From Around the UK

Snail mail to Email

Thank you for all your support and generosity towards our work. As a Charity, we want to be responsive to change and to grasp every assistance God places in our path. One of these that we are actively seizing, is a change in the way we distribute our material. We want to be not only responsive, but responsible to God for His provision, care and kindness. Our aim is to try and move more of our communications to electronic means, rather than paper, to help the environment and our finances, and importantly to get the Gospel and our message to more people, more quickly.

Each email contains the `at’ sign, @. If you can imagine this is like a postage stamp, because each email that we send out saves the Mission at least 50 pence. It means that we can get information, questions, and the Gospel out virtually immediately rather than through the postal system. In turn, the information can be shared more easily by forwarding to friends and family.

You may already have contacted us, but especially this Christmas consider the `at’ sign @ as a special gift to OMS and let us know if you can, and would, prefer to receive our prayer letters/literature by email rather than by post. This gift will particularly benefit our missionaries and our work for the Kingdom.

Thank you for your assistance and participation, and may you all have a blessed, peaceful and Spirit-filled time @ Christmas.

To change from snail mail to email please contact walter.omsuked@yahoo.com or reception@onemissionsociety.org.uk

NORTHERN IRELAND ANNUAL CONFERENCE

February 26th-28th
Glenada Conference Centre, Newcastle, Co. Down BT33 0EX

Trevor Matthews

You are invited to join with us at our OMS Northern Ireland Conference 2016, for a weekend of ministry, missionary reports, worship, prayer and fellowship.  Alongside reports from our missionaries serving in various countries throughout the world, we are looking forward to the ministry of Trevor Matthews (Faith Mission).
Come along and be informed, challenged and changed in the area of mission God has called you to, as you hear updates from our missionary family and the ministry of God’s Word.
It is my desire as we leave the conference, that we will do so challenged to fulfil the vision of One Mission Society “To Give Everyone One Opportunity to Hear, Understand and Embrace the Gospel” through Prayer, Giving or Going.

Donald Coulter (Northern Ireland Regional Director)
For a booking form, please contact <lorrainecoulter@ymail.com>


Young Adults Weekend

Rev Scott Moore

The annual OMS Young Adults Weekend took place on 16th-17th October in Portadown. Our eyes were opened and our hearts warmed as we travelled around the world listening to the various mission reports. We were both challenged and encouraged as we listened to these reports and the excellent Bible teaching from our guest speaker, Rev Scott Moore, Minister of Stranocum Presbyterian Church.
Reports ranged from short-term mission trips, to others with a vision for long-term overseas mission. We began by hearing about the many opportunities to share the gospel through English camps in Hungary (Lorna Morrison) and similarly in South Korea (Scott Egerton). A personal testimony from a Hungary camp team member (Clare Cleland from Scotland) powerfully reminded us that God uses weakness to display His mighty strength!
It was good hear from Danielle Flood-Coleman, from N.Ireland, as she shared her experiences as a primary school teacher at an international mission school for the past two years in the South Pacific.

Danielle Flood-Coleman

She highlighted the important role teachers have to play on the mission field, educating the children and therefore facilitating their parents to be involved in other ministries.
Two trips to Haiti this year showed us how God uses all types of skills in His service.

Daniel Treherne from Wales shared about his experiences serving God in Haiti using his skills as a civil engineer, and his hopes to return again in the future.

Daniel & Sharon Treherne

Bill & Julie Edler shared their vision for longer term service in Haiti. Bill shared the vision for his role at the Bible seminary and Julie shared how she hopes to be involved at the Bethesda Medical Clinic using her skills as a physiotherapist. Bill, Julie, and little Sam hope to head out to Haiti in June 2016 after the new addition to their family is born in January.
Michelle Heffer, from Southampton, completed our truly ‘United Kingdom’ weekend as she joined us to share her vision for future service with OMS in Mozambique. Michelle hopes to use her skills in paediatric nursing and health visiting to work alongside the Helping Hands project to develop health promotion and post-natal care.
Donald Coulter wrapped up the weekend, reminding us of the mission field on our doorstep and the great need of the gospel across Ireland. He shared about the SOW (Saturate Our Wards) project and emphasised the need that prayer is what counts.  For a leaflet about SOW, or for more information please contact donaldcoulter@gmail.com

With so many stories buzzing around our heads, we can’t help being excited about the potential for God’s Kingdom and glory as He calls us to step out in faith to serve wherever He calls us. Plenty of opportunities are available and short term mission teams are already being organised for 2016 (see website for details). The Young Adults Weekend was a blessing to be part of, as we not only listened to reports and Bible teaching, but spent time together, sharing stories and getting to know one another. We were encouraged when we heard how God is working in individual lives all around the world, and we were reminded that none of this is accomplished except through the power of prayer.
Thanks to Herbie & Moira Dunn for doing an excellent job with the catering.
Heather Phillips

OMS ANNUAL DAY OF PRAYER – OCTOBER 5, 2015

OMS Annual Day of Prayer
Monday, October 5
VENUES:-

Liverpool
Bethel Church, Green Lane L13 7EA
7.30pm
Speaker: Donald Coulter OMS N Ireland Regional Director.

N Ireland
OMS N Ireland Office, 114 Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1NU
Morning session: 8.00am -12.00am : Led by Donald Coulter, OMS N Ireland Regional Director
Evening Session: 7.30pm – 11.30pm: Led by OMS N Ireland Young Adults (Every age group welcome)

South Wales
Bethel Baptist Church Crumlin NP11 3PE
3pm

Manchester Office
1 Sandileigh Avenue M20 3LN
M20 3LN
10.00 – 11.30am

Pray for our Summer teams

Please pray for the following individuals from the UK preparing to serve on a short-term missions trip this summer:

HUNGARY ENGLISH CAMP (July 9-25)
Team of 5 from Carryduff Presbyterian Church (NI)
Scott Moore (Leader), Lorna Morrison, Robert Johnston, Susanne Shaw & Rebecca Hendren

…also joining an international team to Hungary – Clare Clelland from Edinburgh

SOUTH KOREA (July 13-August 10)
Scott Egerton
from Belfast Bible College joining an international team

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND Men for Mission Evangelism Team (July 13August 3)
Working with local churches in Co. Mayo.  Outreach at Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday.
Bob Bell (Team Leader), David Elwood, Mervyn Camlin, Dennis Ferguson, Robin Sloss

MEXICO (5th-19th August)
Team of 12 from Lister Hill Church, Leeds
Pray for Dom, Sarah (Team Leader), Jill & Mike, Tina, Pete, Soph, Lizzie, Brian, Joe, Jack and Amanda.

MOZAMBIQUE `Through the Roof’ Helping Hands Team (14th – 23rd August) Serving with the Mozambican church in reaching out compassionately and practically to those living with disability.
Pray for:- Nigel Drury (works for Church of England in a development and disability role), Kerry McLean (a special needs teacher in an autistic school), Heather Phillips (an occupational therapist), Jillian Windrum (a physiotherapist)

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50 MILE NORTH COAST CHALLENGE

Supporting Street Children in Colombia

Over the past year God has placed a burden on our hearts to further help the many little girls in Bogota, Colombia who are poverty stricken and at risk of being abandoned to a life of begging, hunger, crime and abuse on the streets. We need your help to raise the necessary funding to rescue little girls like Karen and Valerie, in the photo above, and bring them into a “Hope House 2” residential home where they will be shown much love and provided with both physical and spiritual food.

We have therefore decided to undertake a 50 mile sponsored walk to help with the funding for this property.
All money raised will help Mission Possible purchase such a home and give little girls hope for a brighter future.

Click here to read more about why we are doing this challenge and how you and your friends can sponsor us!  To donate online – https://my.give.net/ChallengeWalk

SEPTEMBER EVENTS

OMS S.Wales/S.W. England Conference
Saturday, September 19
Newbridge Pentecostal Church
Golden Grove,
Newport, Gwent NP11 4FE

1st session – 2.30pm
Tea, coffee and cakes at 3.30pm
2nd session – 4.15pm

Speakers:  Walter McCorkell – OMS Executive Director
Colleen Fitch
—European Theological Coordinator
Daniel Castro – OMS Spain
Michelle Heffer – OMS Mozambique
Alan & Joanne Parkinson – S.Pacific
Further info from chrispalmer2003@hotmail.com 07930 673804

OMS Rally, Rainhill
Saturday, September 26
Trinity Evangelical Church,
Rainhill, Prescot, Merseyside L35 4LQ
3pm and 5pm (tea and coffee provided)
Speaker: Walter McCorkell – UK Executive Director
plus reports from around the world
For more info contact Brian Bushell
T: 01744883050 bandjbushell@blueyonder.co.uk

Appointment of a new UK Executive Director

One Mission Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Walter McCorkell as UK Executive Director.
We see God’s hand upon this appointment and an answer to much prayer. It has also occurred very much in God’s timing, and for His purposes. Walter comes to OMS with a 30 year career history of service as a senior manager and operational scientist within the Northern Ireland Civil Service and his professional career has brought him into contact with many professional, business and influential individuals. As an expert witness, he has a long experience of Public speaking, court work and multi-agency interaction. His professional career has taken him to some countries to help train Police and scientific personnel.
Walter is a serving Elder within the Presbyterian Church and he has been a Sunday school teacher and Superintendent, Youth Club leader and Mission Committee convenor within his home congregation of Strean Presbyterian Church, Newtownards, Northern Ireland. His experience extends to frequently taking Church services and preaching God’s Word both at home and abroad.
Along with his wife Rosie, Walter recently spent four years in full time Missionary service in Mozambique with the Africa Inland Mission. During this time, they built their own house deep in the African bush, built a Bible School, and faithfully ministered to and discipled five mud-hut churches in the area associated with the Uniting Church of Christ, American Board, in Mozambique. Prior to this, Walter has served on voluntary mission teams to six countries on three continents. Walter and Rosie have three grown up daughters, two grandsons and one granddaughter. As part of their theological growth, both Walter and Rosie have undertaken courses at Belfast Bible College, and Walter has successfully achieved his Theology degree at Union College and Queens University Belfast.
Walter, in his role as Executive Director, will work from the OMS Belfast office, and commute to the Headquarters in Manchester on a regular basis. Our prayer is that God will continue to bless this appointment, and that through it His Kingdom will be extended and grown, and the work of One Mission Society developed.

Men for Missions at Work

Glenn Pollock, David Matchett and Robin Sloss from Northern Ireland boarded an Easyjet flight from Belfast to Manchester on March 5th, 2015. Their destination was One Mission Society’s Head Office to begin much needed painting inside the building. Over the past few years a number of teams have tidied around the outside of this beautiful old house and now it was the opportunity for the inside.
We arrived at Sandileigh Avenue late that Thursday night, had something to eat, spent time chatting and then retired for the evening.
On Friday morning we assessed the work that needed to be completed and began to move things around in preparation. David and myself spent most of the first day sanding down woodwork ready for painting, and Glenn worked on the ceilings and walls.
The day went so fast as we just kept each other going and talked a lot about theology. About 5:30pm, realising we were hungry, we had a walk out to find a fish & chip shop (it was good food!!)
Saturday morning, after praying, we started painting again; we had a target to aim for – the flight back to Northern Ireland at 7pm, so we kept our heads down and the painting went on while also enjoying the fellowship. The paint brushes began to be washed from 3pm onwards and by 4:30pm the house was back to normal.
The smell of new paint filled the air. The landing, stairs and upstairs hall were shining with their new coat.
More maintenance work needs to be carried out around this lovely old house that we call OMS Headquarters in the UK.

Could you spare a day to serve the Lord in this way? Have you a skill or trade?  Or are you just willing to serve the Lord in whatever way He can use you?
Men for Missions can use YOU!   Please contact me for more information:-

Robin Sloss
MFMI-UK National Director
Email: robin.sloss@btinternet.com
Skype: robin.sloss
Blog: www.theslossfamilymfm.wordpress.com

You can read more about Men for Missions at www.menformissions.org