Recent praise reports and prayer requests from NCN News, Nazarene Missions International, and JESUS Film Harvest Partners include:
JESUS Film - Brazil
"I was very impressed with the men and women on the JESUS Film ministry team," said a man in Brazil. "They are people who have been in the church many years and the Holy Spirit works in their lives. The Holy Spirit also worked in the lives of several of our people who attended the showings of the JESUS film. I learned evangelism is very effective if we prayerfully prepare for it."
JESUS Film - Pakistan
"I was concerned about money," said a viewer in Pakistan. "I used to live a life of sin and wasn't even concerned about myself and my family — only for the money I could earn by doing bad things. One evening, the JESUS film team came to my village and I was being pulled very strongly to watch the film, so I did. I could see Jesus did not hate sinners, but loved them and even ate with them. Watching that scene, I felt I had been living in darkness, but Jesus was bringing me into the light. When I confessed my sins to Him, He forgave me and now I want to be baptized. Now I tell Jesus, 'Through your grace, Lord, I give you my hands to work for you, my feet to follow you, my tongue to speak your words, my mind to think of you, and above all, I give you my heart to live in.'"
Zambia bus crash
On September 6, a truck carrying 39 Nazarenes from the Zambia Luapula Northern District Assembly collided with another vehicle. District Superintendent Francis Mwansa reported that Anastasha, 14, daughter of Pastor Joshua and Salafina Mumba, died on the scene while eight people were admitted at Mansa General Hospital in critical condition. The other 30 are in stable condition and received attention at the hospital.
Anastasha's parents, Joshua and Salafina, are pastors of Kasompe Church of the Nazarene on the Zambia Luapula Northern District. (More information will be posted as it is made available.)
Creative access area
A team member who serves in a creative access area has been struggling with an ongoing eye problem and was just recently diagnosed with a very serious complication that required emergency surgery. Her recovery from the surgery was a success, but the underlying problem still remains.
Asia-Pacific Region staff member Liza Halbrook was diagnosed with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in March. Liza recently underwent her seventh round of chemo, but her white blood count was too low. In addition to being on antibiotics, she needed two white blood count boosters that she could not afford, but the doctor gave Liza the medicine and told her to pay when she was able to.
Southeast Asia Field Strategy Coordinator David Phillips provided the following update August 28 on his cancer treatment:
"Today I finished my chemotherapy injections. I wore a pump for two days. At first I felt a little strange but not too bad. Today has been a little hard, still feeling strange. I guess having lots of chemicals running through my body is going to have that effect. Our church has given us a house, furniture, and will be helping us for the next few months. Thank you to everyone who is praying for us; we are very grateful."
For more global concerns and continued requests, see the NMI Prayer Mobilization Line by clicking here or JESUS Film Harvest Partners by clicking here. To share additional praises or prayer requests, please use the comment section below or see the Prayer Mobilization Line's Facebook page.