Eurasia

Kosovar Nazarenes remember their past as they visit refugees

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 07/17/2016In 1998 and 1999, a brutal civil war in the Balkan Peninsula led to an expulsion of Kosovar Albanians who found themselves as refugees, their homes destroyed.   Imir Gashi is one of those former...

Church answers need for dementia support in Northern Ireland

by Michelle McLane and Gina Grate Pottenger on 07/04/2016It is estimated that 850,000 people in the United Kingdom currently live with dementia. Facing the daily reality of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is emotionally, mentally, and physically taxing for...

Scotland church planning shelter for domestic abuse survivors

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 06/28/2016ERSKINE, SCOTLAND -- When Pastor Derrick Thames stood before his congregation at Erskine Church of the Nazarene several years ago and cast a vision for the church to serve the community, he threw out...

A refugee story: Flight from Damascus

by Dorothy Tarrant on 06/22/2016At midnight of March 20, 2016 the European Union - Turkey Migrant Deal officially went into affect. The agreement closed the borders that had given 1.5 million people the opportunity to escape their...

Natalia's story: Faith in Central Asia

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 06/15/2016Natalia* held her 6-year-old, Sergey*, in her arms as he was dying. Suffering from severe asthma, he had seen many doctors who had been unable to help. The medicines they prescribed did not work....

Video: Nazarenes in Western Mediterranean serve communities

by Eurasia Region Communications on 03/02/2017 Nazarenes across Portugal, Italy, France, Spain and the Azores are serving their communities in innovative ways, from ministries to the homless and a neighborhood coffee shop to food distribution...

The feast of the lamb

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 05/24/2016Animal sacrifice is all through the Bible. It was the practice laid out by God for His people in the Old Testament to atone for their sins and seek God's forgiveness. For people whose livelihood...

Nazarenes develop innovative Easter series for MTV Lebanon

by Michelle McLane on 05/06/2016When it comes to modern audiences, short and powerful pieces maintain attention. For Ayman Kafrouny and his wife, Grace, keeping this year’s Arabic Easter television programs brief was essential in...

Amersfoort church develops new direction, expands to three locations

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 05/03/2016The Church of the Nazarene in Amersfoort, Netherlands, has responded creatively to the good “problem” of growing too large for its original church meeting place: Last September, the congregation...

Scotland church takes a risk

by Ted Voigt on 04/26/2016How do we decide it’s time to act?  When is the moment we step out in faith in a new direction, and how do we know it will be worthwhile?  And what if we fail? Clive Tutty, pastor of the Uddingston...

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