NCM forming direction in anti-trafficking movement

“While Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) has a long history in serving as the conduit for much of the Nazarene denomination’s broader social justice work around the world, recently it has been turning greater attention to the growing abolition movement and trying to discern how it can play a role.”   Read More

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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China: Three Prisoners Released

“Three of the 12 Nanle County Christian Church members who have been imprisoned since mid-November 2013 have been released, but their pastor still faces a criminal trial on Feb. 12. The three women, Zhao Xiping, 47; Yang Miling, 40; and Sheyin Duanmu, 44, were released on Jan. 24 from Nanle County Detention Center.”  Read More

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Bucharest congregation integrates trafficking survivors into the life of the church

Open Door – a shelter for trafficked young women in Romania – opened a year ago, through the leadership of Monica, a Nazarene church leader in Bucharest. The new shelter is currently home to five women in their 20s, all Romanian. The team is also assisting two others who aren’t living at the shelter. Monica would say that she’s learning as she goes along. But so far she’s already learned quite a bit.   Read More

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The Ugly Truth Behind The Super Bowl And Sex Trafficking

“In less than a week, New Jersey will be hosting the Super Bowl, and along with welcoming enthusiastic fans, the state also is preparing for a likely influx of both domestic and international traffickers,” said Smith, co-chairman of the Congressional Caucus on Human Trafficking.”   Read More

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Rescue an Enslaved Girl during Human Trafficking Awareness Month

(From Partners International)  Nadira was just 17 years old when she was rescued from a brothel in Kolkata, India. Police raided the brothel where Nadira was forced to work when they learned that her parents, desperate to generate income for their family, had sold Nadira into prostitution and were living off her earnings. Continue reading

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Patients in Papua New Guinea get new hands

“Seeing patients without a finger or two is pretty common in Papua New Guinea.  Many folks lose them in injuries with bush knives, or chop them off themselves as a sign of grief when a loved one has died….”   Read More

Dr. Erin Meier (the author of this piece) has a blog – check it out.

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Missionary profile: Brian and Jill Tibbs

Brian and Jill Tibbs are missionaries in South America, having served in Arequipa, Peru, for five years. They are relocating to Quito, Ecuador, in March 2014. Brian is director of Extreme Nazarene Ministries, a ministry that partners with the South America region to plant churches using North and South American singles with calls to serve as missionaries.  Read More

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World Missions – Prayer Focus 01/14

From Barnabas Aid – list of needs in reference to the persecuted church:

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Damascus Nazarenes reach out to community

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? – Romans 8:35 NIV   Read More

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