Your Generosity can make a Difference: This unprecedented global pandemic has touched us all in some way. And though OM's mission continues uninterrupted, many of our ministries and relief workers are now struggling to provide care with limited resources. Your gift to OM's COVID-19 Relief Fund can help sustain those boldly demonstrating the love of Jesus in the toughest places as they share the gospel and provide comfort and care to those with the greatest need.

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IMPACT FOR APPLICANTS

We are watchful of what's happening around the world. Operation Mobilization USA will continue to prepare you for the field, mindful that this season will pass. We will take you as far in the process as possible, recognizing that there may be roadblocks due to COVID‑19. We are still 100% engaged in our mission and feel strongly that we have been called to situations like these. Our organization was built to endure the various challenges that come with bringing the message of Christ to those in need. It is our responsibility to be purveyors of hope in dark times. We are moving forward prayerfully and with discernment. We feel strongly that God will use these circumstances for His glory in ways we cannot yet see.

We are responding to the advice of government and healthcare officials and taking precautions to care for our workers and those we serve. Our desire is to keep you as informed as possible. If we hear from our international teams that any opportunities should be postponed or cancelled, we will promptly let you know. It is deeply encouraging to see all that our team can do together as we remain focused on our global mission. Thank you for your interest and involvement. We look forward to laboring alongside you for the cause of the Gospel!

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IMPACT FOR CHURCHES

As we are watchful of this unfolding situation, Operation Mobilization remains 100% engaged in our mission to reach the 3 billion people across the world without access to the Gospel. In fact, we feel that our organization was built for circumstances like these. We are no stranger to the hardships involved in bringing Christ to desperate corners of the globe.

Our culture often looks to health and wealth for security (even believers). This can even invade our own thinking sometimes. When those strongholds are threatened, people become fearful and anxious, ultimately looking for hope. We have an unbelievable opportunity now before us, in this moment, to be purveyors of hope.

Here's how we're responding in light of the current crisis:

  • We are in regular communication with our international mission family. We are monitoring and assessing the needs that arise to see how we can meet them. As we do this, we are exploring ways for our partners to help as well.
  • We are responding to the advice of government and healthcare officials and taking precautions to care for our workers and those we serve.
  • We continue to depend upon the faithfulness of God, not passively waiting, but actively and prayerfully moving forward. We know that no matter what, God's word will not return to Him empty. (Isaiah 55:11)

We are so grateful for your partnership. Here's what your church can do right now to help:

  • Your prayers are vital, so please continue to pray with us. We believe God will use these extraordinary days to advance His mission among the least reached in ways we may not see now. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
  • Continue to support those out on the field or currently raising funds. Current mission workers still need your support. New applicants will continue to be prepared for the field. We will get them as far along in the process as we can, expecting roadblocks. We also anticipate that this season will pass.
  • Stay tuned for more information on how your church may be able to help. This is a critical time. We will keep you informed as we learn more about the opportunities that arise. We are so thankful to be involved with you!

We know the One who is in control. Our courage and confidence comes from Him. As we weather this situation together with you, Operation Mobilization is meeting needs where we can, offering the unflinching hope of Christ in the midst of earthly upheaval.

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IMPACT FOR INTERNS

If you have already applied or are considering applying for an internship with Operation Mobilization USA, we wanted to let you know how we're responding to the COVID‑19 crisis ‑ and what that has to do with your internship.

Here's what we want you to know:

We still plan to award internships and are reviewing applications. We remain 100% engaged in our mission. Though start dates have shifted, with all internships beginning June 15th at the earliest, we remain hard at work in reaching the unreached.

We will keep you as informed as possible. If there are any other developments regarding your application or challenges that arise, we will promptly let you know. If you have questions about your specific situation, please contact us at internships.us@om.org

We're taking precautions to protect our workers, being sensitive to the heightened challenges facing those in other cultures in this season. However, we're no stranger to the obstacles that come with bringing the hope of Christ to desperate corners of the world. We continue to prayerfully move forward and rely on the faithfulness of God.

Thank you for your application. We'll be in touch with more information as it becomes available!

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Frequently Asked Questions
1.   How is Operation Mobilization responding to the crisis related to COVID‑19?

Though we are all experiencing a worldwide crisis, Operation Mobilization remains 100% engaged in supporting our mission and our workers across the globe. We are prayerful, actively meeting needs, and offering the hope of Jesus to many during this critical time. We ache with those who are suffering. Yet we trust that the Lord will use these extraordinary days to advance His mission among the least reached in ways that we may not see now. In the meantime, as we lock arms with our team members, donors, and mission workers, we expect challenges to arise but are continuing our efforts as consciously and safely as possible.

2.   What is the process for those who have already applied for short‑term missions work?

If you have already applied for short‑term missions work, we will continue to help prepare you for the field. Our goal is to get you as far along in the process as possible, though we anticipate roadblocks due to COVID‑19. If we hear from our international teams that any opportunities have been cancelled, we will promptly let you know. We are responding to the advice of government and healthcare officials, taking as many precautions as we can.

3.   What is the process for those who have already applied for long‑term missions work?

If you have already applied for long‑term missions work, we will continue to help prepare you for the field. We expect this season to pass. There will likely be some disruptions, but we have always dealt with challenges in reaching the least reached. We are responding to the advice of government leaders and healthcare officials when it comes to taking precautions and protecting our workers. We will continue to prayerfully move forward in preparing you for your long‑term opportunity.

4.   If I am an applicant, should I continue to raise support?

Yes! While we understand that there may be roadblocks when it comes to navigating the globe right now, we expect this season to pass. Gifts will support you in your mission, so please continue to raise funds. OM remains 100% engaged in our mission, and we look forward to laboring with you for the cause of the Gospel.

5.   What should churches be expecting from OM at this time?

We remain your partner and are still actively at work in our worldwide ministry. We are currently assessing the needs of our global workers, and we will be exploring ways for our partners to respond. You can expect to receive updates from us as those needs are identified. We will also ask you to continue to pray with us for God to use these extraordinary days to advance His mission. This may occur in ways we can't see right now. In addition, please continue supporting your mission workers and providing donations, as our work has not stopped. We are taking the necessary precautions to protect our teams and workers, but we are no stranger to the challenges that come with bringing the hope of Christ to desperate corners of the world.

6.   What precautions is OM taking to ensure that global workers stay healthy and protect those they minister to?

We are complying with the recommendations healthcare officials have given us in different locations around the world. We are working to be as responsible as possible when it comes to protecting our workers and those they serve.

7.   What is OM doing during this time to bring hope to others?

Many people in our culture look to wealth and health for their security and trust. In the current environment, both are simultaneously threatened, producing much fear and anxiety. When people are fearful and anxious, they are ultimately looking for hope. We feel that we have an unbelievable opportunity before us, in this moment, to be purveyors of hope. We are continuing to minister as we can, pointing people to the light of Christ and the truth of the Gospel. We are letting them know that our God is still in control… that He is a Way Maker, Miracle Worker, and Promise Keeper.

8.   What is OM doing to ensure that operations will remain strong throughout and after the crisis ends?

We find ourselves uniquely prepared f or this moment. We are able to continue doing our necessary tasks, albeit in different ways, and we plan to come out of this crisis even stronger.
More than a year ago, the OMUSA Management Team read and discussed the book Virtual Culture over the course of three months. This book raised a number of thought—provoking topics for our leaders and prompted some fascinating conversations around the challenges and opportunities involved with the virtual work environment.
In retrospect, this exercise was instrumental in preparing our organization's mindset for the present situation — and it helped put us on the necessary footing to even consider making an unexpected jump to working virtually in less than a week. This was another reminder to "…be strong and courageous! For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you." (Deut. 31:6)
In the midst of this unsettling time in our world, we as Jesus followers have a remarkable opportunity to be seen and known by our actions of care and love — not only to those we know, but to all within the broader community and beyond. So as we continue responding to the advice of government and healthcare officials, we remain focused on our mission. We see this as an excellent time to practice renewed vigilance around our use of resources and the way we communicate, collaborate, and minister.

9.   How can I participate with OM in responding to current needs?

Please pray with us! Your prayers are absolutely vital, as always, to the work we are doing. We must rely upon God's continued faithfulness and provision, not only to sustain us, but to be extra effective during this time. (Please see the answer to the next question to know exactly what to pray for.)
Another way to get involved is to donate. We are in constant communications with our global missions family, assessing needs as they arise. Your gifts would go toward providing relief to the workers and communities that need it most. We are deeply grateful for your contributions, which help us continue the work that God has called us to in reaching the least reached.

10.   What specifically can I be praying for alongside OM at this time?

It is enormously comforting to be reminded that God is always at work, even (and especially) when we don't see or can't grasp what's happening in the moment. Here are some things you can be praying for alongside us:

  • That God will use everything to advance His Kingdom and His glory
  • That hearts would be softened and turn to Him
  • That our workers and those they minister to would be safe
  • That doors we never knew were there would be opened during this time
  • That churches and individuals would continue donating and supporting global workers
  • That more people would hear the Gospel for the first time
  • That the fear gripping our world would be seen in contrast with our confidence and courage in Christ ‑ and that non‑believers would be drawn to that
Thank you for your continued partnership!

We will get through this together, thanks to the never‑ending grace of God.