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The Africa Region includes six fields, 42 countries and about 611,400 members of the Church of the Nazarene.

 

  • The message of hope, from one refugee to another

      Rev. John Yual Nguth fled violence in South Sudan as a teenager. He now visits refugee camps in East Africa and equips refugees to establish churches and cell groups.   Read more...

  • Africa Region increases focus on sending missionaries

      The Africa Region is hosting Nazarene Missions Orientations to prepare those who feel called to missions. Read about the latest NMO in Kenya here.     Read more...

  • Africa South-East Field hosts wives of district superintendents in holiday conference

      Submitted by Grace Shelby, field strategy coordinator assistant     For some time, Field Strategy Coordinator Rev. Paul Mtambo and his wife, Beatrice, have desired to see the district superintendents of Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi (the Africa South-East Field) come together in one place for fellowship. Their burden was not just for the superintendents but their wives as well.   Read more...

  • NCM human trafficking workshop creates collaboration

      (Photo: Point Loma Nazarene University professor Dr. Jamie Gates presents at an anti-trafficking workshop hosted by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in Johannesburg on May 19.)   A wide range of people participated in an anti-trafficking workshop co-hosted by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries and The Goal in Johannesburg on May 19.   The group of about 100 participants included Nazarene pastors and students, advocacy groups, visitors from California's Point Loma Nazarene Univer...  Read more...

  • Nazarenes assist in disaster relief in Nepal

            EURASIA REGION - The devastation in Nepal is tremendous following last month's earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people. Two weeks after the initial quake, a second earthquake of similar force - above a 7.0 magnitude - again rattled the South Asian country.   A group of about 20 local pastors, volunteers and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries staff have formed a disaster response team.   Read more...

  • Pastor Fullah thanks global church for support, prayers during Ebola quarantine

    "We belong to a worldwide family that cares for us"   In February, the Amazing Grace Church of the Nazarene in Ogoo Farm, Sierra Leone, lost a beloved leader, Mrs. Isatu Fullah, to Ebola.   Sister Isatu was the mother of five children, ages 4 to 16, and the wife of Rev.   Read more...

  • Churches provide care for children orphaned by Ebola

      Along with meeting orphans' immediate needs, churches seek to empower them for future    WEST AFRICA - The Ebola outbreak left in its wake thousands of orphans who are now trying to navigate life without their parents. Nazarene churches in two of the most affected countries, Sierra Leone and Liberia, are weaving together a safety net to help some of these children stay in school and experience the love of God.     "We really have the hearts to help, to reach out to the...  Read more...

  • Well drilling brings fresh water, gospel message

      SENEGAL - A team of well drillers led by Rev. Tim Eby, the Nazarene Church's district superintendent in Senegal, has touched the lives of thousands of people in West Africa by bringing a fresh water source and the message of Jesus Christ to thirsty villages.     The well-drilling ministry, EmmanuWell Ministries Africa, has drilled about 12 wells in Senegal over the past two years.   Read more...

  • Peace march calls for end to violence against foreigners

      Religious leaders of many faith backgrounds met with local government leaders before a peace march in Durban on April 16, which attracted an estimated 10,000 people. (Photos: Pastor Gabriel Benjiman)      DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - Thousands people participated in a peace march last week in Durban, South Africa, decrying the violence against foreign nationals that has erupted this month.   The violence has caused thousands of foreigners who are living in South Africa to fl...  Read more...

  • Malawi churches celebrate Easter after devastating flood season

     Information and photos from Rev. Gershom Kwerakwera, Lower Shire District Superintendent   With their lives still shaken by the loss of homes, livestock and crops to severe flooding earlier this year, church members in Malawi’s Lower Shire District gathered for a three-day Easter Holiness Conference over the Easter weekend. Hundreds of people attended, and dozens were baptized.   Read more...

  • Fullah family praises the Lord for deliverance from Ebola

      Rev. Vidal Cole, the district superintendent of Sierra Leone, sent the following update about Pastor James Fullah and his family on the 1st of April.   "It is with great joy that I write to inform you that Pastor James Fullah and his family have completed their quarantine period and they have been declared Ebola FREE.   Read more...

  • Sierra Leone government launches Zero Ebola Campaign

      The Sierra Leone government has launched a Zero Ebola Campaign, which requires most residents to stay home the weekend of 27 March and the following three Saturdays. Commerce and trade will also be restricted during the shutdown times.   “Please keep us in your prayers, the entire country will go through lock down for the next three days beginning (27 March),” said Rev.   Read more...

  • How youth in Ghana are promoting gender equality

    WEST AFRICA - In parts of northern Ghana, it's common for a man to pay a bridal price of cows to the family of the woman he wants to marry. In some situations, young teenage girls are placed in marriages with men four times their age. "These girls are forced into marriages and they become not really wives, they become servants," said Rev.   Read more...

  • "21 and Free" Campaign seeks to dissolve Ebola stigma

      WEST AFRICA - Those who have been potentially exposed to the Ebola virus spend 21 days in quarantine to eliminate the risk of infecting others. If no symptoms show after those three weeks in isolation, the person is free to return to normal life. But many find that life after quarantine is far from normal.   Read more...

  • District superintendents gather for leadership training

      District superintendents from the Africa South, South-East and Lusophone fields are currently engaged in a four-day leadership training in Johannesburg.          (Photos by LuVerne Ward)   The training will wrap up on Sunday, the day that the Africa Regional Conference for those three fields will begin. Almost 800 participants will gather for times of praise, holiness revival and workshops at the Good News Convention Centre in Johannesburg from the 8th to 13t...  Read more...

  • Church in Madagascar responds to another round of flooding

                     (Photos courtesy Shelly Miller. Visit the Millers' blog to learn more.)   WATCH: Click here for a brief video about the situation from Euronews. View photos of the flooding from the World Food Programme.   Read more...

  • Free from the Ebola virus but not from stigma

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  • Flood victims seek to regain footing after deadly disaster

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  • Living Hope School aims to empower students

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  • After losing mother to Ebola, two Fullah children admitted to treatment center

      The Nazarene community is grieving the loss of Mrs. Isatu Fullah in Sierra Leone and continuing to pray for her family. Mrs.   Read more...

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