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Side by side: How relationships can humanize the homeless

by Merideth Spriggs on 08/09/2016I met Dave when I was doing homeless outreach in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Dave was a heavy drinker. We had tried three times to get him sober, but each time he left detox and returned to drinking...

Sending love beyond the walls

by Carol Anne Eby on 04/08/2016Crosses rise over churches, orphanages, and rural medical clinics. Funds are sent to support an orphanage in war-torn Sri Lanka. A school is rebuilt after being destroyed in typhoon devastated...

The Stirring: An alternative to Sunday morning

by Jeremiah Wood on 12/09/2015I sat around the table with a group of friends having breakfast at 11 p.m. in a 24-hour restaurant in Junction City, Kansas, USA. We started a conversation with the waitress and asked if she attended...

Video: The Power of Being a Friend

by Nazarene Youth International on 12/08/2015Click here to view video. Cheyenne felt like an outsider until girls from her school reached out in friendship. Cheyenne's new friends were only seeking friendship and by doing so revealed the heart...

Chicago Central District families planting faith communities in urban Chicago

by Melissa Dalton on 11/03/2015Being a missionary can often mean living in a far-off land, preaching the Word of God to a culture that’s never heard of Jesus Christ. But for Lauren and Kourtney Seaman and their family, founders of...

East Tennessee kids raise $17,000 for mission projects at camp

by Diane Robbins on 08/20/2015Imagine going to kids' camp and experiencing Guatemala, Sri Lanka, Cuba and Haiti. The children of the East Tennessee District in the United States had that adventure.   Embracing the Nazarene...

From tragedy to triumph: Shelter opens for survivors of human trafficking

by Carol Anne Eby on 07/16/2015On her knees in a living room in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, surrounded by a family devastated by tragedy, Rondy Smith heard what she described as a heavenly voice in her spirit. Rondy and the family had...

Hawaii Pacific District churches cooperate in compassionate ministry

by Gina Grate Pottenger on 04/13/2015Lily (not her real name) is a sixth grade girl who has lived for two years at the Hope for a New Beginning transitional shelter for the homeless at Onelau'ena in Kapolei, Hawaii, U.S. Lily’s mother...

Shelter residents amazed when pastor's prayer resuscitates baby

by Engage magazine on 04/13/2015RJ Strickland, pastor of Living Waters Church of the Nazarene, which organizes volunteers for a shelter for the homeless in Oahu, tells about an intense moment at the shelter when families there...

Video: The Table Church

by Nazarene Stories on 03/17/2015 Pastor Kenton Lee sought God’s guidance as he reached out to those in Nampa, Idaho, who are uncomfortable with traditional church. Follow The Table Church as its members seek the Kingdom and break...

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