a heart to serve
Do you thrive in front of a crowd? Are you not afraid of making a fool of yourself? We will have a performance team dedicated to reaching people through dance, music, and maybe mime!
Do you have a passion to share the good news with the smallest of us? Then this is the perfect team for you. We want to touch the hearts of children with games, puppet shows, crafts and more...!
SURVEYS & EVANGELISM
We want to engage the people of France in meaningful conversations about Jesus. Our survey and evangelism team will have a chance to explain the gospel clearly to locals and invite them to discover more about the Lord.
Paul and his family have been in France with OM since 2010. Paul coordinates the short-term outreaches in France and Steph helps out in the finances department. Joshua is 11 and Nathan is 9. Paul thinks he has the best job in OM!
Hi, I am Al, 53 years old, and I have been a Christian for 22 years. I am married and have two great sons (now young men). I visited France 30+ years ago and have loved France ever since. So when I found OM's "A Heart for France" I knew this is where I needed to serve.
I have been to Thailand and ministered to Burmese refugees. I got to minister to so many people, it was so amazing, and God is so amazing! I think I received more blessings than those we served. I knew from that trip, God has a lot more in store for me if I stay in step with Him.
I am a veteran of the US Army and Air Force, retired after 26 years of service. I am a mechanic, metal worker, and novice blacksmith. I love to fix just about anything. I hope I can help be of assistance with the good work you are doing in your community.
My name is Karen. Originally from Hong Hong, my family and I have been living in the UK for the past 14 years. I graduated from Electrical/Electronic Engineering in London in 2016 and is now working as a Software Engineer. As a student, I had been on several student outreach events, both in London and in Toulouse, France, with my church and the church's youth group. I'm looking forward to joining the Clermont-Ferrand team and the local churches to share the Gospel in France again!
Originally from South Carolina in the USA, Charlotte has been with OM France since January. She graduated business school in 2016 and enjoys live music, spending time outside, and black cups of coffee.
Hello dear Friends my name is Nathalie, I'm 35 years old and live in Paris. Since I recieved Jesus Christ in 1998, I haven't stopped interceeding, serving, or engaging myself all for God's Kingdom and to establish the Holy Spirit in this generation. I am honored to have the chance to participate in this marvelous work and be a tesimony for what God will accomplish in Clermont-Ferrand.
Isabel is Scotish and has lived in Aberdeen most of her life. She is married with 3 grown-up children. Isabel became a Christian as a student in 1981 and After 6 years in Pakistan she has spent the last twenty years engaged in a variety of ministries which currently include international student outreach, Scripture Union, leading Bible studies and counselling. She has been on two previous O.M. short-term outreaches in France.
I am more free to serve the Lord than ever before because my children are already out of the house and I am retired. This summer, I was searching to for a place to go on vacation, but then I realized I didn’t really want to do that. Then I recalled my experience 2 years ago with OM in France and I found this outreach in Clermont-Ferrand! I think this is the best way to spend my time to share with others the best thing I’ve received in my life: Jesus!
My name is Travis. I am from western Canada. I used to be part of OM in North Africa. I love encouraging people and having deep chats. Right now, I teach ESL as well being an Education Aid to students with special needs. It seems God continues to put Muslims as well as French on my heart. I wish you all great joy my Jesus buddies!
JAMES & KENDRA M.
James and Kendra M. met at a Christian university in 2007 and got married a few months later and now have 3 beautiful kids. James works as an aircraft mechanic and the family has lived in different parts of the states over the past years. In the past 10 years, they have called Beaverton, Oregon, Chicago, Illinois, and Cheyenne, Wyoming home. They’d love to travel the world and share Jesus with people. Clermont-Ferrand seemed like a good place to start form them since Kendra knows some French.
Hanna is 20 years old and lives in Germany. This is her first short-term outreach ever and she's very curious seeing what God will do through Clermont-Ferrand team in France. She has worked in a communal archive as an apprentice for one year now, so she likes making discoveries in history. What she also enjoys is reading, spending time in the nature, listening to and making music with other people.
Through Christ Jesus, I was given hope and a new life at age 17. My name is Tess. I love His Word. I am very thankful and blessed with a husband and three beautiful daughters, we are learning together how to serve Him in France. I also enjoy sharing His message through dance and artistic expressions.
Hello! My name is Sandra and I'm 27 years old. I was born in a Christian family, but it wasn't until 2010 that I made a personal decision to follow Jesus. God has allowed me to serve my church by helping out with the youth group and the worship team.
My name is Beverly McCraw. I was born in North Carolina. I have been an English, French and Spanish teacher in the last thirty years. Currently, I am the town librarian in a small town where I live. I have been on two outreaches with OM and one to London with CRU. I love the French language and people. I have no one to speak French with in my town , but I listen to French news and talk shows such as Midi en France each day. I love children and working with crafts and puppets. I look forward to meeting all the members of the Clermont team and the local Christians in Clermont.
I lived in Austria as a child, then I moved to Alsace. I was a German teacher in Tulle and later Paris. I am married and I became a Christian when I was 25. Now I’m retired, but I volunteer with Child Evangelism Fellowship, Scripture Union, and Tearfund. .
Hello, my name is Jonathan and I'm 22 years old and study physics in Paris. I was born to a Christian family in France but I met the Lord 4 years ago at Teenstreet, a camp for young people in Germany organized by OM. God has placed on my heart to share his good news and this is the first time that I've participated in an outreach outside of my town. I'm excited to see how it goes !
OTHER TEAM MEMBERS