No more Extreme Colombia…changes coming

Posted: July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

The project Extreme Colombia will no longer exist as of Sept 1, 2012. All the current projects in Colombia, Peru and Paraguay are being merged under one mission called Extreme South America (XSA) with the slogan, “I am a disciple”. This is a big shift for what we thought our ministry work was here in Cali, Colombia but we are excited for the future. Cali, Colombia will become a service city for this new mission. We will be hosts and assist in teaching the Education Center for all future Extreme Nazarene Ministries LTSSs (Long Term Supported Staff). All of the concentration and efforts of our work will support the new mission, “To send and support 40/40 church planters.” The CEMSA (Center for Extreme Mobilization for S.A.) will begin relocation from Arequipa, Peru to Quito, Ecuador starting in Sept of this year. We will be in charge of the education of the Master’s Plan as this is the framework for the future 40/40 work in the larger urban areas. We will host the LTSSs as they join Extreme. For the 40/40 teams, we will host them, their Cluster family and the their local Pastor with his/her family all at once for 20 days while they learn in-depth the Master’s Plan through classes and real hands on experiences in a church that exploded using this vision of discipleship.

Some of you may be asking what will happen with the goal of 300 Americans passing through our doors. This is happening with the new direction of our ministry, just not in the way we had imagined it. This just proves God’s ways are higher than ours and He has plans we cannot even image (Isa 55:8, Eph 3:20). He has shown and proved to us that He is faithful and He continues to challenge us in our journey to carry out His will in our mission field.

As for the construction of the coliseum, this will not be a focus of our project going forward as we have been waiting over a year for the construction to begin and there is no projection as to when the construction may start. We will continue to host Torch Bearer Teams and Leadership Boot Camps by request, but they will not be promoted. We also host people in our home during events such as the International Master’s Plan Conference and the International Youth Conference annually.

We know “…we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do,” (Eph 2:10) but all of us must also realize God is a God of specifics. In these good works He has a specific purpose for each of us, He wants to create us “…exactly like the pattern I will show you.” (Ex 25:9) We had no idea in the beginning that He would be taking a year and a half in the preparation of the work He has for us here in Cali.

We sincerely want to thank you from the depths of our hearts and souls for our supporters, allowing yourselves to be the hands and feet of Jesus as well as an answer to our prayers. We need an additional $785 in monthly support to be fully funded in this ministry.

  • Online (Cash or Recurring donation options): extremenazarene.org/cork click “donate” or call 800-326-9235
  • Mailed donations: Write CORK ACCOUNT in the check memo and mail to: Extreme Nazarene Ministries, 4800 W. Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83706
  • Prayer support: extremenazarene.org/cork click on “prayer” and sign up

Blessings and prayers,

Vincent, Alyson and Wellington Cork

Family Blog: www.hotelcork.wordpress.com

Project Blog: www.extremecolombia.wordpress.com

*All donations are tax deductable

The Cork Family

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