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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)

Puerto Rico West District holds graduation, ordination

The Puerto Rico West District recently held a graduation and ordination ceremony.

Media Library feature: WEF Thank Offering 2014

The Nazarene Media Library provides access to online media resources for the local church, such as free video files to view or download. New to the Media Library this month is "WEF Thank Offering 2014," a promotional video for the 2014 Thanksgiving Offering for the World Evangelism Fund.

NNU confers honorary degree on Korean church leader

Northwest Nazarene University conferred an honorary degree on Ki-Dong Han during an October 10 university chapel service.

Hispanic Master's Plan Conference draws hundreds

More than 300 people from the U.S., Canada, Nicaragua, and Cape Verde registered for the USA/Canada Hispanic Master's Plan Conference, and about 700 attended the evening services. (Slideshow)

Trevecca's new Center for Innovative Instruction targets student engagement

Trevecca Nazarene University announced the establishment of the Center for Innovative Instruction. This new service to faculty and students will lead Trevecca's expanding effort to employ the latest technology to enhance instruction.

NNU celebrates grand opening of Leah Peterson Learning Commons

The Northwest Nazarene University campus community and general public gathered for the Leah Peterson Learning Commons dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony October 9. Tours were offered before and after to introduce the 56,635-square-foot resource.

Elwood gift to benefit Olivet students

Olivet Nazarene University recently received a significant gift to encourage success and leadership in the lives of its students.

Global praise reports and prayer requests

Recent praise reports and prayer requests from NCN News, Nazarene Missions International, and JESUS Film Harvest Partners. Included this week: Japan typhoon, mudslide ... Guam pastor suffers stroke.

In Memoriam

Notices received October 13-17.