What Exactly Do We Do?

As Global Servants for 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 commission accomplished in this small island nation.  Below is an example of the work we lead and oversee:

Ongoing Discipleship

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.

District Development

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.

Church Development

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,.

Compassionate Ministry

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.

Leadership Development

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.

Sustainable Ministry

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 sustainable.

Our Financial Goals

In order to serve in Timor-Leste, we have re-occuring monthly and one-time expenses.  Reoccurring expenses include those for food, clothing, housing, vehicle maintenance, educational expenses for our children, and other necessary ministry and living expenses.  One-time expenses include expenses that usually do not reoccur monthly, such as airfare to and from Timor-Leste and visa-related expenses.  Our goals are listed below.  For more information, please visit our Partnership page.

Monthly Expenses
One-Time Expenses

How to Support Us Financially

You can support our family financially by giving a one-time donation online through our giving portal. These donations are always appreciated and helpful in meeting our financial partnership goal. For more information about making a one-time donation, visit our “Partner” page using the button below. To make a donation, click “Donate” below.

Partner Page Donate

Another way to support the Young family financially is by becoming a monthly financial partner. Monthly financial partners are an essential part of meeting our monthly expense goal. For more detailed information about about monthly financial partnership and becoming a monthly financial partner, visit our “Partner” page or “Donate” using the buttons below.

Partner Page Donate

Not comfortable giving online? You can make a one-time donation or submit your monthly financial pledge by mail to the address below. Please write “Joe Young, Asia-Pacific” in the memo line of check to ensure you donation or pledge is routed properly.

Church of the Nazarene International
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184
Earmark: Joe Young, Asia-Pacific

We want to develop deep relationships with our financial partners. We also want to keep good records. While our Giving Portal will notify us of your donation or reoccurring financial support, we would love for you to contact us personally using the contact form or by emailing us. This will help us get to know you better, which will hopefully lead to a deeper and more meaningful partnership.

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