Each year we gather supplies to put together “Crisis Care Kits” to send to compassionate ministries at our church headquarters.
We distribute the gallon zip lock bags with a list of articles to be purchased and placed in the bags. We then bring them to the church and they are boxed according specifications and then transported to the denominational headquarters. The International Church of the Nazarene “Compassionate Ministries” coordinates the distribution of the bags to people that are in crisis due to catastrophic events. We also receive $20 donations to put bags together for those who can’t do the purchasing themselves.
Sunday we were encouraged by the enthusiasm of our Arizona missionaries Bruce and Cinda McKellips as they begin their new assignment in the Eurasia Regional Office. They will reside in Busingen, Germany and travel across Eurasia, coordinating Work & Witness, along with the Jesus Film Ministry, for Film/Harvest Partners. We sent them off with a $2500 love offering. Be sure to remember to pray for their ministry there.
Many people may ask what is LINKS. LINKS is an acroynm for Loving, Interested, Nazarenes, Knowing and Sharing. Every two years, our Nazarene district assigns our church two LINKS missionaries. We are usually assigned one active and one retired missionary (and family). It is our honor to care for these missionaries during this two year period. We can do this by sending cards to them on their birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. We can also send them packages.