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Refugee finds safety, strength in Nazarene church

Rania* was just a teenager when her mom, a well-known TV journalist, died protecting Rania and her three sisters at their home in Palestinian territory near the Israel border. In 2007, a militant group moved into their neighborhood and used the civilian properties as bases for firing missiles into
22 May 2019
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Refugee seeks asylum in Croatia, finds faith

Taylor* fled from his home country to Croatia when someone tried to kill him for helping some Americans. He applied for asylum on three separate occasions, but he was rejected each time because there was not enough evidence to corroborate his story. While he continued to apply, Taylor began taking
08 Feb 2019
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Australia church starts worship service for refugees

Thornbury Community Church , a Church of the Nazarene in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, is learning what it means to welcome their neighbour and become a globally minded body of believers. The church began reaching out to refugees in the community a few years ago, and the church has now opened a
16 Apr 2018
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Ukrainian church planted in Spain

Through a series of unlikely – but God-ordained – events, a Ukrainian Nazarene congregation was recently organized in Murcia, Spain. The new church is uniquely positioned to reach other Ukrainian refugees who are moving to the area. In the south of Spain, Murcia has become a city of refuge for those
07 Feb 2018
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Relief for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Asia*, a 60-year-old Rohingya woman who fled violence against her people in Myanmar, could not sleep at night in the refugee camp in Bangladesh because she was so cold. On 8 December, Bangladeshi Nazarenes representing Nazarene Compassionate Ministries traveled to a Rohingya refugee camp in a place
17 Jan 2018
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M+Power volunteer continues friendship with refugee families

One year after Anderson Sanchez volunteered at a refugee camp where he became close to some of the families, he spent three weeks visiting them in their new northern European homes. A university student in Manchester, U.K., Anderson gave the summer of 2016 as an M+Power volunteer. He joined other
13 Dec 2017
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Australia church opens doors to refugee community

Pastor Paul Spanos of Thornbury Community Church , a Church of the Nazarene located in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, walked into the local council a few years ago and asked how the church could be of help to the needy in the neighborhood. They directed him to the social building where he met the
01 Dec 2017
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The price for serving refugees: Family forced to become refugees themselves

Despite the war that gripped *Lela’s country for many years, she and her husband had never thought of leaving. They were happy as part of their church’s thriving ministry to the many refugees who had fled fighting to find peace in their area. Then, their family was threatened. A masked person
15 Nov 2017
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My friend, a refugee

This summer, I went as a volunteer missionary to Serbia for about five weeks with Courage for the Journey , a Nazarene initiative to support refugee aid work in Central Europe . During our first couple days, my team and I were asking for directions to the local Western Union in Belgrade when I first
14 Nov 2017
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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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