SMO - Student Missionary Outreach
A Christian youth ministry based in the Philippines. Their vision is to “Reach the Filipino Youth for Christ with the Gospel of Jesus Christ”.
Every SMO’er is a “Christian Student Missionary for the Church”
The SMO is nearing it’s 36th Anniversary of thanking God’s people everywhere for the support for this work of faith. The goal of SMO is to reach every school throughout the whole Philippines with the gospel of Jesus Christ, to disciple and train them to become fruitful Christian leaders.
Many of these young people are now leaders in their respective churches, some have been called to serve the Lord in full-time ministry. Others have been pioneering or pasturing churches in the Philippines.
Some are serving as SMO workers and staff.
There was a time when the Bible was not allowed to be taught in most schools. However, in recent years the Lord has been pleased to opened doors through the SMO-Moral Values Program, which is fully accredited officially by the office of the Philippine ombudsman. With this program, SMO is now welcome to conduct the Moral Values Seminar in schools throughout the 7,000 Philippine islands. Good relationships have been established with school authorities whereas even school officials and teachers have participated in these students. Regular schedules have been provided to conduct lectures on the dangers of smoking, drug-addiction, alcoholism, pre-marital sex, and much more. Many of the teachers have given testimony of God’s power in moving, convicting, delivering, and changing the lives of many young people. As a result, requests and invitations from different schools nationwide are extended to SMO. The demand to reach every school has been great, with the only problem is having sufficient personnel to fulfill all the requests. With this growing need, SMO has established a Bible training school that will train future youth workers to reach the youth of the Philippines. Several training centers have opened in different parts of the Philippines - Mindannao, one in Palawan, one in Bicol and the rest in Bacolod City.