The OAC Overseas Ministries, now ministering as as Worldwide Proclamation, was established by the North American Zone in 1980 to open new OAC Branches with national evangelists in developing countries. So far 12 new national branches have been established.
THE NEED: Christ said, “this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Mt. 24:14). He then gave The Great Commission to His followers, commanding them to proclaim the Good News of salvation to every person. Multiplied millions of people are still unreached today. Many have never heard a clear presentation of the Gospel. They don’t know that Christ is the only way of salvation. In many places there are no evangelical churches, and where they exist, most of these unreached people will never enter them. That’s why Christ told Christians to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. There has never been a greater need to reach the lost multitudes, and there has never been a greater opportunity to evangelize them.
OPEN AIR CAMPAIGNERS (OAC): Our national evangelists have been called by God, have a Bible School education, and have been trained in our front line method of evangelism. They do not need high support, visas, cultural orientation, or furloughs. They cannot be deported. They do however need personal support, ministry vehicles, film equipment and an operating budget. The Overseas Ministries has established new OAC Branches in India, Africa, Russia, Ukraine, South America and the Caribbean. Each of our OAC National Branches has a National Board of Directors, and is registered with the government. Until national churches are able to support these evangelists, God must use Christians in developed countries to stand behind them.
THE OUTCOME: Our OAC evangelists are reaching an average over 1000 people every day in remote villages, neighborhoods, public schools, city plazas, military bases, police academies, etc. Up to 100 poor women in India are being trained to certificate level in our 4 Sewing Schools each year. People of all ages are hearing a clear presentation of the gospel in their own language. Many are responding to Christ. Churches are constantly calling on our evangelists to come for open air outreaches in their areas. Wherever possible follow-up is done by pastors, and churches are being planted by them. Persecution is sometimes faced, and some of our evangelists have been attacked as they go out as “lambs among wolves.” Compelled by the love of Christ, we believe that we are immortal in His will until He calls us home.
Please pray for our evangelists as they go forth into the harvest fields, and consider standing behind them with your support.
“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.”
Compelled by His love,
OAC – Overseas Ministries Director