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By Carol Anne Eby on Feb 2 2016
What do you get when you mix a hot, arid land bordering the Sahara, a population dependent on agriculture, 14 percent of children under age 5 malnourished, a lack of clean water, and the passion of a church to bring about change? The answer: the Joseph Project located in Fandane, 5 kilometers south of Mbour, Senegal, in West Africa. Through the Joseph Project, Nazarene leaders in Senegal are partnering with the Trevecca Nazarene University Urban Farm (Nashville, USA) to build a model farm in the desert of Senegal, where they can test greenhouse technology alongside improved agricultural...
By Dorli Gschwandtner on Jan 29 2016
The children’s happy faces glow with pride on this special day. And they have good reason to be proud of their accomplishments, as ministers, priests, military personnel and representatives of NCM Lanka (Nazarene Compassionate Ministries-Sri Lanka) pour into their cleanly swept school yard in northern Sri Lanka for the annual sports meet. The school yard has been transformed. Simple race tracks have been drawn on the ground – white dust on brown dirt. The school's two "houses" have built beautiful huts in their house colours – green for "knowledge house," red for "strength house." One...
By Howard Culbertson on Jan 27 2016
"If you take missions out of the Bible, you won't have anything left but the covers" -- Nina GunterThose are strong words from Nina Gunter, general superintendent emeritus of the Church of the Nazarene. If what she said – “nothing left but the covers” -- is true, then world mission involvement is not just one option among many good things for believers to do. However, was Gunter simply overstating things to pound home a point? I know people who think the Bible would be only a tad bit smaller if you took everything out of it that relates to world evangelism. In that vein, I envision an...
By Teanna Sunberg on Jan 25 2016
Setiembre de 2015 - Cuando cayó la lluvia. Uno no puede olvidarse de una lluvia como esa: 90 minutos de agua cayendo estrepitosamente. Mi principal pensamiento era, "¿Cómo hicieron estas familias para sobrevivir durante la noche?" Hasta ese punto en la migración global, nosotros ingénuamente creíamos que la ola de refugiados de oriente medio se reduciría a cuentagotas al llegar al invierno. Al menos esperábamos que se enlentecería ya que los Balcanes en enero demuestran a la naturaleza en su peor estado de ánimo - rasga y mastica la piel si se le da la oportunidad. Dentro...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Jan 22 2016
 More than 400 people were killed and 1.8 million people were displaced by heavy monsoon rainfall that caused major flooding in two South Indian states, with the major coastal city of Chennai particularly hard hit in November and December. Nazarenes at the Mt. Carmel Church of the Nazarene in Andhra Pradesh District were moved by the plight of the people in their own community who lost homes and businesses in the flood, and wanted to do something. The congregation, which numbers about 125 people, collected high quality rice, sunflower oil and lentil beans to assemble 50 relief...
By Teanna Sunberg on Jan 20 2016
September 2015 - When the rains came down. You do not forget rain like that: 90 minutes of water coming hard. The main thought on my mind was, "How did these families make it through the night?" At that point in the global migration, we naively believed that the tide of refugees from the Middle East would reduce to a trickle with the winter. At least, we hoped it would slow because the Balkans in January is nature’s foulest mood - it rips and chews the skin when given the chance. At the camp, one pitiful tent did her feeble best to protect the donated clothes and shoes...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Jan 20 2016
El fin de los años 90 en Ucrania se vio marcado por una profunda crisis económica, política y social. La corrupción y el crimen prosperaban. La adicción al alcohol y las drogas se apoderaron de un alarmante porcentaje de la sociedad. En 1999, Roman Lebedev (foto a la derecha, con su familia) era miembro del personal de un centro de rehabilitación de adicción al alcohol y las drogas en la ciudad de Kazatin. A través de las actividades de Roman, él conoció a un misionero nazareno llamado Robert Skinner (actualmente misionero en Polonia) y al pastor Volodymyr Masyuk (actualmente...
By Howard Culbertson on Jan 12 2016
I had a friend who seemed fixated on “saving souls.” I never heard him talk much about the people he encountered except for counting them if they got saved. The only thing that seemed to be on his “to do” list was making sure people had a ticket to heaven.Do not misunderstand me:  Being passionate about people going to heaven is not a bad thing . . . unless all you think about is making sure their “souls” are going to be saved.As I read the gospels, I see Jesus concerned about more things than “saving souls.”  He did not separate people into bodies and souls and whatever else like...
By Kaitlyn Williams on Dec 24 2015
Didsbury, Manchester, U.K. – In a world where magic meets truth and good meets evil, there is much learning and adventure to be had.   About 750 people of all ages discovered this magical world when they climbed through the “wardrobe” at Didsbury Community Church of the Nazarene’s “Narnia Experience,” 19-20 December, and took a one-hour tour of the wintery scenes of C.S. Lewis’s classic adventure, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Remarkably, just 30 people transformed the campus of Nazarene Theological College, where the church meets, into the 11 scenes from the book:...
By Engage magazine on Dec 22 2015
J. Russell and Carla A. Frazier are missionaries serving at Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi, Kenya, where they began their work in January 2015. Russell is a senior lecturer, works in administration, and supervises post-graduate work. Carla serves in the finance office as an assistant to the finance director. Previously, they lived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire during their language studies, and also lived in Kigali, Rwanda, from 1999 to 2005, where they served not only the church in the Republic of Rwanda, but also Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, both of which were within...

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