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.
31 December 2012
Feliz Año Nuevo!
It was a very humbling Christmas as we were reminded just how blessed we are and how much we are able to bless others because of what God has given us. We saw this at the Christmas party we had at the drop-in centre for the street kids – for whom Christmas is often just another day of...
10 December 2012
A retreat from the ‘big smoke’
We’ve just come back from a 4 day retreat on the pacific coast of Mexico in a place called ‘Puerta Vallarta’. This is where our field director and his wife are living at the moment because of the director’s altitude sickness. It was a much needed break for all of us.
06 December 2012
It’s taken me long time to try to post this sermon. Steve preached it about two weeks ago, and the Bible reference is 1 Corinthians 7. If you want to listen to it, please visit our blog at http://maputobay.blogspot.co.uk/
02 December 2012
Sorry it has taken so long for us to up date you…it must be the cold weather starting to affect the speed of my brain!!! We are now wakening up to crisp, cold winter mornings.
On the 26th October, Audrey and I flew from Belfast International Airport to John Lennon, Liverpool. We were met by our...
27 November 2012
Haiti Team Report
Bill & Julie Edler, Personnel Coordinators, recently led a small short-term team to Haiti where Julie had already served for six months in 2008 and 12 months in 2010. The team helped with practical work, and ministry with ‘Resounding Hope’ – handing out solar powered radios and evangelism in...
26 November 2012
A Week of Thanksgiving
We’ve been a bit bogged down with illness recently, hence the lack of a blog last week. Then this week-end the whole house-hold managed to be afflicted by some sort of stomach bug, so we’re still trying to fight it off. However, in the midst of the sickness and frustration we have had...
21 November 2012
My friend Jean has grey hair and several granchildren, but she was 8 years old when this happened to her. She was walking back home after her long day in school. She had been lucky, she had found a little coin, just the same size as a penny. It was a different kind of penny. It was an Irish...
12 November 2012
What is ‘church’ ?
People hold many stereotypes of what church is. For most people it is represented by a building; a place where we go, usually on Sundays. For others it represents an ancient out of date society where people still use the language of ‘thees’ and ‘thous’ and where old ladies...
06 November 2012
His Compassions Never Fail
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3 v 22-23
Truly, because of His great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. Though we often fail and sometimes wonder...
05 November 2012
Young Mum’s life taken by AIDS
This week has been a week of ups and downs. We continue to make progress in challenging the young people we work with to make the hard decisions and take the steps needed to leave the streets – there are three in particular that expressed a desire to go in to rehab last week who I (Steve)...