"There are little bright spots, though. Kids are kids no matter where you’re at. They were making balls out of anything they had to play with. Some of [the people] came up and took pictures with us with their cameras, documenting their own journey."
An Idaho congregation recently learned about the Syrian refugee situation in Jordan when Nazarene leaders in Amman spoke to them live through a Skype call during Sunday morning worship.
During a mission team's evening devotions, the missionary burst in carrying his unresponsive daughter. A doctor on the team sprang into action.
In this day of instant communication, airplane travel, and Google Translate, rookie missionaries can be tempted to try shortcuts around language learning and cultural acquisition. But Jesus didn't take shortcuts when He lived among us.
Nazarene leaders continue to seek a way forward in supporting refugees along the "Balkan Highway" after several nations abruptly closed their borders and the EU made a deal to send migrants back to Turkey, in exchange for resettling Syrians in Europe.
Un pastor en Honduras tuvo una idea radical: el sustituir los salones de clases de su iglesia con una cancha de fútbol de salón. Ahora, en lugar de recibir a 20 niños para que escuchen acerca del evangelio, ellos reciben a 160.
Since starting work in Mongolia in 2012, Sunny and Lisa Um have helped bring a deep well to a water-deprived area, and planted a Nazarene church in a round structure called a yurt.
A pastor in Honduras was given a radical idea: replace the church's classrooms with an indoor soccer field. Now, instead of 20 children coming to hear the gospel in a typical week, there are 160.
The merciful, forgiving side of Jesus did not turn into a co-dependency with sinners who remained entrapped. Jesus’ mercy and forgiveness were transformative.