Poland: The White Eagles

By: Carlos Castro Poland reached the World Cup with some luck when they breezed through a round due to Russia's disqualification, but that shouldn’t overshadow their high quality of play. Robert Lewandowski is an example of the team’s vigor: top scorer of his national team, voted by FIFA as the best player in the world... Continue Reading →

The Netherlands: The Clockwork Orange

By: Wenses Salomón Pool Albornoz The Netherlands has participated in the World Cup ten times, finishing runner-up three times: in 1974, 1978 and 2010, and as semifinalists twice: in 1998 and 2014. They’ve also competed ten times in the European Championship, winning gold in 1988. The Dutch national soccer team is one of the most... Continue Reading →

Ecuador: La Tri

By: Kaminie Ellie The game of football was first introduced to Ecuador by Juan Alfredo Wright. In 1899, Juan Alfredo and his brother, Roberto, founded the first official football team, which paved the way for Ecuador to establish their national football team. The Ecuador national football team has made an appearance in the FIFA World... Continue Reading →

Maximum Mission: RENEWED Takes Place in the Dominican Republic

On October 14-16, 2022, MAXIMUM MISSION RENEWED took place in the Northeast District of the Dominican Republic. 25 young people from four districts mobilized to collaborate in various ministries in Las Terrenas of Samaná after the destruction there due to Hurricane Fiona one month ago. The work of compassionate ministries perhaps became the most urgent... Continue Reading →

Alexander’s Testimony

The following video was produced recently as part of the 114th anniversary of the Church of the Nazarene as a denomination. As coordinators of Mesoamerica Genesis, we were especially touched. Why? Alexander's life and family were changed, and he became the pastor of the first church ever organized with Genesis! Now that church plant is... Continue Reading →

Cameroon: The Indomitable Lions

By:  Carlos Castro Although the unstoppable Samuel Eto’o would go on to make international headlines by leading his team to victory twice in the African Cup of Nations, once in 2000 and again in 2002, Cameroon's football history dates way back to 1953, when they played their first match as a national team while they... Continue Reading →

Minding the Gap (in Ministry)

By: Rev. Dr. Clark Armstrong There is an intricate subway system in London with many levels and sub-levels transporting hundreds of thousands of people every day in thousands of directions underneath the city. Not only can you get lost trying to get from place to place in The Tube (its nickname); danger lurks all around.... Continue Reading →

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