Welcoming Doulos Hope, OM’s New Ship

On 25 May 2022, OM expanded its geographical reach by welcoming new ship, Doulos Hope to the fleet. After approximately 12-18 months of renovation, she is expected to join Logos Hope in sharing knowledge, help and hope in Asia in 2023. Providing capacity for around 150 crew, Doulos Hope has shallower draft than her sister […]

Finding Hope Amidst Despair

As the refugee crisis in Ukraine developed, Singaporean mother Sharon Ong decided she would drop everything to volunteer with OM at the Polish-Ukrainian border. “We offer weary travellers tea, coffee, snacks, chocolates, and little travel packs for kids, after which they are taken to evacuation centres or train stations in the city—we just warm them, […]

Crossing into a New Chapter

What a joy it was for us to witness the inauguration of our new Executive Director, Mr Phillip Quek, and the appreciation of our outgoing director, Mr Willy Ong, at St. Andrew’s Cathedral on 26 March 2022. Although the mission landscape has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020, the Lord has been teaching […]

Celebrating Hope

This year, the OM flagship, Logos Hope celebrates her 10th anniversary. Having sailed to 70 countries, 161 ports of call, received nearly 8 million visitors, and sold more than 8 million books, almost 2.5 million of which have been Christian books and Bibles, Logos Hope is a testament to God’s faithfulness over a very unique […]


Let’s start with the bad news. 2.1 billion people or about 29% of the world’s population today have no access to the gospel. Currently, only 3% of missionaries are reaching this group (Source: Lausanne Global Analysis). Many missionaries and mission teams are going to places where there is already gospel engagement. The reality is, not […]

Power of Together

“Every day they continued to meet TOGETHER in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate TOGETHER with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47 There is something about the […]

Hope In Crisis

About 690,000 people have fled across the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017 to escape the violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state. About 800,000 refugees—mostly women and children—crammed in temporary camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, have been in dire need of water, food, shelter and medicine (Source: UNHCR). Operation Mobilisation (OM) in Bangladesh […]

Voices of the Red-light District

Some unlikely but beautiful friendships have been formed between a group of Christian volunteers and the red-light community in Singapore over the course of the last two years. From the stories we have exchanged with one another, we capture, after translation, some of the voices of sex workers and pimps in this feature. Sex Workers […]

Missions as a family

Will you be going anywhere for Christmas? This question popped up among our friends two Christmases ago. When we told them our family was going to North Africa, we were met with incredulous questions such as “Where?” and the inevitable “Is it safe?” With a church bombing that occurred within weeks of our planned departure […]

Missions begins at home

Every night, my father would be sitting at his table, Bible and notebook open before him, eyes attentively following each line. My mother would be busy in the study, preparing materials for Sunday school lessons, or asking us, her four children, about our day. If I had to answer, in one word, how I ended […]

Ready to work together – Interview with Willy Ong, OM Singapore Executive Director

My journey toward Christ was formed by a fascination with the thinking of C.S. Lewis and that somebody gave me a Bible. As I got further involved in my church, I was asked to meet with OM Mercy Teams International to explore ways we could collaborate. Through various ups and downs, my wife and I, […]

Operation Mobilisation celebrates 60 years

It was a night of moving speeches, tears, thunderous applause and a deep sense of camaraderie. On 20 February, over 400 pioneers, leaders and workers gathered for OM’s 60th anniversary celebration in Bangkok, Thailand, to commemorate God’s faithfulness in missions. Throughout its six decades, OM has stood on the cutting edge of missions, known for […]

Carolling in the red-light district

Silent night, holy night. The evening rain kept pelting on the carollers’ faces. All is calm, all is bright. Still the singers went out into the streets of the red-light district, where the neon lights of the brothels shone emptily. Round yon virgin, Mother and Child; Holy infant, so tender and mild. Carrying guitars, song […]

An Epic Adventure

Willy Ong had just completed two years of what he called “an epic adventure” on board the OM Ship, Logos Hope, only to return home to start another one as OM Singapore’s Field Leader today. Willy and his wife, Sharon, and their children, Astrid and Nicholas, are from Bethesda Frankel Estate Church. With a degree […]

The great missions challenge

It was a maiden effort. Operation Mobilisation (OM) entities in Singapore organised their inaugural combined missions conference, “The Missions Challenge in a Fast-Changing World,” at Singapore Bible College on 31 October. More than 80 pastors, key leaders and missions workers gathered for an afternoon hosted by the OM International Director’s Office, OM Mercy Teams International, […]

Church of the future

God is causing a global missions movement to sweep across the nations in a powerful and unprecedented way. The movement is not lateral anymore from the West to the East, but multilateral, dynamic and revolutionary, says Operation Mobilisation (OM) International Director, Lawrence Tong at his Singapore office. God is growing the Global Church. In the […]

A voice to the voiceless

Dara* shifted about in the shadows of a dim street. Strapped in a tight, revealing red dress, the young girl looked like she had come from Southeast Asia. She stood vulnerably in Geylang, the heart of Singapore’s infamous red-light district. OMer Maureen Easting was on one of her regular night walks with her co-workers in […]