Editor's note: The Sierra Norte District in Quito, Ecuador, organized the South America (SAM) Region's first Korean Church of the Nazarene in February with about 20 attending the worship services. The congregation's pastor, Pastor Kan Joon Young, leads the congregation through Internet preaching from Seoúl, Korea, where he is a student at Korea Nazarene University. Engage takes a look at this fully self-supported church through the following interview with Rev. Hernan Puga, district superintendent in Quito, Rev. Kan Joon Young and several church members.
Welcome to Engage
Engage magazine made its debut to our global church family in the exhibit hall at the 2009 General Assembly and Conventions in Orlando, Florida, USA, June 24-29. Hundreds of you stopped by to introduce yourselves, check out the new magazine on the computers, sign up to be contributors or to get the Engage electronic newsletter.
Lots of you also stood in line to get your personalized reporter's "press pass" -- something fun to remember your visit and to remind you that you have a mission story to tell, and Engage is one place you can tell it.
Joshua and Robyn Allen, new intern missionaries on the Eurasia Region, were recently assigned to the Commonwealth of Independent States* Field (formerly the Soviet Union). They shared with Holiness Today their first impressions as they have adapted to their new assignment and culture in Kiev, Ukraine, where they are focusing on language study.
Entry #1: It's time to go!
Pastor Sean McNabb leads Orlando Colonial Church of the Nazarene, a congregation of about 50 regular attenders in the Central Florida District. The church hosted a football camp for neighborhood children in mid-June to test out the GOL 2010 global football evangelism emphasis before it officially kicks off at the General Assembly and Conventions in Orlando this summer.
His classmates called him mfundisi, which means pastor. Not once did it cross his mind that would become a reality.
Charles Sibeko was born the ninth child out of 10 to a Zulu family in South Africa.
Charles accepted the Lord as a teenager. His passion is music. By the time he turned 8, he could play the organ, piano, and accordion. Although he plays music by ear, he has composed music in four languages and recorded his first gospel CD in 1994.
The Dios Es Nuestra Fortaleza (God Is Our Strength) Church of the Nazarene in the Buenos Aires suburb of Adolfo Sourdeaux recently celebrated its second anniversary. Weeks ago, the church began a new ministry on Radio Universal 107.1 FM, which also transmits via Internet from www.radiouniversal.com.ar.
For several years the Mexico and Central America (MAC) Region has been using the Ser Como El (“To Be Like Him”) curriculum to call, train, and send out new church planters. Ser Como El is the evangelism training material the region uses in a workshop setting with churches, districts and pastors, to identify and raise up church planters.
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru -- Gazing around the street in the darkening twilight, the missionary and the Peruvian pastor surveyed the town they wanted to take for Christ.
Neme is the chief of his village in the Chimbu Province of Papua New Guinea. He owns a small trade store.
One evening, while selling hot coffee to his customers, Neme scanned his radio dial looking for some music. He unintentionally came across Wantok Radio Light, a Christian radio station airing the World Mission Broadcast (WMB) program, "Krai Bilong Ol Meri " (“Cry of Women”). Neme listened as the Spirit of God spoke to him through the radio drama. He cried out to God and said, “Lord, I am a sinner. Please clean my sin by your blood. I now invite you to come into my life.”
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