Some of the new OM missionaries at the gathering in De Kroeze in the Netherlands from 20th to 31st August 2009.(OM)
Operation Mobilisation has dispatched some 250 Christians to be full-time missionaries around the world.
by Anne Thomas
Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009
They include 35 Christians from the UK and one lady from Trinidad who even sold her own business so that she could work alongside OM in Cambodia.
"Each had heard and answered God’s call to join the Great Commission," said a spokesman for OM.
At the end of August, the missionaries came together in De Kroeze in the Netherlands to learn about cross-cultural communication and God's heart for mission.
They also prepared themselves for some of the challenges they would face while proclaiming Christ overseas by taking part in daily Bible studies, discussion seminars and setting an entire day aside for prayer.
Destinations include France and countries in East Europe, Central Asia and the Near East. Several of the new missionaries from the UK were inspired to join OM after the ministry's new ship Logos Hope stopped at UK ports earlier in the year. They flew out after the conference to join the ship in the Caribbean.
One Christian joining the OM team in the UK said of her visit to Logos Hope: "It was amazing to be with the people of God from so many nations! I loved the focus on knowing God and loving people."
There are presently 5,400 Christians serving with OM in 110 countries and onboard two ministry ships.