What Exactly Do We Do?
As Global Missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene, our commission and calling is to “Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations”. As team leaders for Timor-Leste, it is our responsibility to see this mission accomplished in this small island nation. Below is an example of the work we lead and oversee:
Making Christlike disciples in Timor-Leste is our commission, above all things. Making Christlike disciples who make Christlike disciples is even more so our goal. In the same way that healthy people grow and thrive, giving birth to new generations, so do healthy disciples and churches.
There is not yet an established district (official accountability network) of the Church of the Nazarene in Timor-Leste. Our goal is to see the work become healthy enough to be organized into the first district in Timor-Leste.
With just a handful of churches and discipleship groups in Timor-Leste, the presence of the Church of the Nazarene, while growing, is still small. It is our goal to see new discipleship groups started, new churches planted, and existing churches strengthened.
Timor-Leste is a developing country. Because of this, many people lack access to clean water, proper education, stable employment, and adequate housing. Our goal is wholistic, to improve the spiritual, physical, economic, emotional, and social health of the Timorese. See our projects page for more information.
A growing church needs healthy leadership. Our goal is to create an environment in which existing and emerging leaders, through training opportunities, learning centers, and mentoring relationships, become healthy leaders.
Timor-Leste has experienced a rocky past. Long-term, sustainable growth has proved challenging or difficult for some organizations. Some have come and gone. It our goal that the work the Church of the Nazarene in Timor-Leste will be stand the test of time.
Our Financial Goals
Serving in Timor-Leste takes faith and resources. Living expenses like food, clothing, housing, vehicle maintenance, educational expenses for our children, and ministry expenses like gasoline, airfare, visa fees, and office supplies are just some examples. Some of these expenses are reoccurring and some are not. While the World Evangelism Fund of the Church of the Nazarene generously provides the majority of our support, we still need the help of others for sustainable, effective ministry. Our goals are listed below. For more information on how you can partner with us financially, please visit our GIVE page.
How to Support Us Financially
Church of the Nazarene International P.O. Box 843116 Kansas City, MO 64184 Earmark: Joe Young, Timor-Leste