LuVerne and Rachel Ward
Serving in Africa Reg Office on Global Deployment | Africa
We are a cross cultural couple and both of us grew up as missionary kids (MKs) in Papua New Guinea and South Africa respectively. LuVerne serves on the Africa Region as Communications Coordinator (RCC) and Rachel (grade 6-12 teacher) helps write curriculum for Rendezvous and Rendezvous PLUS, which are training events for Nazarene MKs. The Rendezvous events focus on preparing and equipping MKs for their transition from the mission field and through their transition back to their passport country.
LuVerne received his bachelor degree in mass communications and completed his masters in communications management. As RCC he leads the communications team and together they produce materials such as radio and TV programs, websites, short films, printed materials, presentations and offers media support for regional events across Africa. LuVerne also works with field leaders and supports them through communications with their strategy.
As a family we love to explore new places and worship with believers all across the World. We stand in awe at the diversity of cultures that testify to God's greatness and creativity. Our adventure continues as we live cross culturally with our four boys (Timeon, Raimon, Samouel, Hannes) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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.