Yearly Archives: 2020

Discipling Kids Through Gardening

When quarantine began in March 16, 2020, it was a shock to every family. There were lots of fears, uncertainties, doubts and even mental complaints about the Covid-19 virus. There were lots of “what-if”, “how-to”, “hope-that”, or “when-will” kinds of thoughts and it took a lot of courage for us to face and accept the reality of what was going…

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Church in the New Normal

By:  NCM Philippines August 28, 2020­ The NCM Philippines team has launched a 5-part webinar series that will be held every Saturday, beginning August 22, 2020 .  The first session was titled Understanding the Theology of Compassion: A Biblical and Practical Reflection and was attended by 70 participants.  Dr Dick Eugenio, Academic Dean of APNTS, shared to the participants deep biblical insights and reflection…

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Pastor’s Kids Summit: Alongsider

August 21, 2020 By:  – Leah Mae Open Alquizar   August 21, 2020       – A historical day for the Philippine Nazarene Pastors’ Kids (PK’s) as the first online summit event, kicked off. This event was participated in by more than 150 PK’s from ages 10-35 years old. The event was spearheaded by a team of passionate PK’s in the Philippines. This…

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Ryan Cardinal becomes DS of Metro-Manila District

Steve Walsh September 5, 2020  Rev. Ryan F. Cardinal, Senior Pastor of the Diliman Church of the Nazarene in Quezon City, Philippines since 2011 was appointed District Superintendent of the Metro-Manila District effective 1 October 2020. Rev. Cardinal, who has also served as the District Secretary of the MMD since 2012, succeeds Rev. Arnel Piliin, who served as District Superintendent…

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Adventures in Work & Witness

     Have you ever considered participating in a Work and Witness ministry? For many, the answer is a tentative yes with a big question tagged onto the end. But what if something goes wrong? Recently, the Philippines/Micronesia Communications Team (PMCT) interviewed Janet Wilkins regarding that exact question. Janet and her husband Kevin currently serve as the Work and Witness…

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Philippines-Micronesia NYC Event- MOVE. REBOOT

By Janary Suyat, Regional NYI Coordinator June 4, 2020 On May 29th-30th, 2020, about 500 youth from the Philippines and Micronesia Field gathered in Zoom for their Nazarene Youth Congress. The event was originally scheduled in April but because of the pandemic, the event was canceled. According to the PMNYC Coordinator, Leody Echavez III, the youth and the organizers were…

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Hope in Troubled Times

Pandemic Response in the Philippines By Leody Tan Echavez III, NCM Philippines   Every walk of life is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the world literally stopped. As it wreaks havoc around the world, the poor and the marginalized are affected the most.  The poor become economically paralyzed.  This is also true in the Philippines.  About one in five people in…

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WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY FOR WORK & WITNESS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Have you ever considered the possibility that you are right smack dab in the center of a window of opportunity?  There are times when we know we are in the center of God’s will and times when we wonder what God is thinking.  But then there are other times, that when looked at from the perspective of before and after…

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WORK AND WITNESS TEAM TO MICRONESIA

In January 2020, Guam First Church of the Nazarene welcomed 51 members of a very special Work and Witness team from South Korea to their island in the Micronesia District. The Kwon Kwan Church of the Nazarene joined the Daekwang Church of the Nazarene for a ten-day project to repair and refurbish many places on the Guam campus. Janet Wilkins,…

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Nazarenes Respond to Taal Eruption

On January 12, 2020, the Taal volcano in the Philippines began to launch ash into the atmosphere. The volcano, located in Lake Taal, 60 kilometers from the capital city of Manila, darkened the sky with volcanic debris. Authorities urged those in the area to evacuate immediately, and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) raised the alert level to…

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