Seeking more workers for the field is the focus of OC International

By February 13, 2004

International (MNN) — It’s year number two in their effort to double the missionary force by 2007. OC International was able to expand their ministry by 10-percent. However, that was just the first step that’s needed to see more people come to Christ.

President of OCI Greg Gripentrog says more growth is needed this year. He says the growth will take place on both sides of the ocean. He says, “”It’s starts here. Helping to see funded and then deployed these missionary families around the world. Then on the other side of the ocean we have our area directors and our field directors who receive them.” Gripentrog says, “We are truly internationalizing the mission and establishing sending bases in countries around the world. So, 40-percent of our growth is projected from North America, 60-percent from other continents around the world.”

However, the expansion plans will face trouble. “The political situation around the world continues to be tense in many of the countries where we have personnel,” says Gripentrog. He says, “We are always needing the prayers of God’s people for protection for our missionaries and blessings for their efforts.”

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