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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.

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,...

17 January 2013

Launch of New OMS Prayer Groups

As we begin 2013, we are delighted to report the launch of 4 new OMS prayer groups and we would love to see more small groups of people gather on a regular basis to pray. There are currently a number of groups that meet from Guernsey in the south through Wales, England, Scotland & Northern...

14 January 2013


You’ve made it! For those that are used to the blog – welcome back. For those that our new, it’s great that you’re joining us, and feel free to check out old posts. Normally we’ll be updating  our blog the first weekend of the month so this is a bonus post! We are...

13 January 2013

Wisdom & Gifts

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17) These thoughts have been in my mind for at least a week.  So it’s time to share them with you! My season of receiving personal...


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