Three men leaned close together in a crowded bus on its way from Burundi’s capital city to Rwanda. As it bounced along a rutted road, its three passengers ignored the heat, the other passenger voices, and the jostling, examining a sheet of paper printed with an array of seemingly jumbled illustrations.

Talking and pointing at the drawings, the three men spent the hour-long ride memorizing the theological themes of the Gospel of Mark’s 16 chapters.

By Diane Robbins on Apr 29, 2011


By Joel Tooley on Jun 10, 2010

What started out as a group photo became a moment when God burdened the hearts of young people for the lost.

By Engage on May 20, 2010 Editor's note: In the Kingdom of Tonga, an island nation in the South Pacific, absentee fathers are common. Through the Mango Tree Center, a Nazarene ministry for disabled people, the Holy Spirit is bringing restoration and healing. Families are learning how to love one another as Christ loved the church.



By Andy Bennett on May 27, 2010

It was a routine clinic visit. A teenage boy, accompanied by his mom. His problem is a little unusual -- a bone infection in his jaw.

By Gina Grate Pottenger on May 20, 2010

Imagine you are a mother in a rural area of the Kingdom of Tonga, an island nation in the South Pacific. Eleven months ago you gave birth to your third child, a beautiful little boy.

Everything seems fine until you begin to notice that he still doesn’t hold his head up on his own. Whenever you try to sit him up, he slouches to the side. Your other children had already begun crawling by this time, but he still lays on his stomach or back.


Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College Opens Indianapolis Extension Center

Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College opens extension center in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. When Ray McCrary came to Indianapolis, Indiana, Southside Church of the Nazarene in 2012, he quickly realized the challenges of pastoring an aging white congregation in a community undergoing rapid social change.“If we were to continue ministering to the south side of Indianapolis, we had to become multicultural,” McCary said.