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By Carol Anne Eby on Saturday, April 9, 2016
Crosses rise over churches, orphanages, and rural medical clinics. Funds are sent to support an orphanage in war-torn Sri Lanka. A school is rebuilt after being destroyed in typhoon devastated Philippines. Wells are installed in 10 rural villages of earthquake-stricken Nepal. These are amazing results of compassionate caring and giving.  But what is more amazing is that the initiators of these projects are men incarcerated in a Canadian correctional institution who never go beyond their prison yard!Rev. William (Bud) Sargent was the pastor of the Innisfail Church of the Nazarene, which...
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 Gina Grate Pottenger on Monday, March 21, 2016
  On a recent Sunday morning, the congregation of First Church of the Nazarene, in Moscow, Idaho, U.S., was treated to an unusual service: a Skype video interview with Khalil and Randa Halaseh, pastor couple for the Al-ashrafieh Church of the Nazarene in Amman, Jordan. The live interaction with the couple, who live and work nearly 11,000 km (6,700 miles) and nine time zones away from Moscow, led to a deeper understanding of what the church only hears in the news regarding the Syrian refugee crisis. They also learned how Nazarenes in the Middle East are supporting the refugees...
By Keith Cox and Kelly Williams on Friday, March 18, 2016
 It was the end of Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene's mission trip, and the team was in the city of Quito. During the evening group devotions, Dr. Lisa’s thoughts were thousands of miles away, back in Kansas City, U.S. She was thinking of her daughter and how she would like to be at her volleyball game tomorrow to cheer her on. Being home for her daughter’s big game seemed more important to her than the sightseeing the group was planning to do the following day. Dr. Lisa (photo left) had tried to arrange her return flight so she could make it,...
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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