Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The Countdown Has Begun!
In just two weeks we'll make the big move to El Paso - we are so excited!
A couple of weeks ago, I (Joel) and two others from our leadership team were able to meet with the church leadership board of El Paso 1st Church of the Nazarene. The meeting was a wonderful reminder of how we are called to serve "at such a time as this." As a result of our time together, El Paso 1st Church invited our missionary team to use their facility as a "base" for our ministry administration and coordination...this is a TREMENDOUS blessing!
Also, several of the church leaders offered to help us during our move - unloading, cleaning, taking care of the kids, etc. Again...what a TREMENDOUS blessing!
We are busy packing and getting things ready to move.
We appreciate your prayers and encouragement!
Joel and Pam
Posted by The Tooley Family at 8:53 PM
Monday, November 13, 2006
Our "new" House in El Paso!
We are so excited about our new assignment as missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene. We will actually have a lot of the same responsibilities as Joel will continue serving as Global Youth Missions Coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene.
In addition to the exciting ministry we're already engaged in, we will begin a new emphasis with the "Border Initiative," a church planting; leadership development; and short-term mission project thrust amongst the border districts of Mexico and the USA.
We will be serving with various church leaders throughout the southern USA states and the northern Mexican states - as well as a team of two other missionary families.
We invite you to:
1) Pray - that we will serve obediently and with godly wisdom
2) Give - this new ministry will not "just" happen - we will depend on the generosity of people like you to help make a difference.
3) Get involved - personally! Why not consider coming yourself or bringing a team of volunteers to help with a number of practical opportunities through construction; medical relief; children's ministry; youth ministry; life skills training, etc.
As always, we LOVE hearing from you - leave a comment below or send us an email.
We will be moving the week of December 15th - we'll give an update later on.
Joel and Pam Tooley
Posted by The Tooley Family at 10:22 PM