Missions are important to our church whether it is helping in our own community, reaching out to communities that have been devastated by flood or tornadoes, or reaching out to areas around the world on a Missions Team or supporting in other ways.
Below are pictures from recent missions here in the United States. The Georgia District sent missions teams to North Carolina, Alabama, and South Georgia. Individuals and churches from other denominations worked with the Georgia Nazarene District to bring love and support to communities as well.
Thank you to all who have given your time and donations as well as praying for our teams and these communities. God is working even now!
L.I.N.K.S stands for Loving, Interested, Nazarenes, Knowing, & Sharing
Take a moment to get to know our L.I.N.K.S. Missionaries. Their pictures and letters of introduction are below the mission pictures.
Make sure to stay connected! Drop them a a card letting them know you're thinking about them... Send a care package with some of their favorite things... Send them an email with a word of encouragement... and most importantly, pray for them daily.
Contact information is available at the Mission Station including email and an address to send care packages.
A letter from Maxine Klineline:
Although I have lived in New Mexico most of my life, half of our years served on the mission field (North American Indian District) were served in Arizona. The remaining 15 years in the Indian work were spent in New Mexico.
In summary, I came to Albuquerque with my family in 1936 and became part of the New Mexico district. After we married in 1941 and my husband returned from Guadalcanal in 1945, we went to Pasadena College where my husband, Gilbert, graduated and I completed my nurses training at Pasadena City College and Huntington Memorial Hospital.
From Pasadena College in 1950 we were assigned the Indian Mission in Somerton, Arizona, near Yuma. We worked among the Cocopah Indians for 4 years. In 1954, we were assigned the Winslow mission among the Navajos, Hopis, and Pueblos. In 1961, we returned to Albuquerque to serve at the Apache Trail Mission for 11 years.
Then our last assignment was in 1972 where we taught at the Nazarene Indian Bible School, also in Albuquerque. It was during this time that I suffered an almost fatal accident with resulting permanent injuries. We retired in 1976 and worked in various capacities at Montgomery Heights Church of the Nazarene, later to be Sandia Church of the Nazarene. I completed my BS at UNM and worked at limited nursing assignments for a time. My husband and I had Bible Studies in our home, with an emphasis on prophecy until his home going in 2001.
As a widow, I continued the Bible Studies throughout the years until recently, having moved to Independent Living, then Assistance Living, then a nursing home. We have churches that come into the center, providing wonderful services for us. I have two wonderful Christian ladies who sit at my dining table, so I am very happy. My son, Fred, lives in Oregon and keeps in touch. My daughter, Faye, lives locally, so I see her often. And friends, including the Indians from the local Nazarene churches, visit frequently, so I am so blessed.
A letter from Allen and Elizabeth Wilson:
It is good news for us to hear that we will be L.I.N.K.S. Missionaries for the Georgia District for the next two years. My wife, Elizabeth, and I were missionaries to Latin America (5 different countries) for 37 years. We have been retired now for 18 years. We are living in Bradenton, Florida at a village for retired missionaries from a variety of mission organizations.
The countries where we served were Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia and the Dominican Republic, in that order. Most of that time we were involved in Theological Education, training pastors.
We have three children, two of them born in Guatemala. Our older son is now serving as a volunteer missionary in Costa Rica. The second son served with his family as a missionary in South America and Europe before returning to the U.S. To become the District Superintendent of the Chicago Central District of the Church of the Nazarene. Our daughter and her family live in southern Missouri where she is a teacher of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL). Her husband is a Nazarene pastor. We have seven grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Thank you for your interest and support. The L.I.N.K.S. Program is outstanding and we appreciate it so very much.
~ The Wilson's