Relief and Development

In the midst of the destruction caused by earthquakes in Turkey, small communities of Jesus followers continue to demonstrate what it means to love one another.
OM'ers and OM partners bringing help after the 2023 earthquakes in Turkey. They are giving away bags of essential products to the families affected by the earthquake.
At 04:00 on 6 February 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by several large aftershocks, took place near the city of Gaziantep, Türkiye, in the southeastern part of the country. People across Türkiye, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Israel were reported to have felt it. Since then, OM's partners have responded to help many.
Stefan with a van purchased for him and the team.
“It is worth it to lose everything, to be able to find Jesus," says Alla, a Ukrainian woman who recently came to faith. Though her family has lost much since the war began, she sees God at work in their lives.
Since the war in Ukraine started in February 2022, the city of Rivne has seen an influx of displaced people in desperate need of aid. OM teams have seen God at work through the hard times.
The team from Moldova and Ukraine unloading vans with aid from Moldova. Photo by Alex Coleman.
Millions of people have been displaced from their homes due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. In the storm of trials, Stefan, an OM worker, constantly sees God’s provision so he can serve others.
Ukrainians continue to flee war. Over 2.5 million have crossed over into Poland and have left behind fathers, brothers and a country full of uncertainty. OM workers and volunteers continue to serve directly on the border, welcoming those arriving, especia
“I realised God was not calling me to serve the country of Ukraine but the Ukrainian people!” said Roberto Ramirez after leaving Ukraine due to the rising conflict between Ukraine and Russia.