David and Marty Meek

 
David - Marty MeeksDavid and Marty Meek served in Japan with One Mission Society for many years—more than 27 for Marty and 15 as a couple. During that time, they were involved in a wide variety of ministries, including 12 years in field leadership. David was responsible for coordinating ministry efforts with Japanese church and seminary leaders. 
 
David was responsible for coordinating ministry efforts with Japanese church and seminary leaders. He also preached regularly and taught English evangelism classes. Marty had an active ministry in English and Western-cooking evangelism and taught as a volunteer in the local elementary school as a bridge to the community. She also hosted many field guests and fellowship events with national church and seminary leaders and staff during their time in Japan.
 
After much prayer, David and Marty made the difficult decision in 2008 to return to the United States for ministry so they can be closer to David’s mother. They have assumed new responsibilities at OMS headquarters in Greenwood. David works in the Development Department at One Mission Society, helping to raise funds for OMS evangelism, church planting and leadership training ministries around the world. He builds partnerships with Christian foundations and individuals to support these efforts. He also assists in the preparation of presentations to major donors and oversees the process of preparing direct mail letters. Marty serves in the hospitality area at OMS headquarters, hosting international guests, board members and missionary staff and promoting community among staff members through regular fellowship events. They both continue involvement with ministry to Japan by reaching out to Japanese living in the Greenwood area.
 
The Meeks have three children—Satomi, Chris, and Rebecca. All of the children are Japanese and are adopted. Satomi is married and has two young daughters, Chris is a freshman in college, and Rebecca is a high school junior. David and Marty are thankful that the Lord has blessed them by bringing the children into the family and have tried to encourage other families to consider adoption.