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President's Honors surpasses $550,000 for scholarships at MNU

This year's President's Honors gala, MidAmerica Nazarene University's premier annual fundraising event to benefit student scholarships, raised more than $550,000. Since the university began holding the gala three years ago more than $1,350,000 has been raised for scholarships.

GMC Flags of the Nations: Sierra Leone

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: Sierra Leone, Africa Region.

Celebrate the Resurrection

Join us this Easter season in sharing with the entire world this message of the life-giving power of God. (An Easter message and video greeting from the Board of General Superintendents)

Solomon Islands church initiates disaster response in wake of flash floods

The Church of the Nazarene's Solomon Islands District continues to respond following torrential rain and a series of flash floods.

Region mourns loss of Thailand pastor

The Asia-Pacific Region mourns the loss of Pastor Prakaen Dongsonkram, who passed away in his home on the morning of April 16 after complications from a January 1 accident.

Persistence in persecution

Seated at the bedside of a deathly sick neighbor, Babul Roy found himself surrounded by the villagers who had beaten and tortured him shortly before. Now, they begged him to pray to his God for the sick man. (via Engage magazine)

Waggoner Library hosts annual Trevecca writers celebration

The 13th Annual Trevecca Authors Celebration was held at Trevecca Nazarene University's Waggoner Library this week in honor of university faculty and administrators who have published scholarly writings during the current school year.

Radio ministry leads to new Philippine church

Through the Paglaum sa Kinabuhi (Hope of Life) radio program, Pastor Talon meets many people. The program has numerous avid listeners, especially those who have met Pastor Talon. One such meeting led to a land donation and new Nazarene church. (Slideshow)

Arizona compassionate ministry center adds immigration services

LifeBridge Community Alliance, an outreach of Orangewood Church of the Nazarene in Phoenix, Arizona, recently become the newest recognized immigration legal service provider at a Nazarene compassionate ministry center.

SANU students win entrepreneur competition

A team of Southern Africa Nazarene University students won the Enactus Swaziland 2014 National Championship during the one-day competition recently held at the Royal Swazi Sun, Convention Centre in Zulwini.

Ukraine District reaches out to children with HIV/AIDS

A high unemployment rate leads many in Ukraine to a life of drugs and alcohol, which can lead to HIV/AIDS. Unfortunately, not all who suffer from these diseases are to blame. Many victims are children born to drug-addicted or HIV-positive parents.

MNU professor receives NASA grant

MidAmerica Nazarene University physics professor Andrew Overholt and two colleagues will receive a $500,000 NASA Exobiology grant over three years to study the terrestrial impact of nearby supernovae. MNU's portion of the grant is $150,000, which will be used to support the research, obtain additional computer equipment, and fund a student research assistant.

Florida camp breaks ground on addition

County representatives, local officials, and leaders from the Church of Nazarene's Southern Florida District converged on the Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center Wednesday for the official groundbreaking of Grace Place and a new addition to the dining center.

Denomination joins case to protect clergy housing exclusion

The Church of the Nazarene joined with the 37 other members of the Church Alliance to file an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the case challenging the constitutionality of the clergy housing exclusion.

Guam church celebrates new life

Asia-Pacific Communications recently received the following report from Pastor Larry and Elaine Cornett of Guam First Church of the Nazarene on the Philippine-Micronesia Field:

MVNU launches 4+1 MBA program

Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Jetter School of Business will offer a 4+1 Master of Business Administration program to traditional undergraduate students this fall. Students who qualify will have the opportunity to earn their chosen bachelor degree and the MBA in just five academic years.

GMC Flags of the Nations: Senegal

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: Senegal, Africa Region.

In Memoriam

Notices received April 14-18.

Caribbean Nazarene College president set to retire

Caribbean Nazarene College President Scoffield Eversley will retire from his position at the end of the month. He became the college's 10th president in 1998.

Washington Pacific District helps Oso landslide victims

Nearly three weeks ago, a landslide in Oso, Washington, killed at least 36 people and buried numerous homes and businesses. The Church of the Nazarene's Washington Pacific District is responding to the disaster.

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