25 Feb 2012 - Consultation 14 - Short-term Mission in the Gap Year

Date: Saturday 25 February 2012
Time: 12 to 3.15 pm
Place: Prinsept Street Presbyteiran Church
Speaker Jonathan Fuller
International Director for Mobilization
OMF International HQ Singapore


Thinking of taking a year out before or after university, or after you completed your National Service (for guys)…?

Perhaps it is even time for that career break you have always planned…?

A Gap Year for mission usually means a year (or possibly just six to eight months) of training and experience in mission in an overseas multi-cultural environment. There will be plenty of opportunities for working alongside missionaries in the field, ministry training, Bible studies and ‘on-the-job experience of sharing your faith. Mission in a Gap Year is a life changing event!


Jon grew up in the Philippines where his parents served as missionaries. He studied Philosophy and History at university. From 1988 to 2000, Jon and his wife Marilyn worked amongst Muslim communities in the southern Philippines. In 2000 the Fullers returned to Canada where Jon served as the Director of Personnel for OMF Canada, focused on the mobilization and training of new workers for service with East Asia’s peoples.  During this time he completed an MA in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary.

In mid-2005 the Fullers moved back to Asia where Jon currently serves as the International Director for Mobilization (IDM) at the OMF International Headquarters in Singapore. The IDM works with OMF’s mobilization teams in eighteen different countries, helping them share the needs and opportunities amongst East Asia’s peoples worldwide. Jon has travelled extensively, including a recent trip to explore ministry with Chinese in Africa, part of OMF’s commitment to be a global community of East Asian specialists.

Jon is the author of Cross Currents: The Story of the Muslim and Christian Encounter in the Philippines, published by OMF Literature in the Philippines in 2005. Cross Currents combines historical research and personal stories to explore God at work through the encounter between Islam and Christianity in the Philippines.