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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Birthdays:

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

Anniversary:

December 9

Contact David and Sarah:

dsclemente@yahoo.com

 
 

David’s Reflections

  • 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…

  • Back To Where We Belong

    We are back in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is good to be here. This is where God wants us to be, for now. This is where my children’s friends are, most of them. This is the city we call home, until the time when God sends us again to another place. I like staying here in Kaohsiung. I love the food and the hospitality of the people. Maybe, not too much the weather. I could live without the humidity and pollution. Some days, the horizon is clear and we can see the beautiful mountains from a distance. I like staying here…

  • Campfire Stories

    We were huddled in front of the campfire exchanging stories and singing songs, old songs. “And he walks with me, and he talks with me, and he tells me I am his own.” I started with this song, and Sarah C., Sarah P., Cindy, Joy, and Marlene joined in the next few lines. We sang in harmony. We did not care when we messed up verses and interchanged lines from one stanza to the other. We were having a great time. “Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee.” We moved on to other hymns and great old gospels….

  • Giving Away Our Prayers

    “Let us pray for the Clementes.” They all gathered around my family, the four of us, and prayed for us with everyone extending their hands in a symbolic gesture of affirmation and faith. This prayer time is extra meaningful, not only because all of the church members who are praying for us are our good friends from many years, some from 25 years ago. Their prayers are also significant because this local community is giving to us, their missionaries, out of their poverty. This local church is a small congregation of 50 or so, and financially challenged, and struggling to…

  • Church For The Unwelcomed

    “I want to serve the Lord,” Mr. A shares with me his frustration. “But I cannot. I have to take this job to provide for my family.” He recounts an earlier attempt to play the piano for a local church. The music ministry was fulfilling but there was no steady income. He had to find work somewhere else. Mr. A is a professional musician working here in a restaurant here in Taiwan. His wife, Mrs. J works in the same location as a singer. Let us call them A&J for short. They sing in a restaurant, seven days a week,…

  • A Song For the Lent Season

    “And can it be that I should gain. . . ” This great Charles Wesley hymn will always be a part of my …

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