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Shiro Kano: Faithfulness at Any Price by Merritt Nielson

Originally told in 1948 by Alice Spangenberg, the story of Shiro Kano is a compelling call to faithfulness at any price. It is a timely reminder that in every generation, God needs men and women who will follow His call and who will faithfully render their service for the sake of the many who do not yet know Christ. …

What Begins Here Transforms the World by Debbie Salter Goodwin

Africa Nazarene University is a story of transformation led by an innovative group of pioneers. Debbie Salter Goodwin immerses you in their spirit and their faith. Whether administrator, faculty, or student, all share the same passion: God wants to transform lives and can use them to do it….

Tracy Sahib, Servant of Christ in India by R. Franklin Cook

The story of Leighton Tracy, pioneer missionary to India, was originally told by his daughter Olive Tracy. Tracy Sahib, Servant of Christ in India is a testimony to God’s faithfulness to those called to go to the ends of the earth. Franklin Cook grew up in India and shares keen insights into the sub-Continent, its cultures, and people….

Books are available in print and download (audio & PDF format) here.


2019-20 Adult Curriculum - Bringing New Focus to Missions

NMI Lesson materials will be released 3 times a year (4 lessons each) in March, July and November. Click here for information on lesson downloads and how to order additional lesson resources. Additional curriculum information will be handed at NMI convention in July. If you have questions, contact Christy Boes <cboes1972@gmail.com>.


Attached you will find directions for filling out the End Year Report for NMI as well as the NEW form! The form is very different (easier) than the one used in the past. All of our churches should be Mission Priority One now. The Delegates for NMI Convention form is also attached. These are the only two report due. Links for these forms can be found at the end of this section. These should be completed and emailed to Renee Johnson at newlifenaz1@gmail.com or mailed to her at 691 South Concord Drive, Princeton, IN 47670. These reports are due by Thursday, June 6!

  • We encourage each church to participate in Missionary Care. One way to do this is by adding names to the Church of the Nazarene Memorial Roll. People added do not have to be a member of the Church of the Nazarene. A video presentation will be played during the NMI Convention. Memorial Roll pictures should be emailed to Debbie Betts at marlinbetts@att.net or mailed to her at 1143 W Stan Mar Estates Road Brazil, IN 47834. Please be sure to include clearly printed names for each picture. If you have questions, please contact her at 812-653-9607. These pictures and names are due by Friday, June 14.

  • NMI Convention will be Monday, July 22 at 9am (CST). This will take place at the Old National Events Plaza in Evansville, Indiana. Our speaker will be Dwayne Mills with Appalachia Reach Out. Special Guests will be Rob North from Africa Nazarene University in Kenya and Carol Rittenhouse, one of our new L.I.N.K.S. Missionary serving in Costa Rica. You won't want to miss what God has in store for us. 

  • I have attached the NMI Scholarship. All scholarship applications must be sent to me, Christy Boes, by June 6, 2019. They can be emailed to Cboes1972@gmail.com or mailed to 13255 E. 100 N. Columbus, IN 47203. This scholarship is for any SWID college student attending a Nazarene University that has been called to mission work. This scholarship will be given at the NMI Convention in July.

  • FORMS:



World Evangelism Fund (WEF) is the primary way for the Church of the Nazarene to support the worldwide Nazarene missionary effort. The goal for every Nazarene church is 5.5% of the local church's income. As of May 6, not every church on SWID has achieved this. There is still time to give to the WEF. As a district, we are close to meeting our goal. We might not all be able to meet our goal, BUT every church should be able to give to WEF! Please pray that God will guide our district and speak to our hearts as we give to WEF to further build HIS Kingdom!

Thanks to everyone for all that is accomplished for Nazarene Missions both locally and globally. Remember, your mission field is wherever God places you. Will you let him use YOU to "GO LIGHT YOUR WORLD"?

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to text/call me at 812-371-0722 or email me at Cboes1972@gmail.com.

we are nmi

We are Vision. We are Impact. We are people united in our belief that our involvement changes lives worldwide. We are a cross-cultural, cross generational movement that mobilizes the Church of the Nazarene in missions.

The 5 areas of IMPACT for NMI are:

  1. Praying - Prayer is the lifeblood of ALL that we do.

  2. World Evangelism Fund - WEF is the key to the fulfillment of our mission. The purpose of WEF is to sustain valuable ministries through consistent mission funding. Each church is asked to give at least 5.5% of the income to WEF.

  3. Alabaster - All contributions to Alabaster are used to construct churches, clinics, schools, parsonages, district centers, and to purchase land. No funds are used for adminstrative costs.

  4. Engage Children and Youth - NMI encourages all churches to involve children and youth in all missions endeavors and to nurture them as they seek to respond to His call.

  5. Links - This connects Nazarene missionaries and Nazarene churches through prayer, personal contact and generous giving. This gives each church an opportunity to beocme personally connected wih a missionary fmaily. Our Links missionaries need us. We are their extended family.

We want our next generation to have more passion than we do and to embrace God’s work in our local communities as well as in our world with an enthusiasm that surpasses our own. WE MUST engage them, empower them, equip them, expose them, encourage them, and excite them as it relates to missions.

--Christy Boes, SWID NMI President


Monday Update (Aug 13, 2018) from Nazarene Mission International

List of all "Monday Updates" from general NMI

For great ideas on how to promote missions in your local church, check out the NMI IDEAS website.


Fast Facts for 2018 (Latest Edition)

·         The Church of the Nazarene ministers in 162 world areas.*

·         In 2018, there were 680 missionaries originating from 59 world areas (including 220 long-term volunteers). Last year, 118 new missionaries were added. Within these missionary families, there are 333 missionary kids.*

Read more here

Don't forget to search on Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library for additional online resources.

SWID NMI Facebook

JESUS Film Harvest Partners exists to help others fulfill the Great Commission

-Janet Ritter—Deputations Secretary,

2020 NMI PROJECT — AppAlachia Reach Out


The Addiction Recover Center Karen’s Place Pregnancy Care Center needs diaper bags. Rev. Dwayne Mills will be speaking about the work in Applachia at NMI convention. Please ask your church to take this project on and fill a diaper bag and bring it to NMI Convention in July! We want to fill a truck load! Here’s the shopping list.

LINKS: 2016-19 SWID LINKS Missionaries

     Brian & Erin Ketchum

Bedford Davis Memorial
Bloomington Eastview
Bloomington First
Clarksville Parkwood
Community of Hope
Freedom Commumunity
Harvest Chapel
Nashville Parkview
New Albany Christ's Community
Springs Valley
Turning Point
Valley Mission
Zion Community


Steve and Brenda and Steve Heap  Email – Brenda.heap@gmail.com  stephen.m.heap@gmail.com

Address : Alameda Manaca 565, Recanto Tranquilo, Atibaia, SP, CEP 12949.195, Brazil

 facebook: Stephen M. Heap

Evansville Beacon
Evansville Faith
Evansville First
Evansville Grace
Fort Branch
Harmony Chapel
Mount Vernon First
Newburgh New Life
Oakland City
Point Township
Princeton New Life
Tell City
Vincennes First
Washington Winslow

     Alfredo & Rute Mulieri - Venezuela, South America (retired)

Calvary Community Fellowship
Columbus First
Cory Community
Crossroads Community
Oasis of Hope
Peter's Switch
St. Bernice
Terre Haute First
Terre Haute Southside
The Point
Union Chapel

LINKS Director: Renee Johnson 812-259-1180 or r_johnsons@sbcglobal.net
(For church assignment or contact information)

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries: Following the example of Jesus, NCM partners with local Nazarene congregations around the world to clothe, shelter, feed, heal, educate, and live in solidarity with those who suffer under oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease. NCM exists in and through the Church of the Nazarene to proclaim the Gospel to all people in word and deed. Here are some resources:

SWID NCM Director: Dave Lynn 812-486-5504 or davel8257@aol.com.  

CRISIS CARE KIT / SCHOOL PAL PAK Collection Information

    Please don't forget to pay the warehousing and handling fees: $12 for each CCK box (ACM1297) and $10 for each School Pal Pak box (ACM 1788).  If you pack clothing, then there is an $8 fee per box that you should send to:

Marilyn Hicks, 4010 S Falcon Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403 - she will send it on to its final destination.

The next collection will be:  March 30, 2019 at The Point, Seymour, IN

Work & Witness:

Doug Jones, SWID Coordinator 812-829-6203  jonesdd@sbcglobal.net

Kinlani Church of the Nazarene Flagstaff, AZ

SWID W&W team members traveled to Flagstaff, AZ on June 10-21, 2019 to work on the Kinlani (“Home to Many Peoples”) Church of the Nazarene. The Navajo congregation and pastor inspired us with their faith and vision. We were able to put down almost 3,000 square feet of laminated flooring in 6 large classrooms, put up suspended ceiling grid and tile, texture and paint the large hallway. Kitchen cabinet work was laid out and started. Rev. Darin Nossett brought a van load of teens and chaperones from Oakland City —they spent the mornings clearing brush from the property and the afternoons helping to lay flooring.

The materials for this project were paid for by SWID Lifeline. Everyone can a part of this amazing ministry.

The entry way and large gymnasium are all that remain. The gym will require a lot of labor to finish taping, mudding and texturing the 30 foot high walls. The gym’s HVAC duct work needs to be modified. There is some interest in a return trip this Fall (October) — if you are interested in helping out in any way, contact Doug and let him know. Costs would be $10/day for food and insurance. Campsites are available. On-site sleeping arrangements can be made. Come by plane, train, car or truck. There will be a job for everyone! Onsite video info at this link.

Don't forget to donate to SWID Lifeline -- support this and future SWID W&W projects in 2020!

2018-2019 SWID NMI Council

2018-2019 SWID NMI Council

*President – Christy Boes, 13255 E 100 N, Columbus, IN 47203 (812-371-0722) email: cboes1972@gmail.com

*Vice President – Lillian Pursell, 1578 Freeman Rd., Spencer, IN 47460 (812-828-7476) email: lillypursell@gmail.com

*Secretary – Renee Johnson, 315 NW 1st St., Washington, IN 47501 (812-259-1180) email: r_johnsons@sbcglobal.net

*Treasurer – Marilyn Hicks, 4010 S Falcon Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403 (812-824-2317) email: bfcn@me.com (cell 812-327-8459)

*Jarren Rogers - 1055 Robert Drive, Apt 3C, Columbus, IN 47201 (812-230-6082) email: rogersjarren44@gmail.com

*Michael Elliott - 1071 Wildwood Loop, NW Corydon, IN 47112 (812-789-3758) email: mpelliott@rocketmail.com

Alabaster/World Mission Broadcast – Lillian Pursell (see Vice President)

Compassionate Ministries – Dave Lynn, 10055 E 1400 N, Odon, IN 47562 (812-486-5504) email: davel8257@aol.com 

Deputation – Janet Ritter, 256 Crest Motel Rd., Bedford, IN 47421 (812-279-0680) email: ronjanritter@gmail.com

Jesus Film/Harvest Partners – Ron Ritter, 256 Crest Motel Rd., Bedford, IN 47421 (812-278-4683) email: ronjanritter@gmail.com

Kids in Missions

LINKS – Renee Johnson, 315 NW 1st St., Washington, IN 47501 (812-259-1180) email: r_johnsons@sbcglobal.net

*Missionary Care – Debbie Betts, 1143 W Stan Mar Estates, Brazil, IN (812-653-9607) email: marlinbetts@att.net 

Prayer/Fasting – Juanita Grenier, PO Box 216, Winslow, IN 47598 (915-490-8812) email: jgrenierin@yahoo.com

Teens in Mission - Bethany Burnett, 1825 Greenbrier Drive Mount Vernon, IN 47620 ( 812 454 2360) email: burnettbn@mvschool.org

*Work & Witness – Doug Jones, 1141 N US Hwy 231, Spencer, IN 47460 (812-829-6203) email: jonesdd@sbcglobal.net

Youth Rep – Marci Lichtley, 230 E. Cummings St., Brownstown, IN 47220 (812-559-5051 - Mother: Jennifer), jlichtley22@yahoo.com

Bedford Zone – Beth Brown, 219 Shandell Drive, Bedford, IN 47421 (812-583-4834) email: duanebeth@comcast.net

Bloomington Zone – Carrie Burris, 141 Cooper Ct., Ellettsville, IN 47429 (812-360-1780) email: carebear47429@yahoo.com 

Evansville Zone – Bethany Burnett, 1825 Greenbrier Drive Mount Vernon, IN 47620 ( 812 454 2360) email: burnettbn@mvschool.org

*New Albany Zone – Ken Walker, PO Box 188, Corydon, IN 47112 (812-972-2451) email: pkwalker66@gmail.com 

Oakland City Zone – Steve Kochersperger, (812-774-3686) email: skochers75@gmail.com

Seymour Zone – Sarah Ross,

Terre Haute Zone – Sheila Thompson, 312 East Franklin St. Crawfordsville, IN 47933 (765-918-3790) email: sheilatcville@yahoo.com

Vincennes Zone – Sonya Nixon, Address: 1050 N. Main Street Sullivan, IN 47882-1032 812 268-4753 email: Sonya.Nixon@att.net

*executive council


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