A global movement
For over 60 years, OM has been working around the world to motivate and equip Christians to share God's love.
In 1957, George Verwer and two friends took a mission trip to Mexico. What began with three men who deeply desired to share God’s love with those around the world who did not know it multiplied into a global movement of believers with the same passion.
Today, more than 5,000 OM workers representing 134 nationalities are serving or in partnership in over 147 countries, in addition to on board OM's ships.
God has used us to take the gospel around the globe, and we won’t stop now. Over 2 billion people in the world today have not had the good news of Jesus presented in a way they could hear and understand. OM teams are actively working to establish vibrant communities of Jesus followers among these least-reached communities. As George Verwer himself said: “We will press forward until every creature has heard the gospel…the world is our goal!”
Reaching out to the least reached
Today, more than 3 billion people in the world have never heard Jesus’ message of hope.
OM is currently focusing on five regions of the world where the majority of the population haven’t had the chance to hear the gospel or meet a follower of Jesus.
We are imitating Jesus and participating in holistic, Kingdom transformation of all life and creation, by cultivating a biblically just and diverse community, as we strategically innovate in our ministries and remain in mutual commitment to the cause of Christ and care for people.
A legacy of love
We trace our roots to the prayers of an American housewife. In the 1950s, Dorothea Clapp began to pray faithfully for the students in her local High School. She asked God to touch the world through the lives of those young people. And God answered her prayers!
An inspiring example
Successfully stewarding a multi-national organisation with an extraordinary vision requires leaders committed to excellence, innovation and servant leadership. OM is blessed with a dedicated team of executives and board members who exhibit these qualities.