Where We Give 100%
God first introduced Stanley Tam to a ministry called One Mission Society (OMS) in the early 1950’s. While on a mission trip to Japan, Stanley walked alongside OMS staff who were actively sharing God’s love with others and planting churches. He saw their clear, unwavering commitment to share the Gospel and as a keen businessman, he appreciated their low overhead and wise administration.
Like so many good ministries, OMS simply did not have enough funding to keep all divisions going and they had to pull back on a lot of their overseas work. As Stanley’s business grew he thought of OMS and their work around the world. He called them up and said he would give $50,000 a year if One Mission Society would use the resources directly towards evangelism and church planting. OMS accepted Stanley’s “terms” and the ministry began to grow in leaps and bounds. By 1955, the company was giving 100% of its dividends to One Mission Society.
“By God’s grace, One Mission Society unites, inspires and equips Christians to make disciples of Jesus Christ, multiplying dynamic communities of believers around the world.” – Mission Statement, OMS
Today, OMS’ church multiplication ministry is called Every Community for Christ (ECC). In partnership with 30+ denominations and church associations, the teams share God’s love, plant churches and train leaders for multiplication. Their intent is to help people experience new life in Christ in the context of a healthy local church. Biblically-based ECC teams serve in more than 50 countries worldwide. These ministries are carried out in more than 45 languages and include more than 14,000 indigenous coworkers. More than 6,000 churches are planted every year.
“In partnership with other Christian ministries, our influence is multiplying. In fact, one person comes to Christ every 31 seconds through the work of One Mission Society and we are creating new, innovative strategies to be even more effective. We are delighted to partner with the U.S. Plastic Corporation in taking the redemption and hope of Jesus Christ to people everywhere!”
— Bob Fetherlin, President, One Mission Society
“I feel like God created me for business. I want our company to make as much money as we possibly can. Like any business person, I want to see our sales soar and our employees thrive. Alongside my passion for business, God has given me a deep heart for ministry. I want all people to have the chance to know God, to hear His message of hope and life. At U.S. Plastic, this is what we stand for.”
— Kevin Kempton, President, U.S. Plastic Corporation®