A massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck off of the southern coast of Mexico near the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca around midnight 7 September. The quake killed at least 96 people — including one member from Paredon Church of the Nazarene — and thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed....
Hurricane Irma, at times strengthening to Category 5 storm, left a wake of destruction over the past two weeks from the eastern Caribbean islands through Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Phyllis Perkins Howard passed away 12 September in Nampa, Idaho, at age 83. She was a former missionary and director of Nazarene World Mission Society (now Nazarene Missions International) as well as a retired educator.
Han Tan, a Nazarene from the Netherlands who was in Bangladesh last month when floods devastated the region, describes the aftermath and how the Church of the Nazarene is helping its neighbors.
Global Mission Director Dr. Verne Ward told the 2015 Africa Regional Convention that the church's goal is for there to be zero people groups who do not have a Christian witness among them.
“We cannot get comfortable right where we are," he said. "We have to identify with those who are unreached."