Events on Missions

The opening of 88th annual convention in Orissa; India in which over 15,000 people attended

Preaching at 88th Orissa, India Convention

Preaching at C.O.T.R. Seminary Convention and Speaking to 800 School Children

Praying for the sick in a North India convention

9/11/ 2001

Preaching "Forget the past, don't dwell on the past, for God is doing a new thing . . ."

The Psalmist declares, “Taste and see that the Lord is Good, blessed is the man who takes refuge in him” (Ps. 34:8). This is true. God good is a good God and is a refuge to all those who take shelter in Him. I have tasted his goodness as well experienced his protection recently in an unbelievable way on missions to Kenya and Uganda, Africa. It is one thing to say God is a good God, but totally another thing to taste and experience God's goodness, greatness and power. Over the years I have tasted and seen the power of God so many times in my life. I was healed from rheumatoid arthritis when I was fourteen years old, but I never tasted the goodness neither experienced the power of God so mightily as such while I was in Uganda.

I must say, before anything else, God is not only good, but He is so big, huge and humongous. He is bigger, greater and taller than the World Trade Center that has just went under terror and terrorism in New York. This is where my missions story unfolds to show the goodness, greatness and power of God.

Going on short-term missions is exciting to me besides the pastorate of Church of All Nations in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The year, 2001, was the sixth year of missions in which God led me to cross a new frontier, the African continent. Having cancelled a planned missions trip to India, God sent me to Kenya and Uganda in a short three weeks notice. Ministry in Africa went well until I became stranded at Entebee airport in Uganda. Literally thousands and thousands of people gave their lives to the Lord and many were physically healed in Uganda in a mass crusade.

However, the excitement of missions went down in the airport, as I was about to take my return flight to the USA. At 4:00 AM on September 10th 2001, I reached Enetebee, Uganda airport to depart at 6:00 AM. My Baggage was checked in, and my boarding pass was being issued as the airport manager of the Ethiopian airlines looked at my passport. All of a sudden the man became rude and said, “You cannot go on this flight, I will send you on the next flight.” I responded, “Why?” The manager said, “I have no reason to give you, but you cannot go on this flight.” He then walked away with my passport. A little while later he returned and handed me my passport saying again, “You cannot go on this flight, but only on next flight.” Since the next flight is five days away from that day, I became very upset and furious. I approached officials of the airport and they found no reason for me to be detained and said that I was free to board the plane. However, the airport manager was persistent in his decision and he would not let me on this flight. Therefore, I was stranded in the airport for the next seven hours until my host pastor could come and pick me up.

The whole day for me was like Elijah under the juniper tree. I said to the Lord, “This is not fair.” I complained and griped. I became so upset and disappointed because of the waiting period, five days, before the next flight could be taken. Anyhow, the host pastor prayed and comforted me before he placed me in a hotel. He added, “God must have a purpose for this and we will see it.”

The host pastor Julius Oyet, Life Line Ministries

The pastor then left having mentioned that he will be back in the morning to pick me up, for they have church every day of the week. He also said, “Your mission is not over with the crusade, come minister in our church until you catch the next flight.” Hearing him, I became happy and believed God had a greater plan and purpose in this ordeal.

The following day, September 11th, I went on to minister in one of the churches in Kampala. The day went by so quickly hearing nothing unusual because of the time difference between New York and Kampala, Uganda. The next morning the host pastor again came to pick me up from the hotel. When he arrived, he said, “You don't want to go to the USA right now. You don't want to even hear what is going on in the USA right now. God miraculously held you back in Uganda to protect you. God used an unfriendly man the other day to stop you from flying back to the USA. You must be very thankful to the Lord that you are still here with us on missions.” I was so puzzled as he talked, and as I stared at him he handed me a newspaper. I couldn't believe in my heart what the Lord had done for me. He kept me as the apple of his eye and kept me away from much tears and grief of being stuck in Ethiopia for a whole week having all flights cancelled to the USA. Instead, God extended missions for another week that, I would be protected and minister to the people of Uganda.

On the sixth day, and the last day of this additional week of missions in Kampala, a lady came on two metal crutches for the church service. Both of her knees and her hip had problems. She requested prayer and I raised her off her seat to walk by faith. She having her crutches laid down began to walk and run. The exciting part of this healing was, she was a woman whose legs were to be amputated on the following Wednesday. Oh, Praise God, He stranded me in Africa not only just for my own protection but also for the deliverance of others. If nothing else, another week of extended missions was all worth it just for the healing of this lady alone.

The last part of the story is humorous. Not only was the missions to Africa divinely extended for another week, but also God paid for its expenses in a special way. When God orders something, He pays for it too. God, who ordered an additional week of missions in Uganda, also made the Ethiopian Airlines to pay for the extended week of missions expenses. What the enemy meant for evil, God turned it around for good, with a BIG DIVIDEND. The Ethiopian Airlines paid for the room, board and traveling expense for the whole week. Isn't it true what Scripture says, “The wealth of the sinners is stored up for the righteous" (Prov. 13:22b). Hallelujah!

Having an altar call in Uganda crusade

Having a week of conference in Uganda

Ministering in Jamaica

Passing out food to the needy in Mexico

Once the Lord had opened the door for missions for Tom, they have been widely opened in many places of different countries unexpectedly, unknowingly and miraculously that the will, plan and purpose of God be fulfilled in his life, as well for his family members. Once Tom began to go on missions in 1996, he didn't expect any of his family members would catch his vision, but for his surprise, they all caught his vision for missions since 1997.

This ministry has been reaching the unreached, touching the untouched in body, mind and spirit in five continents of the world. People of various tongues, color, culture, ethnic background and religious background have been reached an touched by the Word and Spirit of God over these years. To God be the glory, for all He has done through Earth to Eternity Ministries

Calendar on Missions Since 1996 - 2012

Summer Missions 1996 North India
Winter Missions 1996 Mexico
Summer Missions 1997 Romania
Winter Missions 1997 Mexico
Summer Missions 1998 North India and Nepal
Fall Missions 1998 North and South India
Spring Missions 1999 North India
Fall Missions 1999 North India
Spring Missions 2000 North India
Fall Missions 2000 North and South India

Spring Missions 2001 Mexico
Summer Missions 2002 North and South India
Spring Missions 2003 Mexico

Summer Missions 2001 Kenya and Uganda
Summer Missions 2003 Romania
Spring Missions 2004 North and South India
Summer Missions 2005 Mexico
Fall Missions 2005 North and South India
Summer Missions 2006 Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Spring 2007 - Fall 2008 Local Missions
Summer Missions 2009 Jamaica
Fall Missions 2010 Nairobi, Kenya, Doha, Qatar and India
Winter Missions 2011 Orissa, North India (88th Annual convention where over 15,000 attended four days) and Convention and graduation at C. O. T. R. Seminary, Vizag;  South India and convention at Kanpur; U.P.; India.
Fall Missions 2012 Kanpur, U. P., North Indian convention. Hyderabad,  South Indian seminars.  Hyderabad  Bible School.

"Awake, you who sleep. Arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise. redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is for you (Eph. 5:14-17)