Serving in Philippines | Asia-Pacific
The Lord has been gracious to allow Dee Sudnick to serve in the Philippines for the past 17 years. With His direction, she hopes to continue to serve there. Her primary ministry is at Faith Academy, where she serves the children of those involved in ministry. She is the middle school guidance counselor, but also helps where needed. In the past, she has coached, taught various subjects at the middle school level, aided in curriculum development, and chaired the accreditation committee. The Lord has called her there to aid in building the church of tomorrow, so she loves to lead students into ministry situations, as well as taking some of her breaks to do ministries of her own. Most recently, she led the grade 8 students to an art and sports ministry to a school established for urban poor. She, herself, went to Tacloban to work with those still affect by the Typhoon Yolanda.
Faith Academy was founded in 1957, and exists only with the support of missionary staff who are not paid for their position. The heart of Faith Academy is to partner with families for the education and spiritual nourishment of their children. The staff consists of more than 160 people representing more than 50 mission agencies, including the Church of the Nazarene. The school, aptly named, is truly one that operates by faith from year to year.
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.