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Hafa Adai,


The Taflinger Family - Chad, Angela, and three children Landen, Addalee, and Kaylen are serving as missionaries within the Asia-Pacific region on the island of Saipan. Prior to serving, they resided in Clarksville, TN and attended Clarksville Grace Church of the Nazarene. Saipan, is a commonwealth of the United States and is part of a larger chain of islands located in the Pacific Ocean known as the Northern Mariana Islands.  The Taflinger’s served on this island during the summer of 2018. In July 2022, they arrived back on the island to serve as the full time Pastoral Missionaries.

Chad is serving as the senior pastor and along with his family is caretaking for the local Nazarene church in Saipan. Chad is bi-vocational serving as a high school science teacher. Angela is also bi-vocational serving as a school counselor and church secretary.  In addition to teaching, he holds a ministerial district license within the MidSouth District.  Angela, who has her Master’s in Social Work, also works at Saipan International School as the college and career counselor. The goal is that by establishing careers within the community they will better be able to relate and build relationships in an effort to open the door to ministry.

The family is engaging their children with the youth of Saipan through various sports teams, after-school functions, and regular outreach opportunities. Their children are attending an international private school, where they can learn and feel more immersed in the various cultures. Landen has a strong love of sports and is beginning to lead a floor hockey program. Addalee has a gift of compassion and strong desire to serve, especially with small children. Addalee has been babysitting and leading the early elementary kids in Sunday school. She is a natural when it comes to relational evangelism. Kaylen is full of energy, laughter, and loves to play outside and in the water! Kaylen has been making lots of friends and is never shy when it comes to sharing about God!

The current prayer needs for this family are that they would continue to establish meaningful relationships with the people of Saipan. A second prayer concern is that they would find peace and comfort in doing God’s will as they leave behind their family and other familiar things. Working as a bi-vocational team has many challenges. Pray that they will have the endurance and strength to press on when times get tough. Furthermore, pray for their three children as they make transitions at school and begin to establish new friendships. Lastly, pray for the ministry and people of Saipan that this family will encounter on a daily basis. May the doors open so that they can begin to draw people into a relationship with the Heavenly Father! 


Chad and Angela Taflinger

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