USA Canada Weekly Summary
NCN NEWS WEEKLY SUMMARY
The value of goods shipped from the Compassionate Ministries Warehouse during the first three months of this year was $5,914,000, reported Dell Marie Wergeland, manager of the Victoria, British Columbia, facility. The shipments consisted mostly of much-needed pharmaceuticals and medical equipment for Liberia, Abidjan, Cameroon, Nicaragua, Zambia, Guatemala, Samoa, Tajikistan, and Kenya. Wergeland has been developing the warehouse ministry over the past four years with assistance from volunteers from Victoria's First Church of the Nazarene.
Canadian compassionate ministry is ongoing Work and Witness involvement
in Cuba. Recently the ministry presented every Cuban Nazarene pastor with
a new bicycle. In a letter to Margaret Rossiter, Canadian representative
to the General Nazarene Missions International (NMI) Council, General
NMI Director Nina Gunter wrote, "I want to say a big THANKS to you
and the Canada Region for your love and support of Cuba. I have been to
Cuba twice. The people there stole my heart. They are so precious and
so focused on God's mission. I noticed in your report to the General NMI
Council, in addition to the Alabaster support, that Canada took 36 bicycles
to pastors in Cuba. PTL! The pastors are most appreciative. Canadian Nazarenes
are making a difference for God in the lives of His people. God bless
you and all the Canadian Nazarenes. I appreciate every one of you."
Florida district in rehabilitation business
Sunday, April 21, 2002, the Good Shepherd church celebrated its worship
service at the Midland auditorium where Dr. Nees congratulated Pastor
and Mrs. Santiesteban for their excellent ministry to their congregation
and compassionate ministry. Good Shepherd is the largest and fastest growing
Hispanic church in the denomination. In the service, Dr. Byron E. Schortinghouse,
Southern Florida district superintendent, prayed over 17 new members who
joined the church. During the last church year, Good Shepherd church has
received 190 new members. Following a stirring message from Dr. Nees,
20 people made their way to the altar and made decisions to receive Christ
as their personal Savior. The evening service was a grand celebration
uniting all 17 Hispanic congregations on the district. Rev. Roberto Hodgson,
Hispanic Mission director, USA/Canada preached to a large and enthusiastic
benefits from Calgary City Council OK
Dr. Weathers reported a year of change and transition for 2001. Net sales totaled $24.6 million. Weathers presented a strong desire of NPH to be the resource provider for the Church of the Nazarene at the local level as well as serving the entities at the International Center.
The NPH Board responded positively to the Strategic Study being conducted by President Weathers and the Leadership Team. All areas of NPH are being studied with special attention given to the efficiencies of the operations of NPH. The Board gave a positive response to the challenge of thinking strategically in regards to potential ministry resources as well as observing trends which could impact product development and sales.
NPH Board of Directors will hold their next annual meeting April 30-May
Church at Work & Witness
In addition to showing the JESUS film, the Steiningers used donations collected in their home city of Nashville to initiate a pig-farming project at a Tamazunchale-area Bible school. The Bible school students will long remember their benefactors; each pig is named for a donor. It is hoped that the project eventually will become a major source of income for the school, which is strategic to providing pastors for the growing district.
Steiningers are residents of Trevecca Towers, a retirement community in
education policy leader to speak at SNU commencement
A Michigan native, Andringa earned his bachelor of arts, master of arts, and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University. He also has been awarded three honorary doctorates. Andringa was the assistant director of Michigan State's Honors College from 1965 to 1967 and then fulfilled his Army ROTC commission as a faculty member of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, DC. He left there in 1969 with the rank of captain and the Joint Services Commendation Medal.
Andringa next was appointed to the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor by Albert H. Quie, then a Republican congressman from Minnesota. Andringa served seven years as minority staff director, becoming a nationally recognized leader in higher education policy development. He was Quie's campaign manager during the latter's successful bid for governor of Minnesota in 1977 and stayed on as the administration's director of policy research. Andringa's public service career continued with his 1980 selection as executive director of the Education Commission of the States, a national nonprofit organization formed to help state officials develop education policies. From 1985 to 1994, he was a consultant specializing in service to corporate boards and chief executives of national and international nonprofits. In 1992 he helped found CEO Dialogues, Inc., which assists chief executives in nonprofit service, and he is co-author of The Nonprofit Board Answer Book.
Based in Washington, DC, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities is an association of 101 colleges and universities and 55 affiliated institutions of higher education in 19 countries.
information about SNU commencement activities is available at www.snu.edu.
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