Gil and Sarah Thibault
Gil and Sarah have served in Kosovo since June 2011. They feel so grateful to be working in Kosovo where God is moving in amazing ways.
Gil grew up in Connecticut and Sarah grew up in Michigan. Both of them had great opportunities for cross-cultural serving opportunities as they were growing up and felt God calling them to serve Him in international contexts. While attending Eastern Nazarene College, Gil had the opportunity to serve in China for a year teaching English and Sarah had the opportunity to serve in Romania. These experiences solidified their call to serve God in cross-cultural settings. Gil graduated from ENC in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and Music and Sarah graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work and Psychology. They were married in 2001 and headed to Kansas City in 2002. There Gil completed his Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and Sarah earned her Master of Social Work at the University of Kansas. While in Kansas City for 9 years, Gil and Sarah had the privilege of serving at the Kansas City Rescue Mission. Sarah also worked with homeless families and troubled children during this time. They were actively involved in Nall Avenue Church at the time through leading a small group, leading worship, and serving as NMI president. This time was extremely formational as God prepared them for the next chapter of service to Him. They felt God calling them to overseas missions and moved to Kosovo in 2011.
Gil and Sarah have 3 children. Megan, who is 20, was adopted in June 2009 and Malachi, who is 8, was born in October 2009. Megan attends Trevecca Nazarene University and is studying social work. Malachi loves playing with Legos, drawing, and reading and is in third grade. Aria Elizabeth was born in January 2016 and charms everyone with her beautiful blue eyes and sweet personality.
In Kosovo, they focus on leadership development through various means, including theological education and discipleship. They have a passion for reaching out to the local community. Sarah teaches English, counsels individuals, and engages in compassionate ministries to poor and marginalized communities. Gil coordinates theological education for the Albania/Kosovo district, enjoys teaching at the Learning Center, and also preaches and leads worship. They are passionate about empowering Kosovars for leadership and everything they do is with that purpose in mind. They love living life with people, especially when it includes sharing meals together or enjoying a delicious cup of Kosovar coffee.
Home Assignment Dates
Jun 01, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
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.