GLOBAL 5-30 – MFM-Global

By Kent Eller MFM-Global Vice Executive Director

What is Global 5-30? Great question! Every two years the Men for Missions Global Cabinet meets to do the business of MFM. We keep the by-laws, organizational structure, and job descriptions up to date. We also hear what God is doing in the countries that MFM is involved in which are currently the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Colombia, and Cuba. This year it was great to have Jonathan Tobon from Colombia, with us to share how MFM is expanding in his country. We were also excited to welcome and pray over Alan Russell, the new MFM Director for the U.K.

Global 5-30 came out of this meeting with the goal to start an MFM type ministry in 30 new countries in 5 years. We were excited to hear how MFM was doing in our newest countries of Cuba and Colombia. It was great to hear how men in these countries are saying, “yes” to Do, Go, and Give anything God asks. As we talked about what God is doing in these places and how men are excited to be part of reaching people through sharing their testimonies and talents with people who need to hear. The question was why not do this in more countries? As we went around the room and asked each person what they thought about this, the consensus was to aim for 15-20 new countries over the next 5 years. We had the countries written down on paper. When Kevin Woods, MFM Associate Staff, was asked his thoughts, he said 30 countries. We were all asking why 30 and he said, “I want something that scares me, something only God can do.”

Global team surveying Hurricane Irma damage
Global team surveying Hurricane Irma damage in the streets of Cuba.

Dwight Ferguson, the founder of Men for Missions, used to say, “You don’t need to build a fire, just find where the fire is already going and carry wood.” As we look to see how MFM can expand into 30 countries, we want to be a part of carrying wood. We are looking for opportunities to partner with ministries within OMS and outside if the opportunity gives itself to that. We want to help people realize that God can use their talents and testimonies to reach people for Christ. Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” We want to come alongside men in their countries and help them reach their own, as well as come alongside our friends in other countries to reach the end of the earth.

Will you pray with us, pray for us, and pray that we will be obedient to the Holy Spirit’s leading to: Do, Go, and Give whatever God asks, and to discern which thirty countries He asks us to go?

Global team member shares Gospel in Cuban home
Global team member shares Gospel message in Cuban home using EvangeCube.


Men for Missions Global (MFMG) is expanding. Many lives are being changed and men are joining the ranks of MFMG. Due to security, all the stories cannot be told of the changed lives. We continue to challenge men of all nations to:

Do whatever God asks them to do;
Go wherever God asks them to go;
Give whatever God asks them to give;
making God, Lord of their lives. Please pray about joining our efforts to help MFM grow in developing nations.

A generous donor has given a $50,000 MATCHING GIFT for the Global Expansion.
To donate please make checks payable to OMS with designation “MFM Global Expansion Project #408245” and send to Kent Eller or Warren Hardig at P.O. Box A, Greenwood, Indiana 46142, or donate online >>