For over two years Chile had been Jessie’s focus; fundraising, making preparations and then diving into life in a new country. Focused on learning a new culture and making friends, it was nearly a year before Jessie realized she hadn’t given herself space, or time, to dream beyond her two year commitment in Chile.Read More
I think sometimes we are afraid of what it could mean to give up everything and follow Christ. We try to explain it by saying “Jesus meant ... when he said that!” and start shaping our lives and Jesus into a version we are more comfortable with. A Jesus who wants us to live a balanced life, nothing too extreme (He would never ask us to leave our closest people behind!), and wants us to be comfortable and have an abundance of everything.
I could choose to live my life as I once did – enjoying church on Sundays and seeking success based on what other people say: a family, a house, a car and a nice job. Or I could take an honest look at Jesus in the Bible and be willing to face the consequences of what might happen if I really believe and obey Him.
"Maybe I needed to be set apart that first evening, though, so that I could perceive my prejudices and learn to tune my heart, again, to worship the God who is bigger—much bigger—than my comfort zone."
OMer Nicole shares what she learnt about worship, and herself, during a church youth event in North Africa.Read More
Working in the OM office in Switzerland, OMer Anja discovered how to work in a setting with different generations. Gradually she learnt that experience and having lived through history is a great accessory to wear in life. It gives you a lot of value to your opinions in discussions. It gives you a reputation. It gives you trust. It gives you maturity. And all of that gives you a voice that you did not have before.Read More
Spending your first Christmas overseas or looking for ways to avoid last years disaster? We've asked missionaries from all over the world their advice for spending Christmas on the missions field.Read More