Asia Pacific
 
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...
By Engage magazine on Monday, March 30, 2015
Tim and Karla Deuel are missionaries who have been serving at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital station in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, on the Asia-Pacific Region for the past four years. Tim is the field properties manager, updating properties owned by the station; he also mentors Christian brothers during the course of his responsibilities. Karla works part time in the field office, responsible for the church statistics for the Melanesia Field, which includes, 16 districts on five islands. Papua New Guinea has 12 districts and the other districts are the islands of Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon...
By Engage magazine on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Stephen and Jaclyn Tarrant are missionaries serving in Brisbane, Australia, since May 2014. They participate in ministry with the NewStart Rivercity Church, and the wider Church of the Nazarene in Australia. The NewStart mission is to spread God’s love and grace to the people on the northside of Brisbane and to be the hands and feet of God’s grace in that place. They serve through teaching, discipleship, journeying alongside each other, strategic planning, and making connections throughout the city through employment and volunteer opportunities. Previously, the Tarrants served in Arequipa,...
By Nazarene Stories on Thursday, March 26, 2015
Joana Schubert, a young missionary in South Korea, is faced with a great crisis. Learn how a global church united in prayer for healing.Nazarene Stories"Healing Prayer" is featured in Nazarene Stories -- the online continuation of the previous Global Mission DVD. Nazarene Stories is a production of Global Communications, a department of the General Church of the Nazarene. To subscribe to future issues of this video storytelling magazine, visit www.nazarene.org /stories.
By Ellen Decker on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Research the country. Know as much as you can about where you are going. Find creative ways to let the congregation know about the people you will be ministering to so they can be praying for them and learning along with you how to best reach them with the gospel. Get – and Keep – Leadership on Board. Give the Church Board detailed monthly updates so everyone feels a part of the ministry and no one is blind-sided by unexpected developments. After the trip, give a detailed accounting of the funds spent and the ministry accomplished. Inform the Congregation. Give monthly 5-minute...

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