Ministry News


OCI Holds Retreat for Educators

Uchee Pines Institute · 04.01.2014

OCI hosted its first Educator Retreat from March 16 – 18 at Uchee Pines Institute. With more than 50 attendees, the Educator Retreat provided an opportunity for staff and students of elementary, secondary, and medical missionary training schools to collaborate regarding the future of education. Guest speakers included Wanda Sarr, director of education for the…


OCI Ministries Unite in Uchee Pines

Uchee Pines Institute · 04.01.2014

The campus of Uchee Pines Institute was filled to overflowing with more than 200 attendees for the annual OCI Leadership Retreat. Held from March 10 – 15, ministry leaders, workers, students, and supporters of OCI gathered together for united prayer, meaningful sermons and seminars, and the all-time favorite mission reports. With approximately 30 OCI ministries…


Heritage Academy Invited to Harvard University

Heritage Academy · 04.01.2014

Heritage Academy students received a unique opportunity last fall. Harvard University invited the academy to participate and train in a drill held at an emergency medicine conference with participants from around the globe. Heritage students instructed Harvard medical students and professors in moulage (the art of applying false injuries for training purposes). The purpose of this drill…


Update: A New Haven for Victims of Abuse

The Hope of Survivors · 01.09.2014

Last fall, The Hope of Survivors acquired a new facility in Iowa (see below). Now they have teamed up with Maranatha Volunteers International (, a nonprofit organization connecting service-minded people with much needed construction projects, to renovate The Hope of Survivors new Renewal Center. Work began in November to add bathrooms and modify existing space…


Oklahoma Academy Visits Ukraine

Oklahoma Academy · 05.24.2013

In March, Oklahoma Academy’s senior class traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, to hold two simultaneous evangelistic campaigns, English classes, and other community outreach activities. Despite various challenges including the language barrier and a venue change, God provided, blessed, and protected the students as they ministered to people in Kiev. More than 1,000 attended the meetings, and…

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OCI Video Series Airs on Hope Channel

OCI Headquarters · 03.26.2013

A new series featuring 17 OCI ministries will air on Hope Channel beginning on April 7 through the end of June. During the past year and a half, OCI President Steven Grabiner and two OCI team members traveled to six continents to film footage for a 13-episode video series. The series highlights the work that…


Mount Akagi Gets Facelift

Mount Akagi Institute · 03.13.2013

In May, Mount Akagi Institute in Japan will host a mission group to help provide a much-needed facelift to its lifestyle center. For more than 50 years, Mount Akagi has facilitated medical missionary work in Japan. In 1978 three families from Eden Valley Institute, an OCI ministry in Colorado, helped to expand the work there….


Fire Destroys Home Church

Bantu Hope Ministries · 02.12.2013

In January, a fire destroyed a building where church members in Cameroon, Africa, were meeting to study the Bible. OCI member Bantu Hope Ministries, shares Jesus’ love with remote villages in Central Africa. Two years ago, Bible workers started witnessing to people in Bafou, Cameroon. Jaques Metenou and his wife, Marie, were among the first in…

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The Hope of Survivors Receives Award

The Hope of Survivors · 11.27.2012

This month, The Hope of Survivors was recognized as a 2012 Top-­Rated Nonprofit by GreatNonprofits. “We are excited to be named a Top-­Rated Nonprofit,” says Samantha Nelson, vice president & CEO of The Hope of Survivors, “and we are proud of our accomplishments this year.” The Hope of Survivors is an OCI ministry located in…


OCI Holds Latin America Retreat

Vida Sana Redension · 11.06.2012

From October 31 to November 4, more than 100 people gathered in Colombia for the first OCI Latin America Leadership Retreat. The meetings were aimed at encouraging and strengthening workers from supporting ministries in Latin America; OCI ministry leaders and staff came from Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, Uruguay, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. Inspirational…