Serving in Southeast Asia | Asia-Pacific
Lisa Lehman is a global missionary for the Church of the Nazarene in Thailand since 2001. She serves as Southeast Asia Field Communications Coordinator, overseeing media communications development as well as literature development and translation work in 8 languages. She regularly teaches, preaches, and mentors Thai leaders in various roles on the Thailand District, and has been an instructor for pastoral training in 3 districts in SE Asia. She is currently involved in child and family/ community development in an area of Bangkok.
Lisa graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1993 with a B.A. in elementary education. She received her M.A. in special education from Governors State University in 2000, followed by a certificate of cross-cultural ministry from NTS in the same year. She was ordained an elder on the Chicago Central District of the Church of the Nazarene in 2007.
Lisa initially felt called to missions as a seven year-old, and her call was confirmed several times throughout her teen years before God called her to preach cross-culturally. Her passion for prayer and sharing the Gospel with unreached people propels her to fulfill God’s call to “be a light to the Gentiles” and to proclaim the gospel of God, so that the Gentiles might become an offering acceptable to God, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.” (Is. 49:6, Romans 15:16, NIV).
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.