All posts by: Guest Blogger

A Deepening of the Soul

As I spent a week in Hungary this summer, I got to experience a change I have never seen before in all my travels. I was privileged to see a community that would not even look at us and say...
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“I love you, Anna!”

I’m not one to disregard recommendations, especially not strong recommendations. But in grad school I was so convinced that I was heading towards the adult acute care population that I was one of two or three people in my cohort...
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A Call to Build a Church: Part 2

This is part two of a two-part blog. For part one, click here. (LINK) Chuck later explained how he and his son Jonathan (the field director of OMS Hungary) got involved with the building project. I saw through this story...
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A Call to Build a Church: Part 1

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him...
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Just Jump

Have you ever been skydiving or bungee jumping before? I’ve been skydiving. In fact, that’s where I met my husband—but that’s a story for a different day! On a beautiful summer day, here in New Zealand, a group of four...
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Implications of Prevenient Grace

OMS’ beliefs have been heavily influenced by the Anglican Priest and founder of Methodism, John Wesley. Wesley had a distinct and clear understanding of God’s grace, which “can be defined as the love and mercy given to us by God...
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Praying for Protection

On Friday, March 29th, I was hit by a car. I was waiting at a crosswalk near the ministry center when a car ran a red light and crossed the flow of traffic. The car was clipped in the back,...
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The Missing Piece

My whole life, I’ve never really known what I want to do or what I want to be when I “grow up.” Ok, scratch that—for a large portion of my childhood I wanted to be Michelle Kwan. But due to...
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Field Focus: Community Impact

The “Community Impact” team, formerly known as the “Transformational Ministries” team has been going through a development process over the past few months. The goal of this team is to come alongside churches and help them create programs that directly...
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Field Focus: Business as Mission

1 Corinthians, chapter 12 talks about the many talents and abilities of Christians in the Church. Obviously, the Church needs preachers, teachers, and youth pastors. Not so obvious, are the secretaries, accountants, and other professionals who do important work in...
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