Behind the Scenes May-August 2018 Stones Cry Out We recently celebrated Palm Sunday, commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. With the crowd waving palm branches and cheering “Hosanna,” the Pharisees asked Jesus to quiet his followers. Jesus re- sponded, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” This is just one of many biblical references to stones. We also read about two rough-hewn stones that carried the Ten Commandments, stones of remembrance that were piled in the Jordan River for future generations to remember God’s provi- sion and faithfulness, five smooth stones that were used by a shepherd boy to kill a giant, and one enormous stone that was rolled away from an empty tomb! In this issue of Outreach Online magazine, you can read about living stones—men and women tes- tifying about God’s faithful work around the world through our Every Community for Christ ministry. These stories represent how powerfully God used ECC in 2017. To him be the glory! Volume 3, No. 2 Outreach Online equips Christians to make disciples of Jesus Christ through informative, inspiring, and involvement-driven articles, which leads to deeper mission participation by serv- ing, giving, and praying. Editor and Director of Communications Susan Griswold Loobie Associate Editor Lori McFall Guest Editor Lois Pannabecker Senior Graphic Designer W. Foster Pilcher President Bob Fetherlin Executive Director of International Ministries Rich Danzeisen Affiliate Countries Australia—Ian Bongers www.omsaus.org Canada—Mark Kroes www.omscanada.org New Zealand—Owen and Avalon Brown www.onemissionsociety.org.nz South Africa—Open email@example.com United Kingdom—Walter McCorkell www.onemissionsociety.org.uk United States—Travis Hamilton, interim www.onemissionsociety.org One Mission Society World Headquarters 941 Fry Road • Greenwood, IN 46142-6599 317.888.3333 • 317.888.5275 FAX firstname.lastname@example.org Cover: Unsplash stock image 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, multi- plying dynamic communities of believers around the world. Editor, OMS Outreach email@example.com Click here to listen to a song written by former OMS Ecuador short- term missionary, Margie Fulton. It was recorded especially for this special Outreach issue. Copyright © 1986 Marjorie C. Fulton facebook.com/onemissionsociety twitter.com/1MissionSociety youtube.com/user/oms.media linkedin.com/company/one-mission-society instagram.com/onemissionsociety Visit our website at www.onemissionsociety.org. 2 One Mission Society is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission that makes disciples of Jesus Christ through intentional evangelism, planting churches, forming strategic partnerships, 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. Subscriptions and Contributions: Outreach Online is the official online publication of One Mission Society and is posted three times per year. You may subscribe for free at outreach.oms.media. Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permis- sion. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2018 One Mission Society. All rights reserved.