Yury - transformation

Imprisoned to be free

Tim Kay A hard knock life Growing up without a mother was hard for Yury Naumov and his brother. She had passed away when he was six years old, and his father had never really recovered. To cope with the pain, his father started to drink. By the time Yury …
young boy in Bourj hammoud.

Haven of hope in Syria

Nicole James Four years into a relentless war, some Syrians say they’ve lost hope. In one city where OM partners used to work with a thriving church, now only 25 families remain in the area. According to Fadi*, who led discipleship programs and coordinated relief efforts inside Syria until he recently …

The least-reached in Europe

Anna*, from the US, has served with OM in France since 2014. She provides literacy classes to woman and befriends them. She shares how God opened her eyes to the spiritual needs in Europe. When God told me that He wanted to use me to reach those without access to …
a thousand cups of tea and the building of trust

Sheiks legally import Bibles

Greg Kernaghan, a writer for OM International, traveled through the Arabian Peninsula in November 2013. He discovered authentic hospitality, passionately committed Christians and a sense of good things to come. He observed and listened to the hearts of Christian workers who have invested decades in understanding and loving their Arab neighbors. Greg writes …
Syrian refugees getting bread

The Need for a Refugee Relief Organization That Feeds Body and Soul

The Syrian refugee crisis has resulted in increased activity for refugee relief organizations worldwide. As more countries open their borders to the refugees, efforts will certainly expand. While humanitarian efforts are fruitful in many ways, there’s a unique combination of help that’s needed for this particular crisis. This unique assistance …

Despair and hope in northern Iraq

Dakota Daemyn*, a disaster response specialist serving with OM Near East, led a week-long assessment of the current crisis in northern Iraq. That assessment forms the basis for our ongoing ministry to displaced Iraqis in the Kurdish region of Iraq. “We fled to the village outside Mosul the first time …

Ukraine Prayer Update

We’ve just received this update from our OM team in Ukraine:  Ukraine Needs Your Prayers – The conflict in Ukraine continues to grow in intensity and scale of destruction. – The MH17 flight tragedy in Ukraine’s eastern region has shocked the world. – The conservative death toll figures from the …