Randy and Joani Goossens
Serving in Melanesia/SouthPacific on Global Deployment | Asia-Pacific
Greetings from Papua New Guinea!
We are the Goossens Family: Randy, Joani, Emma, Lexi and Ethan. We have been serving in the Melanesia Field Office at Kudjip Hospital Station since 2011.
Randy and I both grew up in Washington State. I attended Eastern Nazarene College for one year and then graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Accounting. Randy completed training in Architectural CAD and then went on to work for a manufacturing company for 13 years.
We both come from Christian families and I am blessed with a heritage that includes a passion for Missions. Randy and I began our involvement in Missions through Work & Witness; first to Brazil and then to Fiji. We were also involved in a local mission of sorts through Foster Care for almost 4 years.
In 2010 we sensed God calling us to something new and through a series of amazing God-incidences we set off to serve in Papua New Guinea as Mission Corps volunteers. During these 2 years in PNG God called us to step into longer term Missionary service. In August 2013 we returned to PNG as Specialized Assignment Missionaries.
I am the Field Treasurer for the Melanesia and South Pacific Fields of the Church of the Nazarene. Randy's assignment includes a wide variety of special projects in support of the Field Strategy Coordinator and Kudjip Mission Station.
Going Where the Church is Not Yet
Today there are over 4.3 billion people who live in areas where there is little to no gospel witness. 4.3 billion people who have not heard the message of the gospel, who have never heard the name of Jesus. We believe that everyone deserves to hear. God continues to call the Church of the Nazarene to spread the message of the gospel, to preach holiness, and to bring good news to the poor all over the world. The task is enormous; far too big for anyone to do alone, but together we can go where the church is not yet and see people, communities, and nations transformed. Reaching these people begins with one step, a step of obedience and faithfulness that says yes to God’s call. Take your first step and start your journey toward serving in missions today.