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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. ...
By Timothy Eby on Dec 8 2014
Salomon is one of our young leaders who has been with us for five years in Senegal. He started in ministry in Dakar but we felt he needed to start his own ministry in the south of Senegal where he is from. He will be one of the first two students graduating from our Nazarene Theological Institute program this coming year. He is a young pastor with a lot of potential. We are praying that God will use him to develop the work in the south of SenegalAfter more than one year of planning and preparation, Saloman's chicken project is finally a reality. It took us 16 hours on the road from Dakar to...
By Howard Culbertson on Dec 3 2014
"The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed" -- J. Hudson Taylor In the mid-19th Century, Hudson Taylor said something obvious: Matthew 28:19-20 is not simply one item on a list of suggested activities. Those verses are the “Great Commission”--a label popularized by Taylor himself--and they are a clear command: Make disciples among all nations! Taylor’s declaration reflects his missionary experience in China. Not long after arriving in Shanghai, he realized that while foreign missionaries were becoming common in China’s coastal cities, most...
By Africa West Field on Dec 2 2014
Mientras que el virus del ébola continúa apoderándose de áreas en varios países de África occidental, cobrando más de 5 mil víctimas desde marzo y enfermando a más de 15 mil personas, las iglesias nazarenas y el Ministerio Nazareno de Compasión (MNC) se encuentran respondiendo mediante la oración, a través de esfuerzos de saneamiento comunitarios, y proveyendo abastecimiento alimenticio y capacitación. La Iglesia del Nazareno del Campo África Oeste se encuentra proveyendo informes continuos en cuanto a cómo se están llevando a cabo los esfuerzos de respuesta (http://awfcon.org/ebola-...
By Africa West Field on Dec 1 2014
As the Ebola virus continues to grip areas of several West African countries, having killed more than 5,000 people since March and sickening more than 15,000 people, Nazarene churches and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) are responding with prayer, community sanitary efforts, food supplies and training. The Africa West Field Church of the Nazarene is providing continuous reporting on how the response is unfolding (http://awfcon.org/ebola-crisis/). Community sanitizationIn Sierra Leone, one of the nations hit by the Ebola outbreak, churches in five areas were provided 60 tap...
By JESUS Film Harvest Partners on Nov 26 2014
Hands tied, faces and bodies bruised, the team huddled together as best they could inside the dark building. The JESUS Film showing had been stopped hours ago, and their equipment destroyed. They could only wait and pray, now. The village elders said they would be back to kill them in the morning.Two men served as guards, so the team shared the gospel with them. All night, they did not stop. Right before morning, the guards decided to untie the team and help them escape! As the team raced away into the night, the guards were sure they'd never return.Several days later, the team walked back...
By Nazarene Stories on Nov 25 2014
Through a lack of understanding of Christian beliefs and the Scripture, a man in Lebanon found himself married to two women at the same time. When Christ began to deal with Hadi, and he started attending a Nazarene church where he heard spiritual truth, Hadi not only decided to follow Jesus, he turned his job as a taxi driver into a place for sharing Christ with his passengers.Read the article.Nazarene Stories"Taxi for Christ" is featured in Nazarene Stories -- the online continuation of the previous Global Mission DVD. Nazarene Stories is a production of Global Communications, a department...

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