One Way Mission was birth in Finland. It was the result of a desire in a few ordinary people to help their neighbors and spread the Gospel. The founding words of OWM were expressed in 1983 as the Friday for Christ campaign came into operation in Helsinki. After the mission expanded to many new areas of work in Finland and abroad the association took the name One Way Mission.
OWM is not a large institution operating by means of government or church funding. Instead, it is financed by individual people and sponsoring enterprises. Most of the staff work without pay and OWM aims to use its funds as comprehensively as possible for helping our neighbors. The work is done wholeheartedly and with a strong sense of it being one’s calling. At present, there are about one hundred paid workers. The majority are national workers operating on ten mission fields.
One Way Mission is an interdenominational organization strongly committed to Christ-centeredness in its teaching and work. One Way is an internationally known expression that refers to Christ. Jesus said: “I am the way”.