Many teams engage in evangelism and church-planting, especially in regions where there are few Christians. Encouraging and equipping local churches is an integral part of our work; one way we do this is by providing quality Christian literature through the educational book fairs on our ships. Some teams serve people in need by sharing the love of Jesus through development projects, work among the poor, ministry to refugees, teaching English, etc. Our desire is the transformation of communities - materially, socially and spiritually.

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People can also serve in "home office" resource bases or on-field support teams, using their skills in administration, IT, media, recruiting and pastoral care, accountancy, etc. Others, such as professional seamen on the ships or maintenance staff bring essential technical skills and help keep the whole OM ministry functioning effectively.