Imagine that your 6-month-old, 8-pound infant is dying of kidney failure. You live alone at the hospital because your husband is at works hours away, trying desperately to pay the baby’s medical bills. You’ve been at the hospital for over a month, and you spend every night on the cold, hard floor.

Asia-Pacific Region
Asia-Pacific Region elects new NYI president
Asia-Pacific Nazarene Youth International delegates have elected a new regional president. Read more.

When Pastor Robyn Geiger saw a couple of school children without jumpers shivering one morning she knew she had to do something.

Sighişoara is in the middle of the country in the region called Transylvania. It is a beautiful town of about 36,000 people which still has a walled citadel where people live and work.

Singing in Spanish, fingers pointed heavenward, the Cali, Colombia Church of the Nazarene worship team led the crowd in worship.

Across the convention center, workshop participants listened to a Rwandan Nazarene tell about forgiving and leading to Christ the man who nearly killed her during the 1994 genocide. Her story sparked a discussion about the role of Nazarenes in peace and reconciliation around the world.

The island nation of Jamaica sets aside one day a year for the purpose of serving communities. On the National Labour Day, May 23, Jamaicans are encouraged to put aside any spirit of divisiveness as they participate side by side in local community projects and selected national projects — everything from planting trees to painting or refurbishing hospitals, schools, clinics and homes for the aging.

OLATHE, KANSAS—When the timer started, the five teams of five people opened envelopes and dumped out their contents. On the table tops lay paper clips, colored construction paper, scissors, post-it notes, tape and other random office supplies. The teams were instructed to work together to build a church.

The catch? They weren’t allowed to talk or even make hand gestures to communicate.

As the clock ticked away silent seconds, the paper churches rapidly took shape.

Sometimes we talk more about prayer than we actually pray,” said Daniel Ketchum, director of Nazarene Missions International (NMI). This conviction led Ketchum and NMI to place prayer at the center of the 2009 Global Mission Conference.


At 7 years old, Jennifer Brown left her family and home in Jamaica to live with her aunt in England.

It was the 1960s, and some of the Caucasian students called Brown and their other classmates of color by racial epithets. Brown had had enough, one day, when a little girl with waist-length hair teased her again. Brown grabbed the girl’s hair and yanked her to the floor.