Starting Date: 27 February 2018 | Finishing Date: 12 March 2018
In joining the Riverboat 2-week option you'll be part of a passionate team sailing through France. We want to reach the communities living alongside the Rhine and challenge local Christians to reach out to the least reached in their own community.
During this two week phase, along with the crew of the vessel, you will reach out to people with the message of Christ as well as work alongside various local churches and an international team in a united outreach effort.
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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.
Hi, my name is Lise, I'm 40 years old. I am currently in charge of communication for OM France. I became a Christian when I was 22 while studying in Singapore. I have a heart to share the love of God, especially through singing and discussions. I can't wait to meet you in Strasbourg during these 2 weeks!
Hi, I am Noémie, I am 31 and I am from France. I committed my life to Jesus 5 years ago, and since
I try to do all i can to serve Him and follow him with all my heart. I’ve been part of the last Transit Challenge adventure with OM. During this time, i heard about the Riverboat and i think that it is a great opportunity to serve God and let him know in France, so i enjoy to be part of this project.
Hi, my name is Madeleine.
I am 22 years old and I am from Germany. As I was born into a Christian family I understood in a progress of several years that I cannot save myself but that I need Jesus.
My passion is to get to know people from all over the world with their different cultures. It is my wish that my life is a testimony to this world.
Hello, my name is Michael, I am 22 years old and currently an apprentice engineer in a local manufacturing firm here in Northern Ireland. I also work on my family dairy farm which I have been brought up on. I have been brought up in a Christian home and knew about Jesus and my sin from a young age and asked Jesus into my heart when I was 13 years old through my church’s youth fellowship. I am really looking forward to being part of the Riverboat team in Strasbourg and can't wait to meet new people and get closer to God in the process.
Hi, my name is Daniel, I´m 22 years old and I study Theology and Social Work in Kassel. I was born in a Christian family and got to know the LORD in my childhood. During the last years I understood the message of the gospel by heart and HE became the LORD of my life. It´s a great joy that he is part of my life. Therefore, I want to tell other people about him and what he has done for me.
Sophie is a student at Bristol University in the UK, working with OM France for a year as part of her studies of Music and French. She enjoys singing, visiting new places and spending time with friends over a cup of tea!
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 12 and Nathan is 10. Paul thinks he has the best job in OM!
My name is Simon and I am what many would describe as a typical Englishman: fairly reserved and slightly eccentric! Being married to a wonderful Canadian only serves to bring such eccentricities to the fore, and we enjoy laughing at each other.
Since my youth I have felt a strong pull to France, and was regularly involved in outreach through OM and other missions. In 2001, however, I felt a call from the Lord to move to France and join OM full-time to oversee their finance and administration.
I am currently the field leader for OM France, where my horizons are being expanded and my giftings stretched. I also enjoy walking, reading and music, playing the French horn in a local orchestra.
Hello ! My name is Laure, 24 years old, and love taking time to follow Jesus in the sharing of the Gospel. It was in Germany, during a year of civic service (in 2012), that I discovered who Jesus is, what He did out of love for humans, and how much I had (and that I I still need him). It is there that I became a child of God, and recently, thanks to Him, I finished my studies of physiotherapy. We must share the treasure that is the gospel, that all may hear the call of God and follow Him! I long for my country and many others to know God, as He really is.
Hi, my name is Kay and since I got to know the Spiritual condition of European nations through a missionary and a mission organisation, I have been praying for France and European countries for many years. Now God gave me a deeper heart to participate in His kingdom work there. He called me to OM-Bruay mission in 2013 and led me to Champs-sur-Marne in 2014. To God be the glory!
Hi, my name is Emily, I'm 17 years old, and I'm originally from Texas, however I've lived in France for two and a half years. My family and I are missionaries with OM as of 2015. I've done a couple of outreaches previous to this and I am so excited to be going on one to a beautiful place surrounded by people who share my love of music and Jesus!!
My name's Maureen, I'm from Hong Kong & have worked with OM France for over 20 years in administration, personnel, member care & training. Besides toiling away as a missionary, I like going to the cinema, concerts, museums & enjoy sports & music. I have done numerous outreaches before & evangelism is still my passion.
Ted has lived in France for 3 years, working with OM France as the church relations coordinator. Married with 4 children, he finds great joy in spending time with friends and family over a great meal, helping others achieving their dreams, or playing drums.
Husband and wife and parents to three, Martin and Petro are currently a part of Operation Mobilisation to share the Good News of Jesus with the Turkish community in France. They are looking forward to joining the Riverboat team!
Hello, my name is Kedy and I'm 25 years old. I'm a flight attendant and a law student as well. I was born in a Christian family but it's been almost ten years that I met the Lord at a youth camp in Belgium.
It's been many years that the Lord put into my heart the vision to go, serve Him and share His good news and spread His love to the world!
London born and bred, Jacob now volunteers with OM France. When he's not song-writing or taking pictures, you can find him practicing his French with a coffee in hand!
My name is Marina. I am 39 years old, from St. Petersburg, Russia. I became a Christian when I was a teenager. During my college years, I came across OM and helped to translate for one of the ships (Logos 2) when it was in St. Petersburg. After graduating, I joined OM Ships ministry for a total of 5 years, working in various departments, on-board the ships as well as on shore. I left OM in 2008 and have been living in St. Petersburg since then. I work as a translator/interpreter for a pulp and paper company, and help out with camps/youth ministry in my spare time. I'm looking forward to joining the team and supporting the Riverboat ministry in any way I can.
Hello. My name is Brent and I come from Canada. I have worked with OM for 27 years in Canada, United Kingdom and now in France. I live in the north of France and I work with a small church in Bruay la Buissière.
My name's Christian and I was born and raised in the most beautiful country in the world - clearly I'm from the Netherlands! Last year I travelled all across the Middle East to share the gospel in hard-to-reach places. Two months ago I came back to Europe and immediately missed being in ministry. I am really excited to join the Riverboat team to share my love for Jesus a little closer to home.
My name is Philip, I’m from Singapore, I am 62 years old and I am currently a community worker at my local church. I met and accepted Christ back in 1975 and later in 1991 my family and I joined OM for 2 years in England. I look forward to meeting you and serving with the team on board the boat.