We need each other

"The African saying ‘Ubuntu’ never resonated with me. I knew the definition for years (“I am what I am because of who we all are”), but it wasn’t until recently that I came to realize how much truth the saying holds," admitted OMer Renette. 

Not finished yet

"I want so badly to have all the answers," shared OMer Rebecca. "To be the one who has everything figured out, juggling work, relationships and spiritual development blindfolded while walking across a tightrope 50 meters above shark-infested water (a bit extreme but hey, a girl can dream). But the truth is, I’m a work-in-progress."

Running side by side

How do you define friendship? After praying for two months for a local friend OMer Michelle realized that she already had the friend she was looking for – the friendship just looked different than she was used to. 

Lessons on humility and hygiene

"Growing up in a household with two sisters, no brothers and a mother who was committed to raising ladies, potty talk was not encouraged," said OMer Ellyn. "However, after almost eight years of living mostly in Asia, my view on potty talk has changed; not because I’ve become vulgar, but because I’ve realized the reality and the humanity of the subject."

The value of team

"Team is one of those things we sometimes wish we weren't a part of, but mostly are so thankful that we are!" shared OMer Beth. "You can't choose your team (for the most part) just like you can't choose your family."

Switching on the light

"One of the most well-known and often-quoted passages of Scripture came from the mouth of Jesus in Matthew 28 when He said go into all the world and make disciples." said Andrew. "Its context, in our modern-day usage, is evangelism, with an emphasis on going; and yet, for various reasons, we Christ-followers have a hard time on the go.’"