Monthly Archives: April 2011

Missionary Profile – Edwin & Anny Martinez


Edwin and Anny Martinez are the regional literature coordinators for the Mexico and Central America region.  They are currently serving in Guatemala.  They began serving in their current roles November 1, 2003. Edwin earned his BA in theology from Guatemala … Continue reading

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Underground Christians fear China crackdown


From Jo Ling Kent, CNN  April 28, 2011 6:18 a.m. EDT Beijing, China (CNN) — This calm denim-clad 28-year-old identifies herself only as Water, based on the Chinese characters that make up her first name. She has been deemed an … Continue reading

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Christians In India Face Widespread Persecution


From Compass Direct News (CDN) Karnataka, India, April 25 (CDN) — Police forced a pastor to stop leading worship services after Hindu extremists on April 22 disrupted his Good Friday service in Nandi Tavere village, Davengere district, and falsely accused … Continue reading

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Missionary Profile – Dwight & Carolyn Rich


Dwight and Carolyn Rich have served the Church of the Nazarene as global missionaries since February 1984.  They live in Quito, Ecuador. Dwight grew up in Haiti as a missionary kid and Carolyn was raised in Kansas.  Both are graduates … Continue reading

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Minnesota church to deliver boxes of blessings


Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Osseo, Minnesota   The Osseo Church of the Nazarene will be leaving their Minnesota church Sunday morning, May 1, to deliver 60 boxes of groceries to 60 needy families in their community. This act of service caps off a preaching … Continue reading

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Media camp inspires young leaders in Mexico


Tuesday, April 26, 2011 San Antonio Tlayacapan, Mexico   With the challenge of ministering through media, approximately 45 young people recently participated in the first Communications Training Camp – Campamento de Capacitación en Comunicaciones – or C3, March 18-21 in … Continue reading

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Climate of fear over Pakistan blasphemy laws


(From the BBC) Earlier this year two prominent politicians in Pakistan were murdered over their opposition to Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws. The BBC’s Jill McGivering investigates how the abuse of these laws is creating a climate of fear among Pakistan’s … Continue reading

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Jesus Film Update – April 27, 2011


“God touched my heart,” said the viewer in Mexico. “I am glad I accepted the invitation to see the JESUS Film.  While seeing it, God touched my heart and I gave it to Jesus. Now I am ready to follow … Continue reading

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Tornadoes damage churches in Missouri, Arkansas


Saturday, April 23, 2011 St. Louis, Missouri By NCN News Staff   A tornado swept through St. Louis, Missouri, Friday night, April 22, causing significant damage. While the media focused on damage done to St. Louis’ Lambert airport, where five … Continue reading

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Southern Sudan: Where Hope in Christ Renewed a Nation


(International Christian Concern) Prior to joining ICC, I lived and worked in a remote village in the deep south of Sudan rebuilding churches – many of which were destroyed by the Muslim north during Sudan’s seemingly endless civil war. South … Continue reading

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