Thursday, November 03, 2011

VIDEO: Hajj 2011

This weekend is the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, one of the pillars of Islam. Learn about the traditions of the Hajj observed on each day. Thanks for praying throughout the weekend for Muslims on the Hajj. You can print the prayer guide mentioned in the video (PDF) here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ShipShots: Keeping it Safe

New crew members joining the OM ship Logos Hope receive crucial safety training.   

Monday, August 29, 2011

Climbing for freedom

OM team member Lori Degler is interviewed by a reporter in South Florida on the upcoming Freedom Climb in January, an event to raise funds and awareness for OM justice issues.  You can learn more at the Freedom Climb website. (NOTE: the video below begins with an ad.)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tonight: Islam's Night of Power

Tonight Muslims honor Mohammed's reception of the Qur'an during what is called the Night of Power. It is a time to perform rituals but more importantly, make special requests of God. The Muslim's requests would be no different than anyone else's: prayers for provision, for safety, for families. But normally, Muslims do not go directly to God with these requests. This is a special night, a time of openness and seeking God's Power.

Please pray for Muslims tonight, that they would hear the voice of Jesus. Pray many would have dreams of Him and be drawn to learn more about Him in the Bible. Pray for believers who will be among Muslims tonight. Pray they will have opportunities to pray to Jesus with Muslim friends and colleagues. Pray for God's power to touch the Muslim world -- tonight, and for years to come.

VIDEO: George on The 700 Club

OM Founder George Verwer is interviewed on The 700 Club.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Just be."

A Roma (gypsy) child in Europe.
"About six months ago, I stood at the back of a chapel listening to a young man who is giving his life to serve God in missions,” said Melissa, a U.S. high school teacher. 

“He was challenging the high schoolers I work with to think about God's love propelling them to tell others. At least I think that is what he was talking about. It was hard to focus as God was having His own conversation with me. I heard God clearly speak to my heart that morning, ‘It's time to go.’ I had been waiting for those words for several years.”  As a missionary kid, Melissa’s heart had long been to be a full-time missionary. Since graduating from college six years ago, she has regularly asked God whether it was time to go. The answer has always been, “Not now, not for a while.” 

“I was shocked when I heard God’s summons to go that morning,” Melissa continued. “I was to go on a short-trip to the Roma gypsies this summer. When I asked Him what I was to do there, He answered that it wasn't about doing anything. ‘Just be,’ He said. I was so excited about this news. During my senior year of college, I had written a paper about the Roma people and had been praying for them ever since. So now it was time to go. I found OM's website advertising short-term trips for 2011 on Google. They had a trip going to Romania to work with the Roma people. When I read the tag line for it, I almost fell out of my seat, ‘Our goal is to just BE for the Roma people.’ Those were the exact words God had given me for the trip. The rest is history…”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ShipShots: Preparing the Way

It's a hectic job managing logistics for a Logos Hope visit.  Here, the Advance Preparation Team lines up details for the ship's time in Abu Dhabi.