Jaron and Elizabeth Graham
Serving in Australia/New Zealand as Sponsored Deployment | Asia-Pacific
We are the Graham family–Jaron, Elizabeth, and the little guy Quentin. The three of us are on an adventure in faithfulness, serving in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Hamilton is a community of just under 200,000 people on New Zealand’s north island, where only a small percentage of people participate in a church community, teen suicide rates are high, and pastoral education is limited. We serve as co-pastors of Crossroads Church, where we focus on family minsitry through play groups, Kids' Club, and weekly family worship. In addition, through Jaron's role as a network leader and Elizabeth's role as SDMI chairperson, we help train and equip other pastors and leaders across the New Zealand District Church of the Nazarene. We have the privilege of giving leadership to the newly developed Nazarene Theological College--Auckland.
Quentin loves family movie nights, horse riding and swimming lessons, any opportunity to see his friends from around the district, and the Kids' Club we facilitate at our church.
Jaron graduated from Southern Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary. Elizabeth graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University and PointLoma Nazarene University.
Follow along on our journey at http://adventuregraham.com/.
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.