The song service at Nairobi Central church, in Kenya, had just begun as the French-speaking congregation finished Sunday school and joined the English congregation in the large sunlit sanctuary. The congregants represent many countries across East and Central Africa. Some are drawn to Nairobi for economic reasons and others for education through Africa Nazarene University (ANU). Expectation filled the room.
When Pastor Rubens Rodrigues was recently given the opportunity of free television airtime, he jumped at the chance. With no knowledge or training in television production, Rodrigues, field strategy coordinator for the North Brazil Field, produced two very different programs to reach out to the cities, towns and villages spread across northern and northeast Brazil. Transmitted on open air frequencies, these Portuguese-language programs reach out to the rooftop antennas on many homes.
In Romania, the Church of the Nazarene has work in the capital city of Bucharest, as well as the Transylvania region, in the city of Sighişoara and the village of Ţigmandru. Take a closer look at what Nazarenes are doing here.
The Church in Ţigmandru
A new Brazil communications center is providing a huge step forward for the communications ministry of the Church of the Nazarene. Assisting and providing support to the denomination in Brazil, the center is a partnership between World Mission Broadcast (WMB) and Brazil Nazarene College (BNC). This center will make possible the training of students and future leaders in the area of social communication and mass media, as well as provide a laboratory for hands-on learning.
Sudden illness stole everything from Mansueto Tampayan, a family man, father of three and hard-working farmer from T'boli, South Cotabato, Philippines. Complications from acute diabetes rendered him helpless and dependent on others.
Bus after bus pulled into the Zamacola Church of the Nazarene parking lot Sunday morning, Aug. 16. Adults and kids streamed from the vehicles, filling the church that normally sees 40 attendants in its pews.
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.
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.