In 1952, the Hmong in Laos came to Christ as a result of Christian missionary work in the country. At the conclusion of the Vietnam War, approximately about 14,000 Hmong were converted. Many Hmong were resettled in the United States as refugees. In 1978, Hmong Christians in the United States were organized as the Hmong District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Ever since their arrival in the U.S., Hmong believers have heeded the cries for help from the millions of fellow Hmong and other minority groups still living in Asia (China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) but had no channels to respond to their cries. The Hmong District, while well established, could not reach them because of its religious identity. In 1997, delegates to the Hmong District Annual Conference voted to establish Overseas Tribal Services (OTS). OTS was organized as an independent, not-for-profit, humanitarian organization that became the platform to reach the Hmong and other minority people in Asia. OTS partners with the Hmong District, Hmong District churches, the Christian and Missionary Alliance, other Hmong denomination churches, various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and international organizations to provide relief and humanitarian assistance to these minority in Asia.
Uatsaug rua mej txhua tug kws tau cev teg tuaj paab Koomhum OTS, tsi has nyob lub tebchaws twg. Uatsaug tshwjxeeb rua Hauvpaug Koomhum Moob Qha Txuj Moo Zoo hab cov pawgntseeg kws zwm rua lub Koomhum nuav kws tau paab nyajtxag rua OTS. Vim muaj mej txhua tug paab es OTS txhajle nyob tau 20 lub xyoos. Thov ua suavdlawg tsaug. Ntseeg hab casab tas mej tseem yuav txhawb Koomhum OTS ntxiv rua yaav tomntej.
We graciously thank our donors and sponsors around the world, particularly our strategic partner, the Hmong District and its congregations for their financial contributions. Our efforts will not be possible without the support and involvements of everyone who have contributed to the work of OTS. Thank you and we look forward to your continuous support.
In 1981, Rev. Her received God’s calling and went to Toccoa Falls College to prepare himself for the ministry. After graduated, he was called to serve as a full-time pastor for a church in Sheboygan, WI. He returned to graduate school to prepared himself for the ministry God has planned for him. Since then he has served in various positions, including pastoring in several local churches, short-term ministry in oversea, and Director for Church Planting at the Hmong District of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Rev. Her is the senior pastor at Hmong New Hope Alliance Church in Auburn, GA and currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Overseas Tribal Services, Inc.
Mr. Yang has been serving on the Board for the past nine years. He is a true business entrepreneur; founded and operated several businesses in Milwaukee, including a Charter School-Hmong American Peace Academy in which he is a Co-Founder and a former Board President. Mr. Yang is also a Founding Board Members for the Hmong WI Chamber of Commerce and held many leadership positions in the community. He and his wife have four beautiful children and they’re members at the Grace Hmong Alliance Church in Milwaukee, WI for over 30 years.
May came to OTS with a vast experience in counseling and education. She is a staff member at Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC), Student Services Admissions Counselor and International Students Affair. She held various leadership positions in the community and she is a former Director of the Alliance Women Ministries of the Hmong District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. She and her husband have three beautiful children and they live in Hickory, NC where her husband serves as a lay pastor at True Life Church.
Moua has 30 years of Pastoral and Church Planting Experiences in Michigan and Minnesota focus both in indigenous Hmong context as well as cross culturally. He is a Founder and Executive Direct of Family & Youth Advancement Services, Inc and Hmong Christian Voice Radio Broadcast in Twin Cities. He is currently serving as Director of Leadership Development and Strategic Partnership with Cru Inner City, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ in the Twin Cities, MN.
Fua has been on the OTS Board for the last 2 years. Outside of OTS, she serves God in various leadership roles at her church, Denver Hmong Alliance Church in Denver, CO. She has over 14 years in techincal support in the software industry. When she is not busy with work or serving God, she enjoys the great outdoors of beautiful Colorado. She is a wife and a mother of 4 beautiful children.
Djoua has been working in the human services field for over 35 years. His passion for humanitarian work and compassionate ministries has been remarkable. His work has impacting thousands of people around the world. He possesses huge experiences in human service field including refugee, immigrant and community services. His five children have grown to love helping people and followed his footsteps. They are now serving in China, Thailand and in the U.S. Djoua and his family has been truly dedicated and sacrifice their lives to serve the poor.