I am Mark Ottinger and I am an MRI Technologist in Des Peres, MO. I have been a follower of Jesus Christ for 40 years and have always had a heart for sharing the gospel of Jesus. God has given me the opportunity to go on several short term mission trips and during those trips has given me a burden for those from other countries. When I heard about Oasis International Ministries and saw their heart for the many refugees coming to St. Louis from all over the world, I felt compelled by the Holy Spirit to get involved. The Lord has given me compassion to help these people that have been through such hardships. I know of no better way than to love them with the love of Jesus, helping with their basic needs, and to introduce them to Jesus.