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By Asia-Pacific Communications on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
“Just what do Nazarenes believe?”  Many Nazarenes are asked that question, and not everyone may feel adequately prepared to answer.The core beliefs of the Church of the Nazarene are found in the Articles of Faith from the Nazarene Manual. These articles provide the essential “glue” that binds the church into a unified and cohesive whole, regardless of race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, culture or language. Without the unifying expression of the church's beliefs as articulated in these articles, there is no reason to exist as a denomination.For those who may desire to have a quick and...
By Carol Anne Eby on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
It’s hard enough for medical personnel when they must treat the diseases that afflict people in remote and under-developed areas like the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. But it’s even more discouraging when they are trying to save lives from unnecessary wounds inflicted by hatred and sin. That’s why the Nazarene College of Nursing in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea, is not only training its students to be high quality medical nurses, but also to give time as a JESUS Film team that goes out to share the gospel and plant churches. Healing souls as well as bodiesThe Church of the...
By Carol Anne Eby on Wednesday, September 2, 2015
(Vídeo en Inglés.)Gracias a una fiel persona que apadrinó a una pequeña niña en Filipinas durante 10 años de su educación, esa niña es ahora una graduada universitaria quien sirvió como la diseñadora principal del sitio web de la Iglesia del Nazareno global.Ernalyn Longcop nació en un pequeño pueblo en Dulag Leyte, en la región central de Filipinas, en l987. En ese momento se unió a 5 otros hermanos, y su padre que era pastor tenía dificultades para sustentar a su gran familia. Luego dos niños más se unieron a la familia. A menudo no había con qué alimentar a los niños. La madre de Ernalyn...
By Carol Anne Eby on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
When a woman from Oregon, in the U.S., decided in 1995 to sponsor a little girl from the Philippines, she couldn’t possibly know how God would honor that investment. She didn’t know that God would plant a dream in that child’s heart that would bring her from poverty to a life of learning that would one day enable her to become the lead developer for the new Nazarene.org website and begin to invest her life in others. Ernalyn Longcop was selected and her amazing journey began.Ernalyn was born in a small town in Dulag Leyte in the Central Philippines in 1987.  At that time, she joined five...
By Nazarene Stories on Friday, July 10, 2015
In 2013, Typhoon Hiayan devastated Tacloban City in the Philippines. When young adults from the Rowenas community learned that families living in transitory sites could not afford school supplies, they remembered their own difficulties and created School in a Box.
By Kent Pelton on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
It wasn’t a serendipitous event, although it was a pleasant surprise reminder. Our heavenly Father wants us to remember that while He includes us in His kingdom business, we are not the only cog in the works. He will work in us, through us and in spite of us. Tongchai was the local drunk in his village in Thailand. When I first met him, Tongchai was wanting to practice his English skills with me. Quite often in a drunken stupor, this particular evening he was only mildly inebriated. His speech was a bit slurred but still understandable. I asked him why he drank alcohol all the time. He...
By Kent Pelton on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
It’s hot.  It’s muggy.  It may rain.  The tourists are slowly shuffling along the Night Bazaar street in Chiang Mai.  The hawkers are hoping to get your interest and make   a sale.  The trinkets are sparkly.  The fabrics are fascinating.  My visiting friend is interested in a particular article of clothing. It doesn’t quite fit.  “Do you have another size?”  The hawker responds, “One size only.  See?”  And then the hawker stretches the article of clothing at the elastic to show that it can expand.  Of course, it doesn’t...
By Engage magazine on Monday, April 13, 2015
George and Nancy Miller are missionaries serving in the Philippines since June 2014. George is the chaplain at Philippine Nazarene College (formerly Luzon Nazarene Bible College), which also offers kindergarten through high school education (La Trinidad Nazarene Learners Center). He teaches one class per term at the college, and teaches Christian Education to the grade 6 students. Nancy teaches one class at the college and is an English proctor.Previously, they served in Papua New Guinea from 1989 to 1999, and George as the district superintendent of the Solomon Islands from 1999 to 2014,...
By Elma Mago on Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Editor's note: This testimony accompanies our article about how World Evangelism Funds supported a scholarship for Pastor Elma Mago, at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, leading to her cross-cultural service as a pastor of a Nazarene church in Hong Kong, where her theological education is enabling her to lead women to Christ and disciple them out of religious cults. This is Dolores's story. Her conversion resulted in the conversion of her family, and a new church called Mango church, in Natividad, Philippines. Dolores, 46, is married to Buenvinido Banaga, and they have two...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Monday, March 30, 2015
Elma Mago, pastora de la Iglesia Internacional del Nazareno en Hong Kong, escuchó el llamado de Dios para involucrarse en el ministerio pastoral en seguida de haberse graduado de la secundaria en las Filipinas. Ella se encontraba participando como delegada en una convención de escuela dominical cuando el presentador principal, de India, habló acerca de la necesidad de que el evangelio fuera predicado en su país. “Me pregunté entonces, ‘¿Y qué tal en Filipinas?’ Él propuso un desafío y yo decidí responder al llamado”. Ella se inscribió en el Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary...

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