Nazarenes in the News: March 13, 2015

Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members.

Indiana compassionate ministry center begins Shalom Project
Indianapolis, Indiana

(WTHR, February 24) Reaching out to people who live in one of the city's more troubled neighborhoods is the goal of the Shalom Project.

It's the latest in the city's ongoing initiative to take back the six neighborhoods with the highest crime rates and it comes from a community partner.

Tuesday afternoon, Public Safety Director Troy Riggs applauded Pastor Jay Height and the Shepherd Community Center for taking on new challenges.

"This is one example where the Department of Public Safety isn't leading, but it's following and supporting," Riggs said.

Shepherd Community Center has played an important role in its east side neighborhood for 30 years. It has a school, pre-K program, and helps adults with jobs, housing and life skills.

For the rest of the story and a video, click here. Note: Height also serves as the USA/Canada Nazarene Compassionate Ministries coordinator for the Church of the Nazarene.

Korea missionaries give hope to Tonga's most vulnerable
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

(Mantangi Tonga, February 19) Two Korean missionaries have improved the quality of life for Tonga's most severely crippled people. The couple, Rev. 'Amanaki In-Kwon Kim (57) and his wife 'Ofa Jeong-Seok Kim (53), run the Mango Tree Centre, a rehabilitation centre at Houmakelikao in Nuku'alofa that provides free physiotherapy and counselling to disabled people and their families in Tonga.

Rev. 'Amanaki and his wife have been running the centre since 2007. The staff of six care for over 100 Tongans with severe disabilities, including 40 children suffering from a crippling disease known as Cerebral Palsy. Many of the children come from poor families.

For the rest of the story, click here.

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--Compiled by NCN News

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