Stories Volume 2 - 2017 now available

The Church of the Nazarene's Stories series connects churches around the world through the personal accounts of Nazarenes from diverse backgrounds.

This resource, formerly known as the World Mission DVD, is delivered three times a year through an e-newsletter. The videos are a collaborative effort between regional communications offices and Global Ministry Center communications personnel and are available to view or download online at

Volume 2 — 2017

Elena's Story

At age 18, Elena was kidnapped and forced into an abusive marriage. Elena eventually left with her two daughters, but she carried the physical and emotional scars for years until a chance encounter taught her the power of forgiveness.


“Maverick,” an original poem by Tsakani Chambo, encourages us to embrace the true and unique creation God has designed all of us to be.

The Invested Life

Bill McCoy sensed a call to medical missions more than 30 years ago through the influence of Tim Crouch. Today, Bill serves at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea alongside Mark, Tim’s son.

Raised to Life

Despite being raised by pastors, Marcelo Fretes rejected God and turned to a life of drugs and alcohol. After several suicide attempts, Marcelo finally accepted God’s love and gained the peace he desperately sought. (Also available in Spanish and Portuguese)

A Kingdom that Fell

When Linsy was asked to leave her grandparents’ home, she and her boyfriend, Wes, started building their own kingdom. Three children and a divorce later, the couple realized they needed God to restore their family.

Life-giving Water

A church in Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico, partners with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries to bring clean drinking water and health training to low-income families. 

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