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By Howard Culbertson on Aug 28 2015
“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).Question: Which Bible verse is most often associated with world evangelism?  Easy answer: The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. Jesus spoke those words after His resurrection and not long before His ascension.  For most Christians, these final words of Matthew’s Gospel immediately come to mind in conversations about biblical motives for world missions.The Great Commission follows...
By Sheri Hartzler on Aug 26 2015
After two years of planning and hard work, the new woodshop of the Țigmandru Church of the Nazarene is open for business.  Every afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m., the sounds of voices, sawing and planing come from the building that houses the shop on the main street of Tigmandru. In this part of Romania, many people struggle with unemployment. The Church of the Nazarene has been working on various creative projects to meet this need through developing vocational skills, building an aquaponics greenhouse to provide gardening skills as well as fresh produce to the community, providing music...
By Diane Robbins on Aug 21 2015
Imagine going to kids' camp and experiencing Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Cuba and Haiti. The children of the East Tennessee District in the United States had that adventure. Embracing the Nazarene Mission International (NMI) 100th Anniversary Celebration, the children adopted anniversary projects in these countries and more. Projects included several for JESUS Film Harvest Partners (JFHP) - EvangeCubes® for Guatemala, solar flashlights for Nepal and Ghana, audio Bibles for Benin, a backpack JESUS Film set for Burkina-Faso, and a backpack set for Sri Lanka. In addition to JFHP projects, the...
By Nazarene Stories on Aug 19 2015
En La Habana, Cuba, Daniel comenzando a beber a los 12 años, y su familia habían perdido la esperanza de que podía cambiar. Cuando su amigo Julio dejó de beber y se convirtió en un cristiano, Daniel transformación tan experimentado y ahora asiste a seminario.
By Nazarene Stories on Aug 18 2015
In Habana, Cuba, Daniel starting drinking at age 12, and his family had given up hope that he could change. When his friend Julito got sober and became a Christian, Daniel also experienced transformation and now attends seminary. 
By Betsy Scott on Aug 13 2015
Betsy Scott, a Nazarene missionary in Croatia, reflects on the importance of times of sacred rest for people involved in cross-cultural ministry, but her words have application for all believers.I wrote a devotional the other day on the concept of taking sacred downtime, and I wanted to share with you.  If you're like me, you are probably in serious need of some sacred downtime.  And if you're not like me, but you live in the modern world, or better yet you are in full-time ministry in the modern world or serving in a cross-cultural context in this modern world, chances are you in...
By Howard Culbertson on Aug 12 2015
"The Bible is not the basis of missions; missions is the basis of the Bible" -- Ralph Winter, missiologistMost believers know that the Bible contains some statements about world evangelism. For missiologist Ralph Winter, saying that the Bible says something about world evangelism is putting the cart before the horse. Winter saw the Biblical call to world evangelism as far more than one command among many in the Bible. Rather, said Winter, world evangelism is actually the reason the Bible wound up being written. World evangelism is, Winter said, “the basis of the Bible.”Think about it: Doesn’t...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Aug 7 2015
Sarah (not her real name) is a refugee from Syria who fled to another Middle Eastern country three years ago because of the war. Five years ago, Sarah followed another religion. But because of widespread violence, war and hatred committed in the name of that religion, she began to experience confusion about her beliefs. “God is not a killer, God is not bad,” she says. “But in [that religion] God is so bad. Then I search who God is. I search in Buddha, but I don’t like the faith in Buddha. After that I became an atheist.” For the next two years Sarah floundered and her life...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Aug 7 2015
Sara (éste no es su nombre real) es una refugiada siria que huyó hacia otro país del Medio Oriente tres años atrás debido a la guerra. Cinco años atrás, Sara seguía otra religion. Pero debido a la patente violencia, la guerra y el odio cometido en nombre de dicha religión, ella comenzó a experimentar confusión en cuanto a sus creencias. “Dios no es un asesino; Dios no es malo,” dice ella. “Pero en [esa religión] Dios es muy malo. Entonces me puse a buscar quién era Dios. Lo busqué en Buda, pero no me agradó la fe en Buda. Luego de eso me convertí en atea.” Durante los...
By Nazarene Stories on Aug 3 2015
Pastor Vania thought she would never serve in ministry again after her husband passed away at age 34. Vania shares how accepting the pastorate at Itajaí, Brazil, Church of the Nazarene, has given her a new story. Pastor Vania is the first woman to be ordained in the Church of the Nazarene in Rio de Janeiro.

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