David & Sarah Clemente
The Clementes are non-residential missionaries with a vision to mobilize partnership and support for FMWM-Asia, to help in the cross-cultural ministry of Free Methodist communities and local churches around the world, and to provide support to pastors located in Southeast Asia. As a member of the Asia Leadership Team, Dr. David Clemente teaches missions and theology. He also travels to Asian countries to lead in weeklong seminars and assist our FMWM-Asia team members in the area of ministry development. Sarah’s additional vital role includes supporting the FMWM-Asia work as administrative assistant to the area director.Reproducible Bulletin Insert
Pray for:• wisdom and discernment as David teaches and leads different seminars around Asia
• travel safety
• FM churches in Asia as they continue to expand their vision for cross-cultural ministry and become vibrant witnesses to their local communities
• national church leaders from all our Asian countries
• Carmen and Jacob’s physical, emotional and spiritual growth
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