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......


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....




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.



Dr. Marilyn J. McCool

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


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.


Please join together in welcoming another new start church on our District - Eternal Life in Jesus Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Antony Gustave writes: "With the help and support of the Spring Valley Church of the Nazarene and Bethel Haitian Church of the Nazarene of Paterson, we were able to start a new church in the North Newark area at 853 Mount Prospect Avenue, Newark, NJ. 07104. After much thought and prayer, we took the first steps and we continue to seek God's presence and guidance. At this moment, we hold worship services on Sunday from 3:00-5:30 PM and prayer service and Bible study on Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

"Please pray for us, support, and visit us as we embark on this great and long journey. We are confident that the God who led us this way will take us where He wants us to be. We give Him all the praises as we are waiting for Him to walk us through His mission of making disciples in all nations. Our mandate is simple, 'Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you' (Matthew 28:19-20)."

You can write to Pastor Antony at


Congratulations to Pastor Jonathan and Denisse Huffman on the safe arrival of their new and healthy baby boy Nathaniel Zane Huffman. May your new role as proud parents be filled with much blessings, joy and happiness. Jonathan and Denisse Huffman are pastors of the New Hope Community Church in Denville, NJ.

Take a look at how the Church of the Nazarene is responding to the child immigration crisis on our borders. Our own Pastor Gabriel Salguero is very much involved in these efforts. Please read the article.

Every day as many as 400 vulnerable children cross the border between Mexico and the U.S. Their numbers have surged, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, with more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors coming into the U.S. during the past nine months — and as many as 100,000 expected by the end of the year.

Click here to continue reading article...


Please keep these missionary trips in your prayers.....

Dear Nazarene family,

Please join together in welcoming another new start church on our District - Grace Bible Church of the Nazarene, located in Flusihing, New York. After years of praying and seeking God's will Pastor Vhennie Bautista and Romy Gonzales started the Grace Bible Church. With the support of the District, Rev. Philip and many other leaders they were able to fulfill the vision for the glory of God. God is doing amazing miracles in our people, churches and district. Pastor Vhennie said, " it's all about Jesus! With God's grace, we will march onward upholding the banner of holiness which is God's very nature and what the Church proclaims!"

You can send a note of encouragement to: Pastor Vhennie: and Pastor Romy:

Don't forget to put them on your prayer list. Here is a picture of Grace Bible Church:





Please join together in welcoming another new start church on our District - the NewBridge Church, located in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. The church is sponsored by The Bridge Church of Long Island. Pastor Michael Hoddy and his wife Grace have seen the church grow to between 30 and 50 adults and children at each gathering. We thank God for what He is doing on our Metro District.

You can send a note of encouragement to

Don't forget to put them on your prayer list.

We will continue to share more new start churches with you.

 Here is a picture of Michael and Grace Hoddy....



The Board of General Superintendents announced its endorsement of the "Declaration for Freedom," a formal statement on human trafficking created through the Freedom Network of the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium.

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Many of our pastors and leaders are at PALCON (pastors and leaders conference) in Boston. Please keep them in your prayers. This is a conference to encourage, challenge and equip those who minister.

Here are a few pictures.



Please join together in welcoming our newest new start church in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach; the Word of Life! It is not only Metro NY's newest church plant, but the only Russian speaking Church of the Nazarene in the U.S. Pastor Sarkisyan and his wife Lilia have seen the church grow to 60 in just a few short months and look forward to impacting that community with the grace and love of Christ.


You can send them a note of encouragement at and don't forget to put them on your prayer list.


On Saturday, June 7th 2014, over 200 kids from churches across our district came to Kids Day at Camp Taconic. Since Kidz Day was the best day of her life can you imagine what a week at Kidz Camp can do....

Kidz Camp is July 6 - 12. To sign up go to Connections for more information.


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
Coordinator, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries USA/Canada