In 2021 , One Mission Society lost several beloved missionaries . We honor and remember these OMS missionaries who served with distinction for 10 or more years .
Tim Bell became an ordained minister shortly after marrying his wife Nancy . They joined OMS in 1993 and served in Mexico . In 1996 , Tim transferred to the Northeast region in the United States , where he was the director of Regional Ministries , connecting missionaries with speaking opportunities in churches , camps , and conferences . Tim was an active OMS missionary when he passed away .
Sylvia ( Knapp ) Ellis began her career with OMS in 1962 in Taiwan and China . She taught English and music , and she challenged believers to share their faith outside of the classroom . Sylvia also hosted visiting missionaries . She returned to the U . S . in 2005 and worked at the OMS World Headquarters in Greenwood , Indiana , then briefly returned to Taiwan in 2007 . Sylvia retired from OMS after marrying Bob Ellis .
Erica Fiorenza and her husband Eduardo began serving with OMS in Latin America in 1971 after years of church ministry . Erica ’ s roles included local church assistance , focused on women and children . Eduardo and Erica retired from OMS in 1986 but continued sharing God ’ s love by raising funds for OMS seminary scholarships and ministering through their local church .