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‘God is enlarging our dream’ – The growth of the Algerian church

Since the early days of the Algerian revival, OM has operated in-country, training believers and providing support for growing local ministry.

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On this rock (or from this dock) churches founded

OM’s ships connect with local churches in every port of call. Existing fellowships have added new believers, and new churches have been planted in the wake of a ship visit.

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Something for everyone

In the 1980s, OM organised large summer campaigns with the huge task of covering every town and village in France with Christian literature.

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God loves Albania

In 1991, after 45 years of Albania being closed to the gospel, an OM team moves into the country and starts one of the first fellowships.

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One generation plants the trees, another gets the shade

Thirty-five years ago MV Logos sailed into Shanghai, a visit that paved the way for future ship visits. Today, OM seeks to mobilise Chinese-speaking churches across the East Asia Pacific.

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Justice for refugees

In the early days, OM focused only on evangelism; today workers also seek to show Jesus’ love to refugees in both word and deed.

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Close your eyes and listen

OM arrived in Iran in the early ’60s but was forced to flee in 1979. Years later, God opened doors to work with the church and support a growing movement of believers.

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Finding God's purpose in Pakistan

The road that moves the church where it's never been is usually not the easiest path. This is the story of OM’s work among the unreached people in Sindh province.

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Awakening Latin America

Doulos had a transforming impact on Latin America and its church. To this day, it is remembered as the initiator of the mission movement in Latin America.

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Pray, then act

Since OM’s beginning, workers have discovered wisdom from above, provision from His hand, protection and open doors through seasons of prayer in seemingly impossible situations.

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The catalyst of two new believers

The faith of two young Bangladeshi men in 1976 served as a catalyst to OM’s focused outreach and the training of hundreds of new workers.

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Reviving Korean passion for missions

Since 1975, OM ships have acted as a catalyst in the spiritual awakening of countless Koreans. Since then, thousands of Koreans have served with OM all over the world.

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From vision to reality

The story of how OM’s Ship Ministry began

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Beginning of long-term ministry

After the impact of initial OM summer campaigns, George Verwer asked in 1963 if anyone would be willing to work with OM for at least a year.

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Turks turn to Christ: The story of the Bible Correspondence Course

No known believers from a Muslim background existed in Turkey when the first two OMers arrived in 1961. Now, nearly half of the 7,000 believers there can trace their journey through the Bible Correspondence Course.

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God’s loophole in the Iron Curtain

Three men smuggled Bibles into Eastern Europe and witnessed God work in miraculous ways as they stepped out in faith.

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No risk too great, no idea too crazy

Over 60 years, OM has witnessed its workers ‘sold out for the gospel’. During the Communist Era, OM conducted one of the largest Bible-smuggling operations behind the Iron Curtain.

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OM's early days in India

In 1963, the first OM team travelled overland from Europe to India, sharing the gospel along the way and initiating a movement that would reached millions with the gospel.

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Global Village: An idea from God

In its’ fourth year at TeenStreet, Global Village is an innovative and interactive project that allows teenagers and adults to have a living missions experience.

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Special in Kosova

Do others’ opinions of us define our worth? What gives us value? OM Arts asks these questions across Kosovo through concerts of music and dance.

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