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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...
By Andrew Lemos on Jul 9 2014
Manaus is a Brazilian city, capital of the state of Amazonas, and the main financial, corporate and economic center of the northern region of Brazil. It is a historic and a port city, localized in the middle of the largest tropical forest of the world. It is the most populated city in Amazonas and in the Amazon, with a population of 1,982,179 people and it is one of the most known Brazilian cities worldwide. Today, the Church of the Nazarene in Manaus, where pastor Manoel Junior is the leader, is going through a peculiar time in its 13 years in the city. Brazil, after 64 years of history, is...
By Engage magazine on Jul 7 2014
Bruce and Cinda McKellips are missionaries serving in Portugal since January 2014. Bruce leads Work & Witness, JESUS Film ministry and Alabaster for the Eurasia Region; he is also assistant field strategy coordinator for the Western Mediterranean Field. Cinda tracks JESUS Film statistics for the Eurasia Region and finance for the Portugal District and the Western Mediterranean Field.Previously, Bruce served as Work & Witness coordinator for Ecuador, in the South America Region, from 1994 to 2007, while Cinda was the treasurer for Ecuador and the North Andean Field.They have two adult...
By Gavin and Jill Fothergill on Jul 4 2014
Cuando Dios da una visión, ésta no siempre llega junto con un camino claro para llevarla a cabo. En algunos casos, diferentes partes de la misma visión son recibidas por múltiples personas en diferentes momentos y lugares. Como las piezas de un rompecabezas, éstas no tienen mucho sentido por sí solas y podemos sentirnos sobrecogidos cuando intentamos descifrar su lugar por nuestra propia cuenta. Así como Noé al construir el arca, como Moisés al dirigirse ante el faraón, y como tantos otros, Dios revela el fin de la visión o la promesa, antes de mostrar el camino o los medios para...
By Jessica Wolst on Jul 3 2014
Participating in a short-term missions trip soon? The following are some thoughts on what it means to love others when participating in cross-cultural ministry.  ~*~*~*~*~*~ If I speak basic greetings and phrases fluently in the local language, but do not have love, I am as annoying as a pounding hammer or drill that never stops.  And if I know just what our team should do for the building project, whom to speak to directly about Christ, and understand how to interpret the Bible in that culture, and if I have all faith, so as to move the Himalayas into the Indian...
By Gavin and Jill Fothergill on Jul 2 2014
When God gives a vision, it doesn’t always come with a clear path for how it will be accomplished.  In some cases, pieces of the same vision can be given to multiple people at varying times and places.  Like pieces of a puzzle, they don’t make much sense by themselves and we can be overwhelmed when trying to sort through them on our own.  Like Noah building the ark, Moses going before Pharaoh, and so many others, God reveals the end of the vision, or the promise, before the path, or means.  When the vision comes, we must have the faith to follow the path that God’s vision...

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