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One Lord, One Life, One Calling
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I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me… —Galatians 2:20

These words mean the breaking and collapse of my independence brought about by my own hands, and the surrendering of my life to the supremacy of the Lord Jesus. No one can do this for me, I must do it myself. God may bring me up to this point three hundred and sixty-five times a year, but He cannot push me through it. It means breaking the hard outer layer of my individual independence from God, and the liberating of myself and my nature into oneness with Him; not following my own ideas, but choosing absolute loyalty to Jesus. Once I am at that point, there is no possibility of misunderstanding. Very few of us know anything about loyalty to Christ or understand what He meant when He said, “…for My sake” (Matthew 5:11). That is what makes a strong saint.

Has that breaking of my independence come? All the rest is religious fraud. The one point to decide is— will I give up? Will I surrender to Jesus Christ, placing no conditions whatsoever as to how the brokenness will come? I must be broken from my own understanding of myself. When I reach that point, immediately the reality of the supernatural identification with Jesus Christ takes place. And the witness of the Spirit of God is unmistakable— “I have been crucified with Christ….”

The passion of Christianity comes from deliberately signing away my own rights and becoming a bondservant of Jesus Christ. Until I do that, I will not begin to be a saint.
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The Least of These: Ministering to Refugees in hungary
September 10 2015

I saw her through the open flap of the tent (this photo is of another young mother and her son). A young mom in her 20s, a floral shawl wrapped around her head, exposing only her face. She was dressing her infant son. Barely the size of an American football, the baby wiggled about with jello-like movements as the mother pushed his hands through small coat sleeves. She smiled at him, and I could see her lips moving as she stood alone talking to him.

It had come together so quickly. In less than 24 hours, a community of believers, both Western missionaries and Hungarians, had collaborated as one to put a compassionate outreach together to minister to the needs of the mostly Middle Eastern refugees flooding through the borders of Hungary. We set up a “baby-washing station” for the transients to bathe their infants with warm water, soup, and clean towels. We also provided a hot soup meal for about 450 arriving refugees who, no doubt, were tired and hungry.

Our team stepped out in faith and bought tents, blankets, and sleeping bags. After dropping off the supplies, OMS missionary Viktor Rozsa, a Hungarian volunteer from our church, and I drove to a small town to pick up 500 liters of hot soup. While they were unloading the soup at Budapest’s Keleti train station, I realized I hadn’t seen the ministry tent set up, and I wanted to see what it looked like. That’s when I saw the young mother through the flap.

When I saw her smile as she spoke with her child, it occurred to me what a strange set of events had brought us both here … to this place, at this time. A mother from Syria, doing what she had probably done many times before in her own country, washing her infant son, yet this time, in a plastic tub, heated by a coffee pot, in a tent, in a Budapest train station. Me, a missionary kid and current missionary from the U.S., called to serve in Hungary in leadership development, yet serving soup to hundreds of refugees.

While communication was limited, and tragic circumstances created this situation, I was reminded of Christ’s powerful words, “What we did for the least of these, we did for him.”
–Jonathan Long, OMS Hungary Field Director
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New Internship Opportunity in Africa
Come have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to intern alongside international leadership in a missions organization. This opportunity is perfect for a recent college graduate seeking to gain experience in missions. Gain insight, wisdom, and perspective as you serve with the International Regional Director (IRD) for Africa. Learn how the Lord is drawing his people back to Him, deepen your prayer life, and cultivate your heart for missions. This role will involve require strong administration and communication skills, as well as being comfortable with travel. Contact us at the office for more details.
800-784-7077 or send an email to mail@omscanada.org
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…it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." —1 Peter 1:16

We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, nor to health, but to holiness. Today we have far too many desires and interests, and our lives are being consumed and wasted by them. Many of them may be right, noble, and good, and may later be fulfilled, but in the meantime God must cause their importance to us to decrease. The only thing that truly matters is whether a person will accept the God who will make him holy. At all costs, a person must have the right relationship with God.
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After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.And
they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God
boldly. . . .With great power the apostles continued to testify to the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 4:31, 33)

Christmas Evans, a Welsh preacher of the late-eighteenth and
early-nineteenth centuries, once wrote the following account
in his diary.

“One Sunday afternoon I was travelling by horseback to an
appointment.  Suddenly as I went along a very lonely road, I was
convicted of having a cold heart.  I dismounted, tethered my
horse to a tree, and found a secluded spot. Then, walking back
and forth in agony, I reviewed my life.  I waited before God in
brokenness and sorrow for three hours. Finally a sweet sense
of His forgiving love broke over me, and I received a fresh filling
of His Holy Spirit.

“As the sun was setting, I walked back to the road, found
my horse, and rode on to my appointment.  The following day
I preached with so much new power, to a vast gathering of
people on a hillside, that revival broke out and ultimately spread
through all of Wales.”

This explains the great question of the born-again—the
password of the early church—“Did you receive the Holy Spirit
when you believed?” (Acts 19:2).
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One Mission Society Canada has moved!
On July 25 OMS Canada moved from Hamilton, ON to Burlington, ON.  We are now located in the Crossroads Centre, broadcast home of 100 Huntley Street and YesTV.  We are very excited about the opportunities presented by this change in location and ask that you pray with us.
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One Mission Society has some urgent needs for international workers.  Check some of them out and pray about whether you could serve in these positions.
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