Mesoamerica
 
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...
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...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Thursday, July 10, 2014
Darin y Tonya Kucey (segundo y cuarta desde la izquierda en la foto), misioneros que sirven como coordinadores de Trabajo y Testimonio en Haití, expresaron incredulidad y desaliento al visitar al pastor nazareno Civil a comienzos de este año,  viendo donde él y su familia han vivido desde que Haití fuera devastada por un terremoto hace cuatro años. “Él y su familia se encontraban...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Thursday, June 26, 2014
Darin and Tonya Kucey (second and fourth from left in photo), missionaries who serve as Work & Witness coordinators for Haiti, expressed incredulity and dismay when they visited Nazarene pastor Civil earlier this year and saw where his family has lived since an earthquake devastated Haiti four years ago. “He and his family were literally living in a pig pen,” the Kuceys wrote on their...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Friday, June 13, 2014
Cracks in the walls. A rotting ceiling. A single bathroom no longer fit for use. Shawn Balkaran gazed around his home church in Bush Lot, Guyana, and his mind rushed back to his childhood. He remembered being a 9- or 10-year-old and helping the other members to shape concrete blocks and put them in the sun to dry as they built their first church building. His memory was of a freshly...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Freya Galindo, from Veracruz, Mexico, is among the first cohort of missionaries in the Mesoamerica Region's Genesis initiative to be deployed to one of 28 selected sites to begin planting churches. Galindo will be serving for the next two years in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Her many responsibilities will include creating preaching points that will eventually mature into organized churches...
By Engage magazine on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Lohuther Rene Gutierrez Méndez is a new volunteer missionary working with the Mesoamerica Region's church planting initiative called Genesis. Following missionary training, Rene deployed to Veracruz, in the Gulf District of the South Mexico Area in May 2014. One of his many responsibilities is to create preaching points that will eventually become cell groups, eventually maturing into organized...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana -- Con tan sólo 200 pesos, lo cual en la República Dominicana es el equivalente a 5 dólares americanos, Daniela González Guerrero y otros seis misioneros en entrenamiento compraron los artículos de limpieza básicos que les fue posible recolectar y comenzaron a visitar hogares dentro de un área marginada de Santo Domingo para limpiar los baños de sus residentes...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- Given just 200 pesos, which in the Dominican Republic is equivalent to about $5 USD, Daniela González Guerrero and six other missionary trainees purchased the bare cleaning necessities that money would buy, and began visiting homes in an impoverished area of Santo Domingo to clean residents’ bathrooms. For González, entering the neighborhood was her first...
By Bernie Slingerland on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
On a plane to Panama that left Guatemala three and a half hours late, it is needless to say I was not very excited about about the situation, but the Lord had one of His divine appointments planned. There was a man seated next to me who started to talk with me; his name was Guy. He was born and raised in Israel, and he has lived in Panama for the last 18 years. He grew up in an Orthodox Jewish...

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