Life
Mission is more than a program. It's a way of life.
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By Gina Grate Pottenger on Dec 8 2016

Over Lucy's life in Central Asia -- through heartbreaks, miracles and the healing of a loving group of believers -- Lucy has learned that true joy comes from knowing Christ.

By Eurasia Region Communications on Dec 2 2016

After God gave Helmut the courage to quit the Stasi, the East German secret police, Helmut walked away from the Lord. Years later, God drew Helmut back in an unusual way.

By Michelle McLane on Nov 30 2016

An international student is captivated by the witness of Christians he meets, which leads him to follow Christ, too. In response, his family back home threatens his life. Now he is a refugee.

By Michelle McLane on Nov 29 2016

Theology might sometimes seem confusing, but seeing it lived out brings clarity. For Franckel Formétus, a Nazarene leader in Haiti working closely with JESUS Film, holiness is best described not with words, but with your life.

By Kaitlyn Williams on Nov 19 2016

Through radio, Nazarenes in Liberia broadcast hope to sick people quarantined in Ebola camps, as well as informed and educated people about the disease. Now the church is ministering to people still suffering the outbreak.

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Life is about how we reach lost people. God has called each of us to serve where he has directed. Some of us are called to server where we are and others may be called to go forth. There is no greater reward in life than to respond to God’s call. It says in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans for a hope and a future.”

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By Gina Grate Pottenger on Dec 8 2016
As a young woman living in Central Asia*, Lucy* met a man, fell in love and moved in with him. She had been raised by parents who were each from a different faith, but did not connect faith to their...
By Michelle McLane on Nov 30 2016
In 2010, Paul* came to the UK to earn a degree, planning to return to his fiancée in his home country where they would start a better life. Instead, he found Christ, and now he can never return home...
By Michelle McLane on Nov 29 2016
Holiness or entire sanctification as a term confounds description to some degree. For Franckel Formétus, a Nazarene leader in Haiti working closely with JESUS Film, holiness is best described not...
By Kaitlyn Williams on Nov 19 2016
When thousands of Ebola-stricken people in Karnplay City, Liberia, were separated into quarantine camps to prevent the disease from spreading, Nazarenes took an innovative approach to reach them with...
By Shirley Fischer and Gina Grate Pottenger on Nov 16 2016
Read this in English.   Cuando Alex tenía 12 años de edad, él dejó su relación con Dios y comenzó a beber alcohol.Él odiaba a su padre, quien era alcohólico y maltrataba a su madre. Aún así, desde su...

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By Simone Mulieri Twibell on Oct 8 2013
Eight hours north of Guatemala City is a town called Fray. Near Fray is a remote village named Maguila, which does not appear on any Guatemalan map.  Simply getting to Maguila requires a 25-minute car ride on dirt roads or a 50-minute walk through the rugged terrain. Our group arrived at the village on February 12, 2013 on a rented school bus anticipating great things. At the same time, we...
By Josiah Mosley on Aug 22 2013
Editor's note: Josiah Mosley, a student at Southern Nazarene University, writes about his experiences on a mission trip sponsored by the university to Swaziland, earlier this summer. I don’t know where to begin as I write this article. There were many things I was able to learn and experience on my mission trip to Swaziland in Africa. I saw God’s hand at work in many ways in the beautiful...
By Larry Orwig on May 9 2013
In October, I was invited along with Mark McArthur, a fellow member of Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Ellicott City, Maryland,  to join the Severn, Maryland, Grace Point Community Church's (GPCC) Work & Witness team to Cuba. For the 14 team members (pictured left with four Cuban workers), the October 1 arrival date was the beginning of our very first visit to Cuba, a...
By Wendy Walker on Apr 23 2013
After prayerful consideration, my husband and I set off to Africa with seven other people from our church on a short-term mission trip called Work & Witness.   As the trip drew closer, I remember Pastor Brian specifically telling us to be open for what God would show us on this trip because He would show each one of us something. He further warned us not to go on the trip “...
By David Stevens on Apr 16 2013
Over the 27 years that David and Carol Stevens have served as pastor and wife in the Church of the Nazarene they have desired to attend the Southern Nazarene University (SNU) annual Work & Witness trip called Commission Unto Mexico. Carol Stevens was born in Mexico. Her parents were independent missionaries there. She has always wanted to return.In 2012 they decided to go on the winter trip....
By Anonymous on Apr 30 2013
Nazarene mission workers in undisclosed areas shared the following stories with Engage magazine recently. Names have been changed and locations omitted for security purposes.The miracle buildingLast year Rev. Pat’s* church was shut down. For more than 20 years it had been in this middle class neighborhood, as a house that was a church.  The community situation had grown tense, and...
By Savilla Smith on Feb 20 2013
I have heard the voice of the Lord, not as a heavens splitting thunder or in some dramatic way, but as that still small voice which cannot be doubted.  (John 10:1-21, verse 4 “and his sheep follow him because they know his voice…”)I was standing in Valparaiso, Chile along with the other 24 members of the Chicago Heights-sponsored Work & Witness team.  We were waiting to take a boat...
By Savilla Smith on Mar 1 2013
“The house is small, but the heart is big.”  I heard that expression on the recent Work & Witness trip to Valparaiso, Chile. The gentleman who said it was describing a mutual friend’s house where we had gathered to share a meal. It is true that by U.S. standards my friend’s house would probably be called small, but to me it was absolutely perfect. Each room had a gentle beauty and...
By Cryz Colorado on Feb 7 2013
 A small group of believers began meeting in Camias, a rural mountain area of the Philippines, after a member of the village accepted Christ through listening to a World Mission Broadcast (WMB) radio program called "Rated PG." That listener contacted the program hosts -- Emily Bolinas, with Pastor Cryz Colorado as PAMANA segment producer.  As a result of this contact, the Church of the...
By Siripawn Malagul on Jan 28 2013
In the beginning of 2011 I began to notice that it was truly necessary to go out to seek the lost. Most of my church congregation didn’t see the importance of seeking the lost. They were waiting for the lost to come into the church building. But actually that’s not likely going to happen if our church members don’t go out to look for them.  I took the opportunity to pray with a friend of...