Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dear NMI friends,

It's a beautiful June day here -- just the way I like it! I hope this finds you having a wonderful day! First of all -- welcome to all new NMI presidents! I trust you will find this a rewarding way to serve the Lord.

I have a few things to update you on today. The biggest things is - of course - convention! This is right around the corner--one more month. NMI Convention will take place on the campus of MVNU on Saturday, July 16. We will once again be joining the NYI and having our conventions together. Monty Cyr will be our speaker. I've never heard him, but have heard nothing but rave reviews! Dean Flemming will be with us as well. We will be meeting from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. This is a change, so please make note of it. If you have preteens participating in the Pre-teens in Action event--they will still need to meet at 8:00 am--but the rest of us will come together at 10:00am!

Enclosed in the USPS mailing sent on June 13 was the order form from Nazarene Publishing House. I am asking you to PLEASE fill this out and return it to me ASAP.   Since we are voting this year before the convention from 9:15 am to 10 am , it is simply much easier for the council to have all orders filled BEFORE convention begins. If you have questions or concerns, check out my contact information at the bottom of this message.

Also--you may bring backpacks, Crisis Care Kits(CCKs) and We Care travel sized toiletries. Remember, if your bring CCK's to Mount Vernon, you must send the required fee to Kansas City to help cover shipping to their final destination, plus bring $5 per box with you to NCO district for expenses in getting them to the drop off location.

Walk way between Wards(November 2009)
Please keep Taylor Myatt and his two friends who are biking across the USA this summer to raise money for the Nazarene hospital in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea, where Dr. Jim Radcliffe serves as a medical missionary with his family.. We are hoping to connect with Taylor by phone or Skype during our convention. Please check out their blog, Pedaling for PNG and if you want to contribute to this, I'm sure Taylor, and the Nazarene Doctors in PNG would greatly appreciate this.

Just a reminder--if you don't already know--we have a Facebook page. You do not need to be a member to get up to date info. Simply look at the Facebook news feed in the box found in the right navigation bar.  If you are a member of Facebook and would want to join us, simply "Like" us in the same box found in the right hand navigation bar.

(New for 2011/2012,  quarterly email newsletter via Constant Contact.  Subscribe today using the easy form found at the top of the right navigation bar.  Share with your church congregation!)

As always--please call or email me if you need more information or have questions. Again my contact information is below. I'm in and out a lot, but will do my best to answer in a timely manner.

Thanks for your involvement in NMI!


Contact Info--Kathy Pelley, 1189 Giesse Drive, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone: 440-446-9330

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Continue to pray for those affected by the US tornados

Listen to Julie and Josh Cook, members of the Joplin Calvary Church of the Nazarene, share their experience of surviving the EF5 tornado that struck Joplin on May 22, 2011.

Join us in continued prayer for the healing of the community, and continue to join us in supporting the relief efforts at​usatornadoes.

Is your group interested in serving?  Visit NazServe : Joplin to register to help those affected by the Joplin Tornadoes.

Interested in helping those affected by the earlier spring tornadoes that hit Alabama? Visit NazServe again to register.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

NPH order forms have arrived!

They came yesterday!  

I'd like to send them to the NEW presidents.  Did you or your church submit all the annual forms online so I have the contact info?  Remember no orders will be filled on the day of the convention only pick up of pre-orders will be available.

I'm headed out the door (literally) to BLAST - be home Saturday evening.  You have until then.  Sharron will download the info and send me whatever has been entered.  

Hope to have the forms in the mail by Monday, 6/13!  Please return them by July 7.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Cyr Family

Monte & Bethany Cyr (pronounced 'Sear') are Global Missionaries for the Church of the Nazarene on the Mesoamerica Region (formerly the Caribbean and Mexico/Central America regions). 

Monte serves as the Regional Coordinator for Discipleship Ministries since March 2011. His main responsibilities include training leaders and Pastors, and working with districts and churches to develop relevant and effective discipleship strategies to make Christlike disciples in the nations.

Monte has also served as the Global NYI President from 2005-2009, giving leadership to our youth and youth leaders world-wide. Additionally, he has served as the Africa Region Youth Ministries Coordinator from October 1998 until July 2006, and the Caribbean Region Youth Ministries Coordinator from July 2006 until March 2011. Bethany provides support to Monte's ministry by helping with office work and she is very involved in the lives of their 4 children.

Monte graduated from Northwest Nazarene University with a B.A. in Religion in 1986.  He received his Master of Divinity Degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri in 1990.  Monte was a full time Youth Pastor from 1990 until their Missionary appointment in 1998.

Monte shares that God has called his family to invest their time, energies, and lives into the development of leaders and Christlike disciples.  Bethany testifies that God clearly spoke to her about her willingness to let go of family, friends and home to obey Him and follow His plan for their lives.  She feels very privileged that God is using them to bring glory to HIM!

Monte's home churches are Emmett, Idaho Church of the Nazarene and Boise, Idaho First Church of the Nazarene.  Bethany's home churches are Idaho Falls, Idaho Church of the Nazarene, and Boise, Idaho First Church of the Nazarene.  Monte and Bethany have four children:  Robbie (19), Amy (17), Bryan (15), and Nkele (10).

Plan to hear Monty speak at the Combined NMI and NYI convention on Saturday, July 16 from 10 am to noon at MVNU Chapel.