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By Kindra Bible on Aug 29 2014
In July, Extreme Nazarene Missions held its third Love Extreme project. Love Extreme is when a larger than normal group of short-term volunteers come to work alongside the Extreme team members to make a major impact on a city.  This year there over 65 short-term volunteers that came to work alongside the volunteer church planters and other Extreme team members in Ibarra, Ecuador, and then Ambato, Ecuador.  The church in Ibarra, Ecuador is newer, only having had its first service in March of this year. That's why the major goal is letting people know about the church, and this...
By Howard Culbertson on Aug 27 2014
"Sing the praises of the Lord, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.” -- Psalm 9:11As David wrote the words “proclaim among the nations” for Psalm 9*, did he envision today’s world mission activity? Probably not, since he wrote that Psalm three thousand years ago. Isn’t it fascinating, however, how the Holy Spirit uses that phrase to call us to carry out Jesus’ Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20)?The four verses just prior to Psalm 9:11 extol God’s righteousness.  Scholars say that Psalm 9:11 builds on those four verses. It is thus a “therefore” verse. ...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Aug 20 2014
“This has been one of the best gifts ever given to me. Through Rendezvous Plus, God refreshed and encouraged me in the middle of one of the hardest years of my life,” wrote Joy Fosnaugh, a Nazarene missionary kid fresh out of Rendezvous Plus, an intense re-entry training that was held at the Nazarene Golden Bell campground in Colorado earlier this month. Rendezvous Plus is part of a new global strategy to prepare missionary kids (MKs) who are reaching adulthood and transitioning away from their support systems in the lands where they and their families have been serving as missionaries....
By Zarah Miller on Aug 14 2014
Missionaries Josh and Shannon Hernon and Nazarenes Loli Benito Caro and Miguel Murcia Ruiz are leading a new strategy of outreach in Illescas, a community on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain. Through a kids club, slowly growing relationships and a baseball camp, they are showing Christ's love to a neighborhood that needs Him.4 minutes, 15 seconds.Illescas - A Different Approach from Eurasia Media on Vimeo.World Evangelism FundThrough the generous giving of Nazarenes to World Evangelism Fund (WEF), missionaries Josh and Shannon Herndon and their family have been sent to Spain to support local...
By Erika Chavez on Aug 13 2014
"It was a weekend full of missionary adventures, I left my home, my comfort to come and serve and I am grateful ..."These were the words of one of the participants at the end of the first Maximum Mission in Haiti, which took place from 11 to 13 July under the leadership of Kesner Absolu, Global Mission coordinator of the French Field in Mesoamerica, with the assistance from Ketsia Audain, Yverose Diogéne and Raymond Appolon, members of the Nazarene Youth International (NYI) national council. Also, it was supported by David Campos, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) coordinator at the...
By Gavin Fothergill on Aug 6 2014
“Please come back, don’t leave us here alone!”  Those were the words echoed by many people in the small, isolated community just outside the dense city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Being the capital city, Kinshasa has many paved roads, electricity (albeit unreliable), and city water.  It also has many of the amenities that people come to expect in Western cities, if you can afford the outrageous prices.  Downtown Kinshasa is cut in half by an eight-lane road, alleviating the horrendous traffic jams of just a few years earlier, and many...
By Howard Culbertson on Aug 5 2014
We often focus on what missionaries “give” people: the gospel, Bible teaching, clean water, health care, disaster relief and many other things.  Actually, good missionary ministry goes beyond giving to empowering people, strengthening them and giving them confidence in terms of exercising their rights and controlling their life’s direction.Steve Saint is an example of the ways good missionaries empower believers of other cultures.  Steve was five when Waodani warriors killed his missionary pilot father and four other missionaries in an Ecuadorian jungle.When Steve’s aunts Rachel and...
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...

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