Mesoamerica

Gripped by God

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 12/04/2012 Growing up in Guyana, Alphonso Porter had many brushes with death. “I always missed death by just a bit,” he said. Once, for example, as a toddler he leaned too far over the railing on a ferry and...

Church planted in Chachani, Peru

by Kindra Bible on 08/09/2012 Editor's note: Kindra Bible is a Mission Corps volunteer serving in Peru with Extreme Nazarene Ministries. I arrived in Arequipa, Peru, in October of 2008. Within the first month, I was invited to...

Missionary profile: Ray and Becki Neu

by Engage magazine on 07/29/2012Since early 2008, Ray and Becki Neu have served as missionaries in Belize, Central America, located in the English Field of the Mesoamerica Region. Ray trains pastors for the Church of the Nazarene,...

Missionary profile: Bernie and Rhonda Slingerland

by Engage magazine on 07/01/2012 Bernie and Rhonda Slingerland are missionaries living in Panama City, Panama, in the Mesoamerica Region (MAR). They have served there as regional coordinators since February 2011, when the Mexico...

Missionary profile: Ronee Nicole Poe

by Engage magazine on 05/27/2012  Ronee Nicole Poe lives in Guatemala and serves as the Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Coordinator for the CA-4 area of the Mesoamerica Region. This area includes Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras...

Cuban youth excited about God's mission

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 05/21/2012  Among several nations where Nazarenes often go unsung among their global church family, Cuba is one.   But whether or not their story is widely proclaimed, Cuban Nazarenes are hard at work in their...

The rest of the story

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 04/19/2012For Nathalie Sweeting, when God says “jump,” she jumps. She doesn’t always know what God has in mind, but she knows to obey.   That’s how two years ago she found herself standing in a vacant lot on...

Shining brighter together

by Scott Armstrong on 01/18/2012Recently I was in Bangkok, Thailand, where I had the privilege of being with young leaders (and youth leaders) from more than 40 countries. The conference is called the Third Wave and has been held...

Is a missionary someone who is "sent" or "received"?

by Ana Maria Crocker de Diaz on 11/22/2011 Until recently, if you were to ask the average lay person in the Mesoamerica Region what a “missionary” is, you might hear that a missionary is someone who comes from the U.S. or Europe, bringing...

Changing understanding of "the missionary" in Mesoamerica

by David Campos on 10/04/2011By  on Oct 5, 2011 During a recent conversation with a teenage girl, she said something to me about the concept of what a “missionary” is that captured my attention. She told me, “I thought that...

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