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Middle East church planter, district superintendent passes away

Habib Alajaji, pastor and district superintendent, passed away 14 October at the age of 80. Alajaji was born into a Christian family in 1937 in Aleppo, Syria. After finishing at Ebenezer Bible School in 1960, he served in an evangelistic center in Beirut, Lebanon, until he was ordained in 1970.
18 Oct 2018
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Nazarenes care for displaced children through Christmas Project

For children who have been displaced by conflict, the list of lost things can be long: home, consistent education, friends, stability, and sometimes even family members. Add to that other factors such as hunger, sickness, and isolation, and it’s clear that children caught in conflict are truly
06 Oct 2017
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New friendships: Regional office engages with refugees in Busingen

Although European Nazarene College (EuNC) campus closed its residential program in Büsingen, Germany, in 2012 and sold the property to the town in 2015, the apartment building there has been given a new purpose: Housing refugees. While EuNC has expanded its reach to 18 countries through 17 learning
05 Oct 2017
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Syrian refugee discovers Christ through Lebanon church

As Naseef helped his parents toil in the fields of the family farm in Syria, he dreamt of a different life. Someday, he told himself, he would become finance manager in a corporation. Naseef was well on his way to realizing his dream when he enrolled at university to study his passion: economics.
27 Jul 2017
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Middle East church shares its heart with refugees

Aerial view of a refugee camp. Christians often talk about “neighbors” almost in the abstract, in response to Jesus’ command to His followers to love their neighbors the same way they love themselves. For a Church of the Nazarene in Jordan, loving their neighbors is not just figurative or symbolic.
07 Mar 2017
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The right place: Ministering to Syrian-Armenian refugees

For many Syrian-Armenians who have fled Syria during the past six years of civil war, finding refuge in Armenia is coming home — and not. Zareh Mangilikian knows what it’s like. A jeweler in Yerevan, Armenia, he is also a man who, together with his family, has allowed the Lord to prepare and guide
16 Feb 2017
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The day the refugees fed me

K* and his family arrived at the Bregana border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia not long after the last refugees were allowed through the border. After this, the refugees would be going a different route and no longer going through Slovenia — at least for the moment. Thousands had gone through
20 Oct 2016
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A greater need: Nazarene volunteers serve refugees in Greece, Serbia, Croatia

Photo by Jon Morton The controversial EU-Turkey Deal of March 2016 resulted in expansive EU-nation border closures to tens of thousands of refugees across Europe. In the months before March 23, Courage for the Journey, a ministry of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries on the Central Europe Field, was
12 Oct 2016
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Running for refugees: Nazarenes partner to fund education for Syrian children

On a warm morning in April, more than 2,500 kilometers away from Beirut, Lebanon, a handful of Nazarenes from Germany, Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia, the USA, and Ukraine joined 15,000 participants at the ‘START’ line of a track in Kyiv, Ukraine. Despite their diversity, the Nazarenes shared one common
22 Sep 2016
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A refugee story: Flight from Damascus

At midnight of March 20, 2016, the European Union - Turkey Migrant Deal officially went into effect. The agreement closed the borders that had given 1.5 million people the opportunity to escape their war-torn countries and seek peace and freedom in Europe. Dorothy Tarrant, a UK native and long-term
22 Jun 2016
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