Asia Pacific
 
By Mark Crouch on Wednesday, December 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 Clark Armstrong on Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Clark y Connie Armstrong son misioneros que se encuentran sirviendo en Filipinas. Ellos recientemente compartieron la siguiente historia en Facebook. Hoy concurrimos a nuestra iglesia en Taytay, Rizal, en las Filipinas, y escuchamos una maravillosa historia compartida por la pastora Lucinda, quien trajo el mensaje el día de hoy. Esta iglesia fue construida hace muchos años gracias a las ofrendas de alabastro, y hoy en día cuentan con una congregación muy sólida. Hace aproximadamente un mes, ellos decidieron recibir una ofrenda de alabastro. En ese entonces (hace un mes atrás) el "Ice...
By Clark Armstrong on Monday, November 17, 2014
Clark and Connie Armstrong are missionaries serving in the Philippines. They recently shared this story via Facebook.We attended our church today in Taytay, Rizal, in the Philippines, and heard a wonderful story from Pastora Lucinda who brought the message. This church was built years ago with Alabaster funds and now they are a strong church. So a month ago, they decided to receive an Alabaster offering. At that time -- a month ago -- the "Bucket Challenge" was in full swing across Facebook and social media, so their church creative team came up with different colored buckets at the front...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Tuesday, September 9, 2014
El Dr. Jim Radcliffe (izquierda en la foto), un cirujano misionero en el Hospital Nazareno de Kudjip, Papúa Nueva Guinea, comenzó a darse cuenta este año que sus niveles de energía se encontraban más bajos que de costumbre. Los días de mucho trabajo lo agotaban como nunca antes. Y un día, mientras que caminaba cuesta arriba en un cerro, sintió que se quedaba sin aliento. Jim se hizo observar por un colega y descubrió que su corazón se había agrandado debido a una deficiencia cardíaca congestiva. Su médico temía que él ya hubiera tenido un ataque cardíaco. Jim y su esposa, Kathy, ya...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Thursday, September 4, 2014
Dr. Jim Radcliffe (left in photo), a missionary surgeon at the Nazarene hospital in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea, started noticing earlier this year that his energy levels were lower than usual. Busy work days completely wore him out. And one day, while walking up a hill, he became very short of breath. Jim sought a check-up from a fellow doctor and discovered that his heart was enlarged from congestive heart failure. His physician worried he may have already had a heart attack. Jim and his wife, Kathy, were already scheduled to return to the States to accompany a group of missionary...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Wednesday, August 20, 2014
“This has been one of the best gifts ever given to me. Through Rendezvous Plus, God refreshed and encouraged me in the middle of one of the hardest years of my life,” wrote Joy Fosnaugh, a Nazarene missionary kid fresh out of Rendezvous Plus, an intense re-entry training that was held at the Nazarene Golden Bell campground in Colorado earlier this month. Rendezvous Plus is part of a new global strategy to prepare missionary kids (MKs) who are reaching adulthood and transitioning away from their support systems in the lands where they and their families have been serving as missionaries....
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Friday, July 18, 2014
Lo que comenzara como capacitación centrada en un nuevo método de discipulado se ha convertido en un avivamiento. Más de 100 líderes y miembros laicos de todo Papúa Nueva Guinea se reunieron a principios de este año para capacitarse en cuanto a cómo contar historias bíblicas en forma oral. Ellos recibieron tal convicción mediante las lecciones que recibían mediante las historias, que comenzaron a confesar pecados y a arrepentirse uno tras otro.  Algunos se disculparon con otros, y estos ofrecieron perdón por sus ofensas. Prontamente todos cayeron sobre sus rodillas, llorando y...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
What started out as training around a new discipleship method turned into a revival. More than 100 national leaders and lay people from across Papua New Guinea met earlier this year to train on how to tell Bible stories orally. They were so convicted by the lessons they were gleaning from the stories that they began to confess their sins, repenting one after another. Some apologized to others, and those offered forgiveness for the offenses. Soon, everyone had fallen to their knees, crying and praying together. “During these training sessions we literally were in the midst of revival...
By David and Sylvia Potter on Wednesday, July 16, 2014
During the recent pastor retreat held at the beach on Eratap Point, Pastor Meriam stood and said, “I never thought I would be a pastor.”  She went on to share how the Lord has faithfully led in her life and now she sees that God has a plan for her.Meriam has been part of the Church of the Nazarene family almost from the very beginning.  Perhaps the first time we became acquainted was at a ladies' Christmas party that was held at our house in December 2003.  We had been holding worship services on the front veranda of our house at Malapoa for a few months.  Many of the...
By Brian Woolery on Friday, June 6, 2014
Nota del editor: Brian y Julie Woolery son misioneros que se encuentran sirviendo en Okinawa, Japón desde 2010. Recientemente, Brian lideró un equipo misionero de Japón, el cual se dirigió a las Filipinas para ayudar con los esfuerzos de asistencia ante desastre varios meses luego de que el Tifón Yolanda destruyera el área central del país. Él escribió acerca de la experiencia del equipo con la gente con la que se encontraron Balangiga, una región de las Filipinas que fue devastada por el tifón. Cuando nosotros cuatro llegamos a Tacloban, me hizo recordar acerca de cómo se veía la región de...

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