Lives transformed through generosity

Lives transformed through generosity

by
Daniel Sperry for Nazarene News
| 14 Mar 2024
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Nazarene News Easter Offering

The Easter Offering for World Evangelism helps fund the Church of the Nazarene’s ministry network as it mobilizes thousands of people to share Christ’s transformational love each day. Every dollar helps spread the message of scriptural holiness across the street and around the globe.

Luis San Jose grew up as the son of a Nazarene pastor in Guatemala. He knew he had drifted from the Lord. He was a doctor who thought he had everything, including prestige and money. But one day, his sense of power was taken from him.

Kidnapped at gunpoint with his son, Luis was beaten, humiliated, and unsure how much longer he would survive. After being rescued by police, he and his family fled Guatemala to North Dakota, USA.

The San Jose family went from having everything to having nothing overnight. They began attending a Nazarene church in their new home.

“They took care of us,” San Jose said. “They embraced us like their own family. They didn’t ask questions. They just loved us.”

The church rallied around the San Jose family, devoting their time, love, and resources to help the San Joses move forward with their life. Luis is now a pastor to the Hispanic community at the same church that welcomed the family 15 years ago.

“My world was shattered,” San Jose said. “But Jesus healed it through his people.”

When you give to World Evangelism, you empower God’s transformational work to take place in people’s lives, just like it did in the life of Luis San Jose and his family.

By giving to World Evangelism, you are actively advancing the Church of the Nazarene’s ministries around the world. Your participation through prayer and giving makes it possible for the church to fulfill God’s call to make Christlike disciples of all nations.

Promotional materials for this year’s offering are now available on the offering website at nazarene.org/generosity.

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