Cross-Cultural Orientation Takes Place in the Dominican Republic

By: Elba Isabel Duson Missions Mobilization Coordinator, MesoCentral Field From April 29 through May 1, 2023, the latest Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO) was held in Rancho Arriba, Dominican Republic. 27 participants were present, representing the five districts of the country, and also Guatemala and Panama. “For me the CCO was a great experience where the Lord... Continue Reading →


Dr. Stan Toler “You are an original. God has shaped you for ministry.” —H. Norman Wright R. Charles Crow says, tongue-in-cheek, “God loves you … but people have a wonderful plan for your life.” Often in ministry we have plans or visions that others thrust upon us. Sometimes, we unwisely attempt to import the plans... Continue Reading →

The Parable of the Donkey

I was recently listening to the Turning to the Mystics podcast where I heard spiritual director James Finley tell the following parable (as far as I can tell, its origins are disputed). As any good parable is supposed to, I have not been able to shake it from my mind. As you read and reflect,... Continue Reading →

Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO) Changes Lives in Antigua, Guatemala

From January 13 to 15, 2023, a Cross-Cultural Orientation (CCO) was held in Antigua, Guatemala. Between participants and leaders, 60 people attended, and four countries were represented: the United States, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Antigua, Erwin Bol, expressed: “Ever since I received the phone call... Continue Reading →

A Day In The Life Of a Missionary in a Creative Access Area…

The previous article provided an overview of the Church’s work in countries or world areas that cannot officially be recognized by name due to resistance or restrictions to the sharing of the gospel. These political, social, or religious environments require creative approaches for ministry and missions. Today we hear the testimony of what an average... Continue Reading →

Paul and Timothy: A Better Way to Disciple

We recently received the following article from our friend and missionary colleague, Monte Cyr. As Regional Coordinator of Nazarene Discipleship International, he is constantly reminding us of our primary mission: to make Christlike disciples in the nations. This article uses Paul and Timothy as examples of what true discipleship could look like. Special thanks to Man... Continue Reading →

The Week After

By: Rev. Wayne Nelson Significant events come with memories of what we were doing, where we were, and the impact made on our lives. It’s the stuff people write about, sing songs about, and ponder for years and years. But what about the days after these meaningful events? We tend to remember 9/11 or when... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Training at Center of Healing for Victims of War in Ukraine

The following article was taken from the Eurasia Region website and Nazarene News. In early 2022, Svitlana Kleshchar fled Ukraine at the onset of war. She returned months later to face a new reality: the reality of life lived in constant, toxic stress. “When I came back, I saw that a lot of people are... Continue Reading →

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