NAZARENE MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL – (“NMI”)
NMI PURPOSE STATEMENT
To mirror the character and purpose of God in proclaiming His gospel to all the peoples of the world – through prayer, education, involvement, and giving by the total church.
- To encourage people to pray for all efforts of world evangelization
- To inform people of the world’s needs and what the church is doing to meet those needs
- To challenge children and youth to keep their lives available to God’s will
- To raise funds for mission outreach
LOCAL MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Compassionate Ministries – Crisis Care Kits Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) are a cooperative effort between Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Incorporated (NCMI) and Nazarene Missions International (NMI).
Each month we will highlight a new item to be brought into the church, then at the end of the year we will assemble the kits so they can be sent to meet needs of those in crisis around the world.
SCHEDULE FOR DONATIONS:
January – 3 toothbrushes & 1 medium toothpaste (4.0 – 6.4 oz.)
Crisis Care Kits are made by Nazarene volunteers and are a tangible way that people can get involved in the disaster response process. Thousands of Crisis Care Kits are made, stored, and distributed globally each year as needs inevitably arise around the world. The kits have gone to places like Belize, California, Dominican Republic, Greensburg, KS, Haiti, Jamaica, Jordon, Louisiana, Philippines, Senegal. Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Zambia. Your generosity makes an incredible difference!
We also help supply School Pal-Paks:
School Pal-Paks provide students in Nazarene primary schools with the supplies they need to facilitate learning, such as pencils, scissors, etc. (for a complete contents list, see instructions).
The list is as follows – items can be donated at any time – we will put together as many Paks as we receive donations
Pal Pak List:
2 composition notebooks (such as Mead brand), no larger than 93⁄4×71⁄2 inches
1 package of 10-12 #2 pencils
1 package of 10-12 black pens
2 pink erasers, 2-3 inches long
2 6-inch or 12-inch rulers (with metric measurements)
1 package of 12-15 colored pencils
1 pair blunt-nosed scissors
1 hand-held pencil sharpener (NOT electric or battery-powered)
YOU can make a difference!!
Other Events and Facts about Missions in the Nazarene Church
Deputation: we support missionaries who have been to other countries and return to tell us about their experiences – at CCNaz our L.I.N.K.S Missionaries are
Anthony & Barbara Manswell
Children – Kenrick, Kavanah, Jayedon, Jerrick
The Manswells are serving in Trinidad in the Caribbean
Address: c/o Caribbean Nazarene College
Cantaro, Santa Cruz
Anthony – May 12
Barbara – May 6
Kenrick – March 25
Kavanah – Feb 15
Jayedon – April 7
Jerrick – May 21
Anthony and Barbara’s Anniversary – July 15, 1995
Anthony and Barbara Manswell are global missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene assigned to Caribbean Nazarene College located in Trinidad, serving the English speaking Caribbean, since January 2003.
Anthony graduated with a Bachelor of Theology from Canadian Nazarene College in 1990. He received a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1994. While at NTS, he was in the Honors Program with a concentration in Doctrinal Theology. He graduated with his Doctorate in Education from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2008. Anthony’s call is to minister anywhere in the world where God opens the door and desires him to do ministry. This has always been his deep conviction since he fully committed his life to God. He is currently serving as Provost and Quality Systems Manager at CNC.
Barbara attended Canadian Nazarene College – University of Manitoba, and graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Music. She then attended Nazarene Theological Seminary and obtained an M.A. in Missiology in 1995. She participated in four Youth In Mission Projects and God touched her heart in a specific way. During college God placed a call on her heart for cross-cultural full-time ministry. She believes that God has worked in amazing ways over years to prepare them for this part of God’s adventure. As only God could have arranged, she is now the Music Program Director, teaching the core music courses and private music lessons at CNC for the Music Concentration/Bachelor of Arts program.
The Manswells have four children: Kenrick (1997), Kavanah (1999), Jayedon (2001), and Jerrick (2003). Anthony and Barbara have the privilege of Home Educating their children. The children are active in various musical avenues as well as sports activities. The family’s home church is the Rimbey Church of the Nazarene in Rimbey, Alberta, Canada.
Their Prayer requests:
Energy and stamina for the daily tasks as they serve at Caribbean Nazarene College
That God would provide another professor for the music department so that Barbara does not have such a heavy responsibility. The one they have is leaving to teach elsewhere
Wisdom and guidance as they home school their children.
Continued growth in unity among all college faculty and staff
That young people throughout the Caribbean would continue to be called to serve in God’s kingdom, to study at CNC, and to serve in many avenues
Pray for their children as they grow and develop; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. That God would keep their hearts open to His work
L.I.N.K.S. – The LINKS program (Loving, Interested Nazarenes, Knowing and Sharing) of the Church of the Nazarene is a network of personal connections between missionaries and Nazarenes around the world. Missionaries are assigned to districts and, then on the district level, connected to local churches. This gives each church an opportunity to become personally acquainted with the missionary family and their field of service. Typically, churches send cards, cash gifts, packages, and other remembrances to their LINKS missionaries.
NAZARENE MISSION FAST FACTS: –
NAZARENE MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL – (“NMI
• The Church of the Nazarene ministers in 156 world areas.*
• 702 missionaries and 184 missionary kids were deployed from 36 world areas in 2010 (including 284 Mission Corps volunteers).*
• 9,576 volunteers participated in mission in 2010. In addition to Mission Corps, there were 245 individual volunteers, 537 Work & Witness teams, and 92 Youth in Mission and university-age participants.
• Churches in global mission areas numbered 21,120 churches (an increase of 9.7%) with 1.4 million members (an increase of 8.5%) in those areas.*
• 439 districts have been established around the world with 24,504 clergy.*
• 5 graduate seminaries, 32 undergraduate Bible/theological colleges, 13 liberal arts institutions, 3 nurses training colleges, and 1 education college had a 2010 combined enrollment of 30,936 residential students and 18,612 extension students globally.*
• People were treated at more than 60 medical clinics and hospitals and thousands of compassionate ministry centers.*
• 345 retired missionaries received pensions.*
• In 2010, 288 literature projects were completed with an average of 5.5 books per week.*
• Global Mission DVDwas distributed and JESUS Film infrastructure continues to be established globally.*
• NMI partnered with pastors, church boards, Global Mission, and Stewardship to help churches raise funds for the World Evangelism Fund during the 2010 fiscal year (FY): US $44,123,911 compared to US $45,906,503 during FY 2009.*
• Churches globally gave US $25,123,911 for Approved Mission Specials.
• WEF giving beyond(formerly “overpayment”) was US $1,433,979, an increase of US $72,513 (or 5%) over 2009 FY. During the 17 years of this NMI ministry, the Church of the Nazarene has entered 57 world areas.
• Missionary Health Care provided US $506,763 in medical assistance for Nazarene missionaries.
• NMI partnered with World Mission Broadcast, giving US $437,233 to reach the unreached in 72 countries, 36 languages, and 140 programs.
• Nazarenes gave US $1,816,655 in deputation offerings for missionaries, a decrease of US $507,418 (or -21.8%) from FY 2009.
• NMI generated US $231,335 through LINKS, a vital personalized connection between churches and missionaries around the world.
• Nazarenes gave US $2,781,658 for Alabaster to fund 258 construction projects on mission fields, averaging 4.5 projects per week. (For a detailed report, visit http://www.nazarenemissions.org/10081/story.aspx.)
• International Student Scholarship Fund (NMI 80th Anniversary project) provided 103 scholarships for students to attend campus-based Nazarene theological institutions globally.
• NMI partnered with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to give more than US $7 million for disaster response, to support 10,969 children through Child Development. Churches sent 67,771 Crisis Care Kits to Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Moldova, Philippines, Republic of Georgia, Ukraine, and Zambia and 13,800 School Pal-Paks to Haiti, Moldova, Ukraine, and Zambia.
• NMI assisted Work & Witness in raising US $1,722,868 to deploy 537 teams, an average of 10 teams per week. 8,955 participants donated more than 302 years of labor.
Supported either directly or indirectly by World Evangelism Fund (WEF).
* Denominational statistics for 2010
You can’t give more than Jesus gave . . .
But you can help spread the message of his love . . .
YOU MAY NEVER:
• Go to faraway lands to help our missionaries;
• Travel 20,000 miles a year with missionaries on deputation work as they speak for the Lord;
• Take apart in the opening of a new filed;
• Go to specific areas to help evangelize unreached groups; or
• Train a Pastor in another part of the world;
BUT YOUR PRAYERS & FAITH PROMISE DOLLARS CAN!