Welcome to OM Southern Africa

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OM is an international faith-based missions organization currently working in more than 100 countries. There are about 4,000 workers attached to OM which strives to partner with the church to send out people from all walks of life into world missions.
We are involved in a variety of ministries including literature distribution, community development and sharing God’s love in a culturally sensitive manner.

Join us in our digital home as we explain who we are, what we do and how you can be involved in taking God’s love to a needy world.

We believe that the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments in their original texts, are fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, without error, and are the final authority for the Church.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, the authenticity of His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection and His present mediatorial work in heaven.

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. We believe He gives life, He sanctifies, He empowers and comforts all believers.

We believe that man was originally created sinless. Tempted by Satan, man fell and thereby brought the whole race under the condemnation of eternal separation from God.

We believe that man is saved through repentance and faith in the finished work of Christ. Justification is through grace alone.

We believe that the church is the body of Jesus Christ composed of all true believers. The present work of the church is the worship of God, the perfecting of the saints and the evangelisation of the world.

We believe in the personal and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ to consummate our salvation and establish His glorious Kingdom.

Get involved with OM Southern Africa

You can get involved and make a difference in this world through your prayers. Join us as we pray, praise and thank God for countries, ministries and people across the globe. And be sure to come back as these requests will be updated regularly.

FOCUSSED OM MINISTRIES

OPERATION MERCY
In some situations where we need to minister as an organisation we offer relief services like when there are natural disasters. This ministry offers that. Pray for safety, strength, wisdom and provision.

SPORTS LINK
We do different forms of outreach, depending on the opportunities throughout the year. We get involved during world cup event or even just cup games. We are preparing some literature for the cricket world cup to be held in West Indies during April/May 2007. Pray for provision and that there will be enough participants and that we’ll be ready in time for the start of the world cup.

ARTSLINK
Other opportunities avail themselves through teaching people some skills they are interested in. We usually do build relationships that can end up as good opportunities to share God’s love without inhibitions or forcefulness. Pray that these will increase and that there will be fruitfulness in these.

AIDSLINK
We can’t help but get involved regarding the HIV/AIDS pandemic. We offer training on changed lifestyle behaviour but also to get the people talking so as to destroy the stigma that is not helping with the spreading of the disease. We especially target the youth and community leaders including the Church to get involved. Pray for more resources and also for positive response. We want to see people committing to values that will save the nations .

TEENSTREET
We do not want to see our youth being lost due to lack of guidance and care in these times we are living in. This initiative is to expose teens to the gospel, give them opportunity to make informed choices. This event takes place in Brazil & Uruguay in January 2007 and in SA this should take place for the 1 st time in December 2007. A “Teenstreet”style event will take place in Ireland on the 17 –19 February and Portugal by end of January.

LEADERSHIP

FUTURE LEADERS
As a development process we identify people with leadership potential and develop them in areas of skill and character.

LIFE DEVELOPMENT
The reality we are faced with in the world today is lack of leadership. We acknowledge that in the past we focussed only on evangelism without developing those who receive the gospel to disciple others too. We have started this process in Malawi, Ghana and Tanzania. – Please pray for this process to continue fruitfully.

PARTNERING MINISTRIES

CHURCH PARTNERSHIP
We are working with many different churches either through outreaches, presentations, sending churches or mobilising. We want to strengthen these relationships even to enlarge them.

AIDS HOPE
We are partnering with other likeminded organisation in terms of dealing with the HIV/AIDS pandemic so that we will not re-invent the wheel (doing what has already been done). We have had good relations especially when there are places available for us to send volunteers to experience the reality of the situation. The situation can be overwhelming especially with the limited resources. We need God’s wisdom as to how and with who to partner.

SHIPS

LOGOS HOPE
We have seen God’s goodness through the years concerning this ministry. We are hoping to launch Logos Hope to ministry by September 2007. A lot of work has been done and praise God for his provision, encouragement and care. We waited for over a year (still waiting) for the donation to be cleared with the bank – we believe God is in control of the right time.

Pray for more people to join the ship ministry especially professional and skilled personnel. We had a lot of challenges concerning long-term commitment of engineers, seamen and doctors that is critical as the ships will not sail without them.

NEXT CEO
Our present CEO is planning to step down by the end of this year so we are in the process of finding the right person.

MOVING ON
A number of people will leave our office in the next few months and the work has actually increased – pray the Lord of the harvest for more workers especially in the home and regional offices.

TRAINING BASE PROJECT
Every year we receive more people who come for training herein South Africa. Our base needs serious re-development. We are the process of doing that. The project will so far need R17million. We are waiting on and trusting the Lord to see us through this massive task.

CELEBRATIONS
OMSA celebrate 20 years of ministry this year and OM international 50 years!!!!!. We are planning events around these celebrations that could happen through the year even next year since we want to include all our partners who supported us through the years throughout SA.