At One Heart, we believe that every Christian is called to be a missionary. In fact, as Christ’s followers, we are missionaries by design simply because we are indwelt by His Spirit, and His heart compels us to complete the work He started. As His HEART (Hands Extended and Revealing Truth), Christ is relying on us to reach the world around us – locally and globally – with the truth of His saving grace. As a Missions Ministry, we are committed to pursuing Christ’s passion for reaching the lost and ministering to those in need. Currently, our church partners with several local ministries and our members support them through service projects, volunteer time and material donations. In addition, we have strong relationships with churches in several countries including Romania, Ukraine, Argentina, Guatemala and South Africa. One Heart members make yearly short-term trips to these locations and God continues to move in mighty ways! For more information about missions opportunities, contact Chester Whisonant, Missions Pastor.
Big Oak Ranch 40th Anniversary
OHC will host a trip to the Big Oak Ranch for their 40th anniversary. We will travel by chartered bus to Big Oak on Saturday, September 27. We will leave at 10:00 a.m. and return around 6:00 p.m. the cost is free.
IMPORTANT MISSIONS MINISTRY DATES IN 2104 Global Missions 2014 Calendar
Our new theme for 2014 is CHANGING THE WORLD ONE HEART AT A TIME. (Every Person Precious and Every Opportunity Priceless) Our theme scripture is Psalm 126:5-6.
Level One Training
December 8, 2013 (For those who have never been with OHC before.) We will discuss what an OHC missionary is and what it means to represent Jesus Christ on the mission field.
Level Two Training
January 12, 2014 (For those returning to the mission field in 2014.) We will discuss trip logistics including what each trip costs and when support letters need to go out.
Ukraine 2014 – March 16-26
The people of Ukraine are sweet and tremendous hosts. They are open to the Gospel and that is why OHC continues to go there and minister. We have ministered in many orphanages and churches throughout the Zhytomyr region which is located 3 hours west of the capital city of Kiev. OHC supports the work of many pastors and also workers in a ministry for street children, those without a real home. We will return to continue the work in 2014. Please consider joining us.
Romania 2014 – June 22-July 1
Anyone who has been to Romania on an OHC mission trip can tell you that it is a special place. Even before OHC began our Pastor, Gearl Spicer, visited Romania. That was 2003. Since then we have carried groups there every year. OHC has an extensive ministry in the many orphanages that are around the town of Lugoj, located in the western area of the country. We have also had the privilege of conducting worship services in many villages, too many to count. Join us in late June for another exciting adventure.
Tanzania 2014 – October 5-15
Tanzania is a wonderful country in southern Africa and is very open to Christians. OHC has been to Tanzania for the last four years. We have ministered in local villages through medical teams who have cared for the sick and while doing so, shared the love of Jesus. In addition we have been exposed to orphanages in the area where we have presented programs about Jesus and the hope that can be found in him. OHC will take a team back to Tanzania in 2014. Why not consider going with us?
For more information on all Missions Ministry events contact Chester Whisonant at email@example.com or call (770) 861-6914.
OHC LOCAL MISSIONS PARTNERS 2013
THE ATLANTA PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER
In a crisis pregnancy, many women simply need real help, honest answers and practical solutions in order to choose life for their babies. At APRC, we understand the physical, emotional and spiritual complexities of an unplanned pregnancy, as well as the devasting consequences of abortion.
THE NORCROSS COOPERATIVE MINISTRIES
NCM is a faith-based, non-profit, ecumenical ministry dedicated to providing emergency assistance to families in Norcross and surrounding areas of Gwinnett County. NCM is supported by twenty three local churches and numerous businesses, civic and social organizations, foundations, and individuals.
Unite! is a network of churches led by pastors and church leaders with the primary goal of being used of God to bring about transformation and the hope of Christ throughout the city of Atlanta through our unified acts of kindness, service, compassion, and love. Through Unite, OHC has launched into a Foster Care Ministry. With the help of Promise 686 and Project 111 OHC hopes to impact the growing population of children in Gwinnett County that need foster care.
TETELESTAI MISSIONS MINISTRY
Tetelestai literally means “It is finished.”Tetelestai Missions Ministry was founded on the belief that God has called each Christian to serve as a missionary. The scriptures are very clear that He places no boundaries on our task, thus our focus on local and international mission efforts. These efforts are connected to Jail Ministry, Nursing Home Ministry and Global Missions.
THE BIG OAK RANCH
Big Oak Ranch is a Christian home for children needing a chance. If you know us, you’ve heard us say that many times. Because that is exactly what we offer – a chance. It is a chance to find a normal life and the love of God. We want kids to find out that they are more than their circumstances. We are what we have the strength to become!
Realizing the God has called us to home and global missions, OHC needed a focus on church members and neighbors who were hurting and in need of assistance. i NEIGHBOR is just that type of ministry. With everything from food to clothing, we try and assist the neighbors of Norcross.
THE WOMEN OF GIGAL
Gilgal, Inc. is a Christ-centered residential program for homeless women with drug / alcohol addictions. Our goal is to assist women in breaking the cycle of defeat that led them to drug and alcohol abuse and replace it with a cycle of victorious living thru Christ Jesus.
Elam was founded in 1988 by senior Iranian church leaders with a vision to serve the growing church in the Iran region. From the beginning, Elam’s passion was to train and equip Iranian Christians to reach and disciple their country men. In 1990 six emerging leaders arrived in England from Iran to begin their fulltime ministry training. They lived in a small, two-bedroom flat and used the kitchen as a classroom. Since then, Elam has seen many years of God’s faithfulness. By God’s grace, the ministry is growing and is being used to strengthen and expand the church in the Iran region in a significant way.
Churches working together to increase the number of Latin Americans serving effectively among 10/40 Window peoples. Conexion 10/40 is connecting churches from Latin and North America in partnerships to accelerate the impact of the Gospel among 10/40 Window peoples; consulting churches in principles of healthy cross-cultural partnerships; and training Latin American missionaries in second language acquisition, English through immersion, cross-cultural transition, and development of church planting strategies.