Asia Pacific
 
By Engage magazine on Sunday, February 15, 2015
Dong Hwan "Bill" and Yun-Bum "Mill" Kwon are missionaries living in Bangkok, Thailand, since 2014, while they serve the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in the Southeast Asia Field of the Asia-Pacific Region. Bill is the country coordinator and district superintendent of the Myanmar District. Previously, in 2011 he started the holistic Rowenas Community Development Project in Manila, Philippines, and planted the River of Life Church of the Nazarene, which is now pastored by Jackson Natividad.  He has also served as director of World Mission Communications for Asia-Pacific (AP) from 2011...
By Bill Kwon on Monday, January 26, 2015
In the north of Myanmar, about 22 driving hours away from Yangon (Rangoon), the gate city Kalemyo opens the way to the Chin Tribe, truly a birthplace of Burmese Christianity.  Because Kalemyo is close to this tribe, it has become a city of mega churches of various denominations.  On one particular day, as I travelled the ridge that leads to Kalemyo, God led me to Nine Mile Church.Around 10 people, including small children, gather to pray and worship as part of NMC. They meet in the house of Rinpuii, who is one of the members of the church.  While they do not yet have a church...
By Teanna Sunberg on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
My little slips of paper were huddled together, folded and shivering for a turn to reveal their message.  Outside that warm cabin up on Bulgaria’s Vitosha mountain, there was a sunny crispness to the air and the satisfying crunch of iced snow. It was the sort of winter new that leads you to believe that there is hope for this broken world.Those slips of paper? They were holy revelation – a declaration of truth.We were 10 friends meeting together to plan for a new year of ministry in the Sofia Church. While the world seemed to hold its January breath outside,...
By Por el Dr. Andy y Judy Bennett junto al equipo de Papúa Nueva Guinea on Friday, January 9, 2015
El 31 de diciembre, Jim y Kathy Radcliffe, así como su hija Lydia, regresaron de su asignación en los Estados Unidos al hospital nazareno en Kudjip, Papúa Nueva Guinea (PNG). La familia Radcliffe partió este año de PNG rumbo a su asignación temporal antes de lo esperado, como resultado de la salud del Dr. Jim. Luego de regresar a los Estados Unidos, ellos se enteraron de que una de las válvulas del corazón de Jim tenía un defecto, así como una aorta agrandada que requería de cirugía. Durante su preparación para la cirugía, se le encontró un tumor en su glándula adrenal. Cuando...
By Dr. Andy and Judy Bennett and Papua New Guinea team on Monday, January 5, 2015
On December 31st, Jim and Kathy Radcliffe and their daughter Lydia, returned from their home assignment in the U.S. to Nazarene Hospital in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea (PNG).The Radcliffes left PNG for their home assignment earlier than scheduled this year, as a result of Dr. Jim’s health.After returning to the US, they learned that Jim had a defective heart valve, and an enlarged aorta that required surgery. In the course of getting ready for the heart surgery, a tumor was found on his adrenal gland.When the people of the Highlands of PNG heard about Dr. Jim’s serious health concerns, there was...
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...

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