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Mesoamerica Regional Advisory Council holds annual meeting

The Mesoamerica Regional Advisory Council met to inform, evaluate, share, and track operations across all fields and ministries on the region.

PLNU to launch scholarship fund for survivors of human trafficking

Survivors of human trafficking will have a chance to receive a free college education with the Beauty for Ashes Scholarship Fund led by Point Loma Nazarene University's Center for Justice and Reconciliation. The fund is the first of its kind in the U.S.

Nazarenes in the News

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members. In the news this week: Texas church celebrates 100 years ... Ohio church holds 100th anniversary service ... Michigan pastor wins awards at bodybuilding competition.

Church provides food, school supplies to Syrian refugee families

A Nazarene church on the Eastern Mediterranean Field recently provided powdered milk packages and school bags to 24 Syrian refugee families, with plans to distribute to up to 150 families.

Mozambique Nazarene Seminary inaugurates new director

Mozambique Nazarene Seminary (Seminário Nazareno em Moçambique) inaugurated Adolfo Tembe as director September 12. He was elected November 30, 2013, and has been the acting director since.

Trevecca Fall Celebration garners its largest audience

Five years ago, Moody and Nina Gunter presented to university administrators their idea for a Trevecca-sponsored event for senior adults.

Multicultural Ministries trains Haitian pastors, ethnic facilitators

The Multicultural Ministries Office convened two training events this month.

JESUS Film announces Christmas promotion

JESUS Film Harvest Partners® wants to make it easy for individuals, small groups, and churches to play a key role in giving a gift to people who speak English or one of 23 other languages. The Story of Jesus Through the Eyes of Children is a one-hour film that shares the life of Jesus through the eyes of one family and one group of children.

Olivet honors former presidential speechwriter

Olivet Nazarene University recently honored Janice Shaw Crouse of Laurel, Maryland, with the Harold W. Reed Leadership Award for a lifetime of ethical leadership and her service in the areas of education, government, human rights, and religious freedom.

Africa Region calls for time of prayer, fasting

Africa Regional Director Filimao Chambo shared the following letter last week, calling for a day of prayer and fasting on October 22.

Renewal continues at Kansas church through ministry to unreached group

In the past seven months, Chanute Church of the Nazarene has grown from averaging 65 people per Sunday to more than 200. The church will soon add a third service to reach students at a nearby community college.

Flags of the Nations: Ecuador

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: Ecuador, South America Region. Click "read more" for more information about the Church of the Nazarene in Ecuador, including what year the church entered the country and how many members there are today.

In Memoriam

Notices received October 20-24.

BGS appoints new district superintendent for Upstate New York

General Superintendent J. K. Warrick announced the appointment of Larry W. White as interim superintendent of the Upstate New York District.

Board of General Superintendents announces contingency action plan for NPH

Following recent communication about the short-term future of Nazarene Publishing House, the Board of General Superintendents has put in place a "contingency action plan" for addressing resourcing needs of the Church of the Nazarene. This plan is the result of the announced closing of the current NPH business model.

Pioneers win Defeat all Cancer game

The MidAmerica Nazarene University Pioneer football team defeated Missouri Valley College at the Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium October 11. The game was designated as MNU's Defeat All Cancer game, an idea developed by Pioneer Offensive Coordinator Bruce Pielstick, whose wife, Lisa, succumbed to cancer this year.

Lebanon school provides new starts for Syrian children

Sonya*, a 12-year-old girl from Syria, remembers the sound of bombs exploding and hunger when gunfire kept her parents from leaving their home to get food.

Nazarenes in the News

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members. In the news this week: Kansas pastor volunteers as male mentor at pregnancy center ... Oklahoma Nazarene honored for work in health care ... Ontario church unveils renovations.

Short-term missions and embarrassing grace

Pastor Shawna Songer Gaines experiences what it is like to be on the receiving end of short-term missions when a team from Germany comes to work alongside her congregation in Bakersfield, California. (via Engage magazine)

Genesis missionaries continue ministry in Dominican Republic, Mexico

Mesoamerica Communications received the following update from Genesis missionaries serving in the Dominican Republic and Mexico: (Slideshow)