NMI is the organizational representative of missions for the Church of the Nazarene on the regional, district, and local levels. NMI is the promotional, educational, program, and fund-raising arm of missions, and is also the organization that "provides the structure and spiritual dynamic for mobilizing the church in mission."LINKS" is a vital part of the NMI. LINKS stands for "Loving, Interested Nazarenes, Knowing and Sharing." The LINKS program of the Church of the Nazarene is a network of personal connections between missionaries and Nazarenes around the world. Missionaries are assigned to districts and, then on the district level, connected to local churches. This gives each church an opportunity to become personally acquainted with the missionary family and their field of service. Typically, churches send packages, cash gifts, cards, and other remembrances to their LINKS missionaries.
God designed us to live in relationship with others. He wants us to help each other grow. None of us will reach our highest potential by ourselves. We need people in our lives to encourage us, and we need to encourage the people in our lives and help them reach their potential. The word "encourage" means to "urge forward." Many times you can see things in other people that they don't see themselves. You can see their strengths and talents. You can see that God has a special plan for them even though they may be going through a difficult time. Don't assume that people see what you see in them. Take a moment and encourage them either with a kind word or a simple note.
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