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


December 9

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David’s Reflections

  • “Looking and Believing” : (An Easter Message)

    (This is sermon shared at a church in 2019.) Good morning! Today is Easter, or what we call Resurrection Sunday. We greet each other by saying: “He is risen!” And your response is: “He is risen, indeed!” Let us look at the biblical story of the first encounter with the resurrection of Jesus. We will reflect on the experiences of John and Mary Magdalene, and their responses to that first day of the week, the first day when they learned Jesus has risen from the dead. Let us read John 20:3-10: “So Peter went out with the other disciple, and…

  • Paul’s Timeline: A Change of Heart

    I want to share with you a person’s change of heart. I want to paint a picture of his movement from being a brash proclaimer to becoming a sensitive cross cultural missionary. This person is the great apostle Paul. Let me start with a verse describing Paul’s way of ministry. He goes to a place of prayer. He sits down with women and talks to them. (Acts 16:13) I think this is unusual for Paul to do. I say this because from an earlier narrative, we see Paul rebuking demons, confronting authorities, preaching fearlessly to Jewish men at a synagogue,…

  • Disciplines For a Difficult Time: “Weakness in God”

    (This is a sermon I shared last February 9, 2020.) There is a common greeting we often use in the Christian circles. It says: “I thank God for you.” Whenever you remember a friend who has prayed for you, or a pastor who has mentored you to Christian maturity, you can thank them for their help. Let us be thankful today that we are able to worship God as a community. Please turn to your seat mates and say “I thank God for you.” Paul uses this sentence in his opening remarks in his letter to the Corinthians. If we…

  • Facing a Pandemic in the Lenten Season

    This coming Easter Sunday, I will be dedicating Baby Tala, a year old baby from one of our international family here in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. With the Corona virus outbreak, however, we are thinking of creative ways to continue with the baby dedication ceremony. What are a the ways of celebrating a baby dedication without touching, being present to each other, or speaking at close range? How can we continue with the ceremony, and still respect other members who are taking serious precaution against the spread of an infection? Would a virtual meeting do justice to the occasion? What would you…

  • OFW Connections

    Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) are here in Taiwan. The group I am familiar with is Higher Ground International Fellowship (HGIF). This is a group of OFWs who are working in the electronics sector here in the city of Kaohsiung. Some of its members are married to Taiwanese families. Zen, Edz, and Aying are three OFWs who are actively involved with the Filipino community here. They are also connected to our Creator-Savior through different church activities by helping other Filipinos located in the vicinity of HGIF, which is somewhere in Nandzi, north of Kaohsiung. OFW connection means Filipinos reaching out to…

  • Guo Nien Hao !!!

    Happy New Year!!! Our neighbor next door came up to us and gave us a gift. She said: “Happy New Year!” I love living in Taiwan. People here are very friendly. This happens very often. Even if it is not a holiday. Last night, we went out for a dinner celebration with a Taiwanese family who lives close to us. They gave my children Hong-Bao (red envelope). We are so grateful for their friendship. We have known them for almost ten years now. I love living in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Whenever I am away, I miss Taiwan’s hospitality and remember my…