Entries by Monica Carr

Nigeria Southeast–Champion for Missions

The Nigeria Southeast District, Church of the Nazarene, is the first phase three (self-supporting) district on the West Africa field. One advantage of being a phase three district is that delegates can vote at General Assembly (the premier international legislative convention for the Church of the Nazarene.) An exemplary district, Nigeria Southeast stands out as […]

Goats Galore–Breeding Hope for Children in Benin

By Monica Carr Moïse Toumoudagou of Pendjari, Benin, in West Africa was only 7 when his father died. As part of a cultural tradition, his aunt gave him a hen to raise with the help of his mother. In a year, he had about 40 chickens. Many years later, this simple but life-changing gift gave […]

Empowering Women in Liberia

–Monica Carr Visiting the Nazarene Women’s Project (NAWOP) in Ganta, Liberia, I was instantly impressed with the diligence of the girls who were busily stirring cornbread batter and who had already baked sumptuous potato bread muffins. They also had bread dough rising in pans ready to bake in the innovative round aluminium oven, heated with coals […]

The Grand Feast

–Monica Carr Today is Tabaski (in Senegal) otherwise know as Eid al-adha or Eid El Kebir (the grand feast). This morning, at 9:30 am, when I left for my walk in the park, live sheep were bleating in front of neighbor’s homes. When I arrived home, around 11:00 am, sacrificed sheep were being processed in […]

A Well for Sissis

–by Brittany Kroeze People often ask how we choose where to drill a well; the truth is every well is different. The story of this particular well starts back in 2008 when a young church leader from the neighboring village of Badd asked the chief of Sissis (a young man named Emmanuel) for permission to […]

Hope amidst Demise—a New Resource in Dan

–Monica Carr Reverend Tee T. Latahn, Nazarene pastor, school director, and radio host lives in Karnplay, Liberia. He is from the Dan people group and speaks the Dan language. His congregation also speaks Dan, as do 5,000 Nazarenes on his district, an estimated 60-70,000 people in Liberia and an even greater number in Côte d’Ivoire […]

la valeur de l’authenticité

Bien aimés saints et fidèles frères et sœurs en Christ, que la grâce et la paix vous soient multipliées. « Ne pensez plus aux évènements passés, et ne considérez plus ce qui est ancien.  Voici je vais faire une chose nouvelle, sur le point d’arriver : Ne la connaîtrez-vous pas ? Je mettrai un chemin dans le désert, […]

Empowering Women in Liberia

–Monica Carr Visiting the Nazarene Women’s Project (NAWOP) in Ganta Liberia last week, I was instantly impressed with the diligence of the girls who were busily stirring cornbread batter and who had already baked sumptuous potato bread muffins (which I happily sampled). They also had bread dough rising in pans ready to bake in the […]

Nazarenes “Prepare the Way,” Africa Regional Conference, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

 –Monica Carr Flags waved, voices rang out in song, and national leaders from countries across West Africa and beyond danced down aisles in colorful traditional attire. In Grand Bassam, just outside of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire where deaths are still being mourned from terrorist attacks just two weeks prior, close to 500 representatives gathered from […]

Message de fin d’année

Chers leaders et vos familles respectives, Recevez nos salutations fraternelles et amicales au nom de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ. Pour cette fête de nouvel an, nous vous adressons nos vœux les meilleurs. Que l’Année 2016 soit pour chacun, une année de Paix profonde, de joie grandiose et de bonheur intense. Que notre seigneur Jésus Christ de Nazareth […]