Cristiane and Alessandro Polonio
Serving in Cono-Sur | South America
The South American region has had the opportunity to participate in sending missionaries and for a few years. We have South American missionaries serving in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique and now finally we have a couple more serving in Chile.
The Church of the Nazarene in Brazil sent one of its pastoral couples to serve in Chile. Pastor Alessandro and his wife, Pastor Cristiane, and their daughters made their move to Santiago in February 2013.
Alessadnro and Cristiane have extensive experience in church planting ministry. They have been part of the birth and development of the Church of the Nazarene Sousas in which they worked alongside the senior pastor Pastor Zanatta. Both are graduates of Brazil Nazarene Theological Seminary with a BA (bacharel in Brazil). Both are ministers of Southeast District Paulista in Brazil.
In Chile his duties include serving as Coordinator of Ministries Integral Chile, Work and Witness Coordinator and Representative Field Strategy Coordinator in Chile.
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.