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Sri Lanka church leader passes away

Daniel and Vathani Mrs. Vathani, spouse and ministry partner of Sri Lanka District Superintendent Daniel, passed away 6 March following an illness. Hermann Gschwandtner, former field strategy coordinator for South Asia, which includes Sri Lanka, wrote the following about Vathani: “With great sadness
09 Mar 2018
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Dengue fever sweeps Sri Lanka

Red Cross Sri Lanka photo An unprecedented dengue fever outbreak is spreading through Sri Lanka after flooding earlier this year. More than half of Sri Lanka’s districts were inundated by monsoon rains, leaving standing water as prime mosquito breeding areas. The current infection rate is more than
24 Aug 2017
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Eurasia Nazarenes share experiences at GA, regional sites

Eurasia Regional Director Arthur Snijders speaks at the Global NMI Convention. On 23 June, Eurasia Regional Director Arthur Snijders shared stories of how local churches across Eurasia are rising to meet challenges like secularism, poverty, and the influx of refugees through the love of Christ when
28 Jul 2017
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Nazarene youth provide clean water for Sri Lanka village

In eastern Sri Lanka, the lives of approximately 1,700 people have changed thanks to youth from around the world. Through the support of the Justice Movement, a water, sanitation, and hygiene program (WASH) is benefitting 300 families. The project was led by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries of
18 Jul 2017
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Couple called to be missionaries at age 60+

Bill and Theresa* never imagined that after 35 years of pastoral ministry and sending off their own daughter and her family to be Nazarene missionaries that they would hear God calling them to cross-cultural missions, too. Today, the couple have been serving with Nazarene Global Mission for about a
11 Jul 2017
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'Are you willing to be healed?'

Mary, a staff member of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Lanka (NCML), makes her own lunch every day before heading out to work. But she rarely gets to eat it. In her job as the local leader for compassionate ministry to laborers and their families in the Sri Lankan tea gardens of Pattana, Dimbulla
13 Apr 2017
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Just Water unfolds in Sri Lanka

The Justice Movement, born in July 2015 as a partnership between Nazarene Youth International and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, exists to help youth partner with churches to make an impact in the world. The group challenges students and leaders to drink water in order to become advocates for
11 Nov 2016
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NCM Lanka brings disaster relief to landslide area

Hope of finding landslide survivors was fading as the heavy rains that have pounded the central Sri Lankan region of Kegalla since mid-May continued hampering rescue efforts. Local Nazarenes were undeterred, stepping forward through NCM Lanka in mid-June to help people identified in secondary data
28 Jun 2016
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M+Power: Nazarenes train in India for mission

This summer, 21 potential M+Power volunteers from India and South Asia — along with a group of mentors and trainers — gathered in Bangalore, India, for a Eurasia Mission Orientation (EMO), where the group spent five days discovering what it means to serve cross-culturally; 16 interviewed for
28 Sep 2015
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First woman ordained in Sri Lanka

In January, Kawshalya became the first woman pastor to be ordained in the Church of the Nazarene in Sri Lanka. Hers is a story of overcoming hardship and heartache to obey God’s call into full-time ministry. She shared her story with Simon Jothi, principal of South Asia Nazarene Bible College, from
01 Apr 2015
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