Around the globe at almost any point in time, people are suffering the effects of manmade and natural disasters. Hurricanes, tsunamis, tornados, floods, fires, famine, and pandemic disease have wracked our world with devastating loss of life, destruction of property, and alteration of lifestyle for millions of people. Into this world of pain and destruction, we are called to express Christ's love through compassion and giving that break down barriers and allow us to embrace the world's broken and lost. We are called to take the message of "Jesus . . . the Hope" through compassionate evangelism.
The Board of General Superintendents encourages our people to make donations through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to send much-needed aid to suffering portions of our world.
• USA/Canada Tornado Relief
Funds are needed to provide rebuilding of lives and property in southern states hard hit by violent spring storms and tornadoes. Destruction is widespread among the population, including our Nazarene brothers and sisters. Mark funds "Global Disaster Relief"ACM1041 (USA/Canada Tornadoes).
• Japan Earthquake Relief
Thousands of people are in emergency situations as they suffer loss of family members and friends, shelter, personal property, and shortages of food, water, and other basic necessities in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami. They need our help for sustenance in the short term and rebuilding their lives in the long term. Send funds marked "Global Disaster Relief" ACM1762 (Japan) or contribute online through the links listed below.
• Haiti Relief
Funds are needed to continue assistance with recovery from the devastation of the January 2010 earthquake. Send funds marked “Global Disaster Relief” ACM1204 (Haiti).
For a more complete listing of needs worldwide, visit Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
Checks should be made to Global Treasury Services, P. O. Box 843116, Kansas City, MO 64184
, and marked for the particular relief project for which funds are being donated. Contributions in Canada should be made payable to Church of the Nazarene, 20 Regan Road, Unit 9, Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3. All donations remitted through the General Treasurer's Office will receive 10% Mission Special Credit if the local church is identified.
Complete information and regular updates are available online at www.ncm.org
. Immediate donations may also be made there.
Board of General Superintendents