Meet refugees who have fled their homes out of desperation to journey toward safety and refuge. These stories were gathered at transit camps in Slavonski Brod, Croatia, and Sid, Serbia. As refugees have found themselves in these places along their journey, they have been served by volunteers who are there on behalf of NCM and the Church of the Nazarene.
Since the war in Syria began, more than 4 million people have fled their country. Most went to neighboring countries, including Jordan and Lebanon, where they have been living in poverty in tents or inadequate shelters. Now, hundreds of thousands are making their way toward Europe and abroad. They are all seeking safety and dignity for their children and families. And all along the way, Nazarene churches have been there to meet needs and offer a glimpse of God's love.
A 10-year-old girl shares her story of having to flee Syria when an airstrike destroyed her family's home. As a refugee in Jordan, her family was living in poverty and she was unable to attend school—until a Nazarene school gave her a scholarship. Now, she has hope for a future.
Learn and live "Compassion as a Lifestyle" as you watch and are inspired by three stories of hope and restoration. This Compassion Ministries Month video shows when and where compassionate ministries is at work and the global impact you make.
By becoming a Child Sponsor through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, you can make sure a child receives an education, eats nutritious meals, learns life skills, and develops spiritually—all keys to a path out of poverty. Visit http://cs.ncm.org to sponsor a child in need today.
On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal. Millions of lives were affected. The Church of the Nazarene in Nepal quickly organized to respond in some of the hardest-hit areas by providing food, water filtration, and temporary shelter. The church mobilized community members to participate in and guide the relief efforts in their neighborhoods. Beyond immediate needs, the church is walking alongside families and individuals as they transition from relief to recovery through community development projects. As long as there are needs, the church in Nepal will continue to reach out to the least of these.