Here am I, would you send me?

OM International | Far East

Amanda* grew up in a Christian family in China. When she was young, her mother suffered acute pain in her body, which curbed her physical movement. Amazingly, Amanda witnessed how God miraculously healed her. Now Amanda and her parents live in OM China’s welfare centre, serving for a combined monthly allowance of 164 US dollars.

Since young, Amanda has carried a desire to serve the Lord. Besides her personal experience, she has also been inspired by the biographies of many Christian workers who gave their lives to serve in China.

When Amanda first heard about the OM Ship, she was excited to meet and speak to some people who had served on board. They encouraged her to pursue her dream to become a Christian worker.

In December 2013, Amanda passed the English test, a prerequisite for all who wish to serve on Logos Hope. Although she was accepted to serve for a two-year term, her joy was short-lived when a businessman who had previously agreed to support her two-year expenses could no longer afford to do so.

In a country where it is sensitive to be seen as involved in such activities, Amanda was further denied a platform to raise support openly. As her family and home church were too poor to support her, Amanda only had enough resources to serve for six months on board Logos Hope.

Amanda’s testimony was included in OM China’s recent field newsletter and shared through word of mouth. Unexpectedly, two couples came forward to support Amanda for the full two-year commitment! She and two other Chinese workers are joining the Ship at the end of January. 

Many Christian workers echo the words of Jesus: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” (Matt. 9:37; NIV). Yet, Amanda is not the first, nor will she be the last person from China who has the desire to serve God but, unless financially sponsored, lacks the resources to do so.

Despite China’s growing economy, there is still a pressing need for the global Church to support their Chinese brothers and sisters in fulfilling God’s plan in the Great Commission.

*Name changed

Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Credit: OM International
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