Life
Mission is more than a program. It's a way of life.
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By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 27 2015

Wrongly accused and jailed, "Rohan" awoke in his cell to a shining vision that gave him peace.

By Dorli Gschwandtner on Feb 25 2015

In a Central European village, a woman is planting a church made up of pimps and prostitutes into whose lives God is breathing His Spirit

By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 18 2015

Un equipo intergeneracional de dos mujeres en Albania caminan una larga distancia cada semana para ministrar a las familias socialmente excluidas que viven en un basural.

By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 13 2015

When Pastor Lloyd Solomons counsels and ministers to youth in his church, he knows what they’re going through. In this neighborhood youth gangs are prevalent. Solomons used to be one of them.

By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 12 2015

An intergenerational team of two women in Albania walk the long distance every week to minister to the socially ostracized families living at a garbage dump.

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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 Jennifer Ward on Mar 4 2015
Six years ago João Pedro Pereira, former district superintendent of Portugal, proposed the idea to his advisory board that they should utilize a vacant building owned by the Church of the Nazarene in...
By Dorli Gschwandtner on Mar 2 2015
"Les aseguro", dijo Jesús, "que los recaudadores de impuestos y las prostitutas van delante de ustedes hacia el reino de Dios" (Mateo 21:31, NIV). Y de esta manera enfureció a los religiosos de su...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 27 2015
It was 13 days that Rohan* languished in a hot jail cell, a case of mistaken identity. An active evangelist in a South Asian country, he had been confused by the police with someone who was involved...
By Dorli Gschwandtner on Feb 25 2015
"I tell you the truth," Jesus said, "corrupt tax collectors and prostitutes will get into the Kingdom of God before you do." (Matthew 21:31, NLB) And so he angered the religious people of his time by...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 18 2015
Puede que se trate de un equipo misionero inusual, o quizás se trate del equipo que uno menos se imaginaría: una mujer anciana y una mujer joven, miembros de una iglesia local en Albania que, por 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...