Scott and Emily are global missionaries with the Church of the Nazarene and have been ministering in the Mesoamerica (formerly Mexico and Central America) Regional Office since January 2004. Scott and Emily are co-coordinating Mesoamerica Global Mission and Mesoamerica Genesis. Global Mission seeks to discover, develop and deploy missionaries from the countries of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Genesis is a regional initiative to make Christ-like disciples in the Urban Centers of Mesoamerica; teams of 4 volunteer missionaries will be assigned to 28 strategic sites in order to develop new church plants and organize congregations by the year 2020.Since 2004, the Armstrongs have served under the structure of the Mesoamerica Regional Office and have lived in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama. They have coordinated ministries of NYI and Regional Missionary Personnel, in addition to Global Mission. Scott has been a Board Member with Extreme Nazarene Ministries since its formation as a non-profit corporation in 2006 and is passionate about seeking and deploying people into an extreme global expansion of God’s kingdom! Currently they are living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Both Scott and Emily graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1999. Emily received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Divinity program at Nazarene Theological Seminary. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication from Olivet, and graduated from Nazarene Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree in 2003. Both Scott and Emily are ordained elders in the Church of the Nazarene.
Scott and Emily have a special interest in working with children and youth as they discern the will of God in their lives and how missions might be a part of their call. Scott accepted his call to missions as a student at Olivet, and Emily answered God’s call to missions as a child.
Scott and Emily were married in June of 2000, and have 2 children. Their son, Elijah was born in May 2003 and was 7 months old upon their arrival to the mission field and their daughter, Sydney was born in Guatemala in February 2005. Elijah and Sydney both enjoy being involved in multiple cultures and both have shared that God may be calling them to serve as missionaries when they are older.