David and Sarah Clemente

Clemente Family

Taiwan and Southeast Asia

The Clementes’ vision is to provide missions training that empowers local Asian communities to participate in God’s harvest in Asia. Dr. David is a professor at Holy Light Theological Seminary, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, teaching missions and theology courses. He also visits several Asian countries leading seminars and ministry modules for our Free Methodist pastors and local church leaders. Sarah gives active support to David's ministry and administrative assistance to our Taiwan FMWM personnel.

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Pray for:

wisdom and discernment as David teaches and mentors seminary students

FM churches in Asia as they continue to expand their vision for cross-cultural ministry

more missionaries to work among Southeast Asian overseas contract workers (OCWs) and other internationals residing in Taiwan

Carmen and Jacob’s physical, emotional and spiritual growth

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David – July 13
Sarah – June 5
Carmen – November 18
Jacob – January 6


December 9

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David’s Reflections

  • When God Moves Me

    We ate good food. We shared many stories. We encouraged each other with visions of our God working in Southeast Asia. How can we participate in God’s work and follow His leadership in this region of the world? I am here in Chiang Mai, Thailand, visiting with our Free Methodist (FM) missionaries. My primary goal is to see for myself some FM ministries located here in Thailand so I can prepare a mission trip for the following year and bring some students from our FM seminary in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. So, while I am learning new things about the work, I…

  • Investing In God's Kingdom

    “What can we say the kingdom of God is like? How shall we put it in a parable? It is like a tiny grain of mustard-seed which, when it is sown, is smaller than any seed that is ever sown. But after it is sown in the earth, it grows up and becomes bigger than any other plant. It shoots out great branches so that birds can come and nest in its shelter.” (JB Phillips NT) Everyone knows that investing one’s money in a bank is a good thing. You make deposits because you know that in the future you…

  • Wondering With My Friends

    I am learning the names of the pastors and leaders. There are more than 35 in attendance to this 5-day Pastors’ Training Seminar. I try my best but in the end, I can only remember a few. I give more emphasis on knowing the types of ministries these pastors are involved in. Here are a few question I gathered as I went around talking to our Nepali pastors. How do you write songs for your worship time in your local churches here in Nepal? Some of these Free Methodist pastors write their own worship songs. Pastor Padam uses his sarangi,…

  • Christian Greetings From Where?

    Kul and Minu invited me to their home for a time of dinner and fellowship. I gladly accepted their invitation. It would be a good break for me from my usual time of lectures and teaching. And besides, they have one-year old Joyce, whom I met earlier, and she is such an adorable baby. She has the prettiest smile and would respond to my questions when prodded. It did not matter that she understood my questions, or if I can understand her gibberish baby talk. Her giggles and passionate monologues were always fun to watch. I looked forward to meeting…

  • Future Looks Bright

    Ten years ago, these young people were children visiting our ICCM (International Child Care Ministry) centers, and some of them were sponsored children. Now, they are active youth members of our local Free Methodist (FM) churches in Cambodia. They help out in the ministry in many different ways. One of these is going out with the local pastors to help in the outreach ministries. Some of them tell Bible stories to children. Others manage the sports activities. A few share the gospel to local mothers and parents in the areas where they visit. In short, these young people are active…

  • Just Another Challenging Time

    We said our goodbyes. Carmen and I hugged each other. Yesterday, I said goodbye to my daughter, Carmen, and my son, Jacob. They won’t have the chance to say goodbye to me because my departure time for Cambodia is one of those early flights. I need to leave the house by 5:00 in the morning. Saying good bye to my family never gets any easier. I have been doing this work for over ten years. And every time, leaving the family in Kaohsiung still leaves me with a hollow feeling inside. I still struggle with the act of giving a…

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