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By Anonymous on Jan 15 2015
Churches of the Nazarene in the Middle East have a long tradition of helping those in need.  The present turmoil engulfing the Middle East is no exception.  In recent years, millions of refugees have flooded into neighboring countries from Syria.  Local Churches of the Nazarene throughout the Middle East have distributed literally thousands upon thousands of food packets, provided clothes, mattresses, and blankets for refugee families and have opened churches for meals, safe activities for children, and a place of refuge for adults. No preconditions have been set for...
By Teanna Sunberg on Jan 13 2015
My little slips of paper were huddled together, folded and shivering for a turn to reveal their message.  Outside that warm cabin up on Bulgaria’s Vitosha mountain, there was a sunny crispness to the air and the satisfying crunch of iced snow. It was the sort of winter new that leads you to believe that there is hope for this broken world.Those slips of paper? They were holy revelation – a declaration of truth.We were 10 friends meeting together to plan for a new year of ministry in the Sofia Church. While the world seemed to hold its January breath outside,...
By Howard Culbertson on Jan 12 2015
"We are debtors to every man to give him the gospel in the same measure in which we have received it" -- P.F. Bresee, founder of the Church of the NazareneDebtors?  How can we be indebted to someone from whom we’ve never received anything and with whom we have no contractual agreement whatsoever?  To be sure, Bresee wasn’t the first person to make a statement like that.  To the church in Rome, Paul wrote: “I owe something to all men, from cultured Greek to ignorant savage” (Romans 1:14, Phillips)To understand how Bresee could feel indebted to people in terms of evangelizing...
By Por el Dr. Andy y Judy Bennett junto al equipo de Papúa Nueva Guinea on Jan 9 2015
El 31 de diciembre, Jim y Kathy Radcliffe, así como su hija Lydia, regresaron de su asignación en los Estados Unidos al hospital nazareno en Kudjip, Papúa Nueva Guinea (PNG). La familia Radcliffe partió este año de PNG rumbo a su asignación temporal antes de lo esperado, como resultado de la salud del Dr. Jim. Luego de regresar a los Estados Unidos, ellos se enteraron de que una de las válvulas del corazón de Jim tenía un defecto, así como una aorta agrandada que requería de cirugía. Durante su preparación para la cirugía, se le encontró un tumor en su glándula adrenal. Cuando...
By Shelly Miller on Jan 7 2015
Thanks to sponsors who gave extra funds for Christmas through the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries child sponsorship program, street kids in Madagascar celebrated a two-day Christmas feast 17 to 18 December.The children are fed every day at the Madagascar Street Kids Center (locally known as AMI-4), but the special two-day feast includes additional food: meat (chicken or pork) and larger quantities of food, as well as some special Christmas treats (desserts and some sweets).Each age group does something special on the first day of the feast. It is a time when they sing special songs, perform...
By Dr. Andy and Judy Bennett and Papua New Guinea team on Jan 5 2015
On December 31st, Jim and Kathy Radcliffe and their daughter Lydia, returned from their home assignment in the U.S. to Nazarene Hospital in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea (PNG).The Radcliffes left PNG for their home assignment earlier than scheduled this year, as a result of Dr. Jim’s health.After returning to the US, they learned that Jim had a defective heart valve, and an enlarged aorta that required surgery. In the course of getting ready for the heart surgery, a tumor was found on his adrenal gland.When the people of the Highlands of PNG heard about Dr. Jim’s serious health concerns, there was...
By Nazarene Stories on Dec 16 2014
Bienvenido, a lifelong Christian, turned from God to sell drugs as a young adult in Barcelona, Spain. With the help of his wife, he returned to Christ and changed his life.Nazarene Stories"Resurrection: Bienvenido's Story" is featured in Nazarene Stories -- the online continuation of the previous Global Mission DVD. Nazarene Stories is a production of Global Communications, a department of the General Church of the Nazarene.  To subscribe to future issues of this video storytelling magazine, visit www.nazarene.org /stories.
By Howard Culbertson on Dec 15 2014
"Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?” -- Luke 15:4Lost on the ocean. Lost in the desert. Lost inside a cave. Lost in the mountains. A lost dog. A lost child. Such phrases evoke gut-wrenching images in our minds. The emotionally-charged word “lost” is also how Scripture describes people who have not yet embraced Jesus as their Savior and Lord.The book Classic Sermons on World Evangelism includes a George Truett message which mentions Jesus’ Lost Sheep parable. In the...
By Mark Crouch on Dec 10 2014
A mountain range lies north of Kudjip station, just across the highlands' only serviceable road.  Beyond the mountains sits a valley filled with tropical jungle and people living in one of the most remote parts of the globe.  The name of this area is the Jimi valley.Three weeks ago, Beron made the trip from her home in the Jimi to the local aid post for a routine checkup before her delivery.  An incredibly astute nurse, probably working in one of the most remote clinics in the world, palpated (touched) her abdomen and thought that Beron might have twins and they might not be in...
By Grace & Peace Magazine on Dec 9 2014
Thaddeus followed in his father's footsteps, living a life of crime that eventually landed him in prison. After his release and transformation, Thaddeus began serving at Bethany, Oklahoma, First Church of the Nazarene.Nazarene Stories"Resurrections: Thaddeus' Story" is featured in Nazarene Stories -- the online continuation of the previous Global Mission DVD. Nazarene Stories is a production of Global Communications, a department of the General Church of the Nazarene. This was video was produced for Nazarene Stories by Grace & Peace Magazine, a publication of the USA/Canada Region. ...

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