Participating in OM’s Out of the Comfort Zone programme in 2013 proved to be truly one that took Ng Choon Tat into a world completely different from his own. A mission trip to Bandung and Salatiga, Indonesia, to communities in need of various forms of assistance was a humbling experience that shaped his life path. “I realized the profound impact that even small acts of kindness and service could have on individuals and communities in need.” He is now an IT executive with an organisation dedicated to serving underprivileged communities.
On the mission fields of South Africa, Wan Jun Tho gained a flexibility and adaptability that serves her well beyond her time there. During her time in the OM Missions Discipleship Training (MDT), Jun Tho widened her perspective and mindset as she handled different people and tasks in South Africa. Now as a leader for youths and young adults in a non-governmental organisation, her training and immersion in God’s Word during that 2018 stint keeps her going.
Wounded and disillusioned from the organisational failures of a previous ministry, Chan I’Ching found a freedom to serve and exercise her gifts when she re-joined OM in 2015. “In OM, there is a sense that everyone is significant because we are all children of God and each person plays a part in the Kingdom.” Her journey with OM continues till today.
Where can you find 10 men from 10 different countries who work together closely, and sporadically, in a foreign land? Woo Kit Sang left his job as a school teacher in Selangor in 1986 and found himself growing exponentially in OM Pakistan as he served with a multinational group of men from different continents, countries, ages, education backgrounds and professions. They ministered to Pakistani churches and out in the streets of Karachi. Though open to remaining long-term in Pakistan, Kit Sang realized God was calling him to serve as a pastor in the Methodist Church in Malaysia and he has just retired in 2022 after about 30 years of service.
“Discipleship is the core purpose and focus of my ministry.” When Lam Kah Wai joined OM Japan in 2018, she was excited to realise that the OM vision “to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers” matched the desires planted in her heart. As she serves with her team in rural Japan, she has many opportunities to disciple both seekers and young believers.