Behind the Scenes January-April 2013 Volume 113, No. 1 Joy Despite Poverty Last year, I traveled around South Asia and saw things I have never seen before, despite living in Mexico for a few years. Smells, heat, traffic and poverty like nothing you can imagine if you’ve never experienced it. Yet, in small village after small village, we witnessed true joy in the midst of poverty. We met Maloti, a woman who accepted the Gospel message, was trained and then shared the Good News with her whole village … who all, in turn, accepted Jesus, also. They meet together around the fire each night as she reads the one Bible they have. As I interviewed person after person, I realized the faith of each was so genuine. Most had memorized and hidden His Word in their hearts. These folks have no TVs, books, electricity or even church buildings … and still, they are growing. In this issue of OMS Outreach magazine, we spotlight several OMS ministries that are sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ AND are also being the hands and feet of Jesus, showing compassion to a lost and hurting world. If you want to get involved with what God is doing, contact us today. OMS Outreach equips Christians to make disciples of Jesus Christ through informative, inspiring and involvement-driven articles, which leads to deeper mission participation by serving, giving and praying. Editor and Director of Communications Susan Griswold Loobie Associate Editor Lori McFall Senior Graphic Designer W. Foster Pilcher President David Long Executive Director of International Ministries Rev. Randall Spacht Affiliate Countries Australia—Mr. Ian Bongers, office manager www.onemissionsociety.org.au Canada—Mr. Bryan MacDonald www.onemissionsociety.ca New Zealand—Rev. Chunillal Pema www.onemissionsociety.org.nz South Africa—Rev. Bruce Bennett www.omssa.co.za United Kingdom—Mr. Donald Coulter www.onemissionsociety.org.uk United States—Mr. Joel Silverman www.onemissionsociety.org One Mission Society World Headquarters 941 Fry Road • Greenwood, IN 46142-6599 317.888.3333 • 317.888.5275 FAX email@example.com Cover: Jesus Well Project. Photo courtesy of Dennis Hardin. All photos courtesy of missionaries, volunteers and partner churches of One Mission Society unless otherwise noted. By God’s grace, One Mission Society unites, inspires and equips Christians to make disciples of Jesus Christ, multiplying dynamic communities of believers around the world. One Mission Society is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission that makes disciples of Jesus Christ through intentional evangelism, planting churches and training national leaders in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. OMS then joins with those churches in global partnerships to reach the rest of the world. Editor, OMS Outreach firstname.lastname@example.org Subscriptions and Contributions: OMS Outreach is the official publication of One Mission Society and is published three times per year at the One Mission Society World Headquarters in Greenwood, Indiana. Please send all address updates or preference to receive the magazine via email rather than hard copy to: editor @onemissionsociety.org. Outreach is sent free of charge to all OMS partners, but donations are greatly appreciated to offset the increasing costs of printing and postage. Gifts may be sent to: OMS Outreach • PO Box A • Greenwood, Indiana 46142-6599, project #905420. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com Copyright © 2013 One Mission Society. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. “Like” us on Facebook—search One Mission Society. (formerly The Mission Exchange) 2 Visit our website at www.onemissionsociety.org.