Nacisse, Lemy & Megan
Nacisse, Lemy & Megan
Read on to hear the testimony of God working in two separate lives, joining them together, and growing them up to send them out. God gets the glory, for He is the Author behind it all!
I was born in 1980 and grew up in Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. I went to church off and on when I was little, then not again until I was almost 18 years old when my mom helped me to see that it was a really good thing to spend time with my family and those who were going to church. Scripture that talked about having good companionship and making wise choices challenged me. I began participating in Bible studies. That same year I decided to give my life to the Lord and was baptized. I spent a lot of time reading Scripture and helping out in the church.
In the first hours of the year 2000, when I was 19, I was walking home from town by myself when it began to rain hard. I felt really good with the rain just washing over me. I made a simple prayer to God telling Him that I wanted to be a missionary. I returned from my walk drenched, but so excited. It was then that I knew my purpose in life.
I have had the privilege of helping train at a Christian school through the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) program. I stopped teaching when I was 24 and worked at a local resort. I then began training with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in 2006. I did a discipleship school in Mexico. I was working on paperwork to return to the program in Mexico as a staff member when I met Megan.
I was born in 1982 in southern Indiana, into a Christian home. When I was 9 years old I decided to invite Jesus into my life; while in university I decided to live everyday life with Christ at the center. Following the example of some friends of mine I actually began studying the Bible and talking with God on a regular basis.
I have had several opportunities to work with different Christian organizations (Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Student Fellowship and Spring Hill Camps in Evart, Michigan) and a wide variety of age groups. I found great joy working with youth. I loved being able to encourage and challenge them in their relationship with Jesus. I found my hope and purpose in life—it’s in Jesus and what He has done for each of us!
Following this passion for the Lord, I enrolled in a discipleship school with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) in Brisbane, Australia in 2005. Part of the program was an outreach in Vanuatu for two months. My original intention after Australia was to return to the States and get a job. But during a worship service at the end of the outreach, the Lord gave me a glimpse into his love for the people of Vanuatu. I couldn’t help crying because I was overwhelmed and sure of His calling me to full-time missions. My life was going to change forever. In 2008, I returned to Vanuatu to join staff with YWAM; that’s where Lemy and I met.
We both felt that we should finish the commitments that we individually made prior to our meeting in 2008 before we could be together. This meant that Lemy went back to Mexico for 2 years; Megan stayed in Vanuatu for 2 years, where she completed a leadership training course. We were married in Vanuatu in 2011 and served as a staff couple with YWAM Santo.
We then felt led to acquire more training for more effective long-term ministry in Vanuatu. In 2012 we participated in an intense nine-month inductive Bible study school in Taiwan. 2013-2014 we lived in Brisbane, Australia where Lemy completed a leadership school with a focus on sports. During this time, God has blessed us with four littles: Kelubai was born in July 2013, Kalea in December 2014, Eliam in April 2016, and Amayah in December 2017.
In August 2018 we moved to the island of Espiritu Santo as part of the Up & Up field team. Our goal in Santo is to follow Jesus' model of building relationships by discipling one person very closely, three closer, a few more close and being fully aware of and engaged in larger group opportunities to share the gospel. We do this through intentional everyday moments, homeschooling, individual bible studies, group bible studies, hospital ministry, serving our team and Bible translators, and hosting and facilitating overseas outreach teams visiting Santo and the northern islands. After more than four years in Vanuatu, our family flew back to the USA in November 2022 for a time of reconnecting with extended family. We hope to see many of our supporters, and strengthen our support team.