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By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 26 2014

Opening a shelter for survivors of commercial sex trafficking is a laborious process. For Rest Stop, a new organization in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., it will take four years.

By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 13 2014

Un impulso a nivel fundamental se está generando dentro de la Iglesia del Nazareno, dirigido hacia el movimiento moderno de abolición, lo cual ocurre mediante reuniones informales de creyentes nazarenos con el objetivo de determinar los próximos pasos a ser tomados por parte de la denominación.

By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 12 2014

Grassroots momentum is building in the Church of the Nazarene toward action in the modern abolition movement, as Nazarenes informally gather to determine next steps for the denomination.

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By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 27 2014
“Lleva mucho más tiempo del que te imaginas.”   Éste es el mantra de Rondy Smith cuando habla acerca de lo que conlleva el desarrollo de un refugio para víctimas del tráfico sexual.   Smith comenzó a...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 26 2014
“It takes longer than you think.”   That is the mantra of Rondy Smith when she talks about what it takes to develop a shelter for sex trafficking victims.   Smith began in 2011 to lay the groundwork...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 14 2014
While Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) has a long history in serving as the conduit for much of the Nazarene denomination’s broader social justice work around the world, recently it has been...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 13 2014
Quizás usted esté familiarizado con el siguiente dicho: “La mano derecha no sabe lo que hace la mano izquierda".   Considerando la analogía bíblica de la iglesia en relación con el cuerpo humano,...
By Gina Grate Pottenger on Feb 12 2014
You know that saying, “The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing”?   Considering the biblical analogy of the Church to the human body, that might adequately describe where the Nazarene...

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By Philip Zimmerman on Dec 11 2009
The motto of our global church is to make Christ-like disciples of all the nations. What does it mean to be Christ-like?Whole books are written about this topic; so I only want to talk about one aspect of it. I think this one aspect has been forgotten in many different traditions, but it is vital if we want to be a Christ-like disciple and in fact, it is in this aspect where the whole story of...
By Sam Barber on Dec 21 2009
The Ohio Shepherd Church of the Nazarene Work & Witness team boarded the Delta flight and, in what seemed like no time, a tip of the wing and Montego Bay, Jamaica, came into view. The water changed from deep blue to crystal clear aqua and the sandy beach beckoned. We were fully awake now, chattering and planning, gawking and craning to see what the Caribbean looked like. As we expected, it...
By Everett Tustin on Apr 19 2011
Missionaries learn over the years that much of missionary work consists of ordinary days with ordinary tasks. And then, sometimes, the Holy Spirit begins to take all the loose ends, all the “stuff” they have been doing, and a beautiful tapestry of the Holy Spirit’s work begins to be revealed.In recent weeks, the tapestry of God’s plan for the wonderful people of Poland has become much more...
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 Asia-Pacific Region Editor on May 20 2009
A dozen years ago an ambitious church planter started a very small fellowship of believers in a poor section of a city. After four years of seemingly unfruitful labor, this planter moved on to start something new on a different island, and for the next eight years several pastors came and left, each hoping to build up this group of believers, each leaving disappointed. The problem was clear: the...
By Daniel Pape on Sep 29 2009
Even during rainy season, the showers tend be short lived and sporadic and you usually have blue skies on the horizon.  But if the day is overcast and gray and it has been steadily raining for more than an hour, you can usually bet there is a typhoon somewhere in the vicinity of the Philippines. These were the conditions when we woke up Saturday morning.  I immediately checked...
By Asia-Pacific Region Editor on Sep 25 2009
Editor's note: Story compiled from recent blogs posted by Andy Bennett, Erin Meier and Becky Wallace – all missionary physicians at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital. Early last Saturday morning (Highlands, PNG time) “21 people, 2 dogs, and 1 unborn baby* piled into the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital mission van to participate in a 5K run/walk for breast cancer,” wrote Dr. Erin Meier in her recent blog....
By Asia-Pacific Region Editor on Sep 24 2009
Talisay Church of the Nazarene in Balangkayan Eastern Samar, Philippines, recently got a big boost toward completing its new building.Through the generous giving of Nazarenes around the world to the Alabaster Fund, Talisay received 130,000 pesos -- 50% of the funds they need to finish construction on their new building, which will seat about 100 people.Engineer Jemsel Valdez, a member of the...
By Beth Guilfoil on Sep 21 2009
Most people realize there is stress and confusion involved with moving to another country and adapting to a new culture. But what if the country and culture you are adapting to is actually your home?For missionary kids – often called "MKs" – this is an experience that only other missionary kids can understand.As a missionary kid born in St. Croix and raised in Dominican Republic, Peru and Ecuador...
By Devin Mulder on Sep 9 2009
It happened one Wednesday night during the teen lesson. Some of the teens were slouching in the old hand-me-down couches that smelled to the point no adult would come within five feet of them. Other teens were sitting in the cold metal folding chairs, all supposedly listening to the lesson that night.  It seemed as if there was a quiet hush moving around the room.  Something...