Olivet Teen Mission International sees a need for establishing the ministry more firmly in Europe and is organizing plans to a conference and retreat in the UK in the coming weeks. OTM headquarters leaders will meet with Olivet Assembly UK and OA Europe church leaders to better understand their local context and give ministry presentations to parents, leaders and students.
This week, Olivet Teen Mission International is confirming important dates and gatherings for the ministry. The aim is for leaders and teens can focus more on receiving God's grace and strength during the programs.
Olivet Teen Mission International Headquarters continues to emphasize the importance of gatherings and raising leaders for teens. Through this, teens can come to develop a closer relationship with the Lord and devote their lives to the Kingdom of God. After the recent retreats and camps around the world, one main concern is the need for leaders who can serve as mentors to teens, specifically the second generation.
On January 1, Olivet Teen Mission North America in partnership with the Olivet Academy SF concluded its West Coast Winter Camp. The teens and children were able to enjoy being at the camp where they could learn more about God and have fellowship with their closest friends. During the past 10 days, the teens had the time to do Bible studies, play sports, have academic recreations, play instruments, and do performances.
From the 22nd to the 25th of December, OTM Korea held its annual Teen Christmas Retreat. The thorough theme was Jesus Christ coming to this world, based on John 3:16. They gathered for various bible lectures on this topic as well as teen services. Through this, attendees were able to meet God deeply and to learn more about the meaning of Christmas.
Olivet Teen Mission International has translated their basic starter manual into Russian. This brings great hope for the mission in the CIS region, that many teens in the future could be evangelized in these countries.
Olivet Teen Mission chapters continue to be guided to have consistent programs in order that teens always have the opportunity to meet the Lord. The main programs that HQ emphasizes are weekly activities, monthly events, and one-on-one. Please pray that chapters can truly implement these programs, clinging to the Lord for strength, love, and courage so that all teens around the world can be saved one day sooner.
Olivet Teen Mission International partnered with Olivet University and held promotional activities for teenage missions during the summer. The program mainly focused on providing young people with more spiritual and emotional support. Looking at the positive response from teenagers and their parents, the ministry realized its function to discipline youth with sound Biblical knowledge.
For the month of September Olivet Teen Mission North America will focus on the mission tour, training leaders, creating various resources, recruiting volunteers and leaders for the second generation, and strengthening its network.
In a recent online conference, Olivet Teen Mission chapters met for an international conference in which national leaders were committed to weekly programs in their churches or local schools so that teens can more easily come to know the Lord.
Olivet Teen Mission headquarters traveled to California for a mission tour where the cities of San Francisco, Riverside, and Los Angeles will be visited. The purpose of the trip was to raise awareness of teens, to recruit interns and staff for Teen Mission, to educate parents on teens' growth and spiritual development, and to reach out to teens by holding teen-centered programs.
On April 11, Olivet Teen Mission International started their first continental leaders’ gathering. Continental representatives important gathering with great hope that this will initiate many more future conferences and trainings that will become a key to the advancement of Teen Mission.
Olivet Teen Mission International Headquarters has increased research in order to revise its strategies for the new year. OTM holds onto the vision of evangelizing and discipling teenagers and giving them opportunities to serve God's kingdom. Recently, the ministry has started to seek more how to do this effectively through studying recent research conducted on youth ministries.
Olivet Teen Mission is opening its second internship program starting from next week. The hope is to invite those who are passionate about serving teens while on their summer break and especially prepare for the new school year. The ministry truly desires to build a team who can support the headquarters as the network envisions to grow greatly in the second half of the year.
The Olivet Teen Mission chapter in Cracas, Venezuela initiates their teen camp with great joy. Chapter and church members of the Emanuel Church managed to gather 22 campers and 8 volunteers with the goal that these youths' hearts turn to God.