Jaron and Elizabeth Graham
Serving in Australia/New Zealand | Asia-Pacific
We are the Graham family–Jaron, Elizabeth, and the little guy Quentin. The three of us are on an adventure in faithfulness, currently in Hamilton, New Zealand. The big dog Bailey is on an adventure to the grandparents’ house in Kansas.
We have partnered in ministry in Jaron’s hometown of Lovington, NM for the past seven years. Together, we have had the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a hurting community while serving as lead pastor (Jaron) and pastor to kids and families (Elizabeth), starting a non-profit after school program and a full time summer care program, and developing a community-wide food coalition for feeding and meeting utility assistance needs. We feel passionate about sharing Jesus through intentional relationships and serving the community.
All three of us have answered the call to serve as missionaries in Hamilton New Zealand, where we serve as pastors of Crossroads Church of the Nazarene and help train and equip other pastors and leaders across the New Zealand District Church of the Nazarene. Hamilton is a community of about 200,000 people on New Zealand’s north island, where only a small percentage of people participate in a church community, teen suicide rates are high, and pastoral education is limited.
The little guy in our family loves all things cowboy. He is hoping that with all of the sheep in New Zealand, there will be mutton bustin’ as well.
Jaron graduated from Southern Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary. Elizabeth graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University and PointLoma Nazarene University.
Find out more about us at http://adventuregraham.com/.
Home Assignment Dates
Dec 26, 2018 - Feb 11, 2019, United States
Jan 06, 2019 - Feb 17, 2019, United States
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.