Five Nazarene churches have sustained damage and about 100 people have sought shelter at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) from flood waters in Metro Manila, the Philippines, after Tropical Storm Ketsana (called Ondoy by locals) made landfall on Saturday morning local time. The storm has since strengthened to a typhoon. Several Nazarene missionaries' homes have also been flooded.

 “I was born by God’s miracle,” began Filimao Chambo, new director of the Africa Region, in his inaugural address during an installation ceremony in Muldersdrift, South Africa on Sept. 18.

The teens in the "Golden Youth" group at the Bayanihan Church of the Nazarene in Antipolo, Philippines, are taking seriously Jesus' command to "go and make disciples." 

 Editor´s note:  David del Angel de Monterrey, Nuevo León, vivió en España los últimos dos años.  Participó en la primera ola experimental de misioneros voluntarios de las regiones de América del Sur (SAM) y de Méjico y América Central (MAC) y fue  enviado a España a través del Proyecto Caleb.  Ocho misioneros en total fueron seleccionados para asistir al avance de la iglesia en Europa occidental.  Para conocer mas acerca de este proyecto y sus resultados, lea el artículo en NCN

Editor´s Note:  María Eugenia (Maru) Rodríguez, 38, of Monterrey, Méjico, vivió los últimos dos años en España como misionera voluntaria.

On a recent Sunday afternoon, the thick Trinidadian heat could easily have drained the energy of most people, but within the walls of Sangre Grande Church of the Nazarene, the 200-plus who gathered for a Nazarene Missions International (NMI) rally were ready for action. The purpose of the event was to gear up for a year focused on reaching out to others.

When our district announced a youth Work & Witness trip to the south of Portugal, we signed up without really knowing what we were getting into.  As we learned more about the trip, we realized that we would be doing street evangelism in the form of street mimes (which was great for people who struggle to communicate well in Portuguese!) and passing out printed material.

Rachel Cadwallader is making it her mission to help Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) win a grant from the Christie Cookie company

It was 1:30 in the morning. A woman had come to the hospital in early labor. Under heavy anesthesia, she lay on the hospital table, her abdomen surgically opened as the surgery team began the C-section delivery of her baby.

That’s when the lights went out.

In the darkness, the nurses groped for flashlights and head lamps. Someone tried to turn on the back-up generator. Without electricity the phones didn’t work, so staff could not call for help.

Editor’s note: David del Angel of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, spent the past two years as a volunteer missionary in Spain. He was in the experimental first wave of volunteer missionaries from the South America (SAM) and Mexico and Central America (MAC) regions, sent to Spain through Project Caleb. In total, eight missionaries were selected to help advance the church in Western Europe.

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