Our intergenerational, active missions services for all ages takes place on the third Wednesday of each month. The service begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. This event is also on Facebook Live.
Here is a link to the latest Missions service: May Missions Night
The latest issue of NCM Magazine is now online! We are excited to share stories of Nazarene churches who are serving with Christ’s compassion around the world.
In this issue, you will read stories of churches who are illuminating dignity and hope for people who are vulnerable, hurting, and alone. Read today about an urban ministry uplifting the Near Eastside neighborhood of Indianapolis, medical professionals who volunteered in the Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 panademic, and an outreach to those facing addiction in Moldova. When hope seems farther away, the church is present to bring it a little closer.
Prayer Mobilization Line
General: Liberia—work established in 1990; 221 organized churches; 218 not yet organized church; 31,864 members.
Regional: Liberia is on the Africa West Anglophone Field of the Africa Region.
Cultural: Liberia’s history is quite unique in the region. One of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world, Liberia boasts 28 ethnic groups and languages. In the 15th century, European outposts were established along the coastline, but Liberia never fell under European colonial rule. Early in the 19th century, the United States began sending freed people of color to establish settlements. In 1847, these settlers declared their independence from the United States, and wrote their own constitution, establishing the first republic in Africa.
Special: The official language of Liberia is English, though there are 20 ethnic oral languages, few of which can be written. The majority religion is Christianity (85.6%), with a growing Muslim population comprising another 12.2% of the religious landscape. Nearly 64% of the Liberian population is under the age of 25, 85% of whom are unemployed. The percentage of the population living below the poverty line is over 64%. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a more critical food insecurity environment for large portions of the population. The literacy rate stands at just over 48%, which calls for a more robust educational system in the country.
Mission and Ministry
During the COVID-19 pandemic the number of cases in Liberia has reached 4,994 with 135 reported deaths.
Liberia has gone through many adversities: civil war, Ebola, and now COVID-19. Together, these have influenced the economy of Liberia in critical ways. The masses have barely been able to feed their families. Jobs are scarce, and those who serve as civil servants have seen their salaries delayed. Basic commodities are expensive when available. There is a sense of hopelessness that pervades the country. This is the environment in which the Church of the Nazarene ministers.
The churches in Liberia have extended the compassionate hand of Jesus to help orphans and street children, in an effort to provide better living conditions. Through the partnership of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries International, the churches have been empowering underprivileged or less fortunate women and girls, and provide other basic community needs: safe drinking water, basic hygiene, and sanitation. It is not surprising, in such a context of widespread need, that churches must make choices regarding how to use limited resources. In Liberia, resources are being utilized to help those who have little, and who live their lives on the edges of hope and despair.
Nazarene Mission Statement
To mobilize the church in mission through praying, discipling, giving, and educating.
~ To encourage people to pray for all efforts of world evangelization
~ To inform people of the world’s needs and what the church is doing to meet those needs
~ To challenge children and youth to learn about and participate in the mission of the church
~ To raise funds for mission outreach.
Nazarene Missions International: https://nazarene.org/mission