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By Simone Finney on Jul 30 2014
In Zimbabwe’s third largest city, the biggest challenge is its 80 percent unemployment rate. More than 1 million people who call Gweru home are all too familiar with poverty and its related challenges, and the township of Mkoba is home to many widows, orphans, economically disadvantaged individuals, and people living with HIV / AIDS. “With so many orphans around us, education becomes the next challenge,” said Pastor Noah Sibanda, who has been working in the Mkoba area since 2003. “When people are poor they tend to turn to anything that will give them money, such as prostitution for girls...
By Por el Equipo de Comunicaciones de Nepal on Jul 29 2014
"La profunda fosa es como un verde árbol en el desierto," dijo Biren Rai, coordinador del área este de Nepal. "Ahora cientos de familias han podido sentir el alivio de tener agua fresca, así como si encontraran un lugar con sombra en un día de fuerte sol." Cuando grupos de trabajadores migrantes se trasladaron desde las montañas hacia la planicie, estos ocuparon la mayor parte del territorio sin preocuparse de la malaria o del clima tropical de la temporada de verano. Las altitudes de menor productividad fueron dejadas de lado para los migrantes que llegaron más tarde. Esta faja de...
By Engage magazine on Jul 28 2014
Jessica Morris is a global missionary with the Church of the Nazarene serving in Bulgaria in the areas of theological education, literature development, compassionate ministries through various projects with special emphasis on social enterprises.She has been serving in Bulgaria for almost 5 years now following 4 1/2 years in Palermo, Sicily, where she was doing church planting through a coffeehouse ministry.  Jessica served first as a Mission Corps volunteer in Bulgaria for 2 1/2 years just out of university (making her total tenure in the country 7 1/2 years).Engage: How did you first...
By Nepal Communications Team on Jul 25 2014
“The deep tube-well is like a green tree in the desert,” says Biren Rai, Eastern Nepal area coordinator. “Now hundreds of families have felt relief from water scarcity like getting some shadow in the sunny day.”When migrants came down from the mountains to the plain, they occupied the best part of the land without worrying about malaria and the tropical climate of the summer season. Less productive high altitudes were left over for the late migrants. This belt of land mainly extends between the lower hills and the fertile plain land, called the terai. Fertile plain land has the advantage of...
By Howard Culbertson on Jul 24 2014
"The Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light" -- Revelation 21:23-24The next-to-the-last chapter of the Bible closes by alluding to world evangelism.  That is very significant.  A reference to world evangelism in Scripture’s final pages trumpets the great importance God places on reaching all people with the Gospel! To be sure, Revelation 21:23-24 does not exhort us to finish the job.  Instead, the phrase “the nations will walk by its light” celebrates the harvest being gathered around the globe.The Bible frequently uses light and darkness to contrast good...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Jul 18 2014
Lo que comenzara como capacitación centrada en un nuevo método de discipulado se ha convertido en un avivamiento. Más de 100 líderes y miembros laicos de todo Papúa Nueva Guinea se reunieron a principios de este año para capacitarse en cuanto a cómo contar historias bíblicas en forma oral. Ellos recibieron tal convicción mediante las lecciones que recibían mediante las historias, que comenzaron a confesar pecados y a arrepentirse uno tras otro.  Algunos se disculparon con otros, y estos ofrecieron perdón por sus ofensas. Prontamente todos cayeron sobre sus rodillas, llorando y...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Jul 17 2014
Kevin McCann woke up one morning and decided he wanted to walk 1,200 miles (1,931 kilometers) from the northernmost tip of Scotland, called John o’ Groats, to the southernmost point of England, called Land’s End. And he would do it for charity. Fifteen months later, McCann (photo left with wife, Ruth) is 40 days into his 80-day “end-to-end on a shoestring” walk. He’s walking from 3 June to 19 August, with eight days off. His goal is to raise 10,000 British pounds (17,000 USD) for two causes: New Hope Ashton, a ministry of his local Nazarene church in Ashton-Under-Lyne, in the Greater...
By David and Sylvia Potter on Jul 16 2014
During the recent pastor retreat held at the beach on Eratap Point, Pastor Meriam stood and said, “I never thought I would be a pastor.”  She went on to share how the Lord has faithfully led in her life and now she sees that God has a plan for her.Meriam has been part of the Church of the Nazarene family almost from the very beginning.  Perhaps the first time we became acquainted was at a ladies' Christmas party that was held at our house in December 2003.  We had been holding worship services on the front veranda of our house at Malapoa for a few months.  Many of the...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Jul 15 2014
What started out as training around a new discipleship method turned into a revival. More than 100 national leaders and lay people from across Papua New Guinea met earlier this year to train on how to tell Bible stories orally. They were so convicted by the lessons they were gleaning from the stories that they began to confess their sins, repenting one after another. Some apologized to others, and those offered forgiveness for the offenses. Soon, everyone had fallen to their knees, crying and praying together. “During these training sessions we literally were in the midst of revival...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Jul 10 2014
Darin y Tonya Kucey (segundo y cuarta desde la izquierda en la foto), misioneros que sirven como coordinadores de Trabajo y Testimonio en Haití, expresaron incredulidad y desaliento al visitar al pastor nazareno Civil a comienzos de este año,  viendo donde él y su familia han vivido desde que Haití fuera devastada por un terremoto hace cuatro años. “Él y su familia se encontraban viviendo literalmente en un chiquero,” escribieron los Kucey en su blog ministerial. “El superintendente de distrito del Distrito Centro Sur proveyó la únca alternativa de alojamiento en el distrito: un...

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