2022 Nazarene missionaries commissioned

2022 Nazarene missionaries commissioned

by
Nazarene News Staff
| 02 Mar 2022
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The Church of the Nazarene's Global Missions office recommended 26 missionaries for commissioning during the 98th General Board Session, held virtually 25-28 February.

These missionaries have each been serving in long-term strategic assignments in diverse settings around the world. The commissioning of missionaries is a recognition of the life and call of the missionary, an indication of the missionary’s willingness to serve the church, and an affirmation of his or her service into the future.

Jacques and Mamboya Hortence Balibanga have served as missionaries since 2018. They have nine children. Jacques works in church planting and church growth and development and is the Africa Central Field literature coordinator. Hortence is involved in children’s and women’s ministries as well as Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Their home church is on the DRC Central North Kivu District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the Africa Region. 

Errol and Rhonda Carrim have served as missionaries since 2019. They have one daughter. Errol serves as the operations manager at Nazarene Theological College–South Africa while Rhonda serves as the principal of Nazarene Theological College–South Africa. Their home church is on the U.S. Intermountain District. The Carrims are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the Africa Region. 

Yoan and Astrid Camacaro have served as missionaries since 2018. They have two sons. Yoan serves as the district superintendent of the Paraguay Central District, the Paraguay evangelism coordinator, and the South America Region church planting coordinator. Astrid is the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries and child sponsorship coordinator in Paraguay. Their home church is on the Venezuela Central West District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the South America Region. 

Socorro and Sara Fontes have served as missionaries since 2018. They have four children. Socorro serves in church growth and development as well as ministerial training. Sara serves in Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, women’s ministries, and child sponsorship. Their home church is on the Cape Verde District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the Africa Region. 

David and Ruth Huanca have served as missionaries since 2018. They have two sons. David serves as the South America regional IT coordinator and as a member of the regional productions team. Ruth serves as the regional Nazarene Missions International coordinator. Their home church is on the Chile Central District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the South America Region. 

Milly and Agnes Ibanda have served as missionaries since 2017. They have five children. Milly is the Nazarene Compassionate Ministry coordinator and Agnes is the education coordinator for Madagascar and Mauritius. Their home church is on the DRC Central North Kivu District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the Africa Region.

Jongil and Sunjoo Kim have served as missionaries since 2013.  They have 4 children. They serve as church planters in Aboriginal communities in Australia. Their home church is on the Australia North & West District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Eduardo and Olimpia Meza have served as missionaries since 2016. They have 3 children. Eduardo serves as the Uruguay integrated ministries coordinator and as the Uruguay Southern District Superintendent.  Olimpia serves as the Uruguay integrated ministries assistant and as the national coordinator for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Their home church is on the Ecuador Costa District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the South America Region.  

Lucas and Carol Neves have served as missionaries since 2018. Lucas serves as the treasurer and jurisdictional assistant for the Central Andean Field, while Carol serves as the jurisdictional assistant for the region.  Their home church is on the Brazil Paulistano District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the South America Region. 

Geraldo and Waner Nunes have served as missionaries since 2019. They have two children. Geraldo serves as the North Andean field strategy coordinator, and Waner serves as the regional coordinator of Women’s Ministry. Their home church is on the Brazil Campinas District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the South America Region. 

Shawn and Haley O’Connor have served as missionaries since 2019. They have two sons. Shawn and Haley serve as the New Start and Development Coordinators in two districts. Their home church is on the US Kansas City District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the Asia-Pacific Region. 

Jonas and Thais Sitoe have served as missionaries since 2018. Jonas serves as the Education Coordinator in Angola, leads ministerial leadership and training, and helps with partnership development. Thais serves in education, administration, and human resources along with women’s ministry in Angola. Their home church is on the Mozambique Maputo District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the Africa Region. 

Moise and Marthe Toumoudagou have served as missionaries since 2018. They have three children. Moise serves as the Africa West Francophone Field Strategy Coordinator. Marthe serves in women’s and children’s ministry. Their home church is on the Benin Littoral District. They are being commissioned as missionaries on global assignment to serve in the Africa Region.  

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