Nazarenes in the News

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members.

Trevecca student with autism graduates after 12 years

Nashville, Tennessee

(Tennessean, 10 May) Brian Schnelle has autism. At 31 years old, he still lives with his parents. He can't care for himself. He can't drive. But he loves to learn.

For the last 12 years, Schnelle has had one goal in mind — graduate from college.

Earlier this month, he finally got there. Schnelle earned his bachelor’s degree in sport management, graduating with honors.

And he couldn't have done it alone.

Several times a week since 2007, Schnelle's dad has driven him back and forth to Trevecca Nazarene University as Schnelle diligently pushed toward his goal.

It's a future they never would have envisioned for a boy who started life with such significant setbacks.

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Cedar Rapids church makes sleeping mats for homeless

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

(KCRG, 5 May) A mission project at one local Cedar Rapids church is helping the communities’ homeless sleep more comfortably.

Members of the First Church of the Nazarene take plastic bags and turn them into sleeping mats.

It takes around 700 bags to make just one mat.

The bags are flattened, cut into strips then crocheted together.

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--Compiled by NCN News

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