June 2, 2022
Dear Pastor/friends,

I am so thankful for the tremendous participation we had at the Hispanic Ministry Retreat at Camp Arrowhead two weeks ago. Dr. Jerry Porter, our speaker, spoke clearly and powerfully! The praise team was awesome! At the first service, which Susan and I attended, the altars were lined with seekers. Praise the Lord.

June 9, 1972
I am very thankful to Pastor Jose Palacios, our Hispanic ministry coordinator, for the hard work he put into organizing the retreat. I am confident it will grow and grow each year!

Speaking of Camp Arrowhead, I’m looking forward to seeing many of you there for Family Camp, beginning Sunday afternoon. Registrar, Pastor Randy Anderson, reports another great registration. Thanks be to God!

Finally, I want to congratulate our Abernathy Church for the installation of their new pastor, Caleb Hughes, on May 22nd.

See you on Sunday!

Pastor David Downs
Our district finance officer, Dan Davisson, has prepared the West Texas District 2022-2023 "Funding The Mission" report as of June 2, 2022. Pastors, please pay close attention to your church's contributions so far this year. Please make every effort to encourage your people to faithfully maintain their giving for others. 

Click here to download the report.

Coming Soon:

Church Leaders Camp Packet
Church Camp Leaders Zoom meeting
Hello West Texas District. I am Robin Hollon, a member of the NMI Council. I am going to be adding to the district newsletter. It will be my job to let you know about missions around the world and especially things going on in our district that concern Missions. 

You want to make sure and mark you calendars for the upcoming Family Camp at Camp Arrowhead June 5-10th. The morning missionary emphasis is going to be Joel and Kristin Burchfiel. They have been serving in Jordan and the Middle East. (You can find a more detailed biography in the section below). Please keep this precious family in prayer and the Family Camp in prayer. I know that the time spent with these wonderful people will be more that you can even imagine.

As I was thinking about sharing, my heart just kept asking, “I really wonder how things are going in Ukraine for our brothers and sisters there?” This country has been war torn now for over three months. Over 14 million people have been forced to leave their home. The numbers evacuating Ukraine are 6 million and 8 million have sought refuge elsewhere in the country. Many families have been separated by all of this horror. 

Know that Nazarene Compassionate Ministries has a very strong presence in the region and continues daily to meet the physical needs of many. The stories are abundant of the response by many churches around the region and here in the states. As with times of conflict, the resources have become scarce, members of the Church of the Nazarene have tried to help meet needs by establishing paths of provision. 

I know that I often hear these things and I am overwhelmed with the questions, “Well, what can I possibly do?” There is the greatest thing that we can all do. PRAY!!! We know that we can approach the throne of Grace BODLY! Petition the Lord for the end of this conflict. That evil will not prevail and the suffering of so many will come to an end. Encourage your churches to continue to pray for the people of Ukraine and the entire region. Please continue to pray for peace. Don’t forget that you can also help by your monetary gifts through NCM. 
Joy and Peace,
Robin Hollon
West Texas District NMI Council
At Family Camp, we will have several opportunities to hear from our Nazarene Missionaries serving in the Eastern Mediterranean Field.

Joel and Kristin Burchfiel are global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene.  They have been living in Amman, Jordan since November 2020.

Joel and Kristin grew up in Medford, OR and have been married since 2006. Both attended Oregon State University where Joel received his B.S. in Chemistry and Kristin her B.A. in Sociology. After college, they lived and worked in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA before moving back to their hometown of Medford in 2014 when their son Jackson was just 6 weeks old. Jackson is now 7 and attending an International School in Amman.
While living in San Francisco, both Joel and Kristin worked for Mercy Housing, a leading Non-profit in the affordable housing industry, and this is where they each developed a passion for serving others. After moving back to Medford, Joel returned to school at Southern Oregon University and earned his MBA. Before relocating to Amman, he was employed as a Marketing Coordinator for the local credit union. Kristin had been serving on staff at New Life Church of the Nazarene, working primarily in Local and Global Missions and Communications. She also received her first District License in May 2020 and is pursuing ordination.

Joel and Kristin are excited to have been called to participate in the work of the Church of the Nazarene throughout Jordan and the Middle East. As the Field Finance Coordinators, they have the opportunity to facilitate crucial projects that will greatly impact the lives of many across the region.

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