Twelve participants gathered in the South East coast town of Port Elisabeth, South Africa a few weeks ago to take part in the Intensive Missions Training course (IMT). The course is designed and created by OM missionaries Jeremy and Marlene Sieberhagen who returned from central Asia after many years in the field. The aim is to equip those preparing to go into long-term missions, particularly in least reached contexts.
In 2012, Jeremy and Marlene Sieberhagen returned to OM South Africa after 20 years of ministry in Central Asia as missionaries and church planters. The first Intensive Missionary Training was launched that year, in Port Elizabeth, and six students were trained over three weeks for frontier missions. Since then, the course has been held twice a year and has now become part of the calendar for training events yearly. Our partnership with MDT, and receiving some of their students, has been essential for our progress.