looking for an adventurous person willing to live in the remote mountain area of Central Asia learn a minority language and spend quality time with people in small villages.
We already have existing relationships in these villages through other agricultural projects and would like to extend into this area. Visiting with the rural people always means not just work but also receiving hospitality and sharing life and stories from the “Good Book”.
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.