What is “Glocal”?

By: Scott Armstrong Have you seen what God is up to in our region lately? Despite a worldwide pandemic, our ministry of Global Missions has seen hundreds of students enrolled in online missions training, and this very week we are holding the first-ever online Cross-Cultural Orientation (known as “Explore” in some regions). Perhaps more astounding... Continue Reading →

Global Missions Ministry Celebrates Online Graduation

On October 3, 2020 the ministry of Global Missions celebrated the online graduation of 86 students from Guatemala, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Puerto Rico and Costa Rica who successfully completed the program of studies in the School of Leadership with an emphasis in Cross-Cultural Missions. After having persevered for 6... Continue Reading →

Netflix is Making it Harder to Be a Missionary

By: Rachel Kleppen *Article published in Christianity Today on September 13, 2019 For as long as I can remember, the word missionary conjured up a specific, anxiety-inducing image in my mind. A young person felt a burning call to some “dangerous” or “poverty-stricken” nation, said goodbye to the comforts of home and family, and assimilated into a... Continue Reading →

The Power of “And”

  Recently I was talking with a Missionary Kid (MK) who is now grown and serving as a missionary herself.  As we talked about the blessings and challenges of being an MK, she recommended the book, I Have to Be Perfect (and Other Parsonage Heresies) by Timothy L. Sanford.  Originally written in 1998, it still... Continue Reading →

Two Ways of Sending

By: Dr. Verne Ward, Global Missions Director, Church of the Nazarene Who is a missionary? Retirees Paul and Carolyn Wheelock are finance experts. For three to 12 months at a time, they assist different regions with audits or financial work. They raise financial support for their travel and cover the remaining expenses from their own... Continue Reading →

House #23

By: Edgar Daniel Santiago A few months ago, we had been living in the south of Mexico when God called us and moved us to the north of the country with the Genesis ministry.  Although we still love the south, little by little we are beginning to love the city of Monterrey. It calls to... Continue Reading →

Radamés

By: Ruth Keila Molina Some might think that as a missionary, I have a special gift to almost automatically be patient and loving towards everyone. I must confess that it is difficult for me, especially when a person seems to be a “specialist” in causing headaches. My little “headache boy” while I was in Panama... Continue Reading →

God Doesn’t Play Favorites

By: Marlene Valadez Several young people from various cities visited us for a few days days to help with a Maximum Mission, which is an outreach to the community through medical services, workshops for parents, etc. One day while we were in the neighborhood park attending to some people, a woman came up to us... Continue Reading →

The Wait

By: Ingrid Jocholá Who likes to wait? Waiting is the worst. We want everything to be instantaneous.  We often pray for years for people to know the Lord, but in the end we give them up as lost causes because we believe that the response has dragged on longer than we can wait. We must... Continue Reading →

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