When college student, George Verwer, and his two friends journeyed to Mexico to share Christ’s love in 1957, the response was overwhelming. The young men subsequently opened a Christian bookshop and launched Christian radio broadcasts in the country. As the friends expanded their reach to Europe, they proclaimed the great truth that God uses His people to reach the nations. Christians rose in response and OM was born.
Over the decades, OM’s commitment to those who do not know God’s love has translated into a multitude of ways of sharing it – from serving refugees and the vulnerable, to international youth events and Christian art program, to a ship that travels the world to share the gospel and serve communities in need.
Today, OM has approx. 3500 people serving in over 110 countries around the world. Our heart remains the same: to share the beautiful message of the gospel in places where it is not yet known. We seek to inspire, equip and connect people with opportunities to use their skills, gifts and talents to make Jesus known to the farthest corners of the world.