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Taylor* fled from his home country to Croatia seeking asylum. He took an English class led by a missionary and soon began attending a church in Zegrab that changed his life forever.
Lorena Noe and her husband, René, arrived at the Valparaiso, Chile, Church of the Nazarene 11 years ago and immediately saw a need to serve children with disabilities. Today, people with disabilities and their families are coming to know Christ through the power of love and acceptance.
After a local pastor in India shared the gospel with an illiterate woman, she immediately became hungry to know more. She committed her life to Christ and used her illiteracy to share the gospel with her entire village.
When disasters occur, people often forget that the need continues for weeks, months, and years afterward. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries has committed to a five-year earthquake rehabilitation project that aims to support lasting changes in the lives of the 2015 Nepal earthquake victims.
Showing the JESUS film is much more than pushing play on a projector. A team member in Cuba shared a snapshot of the time she commits to the ministry each day.
Nearly 250 leaders from 61 world areas gathered for the global Third Wave conference in Hyderbad, India. The conference highlighted youth leadership, creative access ministries, and other outreach endeavors across the globe.
The Vanuatu District featured its first ever ordination service at this year's district assembly where three local pastors were ordained.
When other denominations and nonprofits viewed one Pakistani village as too poor to plant a church, a local pastor refused to give up. Thanks to his vision and the JESUS Film, hundreds of residents have accepted Jesus and formed a church.
Carla had a dream to minister in England, and after attending an M+Power mission training in the Netherlands, she and her husband, Flavio, were finally given that opportunity. Though the culture wasn't exactly what they expected, Carla and Flavio are now living out their dream by serving youth and immigrants in Birmingham.
A group of youth filmed and produced documentaries of church members’ testimonies as a way of sharing the gospel throughout Nepal. The group is now planning new ways to use audiovisual missions throughout the country.
GNECsis, a student information system designed by the Church of the Nazarene's International Board of Education to keep track of academic records, student accounts, and human resources, recently made its way to the Mesoamerica Region.
Maria Njeri, an Africa Nazarene University alumnus from Kikuyu, Kenya, was born with cerebral palsy. Many universities in Kenya were unable to accommodate differently abled people, but ANU worked to help Njeri meet their bachelor’s program qualifications and finish her education.
Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College dedicated its first church plant to the Cambodian community in South Korea. The church is made up of 12 SEANBC students who attend an extension center that ministers to Cambodians who live and work in South Korea.
Maria Ribeiro, age 90, recently became one of the oldest ordinands in the Church of the Nazarene. She was ordained 5 January at the Rio de Janeiro District Assembly after almost five decades of ministry and missionary service.
Last year, the Philippine/Micronesia Field received a grant from Books for Pastors to bring 25 miniature libraries to students in theological extensions classes, providing them with educational literature they wouldn't be able to access otherwise.
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