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By Amy Crofford on Sep 23 2016
2 Corinthians 9:12 – “This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”ANU Student Leaders, Prof. Leah Marangu, ANU's Transportation Team and the Glory BusThe Blessing BeginsAs Rob North, Africa Nazarene University’s Director for University Advancement, spoke about the need for a bus, he felt the Holy Spirit prod him to ask a listener that day to donate the entire cost of a bus. At ANU, buses are used for many reasons including daily transportation of some staff/students to the small city of Rongai...
By Michelle McLane on Sep 21 2016
As more than half a million refugees seek shelter throughout northeastern Africa, longtime Nazarene missionaries Gabor* and Tafui* Buhari are employing innovative ways to serve them: radio broadcast, training in handicrafts, and reuniting separated family members. Refugee internet radioOne of the tools they have found most effective is radio ministry. Through radio, Gabor, Tafui, and their partners are reaching areas near and far, especially those they cannot easily or safely travel to. Nazarene in East Africa transmit radio programs through World Mission Broadcast in 11 native languages...
By Kaitlyn Williams and Gina Grate Pottenger on Sep 9 2016
It was 5 p.m. on May 25 in the year 2000. Lena was 21 years old, and at this precise moment, she accepted Jesus into her life for the very first time. Up until this point in her life, Lena had stayed away from Christianity, and even religion in general. Living in Kazakhstan, most people belong to one of two major faith groups. Lena had once visited a Russian Orthodox church when she was a child, but felt physically sick there due to strong odors in the sanctuary. This experience left a negative impression on her. “I wasn’t planning on going to church at all, especially to the...
By Chantal Julie on Sep 8 2016
When God is calling you to give up everything – your fulltime job, your lifestyle, your family, your city – He will also make a way for you to be obedient.Three weeks before we obeyed that kind of call on our lives, my husband, Franscois, and I were married. As newlyweds, we moved with only two boxes of crockery and bedding and a bag of clothes from Port Elizabeth to the Nazarene Theological College in Johannesburg, South Africa.We did not know what awaited us, or where I would get a job to support us as my husband studied. But we took a leap of faith, trusting and obeying, for there’s no...
By Engage magazine on Sep 7 2016
Carol Rittenhouse is a Nazarene missionary in Costa Rica, where she assists Dr. Ruben Fernandez, the Mesoamerica Regional Education Coordinator, at Seminario Nazareno de las Americas (SENDAS). She also assists Shelley Webb with the CALL program (Christian Academy for Language and Learning), and is preparing to teach theology courses online for the seminary as her Spanish fluency improves.Previously, she was a volunteer in Bulgaria (4 weeks) and Russia (8 months). This is her first full-time assignment.Here's more of her story.Engage: How did you first recognize God’s call to be involved in...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Aug 23 2016
Los primeros ensayos del club dramático comunitario en Bulgaria se vieron tan llenos de hostilidad y discusiones que llevavan a pensar que el verdadero drama ocurría fuera de escena. Conflictos y una desconfianza mutua eran comunes entre los niños gitanos y sus vecinos búlgaros hasta hace dos años atrás. Los niños a menudo robaban o molestaban a sus vecinos ancianos y retirados. En respuesta, los ancianos culpaban a los gitanos por cualquier cosa que estuviera mal en la comunidad, fuera o no su responsabilidad. Pero un club dramático con una ética cristiana se convirtió en la...
By Richard Gammill on Aug 22 2016
A brainstorming session between two Nazarene friends resulted in a ground-breaking, globe-spanning experiment. It united two groups of students from Batesville, Arkansas, and Sighisoara, Romania, to solve community needs. The project has provided an opening for a Nazarene Romanian pastor to mentor youth in the Sighisoara high school.The story unfolded when Dr. Roberta Bustin asked her friend, “What can we do to reach out to the youth in my city? After almost 20 years of ministry, we still have not found the answer.”Roberta is a volunteer with Nazarene Mission Corps., the mission-sending arm...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Aug 17 2016
The community drama club’s first rehearsals in a rural village of Bulgaria were so full of hostility and arguing that one might think the real drama was off stage. Widespread conflict and mutual suspicion between Roma children and their elderly Bulgarian neighbors had been the norm until about two years ago. The Roma children often stole from or vandalized their retired neighbors’ property. In turn, the elders tended to blame the Roma families for anything that went wrong, whether or not they were responsible. But a community drama club with a Christian ethos became the unlikely...
By Merideth Spriggs on Aug 10 2016
I met Dave when I was doing homeless outreach in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Dave was a heavy drinker. We had tried three times to get him sober, but each time he left detox and returned to drinking on the streets. One day, though, he reached out to me for help.A friend who directs a sober living program and I created a plan to help Dave. We would take him with us to a one-day intervention being held by homeless outreach agencies in the area. Even though he had asked for help, I still feared Dave might be drunk and miss the appointment, so I surprised him with a 4:30 a.m. wakeup call. I...
By Engage magazine on Aug 9 2016
Enoch Tee is a graphic designer and photographer for World Mission Communication in the Asia-Pacific Region, based in Manila, in the Philippines. He began his assignment in 2014. As part of his service, he develops visual arts pieces such as logos and banners for the region, and also conducts usability testing and research for websites. With his camera he provides photojournalism, including at events.  He says: "These are the behind the scenes work of the Church, but these are also vital to the mission of spreading the Gospel -- telling what the Lord is doing through the Church and...

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