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Mission is more than a program. It's a way of life.
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By Kaitlyn Williams on Feb 17 2017

A Nazarene church of 35 is reaching out to its struggling community through healing arts ministries for abused women, addiction recovery and ministry to the homeless, and partnering with other local churches and organizations for greater impact.

By Richard Gammill on Feb 16 2017

Pastor Thangchinkhup has dedicated his life to developing young people, through helping local churches learn how to more effectively invest in youth ministry. He starts with prayer and fasting.

By Mesoamerica Region Communications on Feb 6 2017

Edgar de la Rosa was devastated after his family moved out because of his drug and alcohol addiction. God not only brought transformation and healing for Edgar, but also inspired him to start a ministry that would impact his community in Oaxaca, Mexico.

By Kaitlyn Williams on Feb 3 2017

At just about 100 years old – the point when many aging churches close their doors – one California church is drawing in a new generation of teenagers from surrounding neighborhoods.

By Asia-Pacific Region on Jan 23 2017

A woman suffering through a devastating divorce and subsequent depression called out to many gods, including the God of Heaven. Only He answered her prayer and had a rescue plan for her life already in place.

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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 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...
By Richard Gammill on Nov 16 2016
Read this in English. OSSIAN, INDIANA -- Cuando Steve Jones sintió que Dios lo llamaba al ministerio de tiempo completo, dejando su carrera de maquinista, él asumió que se convertiría en pastor de...
By Shirley Fischer and Gina Grate Pottenger on Nov 12 2016
Lea esto en español. When Alex was 12 years old, he walked away from his relationship with God and began drinking.He hated his father, who was an alcoholic and mistreated his mother. Yet, even as a...

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By Gloria Abrego on Feb 16 2011
How do you communicate excitement, gratitude, amazement and so many other emotions? These are only a few of the ways I felt as I worked in Mexico, on a recent mission trip I participated in. Although the excitement was there even before we left for Commission Unto Mexico, I knew God was preparing the way because he had called me to go.While my excitement was building, I was constantly being...
By Rajiv Yangad on Oct 18 2012
 On 9 June, at about 9:45 a.m., a man was riding a motorcycle with his younger son on the back, holding a goat on his lap to be sold in the market about five kilometers from their hometown in India. Another minute or two and they would be in the market; butchers would surround them, clamoring to buy the goat.He decided to let his son and the goat get down and walk to his regular butcher, and...
By Douangchanh Saengpraseuth on Oct 4 2012
At the age of 56, I have finally begun to live.I was born in Laos [where I was raised in another religion]. After immigrating to the United States in September of 1989, I first came in contact with Christianity, when the Church of the Nazarene came to pick up the local children and take them to church. At that time, I wanted my children to know the English language better and thought that would...
By Estela Reza on Sep 18 2012
Walking to Santa Ana's plaza under the June sun in El Salvador, Pastora Mary, the pastor of Santa Ana Church of the Nazarene, told us that we'd be doing a home visitation.Our 12:7 Serve team members were thirsty and tired of having walked for almost an hour; we had only reached the cathedral. We had been on a ministry tour of seven ministry locations in the Mesoamerica Region during our six-month...
By Grant Zweigle on Dec 20 2011
Enturoto is a small village in Kenya’s Rift Valley with a big vision. Several years ago the Church of the Nazarene in Kenya began a school in Enturoto with the objective to educate children and transform the community. Currently the school serves nearly 200 children. The headmaster, Nazarene layman Peter Kessier, seeks to eventually reach 500 children from the surrounding area.To meet this goal,...
By Ronee Poe on Dec 7 2011
On Monday, September 19, 2011, a series of three earthquakes measuring between 4.7 and 4.9 on the Richter scale shook the southeast part of Guatemala in just over one hour. Several people were injured and some died. Buildings and homes were damaged. The government placed the city of Cuilapa in a 30-day state of emergency.The tremors were expected to continue. There were rumors of worse quakes to...
By Rebecca Belcher-Rankin on Jul 7 2011
How not to do a short-term missions project:Train your team for work you won't be doing in a country you won't see.Choose a country to visit one week before leaving your country.Don't have your travel documents in order.Throw together materials to take that may or may not fit the activities you may or may not do.Have a sketchy idea of the country, the climate, the culture, and the churches you...
By Dianna Stelter on Sep 12 2011
College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas, U.S. has regularly taken teams to international locations. This summer our church sent our first inter-generational team on a Work & Witness trip to Dilkon, Arizona. The city is located in Navajo County, which is home to three Native American people groups.We worked through the Dilkon Church of the Nazarene and Encounter Missions International...
By Michaele LaVigne on Oct 14 2011
On August 16, 2011, 160 pastors and spouses gathered in Manzini, Swaziland, for the first-ever Nazarene pastor’s conference on the issues of HIV and AIDS. The small country of Swaziland in Southern Africa holds the terrible distinction of having the highest HIV prevalence rate per capita in the world.101 years ago, the Church of the Nazarene began work in Swaziland with the mission to preach,...
By Cody Snouffer on Apr 23 2009
In today’s world, it is very easy to get overwhelmed by everything going on. Countries at war, people dying of incurable diseases, slavery and sex-trafficking at a historical all-time high, and many other countless infirmities seem to plague our existence. The simple solution seems to be watching out for your own and trying to avoid as much of these misfortunes as possible.Luckily, many people...