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Here's all the latest news from our overseas and homeland missionaries around the world. You can also find out more about events taking place within the UK as well as forthcoming opportunities to serve with OMS.

22 March 2013

Church Multiplication Facilitator

Myles MacBean is a trustee of OMS UK, and after training last summer he recently started his role as a volunteer Church Multiplication Facilitator, supporting the OMS leaders in Romania and Belgium in the development of their church planting movements. Myles & Danny teaching in Carand In...

04 March 2013

Life beyond MEFI

We are well known for the work we do with MEFI, and this does take up around 80% of Steve’s working week and a good chunk of Helen’s week too. But outside of MEFI we have other activities going on that we thought you might like to read about. One of Helen’s main responsibilities...

28 February 2013

Girassol Helps the Needy

On Wednesday 20th February, Melvin went with six members of the Living Word churches in Maputo on a compassionate outreach to Gaza Province.  We drove over 200km to Chihakelane, Chokwe and Guija with almost 2 tonnes of food, clothing and some basic sanitary and health supplies to be distributed...

28 February 2013

Glenabbey Church visit the Vogan family in Ecuador

Mark & Nube Vogan, Deborah, Samuel & Timothy Mark & Nube Vogan are OMS missionaries serving in Ecuador.  At the end of December, 2012, David and Vivienne Mairs, from the Missions Ministry Team at Glenabbey Church, Co. Antrim, visited them in Loja. David writes, “On Thursday 27th...

28 February 2013

Short-termers in Mozambique

At the beginning of February, 2013 Heather Phillips and Sophie Jenkins arrived in Mozambique for a 6 month placement. Heather is from Conlig, Newtownards, N.Ireland.  For the last 3 years she has been studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. She writes, “As...

28 February 2013

Report on Northern Ireland OMS Conference 2013

From 15th – 17th February 2013 the OMS Conference was held  at the Glenada Conference Centre in Newcastle, Co. Down,  N. Ireland.  The centre is in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, next to the sea, and has excellent facilities and great food. The weather was cold...

14 February 2013


It was a blessing to have Jonathan Morton from Headquarters visit the field.  His advice and timely encouragement was very much appreciated. This photo was taken at our annual team retreat from 1st-4th February.  This was a special time together when Jonathan brought us encouragement and...

04 February 2013

Family fun

One of the challanges of being on the mission field is not having time with the wider family. However, we have been immensely blessed this past week by having time with all of Steve’s immediate family. Steve’s parents arrived on the 18th January and are sadly leaving on Wednesday, but...

27 January 2013

Floods in Mozambique

Please pray for Mozambique.  We have had very high rainfall this month.  Last weekend, South Africa and Zimbabwe had torrential rains which is causing the Limpopo River which runs through Mozambique to swell causing widespread flooding in the low lying areas.  Gaza province is worst affected.

18 January 2013

One of those days ……

Yesterday was one of those days, you know, when everything seems to go as you don’t expect it.   Got up early in the morning, prepared pack lunches for the boys and got ready to go to Little Creations (Carers and tots group in Blairbeth).  It was freezing.  But it’s always freezing here, however,...


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