Nazarene Missions International
Cheney Church of the Nazarene
President's Report for 2018-19
It's how we Love. "Jesus replied, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind'. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself'." Our mission has been to share God's love to those around us. It has been my joy to serve as your NMI President this past year. Along with Dennis Smith, Mary Wyborney, Evelyn Shea and Bob Shea we have been able to share the love of Jesus to our neighbors near and far.
We have had the privilege of serving with Rev. Larry Orr, our temporary pastor, who has been very supportive of our mission outreach. He and his wife Jan have served Cheney with the compassion and love of Jesus. This past year also brought opportunities to celebrate and renew our call to share God's Love as Cheney Church of the Nazarene turned 100 years old. The 'Foreign Missionary Society' (WFMS) /NMI has been a vital part of the church's work for the past 100 years to the Glory of God.
Our Faith Promise was held on Sunday, June 17, 2018 with missionary David Allen, South Africa. Because of faithful giving we have been able to support the World Evangelism Fund (WEF) even surpassing our goal. Praise God!
We also received a report about Zambia from Grace Shelby on October 17, 2018. Through the District Project we were in support of missionary Stephen Sickel in Southern Mexico. This project was to rebuild the Monte de Zion Church which was destroyed by earthquake. In addition Dennis Smith lead the charge to put together Crisis Care Kits. By the end of this church year a total of 28 kits have been built. Dennis feels lead to keep the kits coming into the next year. We have also given $971.47 to Alabaster this year.
This past year we were able to remember Larry Jackson (Memorial Roll) and honor Shirley Loomer and Vicki Moffat (Distinguished Service) through the Missionary Health Care program. We also promoted Missionary Education through reading books and Adult education classes. We have remained in contact with LINKS missionaries Daryll and Verna Stanton, Kenya (retired) this past year thanks to communications through Mary Wyborney.
A blessing for me was the Cheney sponsored Work & Witness trip to Choluteca, Honduras. I was able to lead a Medical Team during the stormy days of October 3-13, 2018. This was a full team including Pastor Shane Endicott and South District Superintendent Rev. Begardo Bardales. In total we served over 1,200 patients and witnessed 241 people come to Christ for the first time in their life. God's love has prevailed.
Respectfully Submitted, Chris Kaplan