OM has ministered in Hungary since the early 1970s, at that time through smuggling and distributing literature in the country. After the fall of Communism in 1989, the OM Hungary ministry began with evangelism teams, developing relationships with churches and giving missions vision to churches. These ministries continue today as OM Hungary seeks to further the mission’s vision of the Hungarian church and to motivate and equip people for world evangelization. OM has opportunities all over the world!
One way we are doing this is through training programs annually and conducting missions presentations in churches. Throughout the years, several Hungarians have served within and outside Hungary. We are also partnering with a local Baptist Church in Erd to provide a community center in Ofalu, which has a large Roma population. At the Center, we offer computer classes, Bible studies, and children's ministries.
Our newest endeavor, which began in Spring 2004, is a village mobilization ministry to reach the unevangelized people in rural villages and small towns. Bus4Life is a multifunctional bus that travels around the countryside to help village churches share the Gospel by equipping them with useful resources. This vehicle serves many different purposes: it has a bookshop of Christian books, as well as a neutral meeting place for the local pastors from different denominations. The Bus4Life team is also involved in English camps, sports ministry, and evangelism.
Operation Mobilization (OM) has been sending people into the world on short term missions trips since 1957. There are opportunities all over the world both short and long term!
If you are not in the USA, go to OM's international web site .
If you do reside in the USA...
Click here to see a list of short term missions trips
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Interested in going long term (10 mo - 3 years)?
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We also have short and long term missions trips on ships!
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Who is Operation Mobilization ?
International Christian Mission Organization
Operation Mobilization (OM) works around the world with 5,500 missionaries from more than 90 nations working in more than 110 countries and onboard ocean-going missions ships. OM seeks to demonstrate and proclaim the love of God through evangelism, church planting, discipleship, and literature distribution and also by providing relief and development in many areas of the world.
Muslim Outreach, India, Ships--and much more!
OM is one of the largest mission organizations working in Muslim outreach, and is also one of the largest mission organizations in India. OM's ship ministry welcomes more than 1 million people onboard our mission ships each year. Through their history, the ships have welcomed 38 million people in nearly 500 cities and distributed 50 million Scripture portions.
Low budget, Flexible and Customized
OM does not have any special educational or training requirements and provides on-the-job training on many teams. Additionally, costs are kept as low as possible. OM offers many custom opportunities such as internships; custom mission trips for individuals, groups or families; and works on helping participants use their skills in missions. We also work to connect donors with projects that fit with the interests God has put on their hearts.
Esteeming the Church
This is one of our core values, and OM teams work with local churches around the world. We also want to help local churches fulfill their mission goals and programs.
Here is a list of OM's ministries. Get involved!
Audio video and Multimedia
Business as mission
Relief, aid & development
Computers and information technology
- visual arts
- performing arts
- technical arts
Indigenous worship development
Literature production & distribution
Medical ministries missions trips
National believers leadership training
Teaching (English and more)
OM has short and long term missions trips to over 100 countries including:
Afghanistan, Albania , Austria, Australia , Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia , Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Yemen, and countries in the Arabian Peninsula.
In Spring 2003, Terry Lingenhoel organised the first baseball camp for
athletes in Erd, Hungary. Shortly after starting regular practices, he
decided to join the national league. "[The ministry] started as a desire
to have a better form of outreach, to hold a relationship for a long
time with the people. This is important because in Hungary, it takes
about three to five years of relationship building before men are ready
to even consider the gospel," said Terry.
Six years down the road, Terry now belongs to the National Baseball
Association's board and assists head coach Ingo Gottwald. Attila Vamos, current president of the Hungarian Baseball Federation, considers the
growth in foreign participation and coaching in Erd as the next step in
programme development. This year, two American FCA volunteers and one Canadian OMer assisted the coaches at the national team's camp, while four interns from Bethany School of Missions (USA) helped with catering. With each different ministry and act of kindness, the 2009 Baseball Camp has been made complete.