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For Everything There Is a Season
It ’ s hard to believe that nearly eight years have passed since God led Esther and me to One Mission Society ( OMS ). From our first days at OMS ’ World Headquarters in Greenwood , Indiana , God gave us an immediate love for its wonderful people , its rich history , and its clear purpose : spreading the Good News of Jesus to as many people as possible and helping new disciples grow into disciple-makers . We feel truly undeserving of the gracious welcome and the honor of serving the Lord through OMS during these years .
In Ecclesiastes 3 , Solomon declares , “ For everything there is a season .” Esther and I sensed God ’ s clear leading to OMS in 2014 . In the same way , as we sought the Lord ’ s wisdom and guidance through our current season , we became confident that the time had come to pass the OMS presidential baton to a younger , well-qualified couple with the gift of leadership .
So , we rejoice that , with strong OMS Board affirmation , this sacred baton will pass to Jeff and Laura Edwards on July 1 . We ’ re confident that the OMS family will rally around them with support through much prayer and encouragement .
As Esther and I transition , we ’ re thrilled to continue with the coordination of the Billion . Global vision , led by OMS , and will always have deep gratitude for eight wonderful years at OMS . Visiting OMS signatories , fields , seminaries , partner churches , Board members , and partner ministries will forever be held in our hearts as an incredible privilege . Thank you , Lord … and a warm , hearty thank you to the OMS family !
We hope you enjoy this issue of OMS Outreach , highlighting other exciting transitions and changes .
Bob Fetherlin 3