One Year Challenge

by Wednesday, 29 November 2017 11:13

OYC: Your People, My People

This week we celebrate the wedding of a disciple who met her husband on a One Year Challenge! As Ruth said to Naomi in Ruth 1:16, "Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God, my God," our sister Terra decided to marry a local brother at her One Year Challenge site. She loves his country's people not only as a disciple, but also as a devoted wife.The wedding ceremony was conducted almost completely in the OYC site's local language, evidence of Terra's love for her new husband and his homeland. We honor this sister, as well as many other disciples who wholeheartedly love all the nations in this way.

by Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:04

OYC: Ministry Training Session

Worried about your effectiveness on the mission field? Don't worry! Get trained!

In Philippians 2:25-30, Paul describes his brother Epaphroditus as a fellow worker and soldier of the Gospel. Doing the work of the ministry--being a fellow-soldier or a fellow-worker--requires training.

This week four disciples on a One Year Challenge joined a ministry training session in a neighboring city. The training lasted three days, covering topics such as having a vision for your ministry, how to use the Bible effectively and how to work with other brothers and sisters in unity. It was an inspiring and encouraging time!
by Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:32

Matt and Sharrise Arrive for Their OYC

This week we welcome Sharrise (middle) and Matthew (right) to their One Year Challenge site. More and more brothers and sisters are hearing God's call to go into all nations to proclaim the gospel message. Please be praying for Sharrise and Matthew as they begin their One Year Challenge!

by Wednesday, 08 November 2017 10:01

OYC: Completing a Degree on the OYC

Who says you can't graduate while on the mission? This week we celebrate four brothers and sisters who have completed degrees while wholeheartedly serving and reaching the lost at their One Year Challenge site.

by Monday, 06 November 2017 13:38

OYC: Auburn, AL has 11th Baptism of 2017

This week we are excited to announce that the Auburn OYC site had its eleventh baptism of 2017! The baptism was also the seventh baptism in the past year for the Tuskegee University campus ministry.
by Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:26

OYC: Salt and Light

Howard (in the white t-shirt) was reached out to by a One Year Challenge volunteer earlier this year. After studying the Bible for several months, he decided to follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Just weeks after his baptism last month, he volunteered to spend a Saturday serving at a facility that cares for the elderly. As a university student he learned the gospel; now he's living it! This is the ultimate goal of the OYC: to expand the kingdom of God in this fallen world.

by Thursday, 12 October 2017 21:41

OYC: New Arrivals in Birmingham, UK and Scotland

This week at the OYC, we are excited to see new arrivals Nick Potter in Birmingham, UK and Emily Schaub (below, in the pink shirt) in Scotland. They will serve and be trained for a year at each of these locations.

We praise God for brothers and sisters like Nick and and Emily who step out in faith to take the One Year Challenge!

by Wednesday, 11 October 2017 21:06

OYC: Three New Brothers

God really did promise that the harvest is plentiful! Last month, one of our One Year Challenge sites saw three baptisms in the space of two weekends. These new brothers were all met by brothers and sisters on a One Year Challenge. Jerry and Howard (right, top and bottom) were baptized on the same Sunday within minutes of each other. Connor (left) was baptized the next weekend. All of them are students at the same university.

by Thursday, 28 September 2017 20:19

OYC: Two Sisters Arrive at OYC Sites

These two sisters, Londi and Marin, arrived at their One Year Challenge sites after long hours of flying, lots of planning and many prayers. Londi arrived this past Sunday afternoon, Marin, at 1 a.m. this morning! We are so encouraged by their faith. 

by Friday, 16 June 2017 09:14

OYC: This Baptism Won't Be Stopped!

This week, an usual set-up for a baptism at one of our OYC sites. While preparing to fill the baptism pool, the water faucet broke off at the wall, sending water spraying out all over the balcony! Some quick-witted OYC guys devised a "water slide" from a yoga mat and got the pool filled (and the water main turned off!) in time for an encouraging baptism.

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