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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...
By Brian and Julie Woolery on Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Editor's note: Brian and Julie Woolery are missionaries serving in Okinawa, Japan since 2010. Recently, Brian led a mission team from Japan to the Philippines to help with the disaster relief several months after Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the central section of the country. He wrote about the team's experience with the people they met in typhoon-devastated Balangiga, Philippines.When the four of us flew into Tacloban it reminded me of how the Tohoku region of Japan looked after the tsunami. I didn’t know what to think or how to feel. There was just devastation everywhere. The district...
By Jeff and Susan Myers on Thursday, May 8, 2014
It is hard to believe that what started over two years ago is very close to completion.  The Nazarene Hospital hydro-electric project is within weeks of being ready to provide clean and consistent power for the hospital and mission station here at Kudjip. The hydro-electric dam, which was originally built in the 1970s, was damaged in a March 2009 flood, hampering the doctors' efforts to treat patients and conduct successful surgeries during frequent power outages. It has been under reconstruction -- made possible by grants and donations -- for several years. This week, we were able to...
By In-Kwon Kim on Monday, May 5, 2014
From Monday to Thursday, here at the Mango Tree Centre, a Nazarene ministry to disabled people on the island of Tonga, we provide physiotherapy to around 40 children with severe cerebral palsy. Most of them are from poor families, and so we use our centre van to pick them up and drop them off. Sometimes I go to pick up children with disabilities in order to give them physiotherapy service, but I come back in vain. Whenever that happens, I find myself getting angry."Do they realise how much money and time I have to spend each time? If they can't come, they should have called to let me know...

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