The foundation of OM is to mobilise the church into unreached nations. George Verwer (OM Founder) and his small team realised that God’s plan was to mobilise His church to reach the nations and as they began to share their vision, hundreds of Christians responded. So Operational Mobilisation was born. That is the reason why we have OM South Africa today.
By 1963, 2000 Christians had joined summer outreach teams in Europe. At the same time, the first year teams moved into the India sub continent and the Muslim world. Their commitment was to reach those who had never heard the Gospel.
Such simple beginnings have shaped OM ever since. Today over 6,100 workers in the family of ministries, representing 100 nationalities, are bringing God’s unchanging truth to literally millions of individuals every year.