Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August is . . . .LINKS

North Central Ohio District NMI Announces


The LINKS program 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. 
In return, the churches feel a sense of involvement with the global mission enterprise of the church through regular correspondence from the missionaries, updates from their field, and even through deputation services while the missionaries are on home assignment. The missionaries are encouraged, knowing people care and pray for them. The relationships built over time personalize names and faces that both the missionaries and their LINKS churches value highly. 

Contact your church's LINKS missionaries regularly (at least two or three times a year). Missionaries love to receive cards and notes; however, don't expect a reply to every correspondence. The missionaries are encouraged, knowing people care and pray for them. 

When sending money to the Global Treasury Services, it cannot be credited properly without the missionary's name. Each time you send a monetary gift, notify the recipient beforehand: 
1. The reason for the gift (cash LINKS, birthday, Christmas, love offering, etc.) 
2. When the gift will be sent 
3. The amount of the gift. 

For Example: Cash Links-DOENGES(Papua New Guinea); August 31, 2013; $50.00 
(note each church is Assigned only 1 of the three missionaries listed shown!) 

Stephanie Doenges

Stephanie s a family doctor serving at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital where her primary responsibilities are maternity and nursery while also assisting with cervical cancer screening and treatment. 

Her Birthday is THIS MONTH!  August 21

Bill & Martha Dawson 

Bill is the Field Strategy coordinator for the Meso America Region French Fields. This includes the French Antilles District which is comprised of Martinique, French Guyana, St. Marten and Guadaloupe. The rest of the French Fields includes the 11 districts of Haiti.  There are about 675 organzied churches in the French Fields and more than 120,000 people who call themselves Nazarene. There are actually about 86,000 full member in the French Field.  

Martha is the Chief Financial Officer for Haiti.  She keeps the books for the Haiti Mission.  

Brenda Gould

Brenda served the Lord for 31 years as a missionary to Haiti (7 yrs), Martinque (11 yrs), and Cote d'Ivoire - West Africa (13 yrs). She was Director of Christian Education for West Africa which involved travel to Liberia, Benin, and Cote d'Ivoire to train Sunday School teachers, VBS workers, teaching in Bible School, pastoral training and introduction of Children's Bible quizzing. Also served as office manager for the West Africa Field Director.

Great videos to download and use about LINKS found at Nazarene Media Library