Our motto here at BCC is Loving, Sharing, Sending. We are so proud that we have been able to send and support families that are members of BCC:
We are Justin, Stephanie, and Amber Joy Miller.
We are most recently from Murfreesboro, Tennessee (near Nashville) and have lived in Papua New Guinea since August 2017. Before we came to the field, Justin's career was in Healthcare Information Technology and Stephanie worked as a hospital chaplain. About six years ago, the Holy Spirit began to work in our lives in a new direction, eventually leading us to submit an Exploring Missions Form with Global Missions and an assignment in PNG! We are amazed every day that we get to see God at work in this part of the world and that He would choose to use us to continue what has been done here at Kudjip for over 60 years.
Justin is the Information Technology coordinator for the Melanesia/South Pacific Fields. Stephanie works in a variety of roles including Member Care, Field Office Associate, and helps in training our hospital chaplains. Amber Joy is in third grade at the Kudjip MK Elementary School.
We are Joshua, Katie, Jude and Kaitlyn Haun
Our family feels as if we are coming full circle from where we started almost ten years ago! Joshua and I got married on January 1, 2011 and by November of that same year we were living in Bulgaria as part of the Nazarene Theological Seminary 365M program. We were young, adventurous, and eager to go wherever the Lord lead us! We served in Razgrad, Bulgaria as volunteers with the Church of the Nazarene for 8 months. Little did we know the Lord would call us back to this place we once called home to begin a church planting movement in the capital city of Sofia. We are not as young, and maybe not as adventurous (2 young children will do that to you really quickly), but we are still ever so eager to follow the Lord wherever He may lead.
After returning back to East Tennessee from our short stint in Bulgaria, we jumped back into pastoral ministry. Joshua led the Cowan Church of the Nazarene from 2011-2015 and then was invited by another church on our district to join their staff as a Church Plant Pastor. We served at Real Life Community Church of the Nazarene for 18 months while we dreamed, planned, envisioned, and launched a new church in the Blackman community of Murfreesboro. A short 13 months after we arrived in Murfreesboro a new church was born, Blackman Community Church, and is still thriving today!
If you know us at all Bulgaria has been bound to come up in conversation. We have keepsakes around our home, we have conversations with Facebook friends from Bulgaria, and we have memories that we share often about our time in Bulgaria. It is a place we have dreamed about sharing with our kids someday. When the Lord put it on our hearts to accept the ministry assignment in Bulgaria we were so excited! Now we won’t just share our experiences about Bulgaria with our kids but they will get to have their own experiences!
We have two children, Jude Ezra who just recently turned 2 years old in April and Kaitlyn (Kate) Elizabeth who recently turned 6 months old in May. Although they don’t really have any idea what is happening or will be happening in the coming months, we are excited for the way the Lord will use Jude and Kate to glorify Him and to build the Kingdom in Sofia, Bulgaria.
We are excited to start a church planting movement in the heart of Sofia and to see the Lord move through a city of over 1 million people!
As we embark on this new ministry we ask that you pray for us, pray for our kids, pray for our families back home, pray for the Bulgarians we will meet and become friends with, and pray for the Church as it blossoms in Sofia, Bulgaria.
We are excited to be Serving In Sofia. We hope you will journey with us!
Nazarene Missions International (NMI) is the organization for mobilizing the local church in missions in the Church of the Nazarene and the denomination’s representative for missions on the district and in the local church. We mobilize the local and district church in missions, with five main areas of emphases:
Prayer – NMI gathers believers together for prayer in the local church, linking us to our brothers and sisters in Christ across the globe.
WORLD EVANGELISM FUND – which fuels the Church of the Nazarene’s mission by combining gifts from each person and church to fund ministries everywhere.
ALABASTER OFFERING – the third emphasis, ministries around the world receive funds to purchase property and buildings.
ENGAGING CHILDREN AND YOUTH through education and fostering calls to missions.
LINKS strategically connects Nazarene missionaries and Nazarene churches through prayer, personal contact, and generous giving.
On the E TN District, we will promote these five areas of impact, as well as other emphases, to mobilize our churches in missions. A weekly E TN District Newsletter, archived under the Newsletter tab on this website, will be sent to all local NMI presidents, pastors and other leaders engaged in mobilizing the church in missions in the 162 world areas where the Church of the Nazarene ministers in 30,574 churches.