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

or 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.

frica Region
Ghana women's conference results in one common goal

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.”

Nota del editor: Segundo Rimarachín es Superintendente de Distrito y Coordinador de Estrategia de Area para la Iglesia del Nazareno en el Perú.

Amman, Jordan––Maria* and her family stayed in Baghdad as long as they could after the United States declared war on Iraq in 2003. It’s not that things had always been easy––as Christians, there was always a measure of tension with Muslim neighbors. But her husband owned a successful window installation shop in the city, her pre-school-age son Rani* enjoyed PlayStation at home, and her 11-year-old daughter Samiya* loved grade school. Maria had lived in Iraq since she was born, family was nearby, and 35 years had made it home.


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.