NAZARENE MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL
Pastor Chris Clemons (Pendleton/Pilot Rock) is our District NMI President.
Chris is married to Carolyn. Together they have the care of their adorable granddaughter, Sophia.
Current council members, with contact information, are listed here.
Father, we pray that out of Your glorious riches You may strengthen each of us with Your power through Your Spirit in the deepest parts of our inner being, so that our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith. And we pray that as we endeavor to dig deep into your Word, to be rooted in it and established in Your love, may we have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is Your love, Jesus, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge and that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of You, Father. You, Lord, are able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or even imagine. Help us to believe that every moment of our lives. We bring glory and honor to You, Lord God. We ask this in the beautiful name of Jesus, Amen.
A Work and Witness Update
Global Missions is deeply aware of the need to protect both the physical health and the testimonies of our Work & Witness participants and host congregations. The inherent risks in traveling internationally during a pandemic have caused Work & Witness to approach resuming normal ministry with caution. The health of the local church and their testimony in their community is a priority. The Work & Witness office has developed 5 phases to communicate each country’s status in regard to hosting international Work & Witness teams. Check out this video from Global Work and Witness Coordinator Stephen Sickel for more information.
All countries continue to be in phase 1, closed to international travel (click here for full statement).
However, we have some exciting possibilities for churches to connect virtually around the world! You can spend time with believers in the SE Asia Field in Asia-Pacific and North Central Field in Mesoamerica worshiping, praying, sharing, teaching and learning, playing games and more… all without getting on an airplane!
NW District W&W Coordinator
Mission Education in the local church
Nazarenes everywhere are sharing the missions stories of the church. Telling the story instills passion for missions. When Christ's followers know what is at stake and hear how others are obeying God's call to missions, they are challenged to participate as well. NMI is committed to helping local churches tell the missions story. We provide resources and support for the local church as it informs and educates its members, not only in what other Nazarenes are doing in missions, but how they can get involved, too.
For more information, visit these links:
Children's Mission's Books
Northwest District Partnership with Mexico
Watch this short video describing the progress made on the Oaxaca District training center.
Your district project pledge money continues to assist our brothers and sisters in their efforts to train up leaders in the church who will then lead their local churches in fulfilling the mission of making Christlike disciples in their nation - and beyond.
Thank you for your prayers and donations.
Please watch the latest video, courtesy of our partners in Southern Mexico, David and Shelley Webb. In the video you will see an update on the district training center, where last year's project money was directed to.
And please continue to pray for them and the church as they faithfully and fearlessly minister despite the added challenges they have faced this year, particularly Covid-19. David and Shelley were both "down with it" last week but in their own words, "We are almost fully recovered from Covid. We have just a lingering cough and a little tiredness. But yeah, we have gotten through it!"
View this video about Good News happening in Mexico during this pandemic.
I have stayed in communication with our partners in Mexico and they continue to minister as they are able, in spite of the special challenges this year. Read the annual report of the Oaxaca district superintendent, Nicolas Guzman, which gives a description of their situation. They continue to work on the district training and education center with a focus on helping churches fulfill their mission of making disciples, as well as equipping new pastors with the education and resources they need to pastor their churches.
NW District NMI President
Churches have been sharing food baskets and supplies with their communities. To give one example, Pastor Paco and the 4th COTN of Juchitán gave out 110 pounds of chicken to 50 different families.
Work continues on the district center when possible.
The district is also continuing with a new church mission in Ixtaltepec that was started right before the coronavirus. They have given food to some of the families in the community (1st picture) and have just rented a house for the new mission to meet in (2nd picture).