IIOM is an interdenominational
group with a missions focus. The group comprises of young
men and ladies from various assemblies of across Barbados
such as P.A.W.I, Nazarene, Christian Mission, and Wesleyan
including ministries in Dominica such as Restoration
The face of the group changes on each missionary
trip, as some may not be able to go at certain times also
too, newer members are coming aboard. CLICK
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The group also has a strong worship
focus, as we have skilled musicians and vocalist. There is versatility
and diversity within the group as there is ministry in dancing/choreography,
drama, technicians, skilled artisans etc.
Island Impact was officially launched
on October 15th 2005, at UWI Cave Hill; however, its roots can
be traced back in 1991, when a team of young people from churches
of P.A.W.I went on a missions trip to Bequia.
Over the years a core group was maintained while traveling on
various trips thus, a decision was made to broaden the horizons
IIOM visited St.
Vincent from July 22nd to August 8th 2006. We were joined
by contingents from Trinidad, St. Vincent, and Grenada, as we
welcome new members who felt the call to be a part of the ministry,
as a result of being impacted by our ministry to them. Hence,
our goal of impacting the Caribbean is coming alive as we prepare
a missions force from the Caribbean to impact the region and
recently returned from Dominica we see our dream becoming
IIOM seeks to work along with local assemblies,
doing ministry in their local communities and help to empower the
believers at the local assemblies to strive for excellence in their
own ministries and to position themselves where God can use them
in mighty ways.
Our last trip was in Grenada
in March this year. We were based in Marquis, at the Marquis Pentecostal
Church, with host Pastor- John Mark. The trip was a blessed one
as the people there expressed their gratitude, due to our ministry
in the various services and in the community. The church and some
houses of members received some repairs due to damages done by the
hurricanes. There was also ministry at various other churches and
at the Grenville Secondary School.
Next year is projected to take us to Canada; however, we are still
listening to the voice of God as He leads us where He wants us.
(Quote: It is not a desirous
thing to be where God was; we should be where God is)