Directors of OMS NZ
Owen and Avalon are the Executive Directors for One Mission New Zealand. Owen & Avalon spent 4 years in Ecuador involved in church planting among the Saraguro people.
They are missionaries with OMS and serve in the following areas:
• Recruiting, mobilizing and training of missionaries
• Short term ministry teams overseas
• Administration and financial oversight
• Support for NZ missionaries
Chunillal has been working in Asia planting churches, discipling and training leaders.
Currently Chunillal is based in New Zealand. He is building and equipping our Pacific partners, connecting with the local indigenous groups and Pasifika peoples to encourage more mission involvement.
He works in New Zealand, Philippines, Asia and Pacific region.
Church Planting - Ukraine
Brent works in Kiev, Ukraine. He is a member of a team involved in evangelism, discipleship and church planting amongst young adults.
As an Every Community For Christ (ECC) Shepherd he is involved in training and coaching church planters in Estonia and Eastern Europe.
Professional Development of ESOL Teachers
After teaching at a Seminary in Russia for 13 ½ years, she is now based in Asia overseeing professional development of English teachers in East and Southeast Asia. She also trains future missionaries at Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies through:
• Teaching ESOL to international students
• Training students teach and use ESOL on the mission field
• Teaching cross-cultural skills
Leadership Training - Ecuador/Asia
M & A served in Ecuador, as South Island New Zealand Representatives for One Mission Society and in Asia. M & A will continue to serve in Ecuador and Asia for 3 months each consecutive year. This includes community and family initiatives in the area of agriculture, healthcare, family business training, marriage enrichment, discipleship and leadership training. They also mentor pastors and leaders in these countries.
Theological Education - India
After serving for forty years in India, first as the Principal of Madras Bible College and then as the founding Principal of SAIACS, the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies; Graham & Carol returned to India in 2013. They are helping to set up a graduate level study programme in North India.
Graham and Carol have relocated to the USA. They still hope to return to India on short term trips.
Church Planting - Philippines
Pastor Rely and Lalaine Samonte planted a Church and Christian school in Malolos, Philippines. One Mission Society New Zealand is partnering with them in a new church plant with the Mangyan people on the Island of Mindoro in the Philippines.
Church Planting - Philippines
Ruth and Philip live in Malolos City, Philippines with their little daughter Jemimah. A Christian school is run from the church where they minister and many students and parents come to know and follow Jesus. Their current roles there for Philip is teaching the word of God through Bible stories and preaching in church, and Ruth is a full time teacher, preaches at church, is in the worship team and has other administration responsibilities. They have 2 local outreach areas where they encourage the needy with feeding programs, Bible studies, Bible stories and prayer.
Their main ministry is to the Mangyan people on the Island of Mindoro. Phil writes "Our Mangyan brothers and sisters live off borrowed land, they're a marginalized people, quite poor and many have not been educated so they cannot all read the Bible. Great changes have happened in this people group since people obedient to the Lord have worked with them and brought the full gospel of truth of our saving King Jesus. Our Mangyan brothers and sisters have been baptised, married in the sight of God and are now more confident. They have a church, they've toilets and running water, they have a little more food, Bibles in their own language, the government has put in electricity and built a kindergarten and they are praying to own the land they live on."