USA Canada Weekly Summary
NCN NEWS WEEKLY SUMMARY
According to the United Nations, up to 600,000 people have been affected. Estimates of those displaced range as high as 450,000. The initial flows killed at least 45, and 50 others were killed in Goma when lava flows ignited gasoline and diesel fuel stored in elevated tanks. CNN reported that about 40 percent of Goma has been destroyed, including about one-fourth of the city's airstrip, and as many as 14 villages also were incinerated. The disaster adds further misery to that already caused by the DRC's long-running civil war.
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries has advanced $10,000 for initial relief supplies of food, water, blankets, tarpaulins, and medicine, but more is needed. Long-term assistance, such as seeds, farming tools, and building supplies, also is critical. Those wishing to donate to the relief effort should make checks payable to "General Treasurer," mark them "Congo Volcano ACM1635," and mail them to General Treasurer, 6401 The Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64131. In Canada, checks should be made payable and sent to Church of the Nazarene Canada, 20 Regan Rd., Unit 9, Brampton, Ontario L7A 1C3. All donations sent through the general treasurer's office will receive 10% Mission Special credit if the local church is identified.
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services were held January 29, 2002 at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg,
participating in the initiative are asked to commit to uphold 20 values
identified in the guide as critical to ethical character development.
Among those values are integrity, compassion, justice, accountability,
fidelity, respect, servant-leadership, forgiveness, transformation, stewardship,
and a commitment to seek wisdom. Said Blackwell, "Character is the
cornerstone of American citizenship. And good citizenship is the foundation
of community. It is also the foundation of both good business and good
government. Noble visions, worthy missions and guiding values all require
and are validated by character ethics. Thus a strong character foundation
is and always will be the key predictor of true personal health, interpersonal
vitality and organizational success."
wins $110,000 science grant
family builds memorial chapel in Peru
The 30' x 80' chapel was built deep in the jungles of the western Amazon for Aguaruna Indians who have become Nazarenes through the ministry of pioneer missionaries Larry and Addie Garman. Pat Morsch's home church, Central Nazarene in Orlando, Florida, helped raise funds to buy materials for the chapel. In addition to the chapel, which was dedicated December 23, the team also conducted medical clinics among the Aguarunas and built a dormitory for students at the Instituto Biblico Nazareno in Bagua Chica.
Gary Morsch's detailed and delightful account of the Pat Morsch Memorial Expedition to Peru is available at http://www.hearttoheart.org .
provide Spanish-language discipleship training
make the videos useful to all evangelical Spanish-speaking churches worldwide,
the project purposely was not identified by the Nazarene name, but the
series is firmly grounded in holiness doctrine. South America Regional
Director Bruno Radi estimates that 1 million people worldwide eventually
will view the videos.
General Superintendent's jurisdictional assignments
OF GENERAL SUPERINTENDENTS
Jurisdictional Assignments (January 1, 2002-July 31, 2003)
Headquarters Entities, International, and Institutional Jurisdictions
a native of Scotland, joined the NTS faculty in 1977 after teaching at
British Isles Nazarene College (now Nazarene Theological College) and
Canadian Nazarene College (now Canadian Nazarene University College).
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees with honors from Cambridge
University in 1958 and 1962, respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University
of Manchester in 1972. Between his years of formal study, Deasley pastored
congregations in Paisley, Scotland; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and Aston-on-Lyne,
England. He was a member of the General NYI Council from 1956 to 1961.
In the early 1990s he helped establish the master of arts degree in theological
studies at NTS and has directed the program since its inception.
Upon his retirement, Deasley will continue his preaching and writing ministry. He and his wife, Joyce, will remain in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Charles Gailey came to the NTS faculty in 1981 from missionary service in Swaziland, where he was superintendent of schools, principal of Swaziland Nazarene Bible College, and field director. He has directed the master of arts in missiology degree program at NTS since 1988. In 2000, under his leadership, NTS and World Mission launched a cooperative pre-deployment educational program in which new missionaries spend one full semester attending classes at NTS while receiving in-depth orientation through World Mission.
Gailey earned degrees from Eastern Nazarene College in 1958 and 1960 and from Boston University in 1959, and he earned his Ph.D. from the University of South Africa in 1970. He served three different times on the faculty of Eastern Nazarene College, the last from 1974 to 1979 as professor and chair of the Sociology and Anthropology Department.
A highly respected missiologist and sociologist, Gailey holds membership and office in several professional associations including the American Society of Missiology, the Evangelical Missiological Society, and the Association of Nazarene Sociologists of Religion. He served the denomination on the Hiram Reynolds Institute, a think-tank of church leaders and scholars authorized by the 1993 General Assembly to explore futurist social trends affecting the International Church of the Nazarene.
and his wife, Doris, will retire to New Hampshire and Florida. He will
continue consulting for the denomination and advocating for Nazarene missions
through district and local church events.
Scores & Stats
Men (13-8; 0-4 TSC)
1/24 (L) vs. Martin Methodist College, 90-74
Women (13-6; 3-2 TSC)
1/24 (W) vs. Martin Methodist College, 86-76
Men (14-10; 6-6 AMC)
1/22 (W) vs. Urbana University, 88-73
1/24 (W) vs. Tiffin University, 81-67
1/26 (L) vs. Saint Vincent College, 84-76
Women (6-12; 5-7AMC)
1/22 (W) vs. Urbana University, 66-63
1/24 (L) vs. Tiffin University, 75-57
Men (2-21; 0-11 GSAC)
1/19 (L) vs. Cal Baptist University, 82-59
1/22 (L) vs. Christian Heritage College, 82-78
Women (8-9; 6-5 GSAC)
1/19 (L) vs. Cal Baptist University, 84-77
1/22 (W) vs. Christian Heritage College, 56-55
Men (20-5; 11-2 HAAC)
1/24 (L) vs. Baker University, 96-90
1/26 (W) vs. Missouri Valley, 80-63
Women (13-9; 9-4 HAAC)
1/24 (L) vs. Baker University, 62-58
1/26 (W) vs. Missouri Valley, 65-56
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