Where the Church Is Not Yet

PRAISE: A pastor of a Ukrainian Church of the Nazarene has been “going where the church is not yet” for four years with a group ministering in a remote mountain village. Because of the climate, the team can only access the village from May to September, on a 3-meter-wide (10-foot-wide) road with no railings. However, “the scariest thing is that, over the history of Christianity, they have never heard of the gospel,” the pastor said. “God has encouraged the people at our church, because they realized that they are part of something much bigger: they are part of God’s big mission.” Give thanks to God for the pastor’s willingness to reach others with the gospel. Please pray for the people to whom they witness, and pray that the congregation in Ukraine will continue to recognize how they can make a difference in others’ lives.

To read the whole story go to:

NMI@nazarene.org for March 28, 2018

Expectations

James 5:13-16 Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick and the Lord will raise him up, and if has committed sins, they will be forgiven him.

We are called to pray. EXPECTING God to hear and answer is a critical part of effective prayer. Praying with expectancy in our hearts tells God we truly believe He will do what we are asking.

A passing thought isn’t focused prayer. Take the time (literally STOP whatever you are doing, taking a few seconds out of your day) to get quiet and focus on the un-matchable, incredible power of Our Lord.
Please take a few minutes today and offer a focused prayer for greater expectation in the hearts of all believers. Let’s see what the Lord is willing to do in our church and in our lives!

Installation of New Pastor

We celebrate the installation of Pastor Ann Hohner as senior pastor.

Gary and Pastor Ann Hohner, and Pastor Sam Flores, Assistant District Superintendent of the South Texas District.