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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 Simone Finney on Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In Zimbabwe’s third largest city, the biggest challenge is its 80 percent unemployment rate. More than 1 million people who call Gweru home are all too familiar with poverty and its related challenges, and the township of Mkoba is home to many widows, orphans, economically disadvantaged individuals, and people living with HIV / AIDS. “With so many orphans around us, education becomes the next challenge,” said Pastor Noah Sibanda, who has been working in the Mkoba area since 2003. “When people are poor they tend to turn to anything that will give them money, such as prostitution for girls...
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 Thursday, July 17, 2014
Kevin McCann woke up one morning and decided he wanted to walk 1,200 miles (1,931 kilometers) from the northernmost tip of Scotland, called John o’ Groats, to the southernmost point of England, called Land’s End. And he would do it for charity. Fifteen months later, McCann (photo left with wife, Ruth) is 40 days into his 80-day “end-to-end on a shoestring” walk. He’s walking from 3 June to 19 August, with eight days off. His goal is to raise 10,000 British pounds (17,000 USD) for two causes: New Hope Ashton, a ministry of his local Nazarene church in Ashton-Under-Lyne, in the Greater...
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 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 viviendo literalmente en un chiquero,” escribieron los Kucey en su blog ministerial. “El superintendente de distrito del Distrito Centro Sur proveyó la únca alternativa de alojamiento en el distrito: un...
By Engage magazine on Monday, July 7, 2014
Bruce and Cinda McKellips are missionaries serving in Portugal since January 2014. Bruce leads Work & Witness, JESUS Film ministry and Alabaster for the Eurasia Region; he is also assistant field strategy coordinator for the Western Mediterranean Field. Cinda tracks JESUS Film statistics for the Eurasia Region and finance for the Portugal District and the Western Mediterranean Field.Previously, Bruce served as Work & Witness coordinator for Ecuador, in the South America Region, from 1994 to 2007, while Cinda was the treasurer for Ecuador and the North Andean Field.They have two adult...
By Jessica Wolst on Thursday, July 3, 2014
Participating in a short-term missions trip soon? The following are some thoughts on what it means to love others when participating in cross-cultural ministry.  ~*~*~*~*~*~ If I speak basic greetings and phrases fluently in the local language, but do not have love, I am as annoying as a pounding hammer or drill that never stops.  And if I know just what our team should do for the building project, whom to speak to directly about Christ, and understand how to interpret the Bible in that culture, and if I have all faith, so as to move the Himalayas into the Indian...
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 ministry blog. “The district superintendent of the South Central District provided the only alternative housing available on the district: a pig pen. Because the pig pen is so small, located beside it...

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