Courtesy of NCN News, Church of the Nazarene

NCM addresses root cause of US immigration influx

The number of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S., primarily from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, has increased nearly 50 percent in less than a year. Nazarene Compassionate Ministries hopes to address the root cause by establishing new child development centers in Central America.

Trevecca appoints new associate provost

Trevecca Nazarene University announced the appointment of Tim Eades as its new associate provost for Graduate and Continuing Studies.

Texas Nazarenes help grow church in Ireland

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Ireland in 1987, but has only one organized church there today. Nazarene leaders recently began work in a second area, the community of Wicklow, located about an hour south of Dublin. (Slideshow)

First Bolivia district superintendent passes away

Nolverto Vicuña Yujra, Bolivia's first elected district superintendent, passed away August 12.

Philippine Nazarene College holds 4/14 Window conference

Philippine Nazarene College hosted more than 160 participants for a 4/14 Window conference titled "A Call to Action." The 4/14 Window refers to the demographic group from age 4 to 14 years old when children are the most open and receptive to spiritual and developmental input. (Slideshow)

Asia-Pacific Region hosts district superintendent training

District superintendents from 16 districts across the Philippines, Micronesia, and southeast Asia met at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary for a leadership seminar. "We do a disservice to our district superintendents and other regional leaders when we appoint them to leadership positions and then fail to give them the tools necessary to be successful in those positions," Asia-Pacific Regional Director Mark Louw said.

Extreme Nazarene approves missionaries to Argentina

Extreme Nazarene Missions approved five Argentine young adults to serve as church plant missionaries in Córdoba, Argentina.

Nicaragua families receive aid following drought

The Casa Unida Foundation, an organization led by former Work & Witness Coordinator Bob Moore, delivered packages of basic items — including rice, beans, oil, and sugar — to 181 families in Rioja, Rodeo, Los Ranchos, Hermanos Martinez, and La Cruz following a severe drought this summer. (Slideshow)

Uruguay SDMI training renews leaders' vision

Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International held a training day for directors and teachers on the Uruguay Sur (South) District.

PLNU community gathers for prayer event

Nearly 700 faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends gathered on Point Loma Nazarene University's main campus August 24 for the 3rd annual Pray for PLNU event. This year's event marked the first time incoming students and their families were also invited to participate ahead of this week's New Student Orientation.

Olivet prepares special educators through new major

Olivet Nazarene University received unanimous approval from the Illinois State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board to begin offering a new undergraduate major in special education beginning spring 2015.

Brazil radio program celebrates first anniversary

"La Hora Nazarena," a radio program in Sao Paolo, celebrated its first anniversary this month.

MVNU welcomes senior adults to Festival of Joy, Grandparent's Day

Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Festival of Joy and Grandparent's Day will include worship music, a speaker, and the opportunity for grandparents to spend time with their MVNU student.

Siloam Mission basement damaged by second flood

Torrential rain flooded the basement of Siloam Mission's 300 Princess Street facility last week. About 26" of water infiltrated the boiler room, causing damage to mechanical systems. Some food and clothing supplies were destroyed, including vital winter clothing supplies.

Olivet mourns loss of Ovid Young

Ovid Young, Olivet Nazarene University's artist-in-residence and alumnus, passed away August 24. A world-renowned and versatile musician, he will be remembered by the entire Olivet community as a beloved mentor, teacher, inspiration, and friend.

In Memoriam

Notices received August 25-29.

Flag of the Nations: Cameroon

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: Cameroon, Africa Region.

Africa Women's Extravaganza draws 1,000

More than 1,000 women from across the Africa South Field and Mozambique gathered for the 2014 Women's Extravaganza at Nazarene Theological College-South Africa.

South Africa church wins award for Bible club

Lenasia Church of the Nazarene received the Nelson Mandela Community Award in the Cultural and Religious Leadership category for its Holiday Bible Club. More than 1,000 children registered for the four-day event, which included Bible lessons, games, and snacks.

Scotland church reaches neighborhood during Commonwealth Games

During the the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Parkhead Church of the Nazarene held a two-week community celebration called the Parkhead Games.