Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cheonan-Si. . . Here We Come!

Korea Nazarene University (KNU) has been appointed by Cheonan City, South Korea, to recruit English teachers who teach at elementary, middle, and high schools.

KNU is an accredited private Christian university. It is one of 57 educational institutions within the International Church of Nazarene.

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The university is looking for teachers who are evangelical Christians to teach the students with the love of God at various schools in Cheonan City. It is a great opportunity to be a Christ-like teacher and to be a witness of God's love and care to each Korean student.

Gail Patch, retired professor of KNU now living in Ohio, is an assisting in the recruitment and consulting for these teachers and for other instructors for other KNU programs.

It is with great rejoincing that she would like to announce that THREE young ladies from the North Central Ohio District are going to teach in the Cheonan City School program in the fall of 2012.  

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Brittany Fawcett who is from Sandusky Church of the Nazarene. She is a 2010 graduate of MVNU and was active in doing overseas mission as well as in Ohio. At the present time she is an assistant to a Special Education teacher at a local elementary school in Evans, CO.  Laura Poast from Mount Gilead and a 2011 graduate of MVNU has a double major in history and English.  She delayed going in the spring so that she could go to S. Korea at the same time as Angela Williams who will be graduated from ONU with a major in social science in May of 2012.  Angela is from Mount Vernon, OH and her mother, Kenna Williams serves on the district NMI council.

Gail has met these young ladies and is excited to send them to serve with the other 8 adults leaving this fall for  S. Korea through this particular facet of KNU teaching ministries.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Building on the Foundation

The idea of traveling across the world and being immersed in unfamiliar cultures has become the passion of my heart.  I want to learn about new people and look beneath the surface of their society to understand what comprises their communities.  Since starting college at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and claiming my major as Spanish, I had the intuition that I probably would live outside of the States. 

I was raised in a Christian household where I was taught a firm foundation in my beliefs and ethics.  It wasn’t until I had really gained spiritual independence on my own that my beliefs turned into a devotion and relationship with Christ.  Since then He has been pushing me in strides.  I am amazed at my growth and at the lessons He is teaching me.  Something He is teaching me with this call to Peru is reliance on Him for comfort.  His call that we give up everything and follow Him has never been more real to me than now.  Matthew 6:25-33 has been an amazing comfort just knowing that He will provide for me always.

Trevor Allen is a 40/40 Mission Corp volunteer with Extreme Nazarene Ministries serving in Puno, Peru.

Keep connected with Trevor while he serves in Peru through his blog or Facebook.

Monday, April 9, 2012

It's that time of year again!

Can you believe?  Time to compile the annual NMI reports for your local church and the District.

The quadrennial goal of the General NMI emphasizing our denominational mission which is to “Make Christ like disciples in the Nations” is drawing to a close with the 2012-2013 focus on “in THE NATIONS (globally)”.

Click here to access the ONLINE Local President's Report due by June 1.

Directions were mailed to all churches on Good Friday, April 6.  Did you misplace them?  Click here for a pdf copy of the INSTRUCTIONS.

Absolutely need a printed form?
Request one from Sharron Sankovich, District NMI secretary by May1.  Download, complete and mail forms back to Sharron by May 24.

Convention Date this year is July 14, 2012.
Elections for Global NMI delegates will occur this year for the 2013 General Assembly and convention.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Through the Cross

For more than half a century Nazarenes have celebrated Easter with a special offering for World Evangelism. During this special season of the year, Nazarenes around the world give from hearts of generosity to the work of the Church. Click here for more information and resources to help promote this special offering.

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