Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.
This week: Cabo Verde
The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Cabo Verde in 1901.
Cabo Verde, the home nation of General Superintendent Eugénio R. Duarte, had a population of 553,432 in 2016. That same year, Cabo Verde reported 58 Churches of the Nazarene, 52 of which have been officially organized. Cabo Verde has 8,102 total members.
Cabo Verde is a Phase 3 district on the Africa Region. For more information about the Africa Region, visit africanazarene.org.
* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.
The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.