Love LinkDuring Sara Powell’s senior year of high school, her district youth camp visited an inner-city church. As the teens shared a worship service with the church members, she heard God’s call.

Delaware, U.S. -- For her 9th birthday in October, Briana Taylor did something radically different than most U.S. kids would even consider on a day that is traditionally celebrated with birthday cake and gifts.

When the Greve Frikirke Church of the Nazarene, located in Greve, Denmark, sought to restart their youth group, they also examined their overall mindset of youth ministry. They saw great potential for a community home in a building that is lovingly referred to as, ‘The White House’, because, well, the house is painted white.

Puerto Maldonado, Peru -- There we stood, a group of Americans and Peruvians, hot and sweaty after a hike through the middle of the Amazon jungle, coming face to face with a group of men holding machetes.

During the flurry of the holiday season, members of the Mount Sterling Church of the Nazarene in Mount Sterling, Ohio, USA, gather once a week -- not to discuss their families' wish lists, but to strategize what kinds of gifts they will bring to the people of Jamaica during their annual 12-day mission trip.

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Africa HIV/AIDS Ministries: Demonstrating the love of Jesus

“We wanted to reach our community,” said Kathy Robinson of the Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Using the JESUS Film as a community outreach tool, the church planned a fall event.

 

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh––On the third night of camp, 85 young people from throughout Sri Lanka gathered around the campfire to dedicate themselves to living a “holy life in Christ and show our characters to others to follow Jesus.” Also, they said, “our life will be salt and light as a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.”

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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.

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