"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9

Thank you for partnering with us to share God’s love and hope with those facing difficult situations.

Together during 2022, through our Mercy Appeal, we have been able to respond to natural disasters and conflicts. Meeting immediate needs, providing relief, and working towards long-term development through resourcing local communities.

Your gift to our Mercy Appeal has helped OM workers make the message of God’s love known amongst the most needy and least reached people of the earth – thank you

Sri Lanka

The situation in Sri Lanka remains dire. Even though protests and riots have subsided, the country is still facing its worst economic crisis in 70 years, which has led to shortages of food and medicine, as well as threatened livelihoods nationwide. The food crisis is further aggravated by the drastically reduced agricultural yield this past year.

To date, OM in Sri Lanka has distributed an estimated 1,000 emergency food packs to families in need.

When visiting rural villages in September, OM worker, Pari, found that there were very few men around. Because of the 30-year civil war, there is a lost generation in Sri Lanka, especially among men. Many of the women had lost their husbands in the conflict.

But Pari also left feeling encouraged, “There were some in the villages who came to faith and have since responded to God’s call to the good news of God’s love with others.”

South Asia

Over the years, OM worker, Johnny*, and his community have faced sickness, hunger, and poverty. Often those living on riverbanks or islands facing flooding must find shelter when their houses are swamped. Because of the lack of resources, many students cannot obtain proper education and spend their childhood working menial jobs to provide for their families.

Johnny and the team strive to share God’s love by providing relief and access to education. When the floods come, they go to remote areas and offer food to those hit the hardest.

In some of the communities, the average literacy rate is below 50%. To address this, Johnny oversees 44 schools, 20 adult literacy programmes and other skill development courses like a sewing centre and computer literacy courses. Even though they cannot openly preach the gospel, shares the love of Christ through the relationships built.

You can still give to the Mercy Appeal

In situations like this, your gift of £45 could provide a food hamper for a family for a month, while also enabling people to hear the gospel and see the love of Jesus lived out for the first time in their lives.

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