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:

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 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.

Fundraising Goal
Funds Commited

How to Support Us Financially

You can support our family financially by giving online through our giving portal. You can schedule a reoccurring donation or give a one-time donation. For more information about donating, visit our “GIVE” page using the button below. To make an immediate donation, click “Donate” below.

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Not comfortable giving online? You can mail a reoccurring or one-time donation to the address below. Please write “Joe Young, Timor-Leste” in the memo line of the check to ensure your donation or pledge is routed properly.

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

We want to develop deep relationships with our financial partners. 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 on this page 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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