MISSIONS

Troy Church Of The Nazarene

WE ARE INSPIRED BY LOVE

MISSIONS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

LINKS MISSIONARIES

Please continue to pray for our missionaries: Steven and Rachael Beiler, Kevin and Joan Brunk, Ralph and Debbie Kleinfeld, Jeff and Susan Myers, and David and Naomi Philllips, as well as for the ministry of Co.Mission Toledo. Also, we ask for prayers for the health of retired missionaries Ted and Joan Esselstyn.

WILDFIRES IN WESTERN STATES

Almost 100 wildfires are burning in the coastal U.S. states of California, Oregon, and Washington. So far, 16 people have been killed, whole towns have burned, and hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated. In Oregon alone, some half a million people have been evacuated. In Oregon, the Church of the Nazarene is responding on a local and district level. At least three Nazarene churches have opened space to shelter evacuees and are working with their cities to organize people. As the evacuations happen hour by hour, outdoor space will be available for those who need somewhere to go.


What can you do?

Pray

Please pray for those facing the devastation left in the wake of the many fires and for those who have are grieving their homes and loved ones. Pray for those who are experiencing the fear and uncertainty of mandatory evacuations. Pray for the recovery of the places that have been hit hard, the swift delivery of the supplies and care they need, and for those who are fighting the fires. Pray for those who are most vulnerable, especially senior adults, individuals with disabilities, and people living in poverty. Pray for church leaders and churches responding to the needs around them.

Give

Churches and individuals can provide support for Nazarene disaster response through the Emergency Relief Fund. Donations will be used for immediate needs, such as water and food, as well as long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts for emergencies around the world, including this one and the hurricanes that are hitting our southern states. Our Nazarene Emergency Relief Fund is rated with 4 stars out of 4 for recommended charities. They are rated for Financial, Accountability and Transparency factors. You can use the link above or mail directly.

To send donations by mail:

Make checks payable to "General Treasurer" and send them to:

Global Treasury Services

Church of the Nazarene

P.O. Box 843116

Kansas City, MO 64184-3116

Be sure to put 106117 in the Memo area.

Thank you,

Carolyn Weis

NCM coordinator

MISSIONS MOMENTS

On the first Sunday of each month, TCN presents a “Mission Moment,” a time to consider the various opportunities within Nazarene missions and areas of Nazarene compassion. Carolyn Weis is director of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries at TCN.


September:  During worship services in September, an Alabaster Offering is received, which is used for Nazarene missions projects around the globe


October: Freedom Sunday, Oct. 4th


November: Giving Thanks Offering

CRISIS CARE KITS

We collect a care kit item each month. Watch the weekly e-newsletter for updates!

October: 3 toothbrushes (must be in original package)

November: 2 hand towels

December: 4 packages pocket-size facial tissue

Contact Anita Clutter at nene410@woh.rr.com with any questions regarding Crisis Care Kits.

NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Contact Kathy Voris voriska.te@gmail.com or Deb Hoff debhoff@woh.rr.com for details about TCN's partnership with NACA in Sun Valley, AZ.

If you would like to learn more about Nazarene Missions International at TCN, please contact NMI President Sue Dodds at s.dodds@troynaz.net or 632-0044