One Mission Society, Inc.

Summary

OMS International is an evangelical faith mission with approximately 425 missionaries, reaches 48 nations for Christ through 458 evangelism and church planting teams (Every Community for Christ, ECC), church development programs and theological and leadership training in 44 institutions with 5,725 students. OMS joins with 10,224 national workers and 9,908 churches in outreach in various ministries which includes an established medical ministry and three radio stations with nearly 1 million listeners.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box A
941 Fry Road
Greenwood, IN 46142-6599

Website: www.onemissionsociety.org

Phone: (317) 881-6751

Email: info@omsinternational.org


Organization details

EIN: 951891575

CEO/President: Mr. David C. Long

Chairman:

Board size: 25

Founder: Charles & Lettie Cowman & E.A. Kilbourne

Year founded: 1901

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1979


Purpose

One Mission Society is an evangelical faith mission with approximately 425 missionaries, reaches 70 nations for Christ through 594 evangelism and church planting teams (Every Community for Christ, ECC), church development programs and theological and leadership training in 34 institutions with 5,950 students. OMS joins with 35,500 national workers and 12,330 churches in outreach in various ministries which includes an established medical ministry and two radio stations with nearly 1 million listeners.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

One Mission Society uses the following to express its mission:

By God's grace, One Mission Society exists to establish responsible, reproducing, Christ-centered churches among the nations.


Statement of faith

One Mission Society uses the following to express its faith:

The Bible is the fully and uniquely inspired Word of God written (II Tim. 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21). It is in its entirety the Word of God, given by men inspired by God. The divine initiative, activity, and superintendence in the process of inspiration impart inerrancy to the original documents (Matt. 5:18). B y God' s supernatural providence the 66 books of the Old and New Testament canon were pre-served with such integrity that for all intents and purposes our translations today are based on an adequate equivalent to the autographs of Scripture. It constitutes for us today the revealed will of God in written form (Psa. 119:11; Matt. 4:4), and the words of Scripture are for us the Word of God (Heb. 3:7).

The Bible is our sufficient and final authority for faith and practice (Isa. 8:20; Matt. 24:35; John 12:48). Through it the Holy Spirit, who inspired its writing, continues to illumine (Psa. 119:18, 105, 130), instruct (II Tim. 3:16-17), convict (Heb. 4:12-13), regenerate (James 1:18; I Peter 1:23), and sanctify (John 17:17; Eph. 5:26). What-ever is not revealed in or established by the Scriptures cannot be made an article of faith essential to salvation (II Tim. 3:15-17).

THE TRIUNE GOD
The one true and living God (I Kings 8:60; Isa. 43: I0-11; Mark 12:29, 32; I Thess. 1:9) is the eternal, personal Spirit. He is infinite and unchangeable in power, wisdom, holiness, and love (Isa. 6:3; James 1:17). He is the Creator, Sovereign Ruler, and Preserver of all things whether visible or invisible (I Peter 4:19; Psa. 103:19; Heb. 1:3). In the divine unity of His Godhead there eternally exist three Persons of one essence, perfection, and power: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; II Cor. 13:14).

JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the eternally begotten Son, the second person of the Triune Godhead. He was eternally one with the Father (John 1:1; 10:30) and by the conception of the Holy Spirit was born of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:27, 35; Matt. 1:20). Thus, two whole and perfect natures were forever united in one perfect personality in Jesus Christ. He is the eternal Word made flesh, the only begotten Son of the Father, and the Son of Man (John 1:14; John 3:16; Matt. 16:13). He is the God-man, truly and fully God and truly and fully man. He was sinless in life (I John 3:5). He and He alone was qualified to be our substitute, our Savior (I Tim. 2:5; Jude 25). He arose bodily from the dead (I Cor. 15:17, 20, 23; Phil. 3:21). He ascended into heaven to the right hand of the Father, the Majesty on high (Acts 1:9, 11; Heb. 1:3; 8:1), where He is now enthroned. He will return from heaven in a second personal Advent prior to His millennial kingdom (Acts 1:11; Heb. 9:28; Rev. 20:6). He will be the judge of all men (Acts 10:42; II Tim. 4:1). He will reign in righteousness and will consummate His redemptive mission (Rev. 11:15; 22:12-13). This blessed hope of the Christian inspires us to holy living, to missionary wit-ness, and to sacrificial service (Titus 2:13; Luke 19:13; Matt. 16:27).

THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Triune Godhead. He is of one substance with the Father and the Son, from whom He has proceeded (John 15:26) and is co-equal with Them in eternity, grace, and power. It is His ministry to glorify Jesus Christ (John 16:14), and He is ever present and active in the Church of Christ (John 14:16-17). He convicts the world of sin (John 16:7-8), regenerates those who repent and believe (John 3:7-8), and sanctifies and empowers the believers for godly living and service (Rom. 15:16; Acts 1:8). The Holy Spirit sovereignly bestows and distributes His gifts within His Church (I Cor. 12:11, 18). No one gift of the Spirit is distributed to all believers (I Cor. 12:29-30). Individual members of the church receive a gift of the Spirit for the purpose of ministry and the upbuilding of the Church (Eph. 4:12). Sample lists of some of the gifts are listed in Rom. 12:6-8 and I Cor. 12:8-10. The Holy Spirit places priority on grace and the fruit of the Spirit above the gifts of the Spirit (I Cor. 12:31; 14:1, 12), and among the gifts He places priority on the gifts of prophecy and teaching (I Cor. 12:28; t4:1-5). Men of God thus gifted by the Spirit (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers are named) become God's gift to His Church (Eph. 4:11). The Holy Spirit gives detailed restrictions for the use of only one-gift speaking in tongues (I Cor. 12-14).

MAN, FREE-WILL, AND SIN
Man was created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27) and was innocent and pure (Rom. 5:12). God-likeness included his ability to choose between right and wrong, and he was thus morally responsible (Gen. 3:3; Deut. 30:19; Rom. 2:15). By his sinful free choice Adam rebelled against God, fell from his original innocence and purity, and received a fallen and sinful nature (Rom. 5:12). Each human being today is born with this sinful nature (Psa. 51:5; Gal. 3:22) and by his own sinful deeds has become guilty before God (Rom. 3:11-23). Apart from the regenerating work of God, man today is lost in sin, is dead in his trespasses and sins, and is without God and without hope (II Cor. 4:3; Eph. 2:1-3, 12). The grace of God through Jesus Christ is freely bestowed upon all men, enabling all who will to turn from sin to righteousness and through believing on Christ receive par-don and cleansing from sin (John 1:4, 9; Rom. 5:17-18; I John 1:9). We therefore have a gospel for all the world so that whoever will may come (Rev. 22:17), whoever is thirsty may come (John 7:37), and whoever will can believe and have everlasting life (John 3:16). The believer is securely kept by the power of God as he abides in vital fellowship with Christ. However, since he continues to be morally responsible to God after his conversion and continues to have free will, it is possible for a Christian to fall away and rebel against God. If he does not return or seek restoration through repentance, but persists in his sin and dies in this rebellious state, he will be eternally lost (Ezek. 3:20; 18:24; 33:12,13,18; Rom. 11:22; Heb. 3:6, 14).

ATONEMENT
Jesus Christ made a full atonement for the sins of the whole world (I John 2:2) by shedding His own blood upon the cross as a perfect and sufficient sacrifice (Heb. 9:13, 14, 26). His sacrifice need never be repeated nor anything added to it, for He accomplished salvation once and for all (Heb. 10:10, 14, 15; John 19:30). His vicarious death is the only ground for our salvation (Acts 4:12; I Cor. 3:11; 15:3). It is a sufficient atonement for the sins of the whole world (I Tim. 2:6; 4:10). This atonement is efficacious for the salvation of little children in their innocency and for those irresponsible (Rom. 2:15; 5:13; Matt. 19:13-15). It is efficacious for those who have reached the age of accountability only when they repent and believe the gospel (Acts 3:19).

THE NEW BIRTH
Repentance is that godly sorrow for sin which results from the convicting work of the Holy Spirit (John 16:7-11; II Cor. 7:9). It involves a sensing of personal guilt before God (Psa. 51:4), a voluntary turning away from sin (Acts 26:20; Isa. 55:7), and the confessing of sin and making restitution where possible (Prov. 28:13; I John 1:9; Ezek. 33:15; Luke 19:8). It is the essential preparation (Mark 1:15; Matt. 3:8; Acts 3:19; 20:21; 26:20) for saving faith-the simple trust in Christ for salvation (John 20:31, Rom. 1:16; Eph. 2:8; I Cor. 12:13). From that moment the believer has the Holy Spirit as his helper and witness (John 14:26; Rom. 8:9, 15, t6).

Justification is the gracious judicial act of God fully acquitting the repenting and believing sinner (Rom. 3:24-26; 5:1). God grants full pardon of all guilt, release from the penalty of sins committed, and acceptance as righteous, not on the basis of the merits or efforts of the sinner, but upon the basis of the atonement by Jesus Christ and the faith of the sinner (Rom. 3:28; Gal. 2:16; Titus 3:7).

Regeneration or the new birth is the gracious work of God changing the moral nature of the repentant believer from darkness to light, from nature to grace, from death to life, from bondage of sin to liberty in Christ (Acts 26:18; Rom. 6:22; Eph. 2:1; Titus 3:5). The believer becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus, is born of the Spirit, and enters into a life of peace with God, obedience to the will of God, and love for all (II Cor. 5:17; Rom. 5:1; 6:13, 18, 19).

Adoption is the gracious act of God by which the justified and regenerated believer is constituted a son of God with the privilege of access to the Father, membership in the family of God, and inheritance with Christ (John 1:12; Rom. 8:15, 17). Justification, regeneration, and adoption are simultaneous in the heart of the repentant believer.

The Holy Spirit is the witness to salvation by the inner assurance He imparts to the child of God (Rom. 8:16; I John 3:24; 4:13; 5:6, 10; Rom. 8:9), and by the fruit of His life within the soul: peace with God (Rom. 5:1; 8:1), love for the children of God (I John 3:14; 4:12), joy in Christ (Rom. 15:13; Gal. 5:22; I Thess. 1:6), the guidance of the Spirit (Rom. 8:14), and righteous conduct (I John 2:3-5; 3:9-10). Good works are the visible fruit of a life lived in Christ; they are not the condition of salvation, but the result of salvation (Eph. 2:8; John 15:8, 16).

THE FULLNESS OF THE SPIRIT
The fullness of the Spirit is one of several terms used in the Bible to describe that work of grace in the heart of the believer, subsequent to the new birth, by which he is cleansed from sin and empowered for holy life and service (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 15:9). It has been termed entire sanctification because there is an initial cleansing of the defilement of committed sins in the new birth (Titus 3:5), because of the wholeness of the commitment necessary for one who would be Spirit-filled (Rom. 12:1-2; 6:13), and because of the wholeness of the cleansing from the defilement of the inner nature which results (I Tress. 5:23-24). The Spirit-filled person is enabled by the indwelling Holy Spirit to love God with his whole being (Matt. 22:37-38; Rom. 5:5) and his neighbor as himself (Matt. 22:37-38; Rom. 5:5), and is enabled to live in true holiness of life (Luke 1:75; Eph. 5:25-27; Matt. 5:8; Titus 2:12).

The infilling of the Spirit (entire sanctification, heart purity, the enduement of the Spirit and other terms have also been used) is a definite experience of cleansing and empowering subsequent to the new birth. In responding to God's grace the believer experiences thirst for God's fullness (John 7:37-39), humbles himself (Isa. 6:3-7; Rom. 7:24-25), and makes a total consecration (Rom. 6:13, 16, 19). In this moment of total commitment (Rom. 12:1-2) and faith (Acts 26:18) the Holy Spirit cleanses the inner nature of the believer (Acts 15:9), and clothes him with His power (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8). Christ thus baptizes with the Holy Spirit (John 1:33; Acts 1:4-5), fulfilling the great "promise of the Father" which is available to every Christian (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; 2:39).

The progressive aspect of sanctification is that process of growth in Christian maturity, Christlikeness, and practical godliness which results from walking obediently in the Light (I Jn. 1:7), from spiritual nurture and discipline (Rom. 12:2; II Cor. 3:17-18), and from repeated infillings of the Holy Spirit and His continuing ministry in the cleansed and yielded believer (Acts 4:31; Ep. 3:19; 5:18; Rom. 8:26).

The Holy Spirit is His own witness in the soul (Rom. 8:16; Heb. 10:14-15). He evidences His holy presence primarily by imparting His holiness to the life of the believer (Ezek. 36:26-27; Gal. 5:16; Eph. 1:4 with Rom. 5:5), and producing within the believer the abundant fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-25). The evidence of the Spirit-filled and Spirit-empowered life is not the presence of any one gift or manifestation (I Cot. 12:4, 5, 11).

DIVINE HEALING
It is the privilege of the believer to ask God to heal those who are sick (James 5:14-15), for the Lord is interested in our bodies (I Cor. 6:13). It may not always be God's will to heal (Gal. 6:11; II Cor. 12:7-9).

RESURRECTION, HEAVEN, AND HELL
There will be a resurrection of the body for both the saved and unsaved dead (I Cor. 15:16-17, 42-44; John 5:29). There will be eternal life and blessedness in heaven for the saved (John 14:2-3; John 3:16) where they will be in the immediate presence of God (Rev. 22:3-4) and will share His eternal reign (Rev. 22:5). There will be eternal death and punishment for the unsaved in hell, the lake of fire (Rev. 20:15) where they shall consciously share the company of the damned (Rev. 21:8) in eternal separation from God (II Thess. 1:9), under the punishing wrath of God (John 3:26) which will be as eternal for the unsaved as life will be for the saved (Matt. 25:46).

THE CHURCH AND ITS UNITY
The church is the universal body of Christ composed of all true believers in Christ, with Christ as its head (Col. 1:18). All who are born again are baptized into this one Church by the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 12:12-13). Christ builds His own Church (Matt. 16:18). This church does not be-come fractured by the fact that there is more than one denomination, nor does it become one through church union, for there never can be more than one true body of Christ (Eph. 4:4) and its membership record is in heaven, not on earth (Heb. 12:23). All true Christians are members of one another (I Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 4:25). It is the responsibility of this Church and of each of its members to obey Christ's Great Commission to it and reach the whole world with the gospel of Christ (Matt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15, Luke 24:47-49; John 20:21-22; Acts 1:8).

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating358 of 43071 of 78
Fund acquisition rating282 of 43060 of 78
Resource allocation rating296 of 43058 of 78
Asset utilization rating352 of 43069 of 78

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%9%9%13%9%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%8%9%12%8%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%85%92%92%84%91%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%6%8%8%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%15%8%8%16%9%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%79%78%78%82%79%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%113%134%142%99%110%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%89%105%111%82%87%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-13%-34%-42%1%-10%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-3%-8%-10%0%-3%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%14%15%13%10%12%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.320.270.290.300.270.26
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.881.901.941.841.84
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.530.510.550.590.510.48
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.1010.9212.659.9310.758.50
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.090.080.100.090.12
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0621.3019.9718.4421.5021.96
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%9%11%10%8%11%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%332%307%297%337%339%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$6,104,229$5,895,412$5,459,735$7,323,630$6,577,970
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$13,547,746$12,676,484$12,878,420$13,125,570$12,501,300
Short-term investments$35,732,597$32,962,739$34,768,342$36,076,692$35,312,672
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$55,384,572$51,534,635$53,106,497$56,525,892$54,391,942
Long-term investments$19,108,743$16,648,508$18,376,353$17,810,994$15,371,591
Fixed assets$23,243,648$23,333,521$25,320,503$23,664,988$23,790,446
Other long-term assets$6,135,044$6,212,825$6,219,056$6,215,738$6,284,298
Total long-term assets$48,487,435$46,194,854$49,915,912$47,691,720$45,446,335
Total assets$103,872,007$97,729,489$103,022,409$104,217,612$99,838,277
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$3,259,050$2,565,214$2,952,810$2,742,728$2,715,256
Other current liabilities$1,810,824$1,507,370$2,394,186$2,516,450$3,683,504
Total current liabilities$5,069,874$4,072,584$5,346,996$5,259,178$6,398,760
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,592,515$6,212,488$5,371,569$2,634,368$4,571,223
Total long-term liabilities$4,592,515$6,212,488$5,371,569$2,634,368$4,571,223
Total liabilities$9,662,389$10,285,072$10,718,565$7,893,546$10,969,983
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$71,190,796$65,160,494$70,907,243$67,515,703$64,900,046
Temporarily restricted$18,832,528$18,644,137$17,791,867$25,361,669$20,680,509
Permanently restricted$4,186,294$3,639,786$3,604,734$3,446,694$3,287,739
Net assets$94,209,618$87,444,417$92,303,844$96,324,066$88,868,294
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$21,411,554$19,732,817$20,076,623$24,357,447$21,874,824
Program service revenue$2,827,962$1,611,278$1,818,417$4,498,387$2,038,645
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$897,426$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$3,725,388$1,611,278$1,818,417$4,498,387$2,038,645
Total revenue$25,136,942$21,344,095$21,895,040$28,855,834$23,913,469
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$22,265,305$22,325,652$24,329,475$23,542,949$20,723,653
Management and general$4,085,564$4,358,993$4,147,178$2,879,562$3,214,221
Fundraising$1,997,844$1,835,544$2,609,501$2,192,826$2,283,448
Total expenses$28,348,713$28,520,189$31,086,154$28,615,337$26,221,322
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($3,211,771)($7,176,094)($9,191,114)$240,497($2,307,853)
Other changes in net assets$5,610,397($1,863,226)$1,422,587$3,953,685$2,813,445
Total change in net assets$2,398,626($9,039,320)($7,768,527)$4,194,182$505,592

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

Founded in 1901 by Charles and Lettie Cowman (author of best-selling devotional book, "Streams in the Desert") and E. A. Kilbourne, One Mission Society began in Japan. Originally known as The Oriental Missionary Society, its expansion to 18 countries and six continents necessitated changing the name to One Mission Society. Currently OMS maintains offices and sends missionaries from six countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States.

When Charles and Lettie Cowman arrived in Japan in 1901, they focused on evangelism. Along with nightly evangelistic campaigns, they started Every Creature Crusade (ECC) teams to share the Gospel with all of Japan. Today, approximately 594 teams exist and OMS utilizes door-to-door visits, open-air meetings, English classes, youth camps, home Bible studies, films, literature, radio, schools, medical clinics, and other caring ministries.

In over a century, One Mission Society has established over 12,330 local churches. Their objective in establishing new churches is to disciple believers, identifying and training leaders, and ultimately developing national leaders. These churches seek to become self-supporting, self-governing, self-propagating, and mission-focused. Committed to the principle that "the sons and daughters of a nation will best win that nation for Christ," OMS established training institutes. Since the Tokyo Bible Seminary in 1901, 34 seminaries and leadership training institutes have been started. With a yearly enrollment of more than 5,950 students, training ranges from short intensive modular courses to graduate degrees.


Program accomplishments

One Mission Society accomplishments and programs include some of the following:

OMS works in partnership with over 10,000 nationals and 9,900 organized churches whose membership exceeds 1,400,000. In over 40 seminaries and institutions, over 5,000 students are preparing for ministry. Through door-to-door evangelism, nearly 500 teams lead thousands to Christ and assist in establishing over three new congregations weekly. National churches also link with OMS to send missionaries worldwide.

Radio 4VEH, owned and operated by OMS, reaches across northern Haiti. Good Shepherd Radio, in partnership with the Saraguro Evangelical Church, reaches the southern third of Ecuador. Two medical clinics treated over 35,000 patients last year, while thousands more heard the Gospel through camping, film, and English programs. Combined ministries resulted in over 304,000 registered decisions for Christ during that period.

Men for Missions (MFMI), the unique laymen's voice of OMS, involves laypeople from all walks of life. Over 11,000 men and women have participated in work and witness teams scheduled regularly to OMS fields.

In 7 years there over 4000 church plants with the Into Africa Project.


Needs

One Mission Society has no church denomination underwriting its work. Each of the 425 missionaries trusts God to provide his or her support through the prayers and gifts of His people.

One Mission Society Top Financial Needs

Blankets for South Asia
Due to the extremely cold temperatures in South Asia this winter (the lowest temperatures in 45 years), blankets are urgently needed for the people there. Reports indicate that more than 100 people have already died from the cold. OMS' goal is to raise enough money to purchase at least 15,000 blankets for distribution by our South Asia partner ministry. This simple gesture of help speaks volumes to the community. Our partner says, "It's a symbol of love to the poor people of our country. It ensures them that someone loves them." Distributing blankets in these times of crisis also builds positive relationships with government officials, and often, doors are opened to evangelism as a result.

Home for Haiti
Shortly after the 7.0 earthquake that occurred in January 2010, One Mission Society and the national church in Haiti saw the need for more permanent homes to be built. Even today, there are still many Haitians living in tent cities or without any type of permanent home.

OMS designs and builds 20' x 20' homes in the Port-au-Prince area. A team of members from the national church decides who gets each home. This is based on need, the ability to show they have land and church attendance.

These homes are designed to provide permanent shelter to those living in them. They are able to withstand the rain, wind and hurricanes that create havoc on many of the homes in the area. They are also designed to withstand a similar earthquake.

Not only do they provide shelter, they are becoming a meeting place for Bible studies and future house churches. Can you come alongside these Haitians to provide them a physical need and give them a place to start a new church?

HOPE61
HOPE61 seeks to PREVENT the spread of, and ultimately eliminate the issue of, trafficked and enslaved humans in our world today. We do this by bringing the message of eternal salvation to those that are involved or vulnerable to become involved in human trafficking across the world.

One Mission Society sends HOPE61 missionaries to work with our national church denomination or other in-country church contacts to train and equip national believers to combat this issue, through PREVENTION. We hope to do this in a culturally relevant way and through intentional evangelism of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and discipleship to these groups of lost people.

Our name, HOPE61, originates from the 61st chapter of the book of Isaiah, verse 1:

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. These are the same words used by Jesus to start His public ministry in Nazareth and describe, pointedly, His earthly ministry purpose. His purpose is to release us from the bondage of sin and darkness through the sacrifice on the cross that He would ultimately make on our behalf. We believe, wholeheartedly, that those involved or vulnerable to become involved in human trafficking must be exposed to the knowledge of the risen Lord. Providing them with spiritual freedom will then make physical freedom a natural outgrowth.

To prevent the constant spread of spiritual and physical bondage, HOPE61's goal is to have a missionary trainer on every OMS field. Your financial gifts provide matching funds that get our missionaries onto the field more quickly.

Jesus Well
In South Asia, many villages do not have access to safe drinking water. Many of the villages have water with very high levels of arsenic in it. Mercy, Inc., a partner ministry of One Mission Society, decided to help with the great need for clean, arsenic-free water.

Arsenic effects can include thickening and discoloration of the skin, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, numbness in hands and feet and partial paralysis. Arsenic also has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney and nasal passages.

The purpose of this project is twofold. First, Mercy is trying to provide safe drinking water to the villagers in South Asia. Second, and more importantly, Mercy is trying to open the door for evangelism for the national ministry partners and Every Community for Christ.

After only three years of ministry with the Jesus Well Project, the following has occurred:
  • 692 arsenic- and bacterial-free tube wells have been provided.
  • 244,000 people have been reached and provided with safe water.
  • 118,000 have come to know Christ.
  • 10,910 people have been baptized.
Would you like to help provide the funding to install arsenic-free tube wells, providing the people with safe drinking water and opening the doors for others to provide the Good News of the Living Water, Jesus? A donation will help Mercy install wells more quickly.

MEFI
In Mexico City, many children and young people live on the streets, not having a home to go to. Not only do these children and young people not have a place to get out of the rain during the wet season or the chilly nights that the high altitude of Mexico City experience, they have to scrounge for food and protect themselves from violence from older children and adults.

MEFI works with the local church to show mercy, share hope, cultivate faith and teach skills for integration among the homeless children and young people of Mexico City. Representing four Spanish words, this acronym tells what MEFI tries to accomplish:
  • Misericordia (Mercy)
  • Esperanza (Hope)
  • Fe (Faith)
  • Integracin (Integration)
This ministry utilizes four programs to help meet its goals: a proactive ministry, street-outreach ministry, a drop-in center and a rehab and integration program. All four of these ministries work together to help children and young people get off and stay off the streets, and each child is also given a Gospel presentation, which is the only true hope they have.

The goal of MEFI is to double the percentage of children who permanently leave the streets after utilizing the drop-in center from 10 percent to 20 percent in 2013. They need nine additional volunteers and one additional worker to accomplish this.

Would you be willing to partner with MEFI at $25 a month? We need 140 more people to donate $25 per month to reach this financial goal.

To read more about MEFI check out the ministries website www.mefi.co or find them on Facebook.

Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary
As one part of our four-fold focus, training leaders has been a vital part of the ministries of One Mission Society. One of the ways OMS has trained its national leaders around the world is by developing indigenous seminaries with material taught in the native language.

Begun in 1992, the Moscow Evangelical Christian Seminary (MECS) offers theology, church ministry, youth ministry and camp ministry degrees at both the bachelors and masters levels. MECS is the only evangelical seminary registered with the government in the Moscow area.

With almost fifty students studying for the various degrees offered, MECS is looking to make an impact in Moscow and other parts of Russia.

As is the case with many of OMS' seminaries around the world, the students attending MECS cannot afford to pay the entire amount needed to cover their costs. Sponsors in the United States help offset some of these costs.

Is God calling you to help fund the costs of a student to attend this seminary? Would you make a monthly donation to allow more students to get this education?

Radio 4VEH
For listeners in towns and remote areas around Haiti, Radio 4VEH is a daily lifeline. How will people know there's a storm coming? A disease damaging their crops...or that God so loved the world He sent His only Son--unless someone tells them?

Please join us in praying for the needed funds--$50 to broadcast every hour--to produce and broadcast life-saving, life-changing programs. You can help today by making a donation below. Here's what your gift can do in God's hands:
  • Share life-saving information--especially important during hurricane season and with cholera outbreaks.
  • Support farming families with on-air training and advice.
  • Keep listeners informed of news and community events--like the inauguration of Haiti's new president.
  • Tell someone about God's gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, perhaps for the first time.
  • Encourage and challenge believers to follow Christ in their daily lives, in their families and in their communities.
  • Strengthen churches through trusted Bible teaching and application.
Thanks for helping to keep Radio 4VEH on the air as a voice of hope in Haiti. Listen live to the broadcasting in Haitian Creole and French at www.radio4veh.org.

Resounding Hope
We may not see Haiti in our news every day, but the needs of Haitian families are still overwhelming. The effects of disaster, disease, illiteracy and Voodoo are crippling. Many are without hope, but there's a spiritual openness like never before. This is a time of opportunity, a time for sustainable solutions. With the power to reach a wide audience for years to come, Resounding Hope is positioned to impact Haiti like never before, one solar radio at a time.
  • 160,000 solar radios tuned to Christian radio station, Radio 4VEH, given out with a face-to-face Gospel witness.
  • 1 million new listeners with daily access to Scripture reading, Bible teaching, life-saving information, farming and health advice and other life skills.
  • The Gospel in Haiti, amplified.
With a gift of $60 for one sponsorship, you put a solar radio into the hands of a Haitian household and provide them years of life-saving broadcasting.

Saturation Caribbean
Following in the footsteps of One Mission Society's founders, Every Community for Christ is continuing in Saturation projects. One of these projects is in the Caribbean. The goal of this project is to establish training centers around this country so that leaders can be trained, house churches can be planted and every person will have an opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel message. All of this is planned to take place in a short, three-year timeframe.

These training centers were not the sole idea of OMS, but they are a continuation of the enthusiasm of OMS' two partners in this nation. These two partners started the saturation project before asking OMS to join the effort to accomplish it much more quickly.

Each pastor trained in one of these training centers receives 160 hours of formal training, along with on-the-job training from a supervising pastor. This newly trained pastor is expected to start a house church and train at least two others to start house churches.

Training centers are multiplying, as church members sacrifice their time, money and sleep in order to go or send others to be trained. Because of this sacrifice, many are coming to know the Lord.

The cost to train an individual pastor is approximately $27, which includes a salary for the full-time trainers, food during the workshops, training materials and travel for the students.

Could you help provide a gift of $270 to help train 10 pastors and help start 10 house churches?