September is Alabaster

Offering Month!

 

The Alabaster Offering provides funds for property and buildings around the world. "Alabaster funds help provide land for many Work & Witness projects, and the entire Alabaster Offering goes toward the purchase of land and construction of churches, schools, medical facilities, and homes for missionaries and national workers." We are urging our pastors and churches to give their people the opportunity to give to this offering.

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Happy Retirement Rev. Ken Blish

Rev. Ken Blish's last day in the District Office was Thursday, August 28th. We will miss his presence and knowledge but we know that God will continue to bless him in this new chapter of his life. 

We are thankful for all the years of hard work and dedications. He will be greatly missed. If you would like to send letters of appreciation you can mail them to:

9510 Transit Rd., #313, East Amherst, NY14051 or E-mail him at KBlishmny@aol.com



An Important Message from Yelssy Manza our Metro NY Missionary President

  

"I am so amazed at the things God is doing in the lives of young Nazarene people who want to make a difference at this time. Yes! Post-modern youth, who not only want knowledge and logic but above all, want a real experience, full of action, just like the Lord Jesus. I have visited churches during these past few months and have found youth who prayed two years ago for a missionary experience. And now......

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An Inspirational Story from Saving Souls for Christ Church of the Nazarene in Jalapa, Guatemala

Our Spanish District Coordinator, Juan David Paniagua, shared with us the new birth of "Saving Souls for Christ" Church of the Nazarene in Jalapa, Guatemala. Sister Marina Recinos, a member of Juan David's church, decided four years ago to move back to Guatemala. Once there, as an expression of gratitude to the Lord she decided to hold a service at her new home. The service had such an impact that the group decided to continue meeting every two weeks. Over the months, the meeting became a weekly event and many people were receiving Christ. In the beginning of 2014, it became clear that they needed a bigger location. The group decided to name the church "Saving Souls for Christ," which reflects the spirit that drives every member of this new church. On June 23, 2014 Pastor Juan David and his wife, Paola, traveled to Guatemala with the purpose of opening the church and to celebrate a mini campaign. During that week the Lord moved greatly. They baptized seven church members and 20 people came to Christ. The new church now has an attendance of 60 people but during the inauguration they had a total of 120 people of which 30 were children. Pastor Juan David calls this church their daughter and is helping with mentoring, leadership training, discipleship of believers, and a project to assist low-income children. He and Paola plan to visit their Parent Affiliated Church (PAC) in December to continue the work that has already been established.

We ask for you to keep the new congregation in Guatemala in your prayers. We know that you will be
encouraged to hear the miracles that God is doing outside our borders.

Here are some pictures....

 


 

A MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL TREASURER

The June Funding the Mission report is attached. The World Evangelism receipts year-to-date are .7% below the prior year and 3.73% below the forecast.

We are grateful for the faithfulness of Nazarenes around the world and have faith that God will multiply their giving toward the various ministries of the Church of the Nazarene.

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Respectfully,

Dr. Marilyn J. McCool

General Treasurer / Financial Officer
Tel: 913-577-2701 | Fax: 913-577-0843

mmccool@nazarene.org



 

Rev. David A. Hernandez Sr. of Passaic Spanish Church Retires 

After 24 years of faithful service to the Passaic Spanish Church of the Nazarene at 160 High Street in Passaic, NJ., Rev. David A. Hernandez Sr. and his wife, Alicia, are retiring. Rev. David and his wife have much to celebrate, for God has blessed them and blessed many lives through them. May God lead and guide them into a bright retirement future.



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My Fellow Leaders,

How do we know if we are being effective? Sometimes it is difficult to know if our ministry makes a  difference - a lasting impact. There's only one way to know your ministry's effectiveness: measurement. This month we wanted to give you the tools to design programs to produce measurable outcomes.

We are here to serve you and help you do what God has called you to do.

Connect well with your community - To find important resources for your local church and community read the rest of this message by clicking HERE.

 

Jay Height
jheight@nazarene.org
Coordinator, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries USA/Canada