A fire broke out August 21 in a staff residence at Kudjip Nazarene Mission Station in Papua New Guinea, destroying three housing units and most of the families' possessions.
The Church of the Nazarene in Greenfield, Indiana, has met under different names in several buildings over the past 100 years despite tragedies, including a fire and tornado.
On August 2, Typhoon Soudelor swept over the small island of Saipan, leaving a swath of destruction in its path. Team members Dave and Helen Ann Bucher gave the following update:
John Hay Sr., retired superintendent for the Indianapolis District, passed away August 25 after more than 50 years in ministry.
Through a creative, hands-on missions experience at their summer camp, the East Tennessee District children not only learned about missions and cultures around the world, they raised $17,100 for mission projects. (via Engage magazine)
Initiatives & Announcements
The Church of the Nazarene, through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, is hosting a global Compassion Conference July 14-16, 2016. Compassion Conference is a global event designed to bring together church and regional leaders alongside learners and practitioners to equip churches for holistic, transformational ministry.
As follow-up to a recommendation from the Commission on the Nazarene Future and as a result of additional internal study, the Board of General Superintendents voted to hire a chief operating officer for the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center.
Gustavo A. Crocker delivered the annual Board of General Superintendents' Report during the 92nd Session of the General Board on 22 February in Overland Park, Kansas, USA.
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