For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” - Acts 13:47
Mark and Jazz’s call to mission can be traced back to their college days. They planned to do cross-cultural missions after their seminary preparation, and when they retire, they would serve as volunteer teachers at a Philippine Nazarene College. But God has another plan. After 27 years of involvement in different ministries in the Philippines during the 2019 unleash conference in Chiangmai, Thailand, they finally said yes to do cross-cultural mission. August 2021, is the time they arrived in Bangkok, Thailand to finally serve the Lord in the South East Asia Field.
Mark was elected as the 6th chancellor of Chapman International College (CIC). The college serves the South East Asia Field (Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and CAA 3 and 10). CIC has 3 campuses and more than 40 centers in the whole field. It serves more than 500 students of which half of them are from Myanmar. CIC has graduated hundreds of students that are now in the ministry. Men and women are continually being trained and disciples under Chapman International College to prepare them in the ministry. Many students are involved in the ministry while they are still studying, which help them to immediately put into practice what they are learning in the classroom.
Jazz is working as the District Development Coordinator for the SEA Field. She work with district superintendents and District development missionary advisor. It is her desire to train and develop leaders to become efficient and effective in their ministry. She has been planning and strategizing different kinds of trainings appropriate and needed in the SEA Field. She is closely working with the Field Strategy Coordinator to implement all trainings necessary to reach its goal for the field vision.
Mark finishes his Master of Divinity at Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary and his Master of Theology at Torch Trinity Graduate of School and Theology. Jazz graduated Master of Divinity same year with Mark at Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary. They were blessed with two children. Josiah Kent, graduated Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Maeve Lane, is a Sophomore student at Point Loma Nazarene University in San, Diego California, major in Biology.