Asia Pacific
 
By Engage magazine on Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Enoch Tee is a graphic designer and photographer for World Mission Communication in the Asia-Pacific Region, based in Manila, in the Philippines. He began his assignment in 2014. As part of his service, he develops visual arts pieces such as logos and banners for the region, and also conducts usability testing and research for websites. With his camera he provides photojournalism, including at events.  He says: "These are the behind the scenes work of the Church, but these are also vital to the mission of spreading the Gospel -- telling what the Lord is doing through the Church and...
By Kaitlyn Williams on Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The scent of burnt wood, grass, flesh, and various debris filled the air in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea in September 2015. It was Independence weekend, but tribal war in this Pacific Island nation is still a reality. A death the day before tragically had triggered tribal rivals’ revenge, burning many homesteads, animals, and destroying other property. It left nothing but ashes and brokenness behind. On the grassy hillsides of the Wahgi Valley are the communities of Kudjip and Banz. Nearby, live people who for centuries have worked the ground, and built their lives there. Out of...
By Karla Deuel on Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Twenty minutes, that’s all.  Only 20 minutes to fly from the Mission Aviation Fellowship hanger at Kagamuga Airport in Mt. Hagen, Papua New Guinea, to the Dusin Airstrip, on the side of a mountain at 6,100 feet.  The flight itself is good for the soul on two counts: one being the weeks it may have taken us to walk over the sharp jutting hills that stretch over two huge valleys; and two, the scenery itself, as we fly about 300 feet above the jungle canopy, up and over the natural passes that end in a box canyon at Dusin.The remote airstrip was hand dug in 1970 by the Koban people,...
By Leody Eschavez on Friday, March 25, 2016
In May 2014, I moved to Zamboanga City, a 12-hour bus ride from my hometown in the Philippines. I had just graduated from university. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into, but my church had asked me to go and I said yes.Eight months earlier, Zamboanga had experienced a 20-day battle between the Philippine military and a separatist organization that had left more than 60,000 people displaced. I was sent to work in the Mampang transitory site where 10,000 people had been relocated.Most of the people I work with are from the Badjao tribe, an ethnic group who live in the seaside areas of the...
By Dave Hane on Wednesday, March 9, 2016
In the year 1206, Genghis Khan founded the Mongol Empire. Today, 3 million people live in the vast expanse of high plains called the country of Mongolia. It is the most sparsely populated nation in the world. Most Mongolians are either Tibetan Buddhists or atheists.Nazarene missionaries Sunny and Lisa Um moved to Darkhan, Mongolia, in 2012. The temperatures in parts of Mongolia are below freezing from November to March, and -40 is common. (-40 degrees happens to be the point where the temperature is the same for both Fahrenheit and Celsius.) Many of the people still live in heavily insulated...
By Jaron Graham on Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I remember well the black and white picture on the wall and the questions that ran through my young mind as I studied it. Who are those people? Why do we have their picture hanging in our church fellowship hall? How old is it? How old are they?!The picture of “our missionaries” Wallace and Mona White (left) was a mainstay in my home church in Lovington, New Mexico, U.S. We held children’s church and VBS, ate at numerous potlucks, and ran wild while our parents practiced for worship team, all under their watchful eyes.The story goes something like this: Sometime in the 1950s, Wallace and...
By Dr. Erin Meier on Wednesday, February 24, 2016
For the past few weeks, things at the Nazarene Hospital at Kudjip, Papua New Guinea, have been a bit gloomy. Some of the gloom has been due to the rain, power outages, wet shoes, and darker days, but a lot of the gloom has been because the hospital received confirmation that our budget for the year was going to be 40 percent less than we received from the Papua New Guinea government in 2015. A 40 percent reduction in our budget isn't something that we can easily make up from other areas. As we have shared ideas for how to continue offering the same medical services as in prior years,...
By Priscilla Radcliffe on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
A recent church service was slightly ironic and very meaningful on multiple levels. Immanuel Church of the Nazarene’s held a Nazarene Missions International (NMI) service for the Papua New Guinean missionaries to the island nation of Vanuatu – the Isaac family. Peter, Jenny, Bennett, Enrich and Junior Isaac left Papua New Guinea (PNG) for Vanuatu 10 years ago to work at discipling and training the church there.Pressed together in the crowded church building this morning were several spheres that don’t coincide everyday. There were American missionaries, sent and supported by the Nazarene...
By Carol Anne Eby on Thursday, February 18, 2016
Some people say the Internet is not a good platform for real relationships. But Ánderson and Janary Godoy might argue that point -- that’s where they met and formed a deep friendship. But way before that, God began preparing this Filipino, Tagalog-speaking girl and Spanish-speaking, Colombian boy for the marriage and ministry He would eventually lead them to. Today, they are serving as missionaries in Japan.Christianity was nothing new to Janary, also known as Jana. “You can call me a third generation Nazarene since my grandparents became Christians through the  missionaries of the...
By David and Sylvia Potter on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
En tiempos recientes se nos ha puesto en el corazón una canción basada en Salmos 103:8: “El Señor es clemente y compasivo, lento para la ira y grande en amor.” Mateo 9:36 dice que cuando Jesús vio las multitudes, Él tuvo compasión por ellos. Una de las maneras en que nos hacemos semejantes a Cristo es en Su compasión hacia los demás—al ver a los demás como Jesús lo hace.La pequeña nación isleña de Vanuatu ha recibido durante muchos años la ayuda de otros países, especialmente durante tiempos de desastre. Con el correr del tiempo, esto puede generar una actitud de impotencia y dependencia...

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