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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 Nazarene Stories on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Pastor Kenton Lee sought God’s guidance as he reached out to those in Nampa, Idaho, who are uncomfortable with traditional church. Follow The Table Church as its members seek the Kingdom and break out of the norm to resource the community in new ways.This video is a production of Grace and Peace magazine, a publication for clergy in the USA/Canada Region of the Church of the Nazarene denomination.
By Ellen Decker on Friday, March 13, 2015
Editor's note: In yesterday's part four of this five-part series, the small Mountain Grove Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Dover, Pennsylvania, U.S., overcame numerous obstacles in answering God's call to go on their first ever international mission trip to Swaziland. A member of the mission team experienced a moment of miraculous deliverance during the ministry trip. God specifically asked us to take our ministry trip to Africa over Thanksgiving. I thought it was because we are so thankful for our salvation and this was one way to give thanks for that. And it was, but I wondered about...
By Ellen Decker on Thursday, March 12, 2015
Editor's note: In Wednesday's article, we saw how God worked through a small church's first ever international mission trip to Swaziland to start a revival in a rural area through JESUS Film ministry.  Rosalind Martin, a grandmother who had only traveled on a plane for one hour in her entire life, decided to go to Swaziland. A Christian for only six years, Rosalind’s life experiences with drugs and prostitution were still fresh enough for her to remember how urgently people need the Lord. The week before the trip she was so excited she could hardly sleep. The combination of stress,...
By Ellen Decker on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Editor's note: In part 2, the small Mountain Grove Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Dover, Pennsylvania, U.S., answered God's call to plan its very first international mission trip. They chose to go to Swaziland. The team members faced sicknesses, surgeries and declined passports, and Ellen Decker, the trip planner, nearly died as the result of something that went terribly wrong during a routine outpatient surgery. But they were persistent and continued with their plans. Miraculously, all nine of us were on our way to Africa! Stone by stone, person by person, God had built our team:...
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...
By Ellen Decker on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
After seeing Jay and Theresa’s determination (read Monday's article) -- even in the midst of their own dreadful loss -- to reach hurting people with the hope of Christ, my husband Hank and I began asking God if we could be doing more. We also really liked what we were hearing about the JESUS Film Harvest Partners ministry. In November, 2013 a zany, wild ride with God began. God gave us a vision to take a ministry team to Swaziland through our church, Mountain Grove Chapel Church of the Nazarene in Dover, Pennsylvania, U.S.. Here’s the unconventional context: Our church was over 100 years...
By Ellen Decker on Monday, March 9, 2015
... stooping very low, He engraves with care                                          His Name, indelible, upon our dust,                                          And, from the ashes of our self-despair,  ...

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