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Nazarene pastor from Albania meets Pope

December 6th, 2018|

On 19 November, Nazarene pastor Ergest Biti joined a delegation of about 100 Albanian government officials in a special state visit to the Vatican to meet the Pope. Ergest, who was ordained at the Albania District Assembly just two days before the state visit, was invited because he also holds [...]

The elderly woman who used her illiteracy to spread the gospel to her village

November 22nd, 2018|

In a small village in the state of Maharashtra, India, lives a woman of 65 years named Praryagabai. She has never been to any school and doesn't know how to read or write. But one day, Pastor Rev. Ashish Kharchan told Praryagabai the story about Jesus Christ. Upon hearing about [...]

SANBC hosts professional development seminar and theology conference

October 2nd, 2018|

Professional development was the focus of a two-day event hosted by South Asia Nazarene Bible College (SANBC) in Bangalore, India, in early August. The event also included two additional days for SANBC’s third Wesleyan Theology Conference, a contextualized continuation of the Global Theology Conference held in the United States in [...]

India Field Manual Translation Summit ensures Manual’s rapid translation into 10 languages

July 23rd, 2018|

BANGALORE, INDIA -- Twenty-four participants representing 10 different language groups from India gathered June 25 to 29 for a Manual Translation Summit to work together on translating the Church of the Nazarene denomination’s most important identity document– the Manual. Although the Church of the Nazarene has existed in India since [...]

London Nazarene church hosts televised performance of Royal Wedding choir

May 31st, 2018|

LONDON, ENGLAND -- Karen Gibson entered the Church of the Nazarene’s Fresh Ground Coffee Shop, in the Battersea neighborhood, looking for a cup of coffee. She found much more than that. “From first the day I stepped into Fresh Ground, there was something that felt right about the place,” she [...]

Eurasia Nazarenes bring regional perspective to Global Theology Conference

May 22nd, 2018|

Twenty-five Nazarenes representing Eurasia joined a total of 300 Nazarenes from around the world in Florida, USA, to look deeper into theology at the denomination’s fourth Global Theology Conference. The thinking that shaped this March 2018 Global Theology Conference was to examine the focus of the Nazarene church. “At times, [...]

Bangladesh Nazarene church marks 25th anniversary with Silver Jubilee

March 27th, 2018|

Prodeep Roy had a very personal reason for joining 500 Nazarenes in February to mark the 25th anniversary of the Church of the Nazarene in Bangladesh. “Today I thank God because many years ago I received Jesus Christ through the Nazarenes.  Today is a day to thank God for his [...]

‘The last shall be first’: Sudhir’s story

January 31st, 2018|

Sudhir had short and crooked arms. He had just finished his junior college in Chandikapur, in Maharashtra, India, and was thinking about how to begin earning an income. Since he was an eldest son, he felt responsible to support the family. But his short and crooked arms created a difficulty [...]

Relief for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

January 12th, 2018|

Asia*, a 60-year-old Rohingya woman who fled violence against her people in Myanmar, could not sleep at night in the refugee camp in Bangladesh because she was so cold. On 8 December, Bangladeshi Nazarenes representing Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) traveled to a Rohingya refugee camp in a place known as [...]

The price for serving refugees: family forced to become refugees, themselves

November 15th, 2017|

Despite the war that gripped *Lela’s country for many years, she and her husband had never thought of leaving. They were happy as part of their church’s thriving ministry to the many refugees who had fled fighting to find peace in their area. Then, their family was threatened. A masked [...]

10,000 receive assistance after Bangladesh ravaged by flood

October 18th, 2017|

“The monsoon flood destroyed my home. Now I don’t have a bedroom. I stay on the road side,” said Nazmul*, 60, who lives in northern Bangladesh. Nazmul was one of 10,000 people who received assistance from Bangladesh Nazarene Mission (BNM), the compassionate ministries arm of the Church of the Nazarene [...]

New friendships: Regional office engages with refugees in Busingen

October 4th, 2017|

Although European Nazarene College (EuNC) campus closed its residential program in Büsingen, Germany, in 2012 and sold the property to the town in 2015, the apartment building there has been given a new purpose: Housing refugees. While EuNC has expanded its reach to 18 countries through 17 learning centers, educating [...]

Deadly Floods Sweep Through South Asia

September 1st, 2017|

Extraordinarily heavy monsoon rains have devastated areas in South Asia this week, including Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. More than 1,200 people have died in the floods — including many children — and more than 40 million people have been affected.   Thousands of cities and villages have been completely inundated. [...]

New EuNC online learning program reaches more students in CIS Field

August 9th, 2017|

Elena Shestakova was taking an online class through European Nazarene College when her pregnancy was stricken with complications. Doctors confined her to a hospital bed for several weeks to protect her health and that of the child. Fortunately for Shestakova, her class was offered online in the fall of 2016, [...]

Food opens doors to community for Versailles church

March 15th, 2017|

By Nicole Almeida As a teenager growing up in the Caribbean island of Martinique, Jocelyn first learned to cook from his mother. It later became his career. Jocelyn says that “the relationship with my mother and spending time with her, learning what she knew how to do” is what ignited [...]

Women celebrate their dreams at Portugal-Spain-Azores retreat

October 25th, 2016|

When we started the women’s ministry in our church in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores, a little over a year ago, we noticed that the main challenge we faced was their inability to dream about their future, and the possibility that it could be better than their present. Like most [...]

Portugal and Azores join forces for mission trip

September 28th, 2016|

By Nicole Almeida At the end of July, Nazarenes from Portugal and the Azores joined forces on a mission trip to Calhetas, Azores, to share God’s love with neighborhood children and paint their local school. Calhetas, on the island of São Miguel, has a rough reputation. Domestic violence is pervasive, [...]

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