Each Christmas, we all want to spend our money on something that counts. Not just endless store bought presents, but something to really help those in need. Something that will last. OM Overseas Aid Fund's 2014 Christmas Appeal is focused on a landlocked country in Central Asia. We invite you to join us in supporting some of the world's most vulnerable people who call this country home.

OM has been working in this area in partnership with another organisation* since 1994, building the capacity of local people to see them overcome poverty, poor health and unemployment.

With projects focusing on child and maternal health care, the rights of people with disabilities, clean water and agriculture business enterprises, we are seeking your help to continue and further develop these important projects.

Key projects include

  • Women’s and men’s health lessons in 3 regions (hoping to expand to 4 in 2015) as well as the translation and distribution of key health material in their language.
  • Education in orchard management and fruit drying to help overcome unemployment and a lack of fresh produce.
  • Children project which seeks to help children with disabilities reach their potential through early intervention and preschools.
  • Advocacy work for the areas most affected by the 2010 Polio outbreak that left 100’s with disabilities – this includes a new workshop for the assembly of wheelchairs and assistive devices.
  • Clean water project – includes digging wells, infrastructure, clean water and hygiene classes for communities.

To be a part of transforming lives in Central Asia please click on the button below to give via Credit Card or Paypal.

If your gift is on behalf of family and friends, Christmas Cards can be sent to you by contacting our office.

Note: All gifts of over $2 to the OM Overseas Aid Fund are tax-deductible.

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It seems at the moment that I can’t turn on the news, or look at social media without being confronted by the plight of persecuted Christians. Across Syria and Iraq the most devastating stories have emerged about Christians, and other minority groups, suffering at the hands of Islamic militants and extremists. Our world is so terribly broken. However, as I was praying the other day, I was reminded of Saul who was persecuting Christians in his time. In the midst of the atrocities he was committing Jesus met him, removed the scales from his eyes and changed his name and his life! Paul ended up being, arguably, the greatest missionary to ever live.

My prayer is that Jesus would do the same today! That in our time we would see Jesus break into the lives of those who are causing such suffering and, like Paul, as they see who Jesus really is, that they will be completely transformed. I invite you to join with me and pray that God would miraculously intervene and that we would see this generation’s “Paul” be used mightily by God.

Celebrating Andrew Carnell’s service to OM Queensland

Following five years of wonderful, productive service to OM Australia and to Queensland OM supporters, OM Australia’s Queensland State Director Andrew Carnell is changing roles!

Andrew has been feeling God’s leading to be more involved in pastoral ministry, culminating in Andrew accepting a significant part time pastoral position with Bridgeman Downs Baptist Church. We are excited about this new leading of the Lord and pray God’s blessing on this new avenue of ministry. We are equally excited to let you know that despite Andrew’s new role in the church, he will continue to lead OM Australia’s TeenStreet ministry. If you don’t already do so, and you would like to financially support Andrew as he leads the ministry of TeenStreet, we invite you to contact our National Office at

We invite you to join us in prayer as we actively seek a replacement Queensland state representative to take up the excellent work that Andrew has been doing. It is critical that we do so.

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Nick-Vinitha-AndrewWe are delighted and praising God to let you know that all three Aussie OMers involved in the accident in Botswana on 6 August have returned home safely and are now continuing their process of healing and recovery at home; Andrew in WA and Nick and Vinitha in Victoria. There have been miracles along the way…no doubt about it! But the journey continues towards full healing and recovery! The three South Africans also injured in the accident, Heinrich, Gerhard and Sibusiso also continue to recover well. A memorial service for Donovan, the South African also involved in the accident was held on 16 August.

We invite you to continue to pray for all involved. We already have seen God answer the many prayers of His people.

Again, we invite you to give to the Recovery Fund, especially set up to help OM and the families cover the costs resulting from the accident. Any gifts received for the Recovery Fund that are not needed by the families of Andrew, Nick and Vinitha will be offered to offset expenses of the others in the accident and/or to a ministry that was on Donovan’s heart in his memory.

We look forward to reporting back to you on how your donation has been able to help.

Thank you for your prayers and your partnership at this difficult time.

The OM Australia Team

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