What Portland Teaches Us

By: Emily Armstrong I recently had the opportunity to spend a little bit of time in Portland, Oregon in the USA. There is something about Portland that I love, and honestly, I can’t quite put my finger on it.  During the weeks before my time in the city, when I would tell someone that we... Continue Reading →

Haiti Still Recovering After Earthquake

Haiti is still reeling after the 7.2-magnitude quake on August 14. An estimated 2,207 people were killed, more than 12,000 were injured, and tens of thousands are without homes. The greatest concerns as the country recovers include lack of shelter, hunger, and disease outbreaks.  In two Nazarene districts, Grand Anse and Sud, 15 churches were destroyed; some were still in disrepair... Continue Reading →

Impact of the 2021 Earthquake in Haiti

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Saturday morning, causing widespread destruction in an area still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Nearly 1300 people have died, a number that will likely rise. At the same time, Tropical Depression Grace is dumping rain on the country, bringing fears of landslides or contaminated drinking water. The country... Continue Reading →

Urgent Prayer Request

Today, Saturday morning, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit northeast Haiti, close to Saint-Louis du Sud. The Church of the Nazarene has 3 districts and close to 180 congregations in this zone. Please pray for the whole church, the leaders, and all those living there affected by this tragedy that once again has hit our brothers... Continue Reading →

Honduras Youth Leader Steps Up to Help Community in Crisis

By: Daniel Sperry The following article was taken from https://www.nazarene.org/article/honduras-youth-leader-steps-help-community-crisis Emmanuel Guerrero has been a leader in his community of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, since he was an adolescent. As he got older, he began to feel a call to missions and was set to be a part of the Genesis program, a missionary program... Continue Reading →

Education Creates Long-Term Sustainability for Equatorial Guinea Churches

By: Daniel Sperry Mario and Irma Martinez had been faithfully serving the Lord for many years in Argentina when they began to feel restless. Mario had already served in numerous roles, including as a pastor, faculty member at Nazarene Theological Seminary–Southern Cone, and as a district superintendent, all at a young age. “I was the... Continue Reading →

Haiti Nazarenes Trust God Amid Crisis

Last week, the assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse sent the nation into a tumultuous time. Haiti Field Strategy Coordinator Pierre Antoine Jacques shared the following update: “The recent events make the people in this country sad. It is a very difficult time that we are living here, but by the grace of God, the... Continue Reading →

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

By: Denver Butson I keep coming back to poet Denver Butson’s “Tuesday 9:00 a.m.” as we seek to start churches and make a difference in the urban contexts of our region. What does the following poem provoke in you? Why do you think I believe it can tell us something about city ministry? A man... Continue Reading →

Why Care about the Global Church?

By: JoHannah Reardon If for no other reason, it provides perspective and balance Hindus attack Christians in India. Chinese believers are imprisoned for taking a stand against their government’s position on house churches. Venezuelan Christians are reeling from a perpetually downturned economy. Many West African Christians were suffering from lack of infrastructure when Ebola hit,... Continue Reading →

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