David & Sarah Clemente

Clemente Family

Taiwan and Southeast Asia

David and Sarah Clementes’ vision is to provide support to Free Methodist pastors located in Asia, so they can be empowered to do church ministry and become dynamic leaders in their local communities. David is an adjunct professor at Holy Light Theological Seminary (Taiwan) and Light and Life Bible College (Philippines) and teaches missions and theology courses. He serves as the Asia area assistant for ministry development and travels to other countries to lead weeklong seminars and short training modules. Sarah gives active support to David’s ministry and administrative assistance to our Taiwan FMWM personnel.

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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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Birthdays:

David – July 13
Sarah – June 5
Carmen – November 18
Jacob – January 6

Anniversary:

December 9

Contact David and Sarah:

dsclemente@yahoo.com

 
 

David’s Reflections

  • What a Joy!!! (Happy CNY!!!)

    Happy Chinese New Year!!! Here in Taiwan, every family is celebrating. There are many ways people express their joy for the new year, but mostly these happen around the family circle. Meals around the family table, hot-pot dinner with friends, and sometimes an occasional visit to the mall for some recreation—the modern version of celebrating an event. For us, we will be seeing one of our neighbors at the mall. Ted, Kouching, and their early-20s daughter, Jocelyn, will meet with the four of us, Sarah, Carmen, Jacob, and I, at a nearby mall for some Thai food. It will be…

  • Faithful in Small Things

    What is the point of being faithful in little things? Is it for humility’s sake only? Many parables of Jesus teaches us about humility. These teachings present God’s ways as starting in small things. Only later do we see the rewards coming. Now usually, the rewards speak of great things and of plenty, almost the opposite of the small things. These rewards are often times described as the abundance that is inherent in the “fruitful life” of a Christian. There is truth to this description. However, if we go back to our original question, there is more to the “small…

  • Letter to a Friend (a Prayer Warrior)

    Dear Joanne. It is good to hear from you. How are you? How is the winter season in Illinois? Are you coping with the cold? How is Joe? I often think of him and the significant years he has spent here in Asia, especially in Taiwan. Right now, I am in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Have you been to Chiang Mai before? I know you have traveled a lot around the Philippines and to other Asian countries. I was just not sure if you have been to this beautiful city of Chiang Mai. We just finished a day of meetings yesterday…

  • Loving December

    I love December. I remember when I would look forward to one NCAA men’s basketball game, the much anticipated match-up between Louisville and Kentucky, and make plans with my buddies to watch it at a nearby restaurant (the one with a big screen television) after office hours. You can tell where my priorities are, right. I love December. I remember in the Philippines, when I was 12 years old, and my friends and I would brave the “chilly morning” before sunrise to hunt for spiders, the kind that lives in tall grass (cogon) and we can keep as our champion…

  • God’s Story Is Now Our Story

    What I will share today is about God’s covenant and his promise of restoration in our lives. This centers on the idea of re-building houses and cities so that “songs of thanksgiving” will come to us. When God is our covenant God, then God’s story becomes our very own story. We will look at the example of Jeremiah and the experience of the people of Israel during their time of exile in a foreign country. Jeremiah 30:18-22 states: “Thus says the LORD: ‘Behold,  I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwellings; the…

  • Different Strokes For Asia

    Different Strokes For (Maybe) Different Folks In the Book of Acts, Peter gives two different sermons for two different groups of listeners. The first one was the Sermon at Pentecost and the second one was the Sermon at Solomon’s Porch. Both sermons highlights the resurrection of Jesus and the eyewitness accounts of the apostles and disciples of Jesus. (See Acts 2:32 and 3:15) Also, both sermons resulted in thousands coming to salvation in Christ. Allow me to give you in broad strokes some differences that is obvious in Acts chapters 2-4. Sermon one was a response to the speaking of…