About Our Family
We are the Young Family, also knows as the “Steadfast Pilgrims”. Our family serves as partner-funded “Global Servants” with the Church of the Nazarene in Timor-Leste. What does it mean to be partner-funded Global Servants? As Global Servants, we feel a calling to make Christlike disciples in the nations. Our hearts beat and break for people living outside of our home country who have yet to become Christlike disciples of Jesus. Because of this, our outlook has become “global” and our “service” has moved abroad to those in need. We are Global Servants of Jesus and the Church of the Nazarene. “Partner-funded” means that we depend on the direct financial partnership and prayer support of other generous Christlike disciples for the majority of the support we need to serve globally.
Our journey toward becoming partner-funded Global Servants began in 2003, while serving as pastors in the Church of the Nazarene. Our family felt a distinct call to make Christlike disciple in the nations, not just our home country. The calling took some time to evolve into what it is today, but after 12 years in pastoral ministry, we left the United States for our first global assignment. That was 2011. Today, we are still going strong, and are thankful for the meaningful global service God has invited us to participate in. We are also deeply grateful for each and every partner and prayer warrior that makes our global service possible.
More About Us
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Joe YoungPhotographer, musician, mechanic, jack-of-all-trades, and proud father. Skills: Leadership Development, Discipleship, and Technology
Cheryl YoungAvid reader, teacher, coffee drinker, mother, and homeschool teacher. Skills: Theological Education, Discipleship, ESL, Preaching.
Jonathan YoungGamer, writer, movie-watcher, and most responsible kid we know. Skills: Food Tasting, Taking Sermon Notes.
Hannah YoungReader, movie-watcher (especially superheroes), gamer, and life of the party. Skills: Family Comedian, Food Critic, and Spiritual Barometer.
Becky YoungArtist, gamer, movie-watcher, homemaker, and one kind girl. Skills: Professional Hugger, Veracious Noodle Eater, Spiritual Sensitivity.
Want to Know More About our Work
Our partners are an essential part of the work we do. It is through doing together hand-n-hand that the world is changed. Would you like to know more about what we do. Follow the link below to begin exploring about the work we do and how you can get involved.