Life
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.”

Recent Articles
 
By Michelle McLane on Sep 21 2016
As more than half a million refugees seek shelter throughout northeastern Africa, longtime Nazarene missionaries Gabor* and Tafui* Buhari are employing innovative ways to serve them: radio broadcast...
By Merideth Spriggs on Aug 10 2016
I met Dave when I was doing homeless outreach in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Dave was a heavy drinker. We had tried three times to get him sober, but each time he left detox and returned to drinking...
By Beth Clayton Luthye on Aug 5 2016
Water is life. It has become a cliché, but sometimes clichés are true. For people living in Sierra Leone, those three words are a daily reality that is never taken for granted. Each day’s schedule...
By Kaitlyn Williams on Jul 27 2016
The scent of burnt wood, grass, flesh, and various debris filled the air in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea in September 2015. It was Independence weekend, but tribal war in this Pacific Island...
By Carol Anne Eby on Jul 20 2016
For Johannes Orsoe, the roar of a Harley signals the opportunity to contact another soul for Christ. Johannes, or “Johs” as his friends call him, gave his life to the Lord while touring the United...

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By Daniel Pape on Aug 27 2009
As I walked onto the C ward, I saw the lineup of patients who had slept on the floor since all the beds were occupied with other patients. One patient caught my eye. She was sitting with a scarf wrapped high around her neck and lower part of her face. I knew she was hiding something under that scarf, and was drawn to her to find out what it could be.I scanned her chart and saw Dr. Bill McCoy...
By Asia-Pacific Region Editor on Oct 14 2009
Recently 91 youth celebrated the 7th annual Nazarene Youth Camp at a beachside location near Dili, East Timor (also called Timor-Leste). Many young people experienced powerful deliverance as they were challenged by the camp theme: "Becoming an Example to This Generation."Devotional messages and sharing times were led by a variety of speakers from East Timor, Indonesia, Brazil and the US....
By Asia-Pacific Region Editor on Sep 25 2009
God continues to do incredible, even unexpected, things in East Timor (also known as Timor-Leste), as Nazarenes serve their communities through compassion and prayer. According to team leader Warren Neal, one of the most effective ministries has simply been in response to the physical needs of people.“Often we will hear about someone who is ill or in the hospital and our team members visit them...
By Scott Dooley on Sep 24 2009
I am a family medicine doctor. I work at the Nazarene Hospital in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea. I have been thinking about death lately – not my own so much as the theology of life and death. We live in a developing country where death is far more common than it is in developed countries, and often it comes unexpectedly. When every person has had someone in their family lose a baby, had a young man...
By Logan Henry on Nov 4 2009
Editor's note: Logan Henry was offered a spot on a mission trip to Kenya by non-Nazarene friends of his family. Read about the life-changing experience in his own words.I wanted to go on a mission trip but I was not sure if this was the right one. So, I prayed for God to give me a definite yes or no because I am not always the best at decoding His will. After I prayed I continued...
By Carol Eby on Nov 4 2009
Do you like to wait? What if you had been doing it for 20 years?  The people in Nigeria had waited 20 years for a Work & Witness building team to come to their country.  The 11-member team from Tennessee District fulfilled that need, and we shall never forget our days in Lagos.The largest city in Africa, Lagos is a chaos of 18 million people all trying to get somewhere! The...
By Melinda Ickes on Oct 13 2009
God’s plans for our lives always include more than we could ever hope and imagine. Such was the case for our missionary group that headed to Jamaica in July 2009. We knew we would be doing construction work and helping with a Vacation Bible School. We were completely unaware of what else the Lord had planned while we were down there.Traveling from the Wooster and Kelloggsville churches...
By Presley Esteves on Oct 9 2009
My name is Presley Esteves. I am 23 years old, and I study at the Nazarene Theological Seminary of South America. My family moved to a new house when I was six. Shortly afterward, the pastor from the nearby Church of the Nazarene visited my parents and asked their permission for me to attend Sunday school.My first day at that church is a day I will remember forever. I fell in love with God. Even...
By Jay and Teanna Sunberg on Nov 9 2009
The trickle of refugees became a stream as family after family returned to Dry River. But devastation greeted their homecoming: two out of every three Kosovar homes had been destroyed as the neighboring army had systematically meted out its own form of ethnic cleansing.Ten years later, in October 2009, believers from across Kosova gathered in Suhareka, a Muslim town with a Serbian name that means...
By Milly Ibanda on Nov 4 2009
Our Youth in Mission (YIM) team of Rwanda during summer 2008 went to an area called Gatagara, located in the south part of Kigali city, about 120 kilometers (74 miles) from Kigali. We reached this village at 4 p.m. on June 18, and some members of the team were conducting our first Vacation Bible School (VBS) with kids. Others prepared the equipment for a JESUS Film showing while I shared the...