As the weary travelers straggled to the counter lugging heavy suitcases and carrying wrinkled travel documents, they were surprised when those who greeted them spoke a different language. The registration process quickly became confusing, frustrating, and funny as they tried to check in and get name tags.

Poznan, Poland––When they opened the coffee shop for a test run on September 19, Everett Tustin and his wife Rhonda didn’t know what to expect. The missionary couple in Poznan, Poland, along with their eight volunteers, hadn’t been able to advertise the event, but had simply mailed 100 invitations to friends and acquaintances, baked trays of sweets, scheduled several musical artists and prayed.

About 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 (Manila time), a torrential rain hit the campus of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) and its environs. Within six hours about 14 inches of rain fell from Typhoon Ketsana (called Ondoy by locals). Quickly, the small Kaytikling Creek that runs through the middle of the campus flooded and overflowed its banks for the first time in more than 26 years.

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.

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