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Explosive growth in Haiti creates opportunities for Work & Witness

Darin and Tonya Kucey, missionaries who serve as Work & Witness coordinators for Haiti, expressed incredulity and dismay when they visited Nazarene pastor Civil earlier this year and saw where his family has lived since an earthquake devastated Haiti four years ago. (via Engage magazine)

SNU achieves full membership to NCAA Division II

Southern Nazarene University President Loren Gresham announced the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Membership Committee admitted the university to active status. With this achievement, SNU becomes the first private higher education institution in the state of Oklahoma to attain NCAA DII membership.

Prayer requested after attack in India

Prayer is requested after a Church of the Nazarene in India was attacked July 16.

Missionary Miguel Mejia passes away

Miguel Mejia, a former missionary to Costa Rica and Guatemala, passed away July 22. He was 87.

ANU announces new staff members

Africa Nazarene University announced the hire of Rob and Cindy North, who will join the university administration in October. Rob will serve as director of Advancement and University Relations and Cindy will be the director of Spiritual Formation and lead the university chaplaincy team.

Trevecca education professor appointed to state commission

Trevecca education professor Alice Patterson was selected to serve on the Charter Review Commission of the Tennessee State Board of Education.


Point Loma Nazarene University passed the final step of the NCAA Management Council approval process and will officially join the NCAA September 1 as a full-fledged Division II member.

Power of prayer

Africa Communications recently received the following report from G. W. Phiri, a pastor in Zimbabwe, about the disappearance of his brother:

Global praise reports and prayer requests

Recent praise reports and prayer requests from NCN News, Nazarene Missions International, and JESUS Film Harvest Partners:

Olivet announces School of Music

Olivet Nazarene University announced the renaming of the Department of Music to the School of Music, effective July 1. Don Reddick was appointed as dean.

MNU chosen to help change demographics of teaching workforce

MidAmerica Nazarene University announced it is one of 10 universities nationwide selected by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to participate in the association's first Networked Improvement Community.

Government officially recognizes church in Guinea-Bissau

The Church of the Nazarene in Guinea-Bissau is now officially recognized by the country's government after completing several requirements.

USA/Canada Region hosts Haitian National Convention

Haitian Nazarenes across the USA/Canada Region came together for equipping, fellowship, and spiritual renewal. (Slideshow)

Kerrs accept new assignment to Sealands Field

Following serious prayer and consultations between Church of the Nazarene field, regional, and global leaders, Dave and Rosie Kerr were asked and accepted a new assignment on the Asia-Pacific Region's Sealands Field.

NNU Robotics Vision team researches crop monitoring to aid local agriculture

The Robotics Vision team at Northwest Nazarene University is designing an unmanned aerial vehicle that can be used for monitoring agricultural fields.

Flags of the Nations: Belize

Each week, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center proudly flies a flag of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. This week's flag: Belize, Mesoamerica Region. Click "read more" for information on the country, including what year the denomination entered Belize and how many Nazarenes there are in that country today.

Kids Reaching Kids passes $5M mark

The annual Kids Reaching Kids offering reached $5,000,000 in total funds received this summer.

In Memoriam

Notices received July 21-25.

New leader for Illinois District

General Superintendent Jerry D. Porter announced the election of James M. Kraemer as the new superintendent of the Illinois District.

MNU graduate students take counseling skills to Uganda

Students in the capstone class in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at MidAmerica Nazarene University spent two weeks in northern Uganda in June to teach others about counseling.