Relief and Development

Andrew works among refugees and asylum seekers in Birmingham and the Black Country. OM writer Nicky Andrews asked him about the ministry he is a part of — revealing the joys and challenges he faces each week, and the steadfast calling which keeps him going.
Heavy fighting broke out in Sudan on 15 April 2023, devastating many residential areas and causing a critical lack of food, water and medical care for people in affected areas.
OM is continuing to support Jesus followers in Sudan as they share Jesus’ love in word and action amid a continuing humanitarian crisis.
England’s old industrial heartland has many inner-city areas where most families speak Urdu or Punjabi, and mosques dot the skyline. In one such area, OM writer Nicky Andrews spent the day at the Welcome Place Hub* (WPH) a Christian community project led by OMers Stefan* and Louise*, blessing Muslim residents through service and friendship.
Participants in the OpSafe training are equipped in providing psychological first aid to children suffering from trauma.
When disasters occur, whether they are man-made or natural, it is a crucial time for the global Church to respond to the needs of people. OM teams, serving in around 147 countries, often extend a helping hand and God's love to those experiencing war, conflict, earthquakes, flooding and more.