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By South Asia Field Communication Team on Apr 17 2014
Sentado junto a la cama de un vecino moribundo, Babul Roy se encontraba rodeado por los aldeanos que lo habían golpeado y torturado poco antes. Anteriormente ellos le habían prohibido practicar su nueva fe en Cristo. Ahora le pedían que orara a su Dios en favor del hombre enfermo.  No mucho antes de estos acontecimientos, Roy, quien vive en el sur de Asia, era un hombre como el resto de ellos – adoraba a una multitud de dioses y diosas que a él le resultaban menos que satisfactorios y que lo llenaban de dudas. "Nosotros adorábamos a dioses y diosas imaginarios. Al adorar a esos...
By South Asia Field Communication Team on Apr 15 2014
Seated at the bedside of a deathly sick neighbor, Babul Roy found himself surrounded by the villagers who had beaten and tortured him shortly before. Earlier, they had forbade him from practicing his new faith in Christ. Now, they begged him to pray to his God to save the life of the sick man.Not long before this, Roy, who lives in South Asia, had been just like the rest of them – worshiping a panoply of gods and goddesses that he found unsatisfying and which filled him with doubt. “We worshiped imagined gods and goddesses. The worship through … gods and goddesses, there is no religious...
By Engage magazine on Apr 14 2014
Isaac and Karen Oaks are missionaries serving as field wellbeing coordinators with Extreme Nazarene Ministries in Ecuador, on the South America Region, since August 2013. They are both licensed mental health practitioners and licensed professional counselors with about 20 years of clinical experience—mostly as therapists in a mental health clinic on a Native American reservation in the U.S.In their role, the Oaks are responsible to respond to the mental and psychological needs of Extreme Nazarene Ministries staff on the field in South America. They seek out ways to alleviate stress induced by...
By Caleb Freideman on Apr 10 2014
Read this in English. ¿Cómo podemos crear una experiencia misional para nuestra juventud de manera que no sea una carga financiera? Ésta es la pregunta que mi hermano Elijah y yo nos preguntábamos mientras hablábamos por teléfono tres años atrás. Yo estaba en mi último año de universidad, a punto de regresar a mi pueblo natal de Jackson, Mississippi, en los Estados Unidos, para servir como pastor de jóvenes en mi iglesia, DaySpring Community Church. Elijah estaba en su último año de secundaria, y era parte del equipo de liderazgo juvenil de DaySpring. Estábamos ideando oportunidades...
By Caleb Friedeman on Apr 9 2014
Leer esto en Español. How can we create a missional experience for youth that is not a financial burden? That’s the question my brother Elijah and I were pondering over the phone three years ago. I was a senior in college, about to return to my hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., to serve as youth pastor at my home church, DaySpring Community Church. Elijah was a senior in high school and a member of DaySpring’s youth leadership team. We were brainstorming summer missions opportunities for the youth group. Two years before, DaySpring’s youth had taken a mission trip to New York...
By Howard Culbertson on Apr 8 2014
Merciless villains. Blood-thirsty pillagers. Violent arsonists. Savage barbarians.When used to describe an entire people group, those words sound awful.  Yet, those words are often used to describe the Vikings, that Scandinavian people group which terrorized the rest of Europe for three centuries.To be a missionary to people like that would take courage.  It would take a strong sense of call.  And, it would take a lot of dedication, especially if evangelistic results were meager or even non-existent (which was the case). Indeed, dedication is something that certainly...
By Engage magazine on Apr 7 2014
Jim and Kathy Radcliffe are missionaries in Papua New Guinea, where they have served since 1985 at the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital. Jim is a doctor and surgeon, while Kathy fills various support roles with children, women, volunteers and hospital staff. They have six children: Ben, 33; Rebekah, 30; Timothy, 26; Priscilla, 21; Josiah, 17; Lydia, 15. Engage: How did you first recognize God’s call to be involved in missions?  Radcliffes: Jim at senior high youth camp during a missionary presentation and Kathy at her church teen retreat. In addition to this we had both felt...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Apr 3 2014
Hadi*, of Lebanon, trabaja conduciendo un taxi, pero su ocupación es la de compartir a Jesús con tantos pasajeros como le sea posible mediante la audio Biblia, pasándola en decenas idiomas dentro de su vehículo y repartiendo biblias, folletos, y copias de la película JESÚS en DVD. Pero él no siempre fue un entusiasta del evangelismo. De hecho, él pasó la mitad de su vida tratando de entender el significado de ser un seguidor de Jesucristo. Hadi creció dentro de otra religión, pero cuando él tenía 16 años un amigo lo invitó a una iglesia cristiana, y prontamente él se pudo...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Apr 2 2014
Hadi*, of Lebanon, may drive a taxi as his occupation, but his preoccupation is sharing Jesus with as many passengers as he can by playing the audio Bible in dozens of languages, as well as handing out Bibles, tracts and copies of the JESUS film on DVD.He wasn’t always so zealous about evangelism. In fact, he spent half a lifetime simply figuring out what it means to follow Jesus Christ.Hadi was raised in another religion, but when he was 16, a friend invited him to a Christian church, and he quickly identified himself as a Christian.However, the teaching at this church didn’t lead him into a...
By Engage magazine on Mar 31 2014
Brian and Erin Ketchum are missionaries serving in the France District since 2009.Brian is the district facilitator, serving as a support role to the churches and ministries, as well as working alongside the national leaders throughout France. Brian is also currently serving as interim pastor to the Versailles Church of the Nazarene, and working with a team of lay leaders to give direction and support to the Montpellier church.    Erin is a stay at home mom and is involved in some of the ministries at the Versailles church.They have three children: Grace, 5; Eliott, 3; and Nora...

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