Nazarene Disaster Response

Thank You for Believing That Prayers Actually Do Make A Difference…Vanuatu Is That Evidence!

Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific:   On Friday, March 13, 2015, Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 severe cyclone with peak sustained winds of 165 mph  (265 kph), passed directly over the island nation of Vanuatu.… Read More

Praise for Protection, Mourning the Lost – Vanuatu Update from Team On The Ground.

Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific:  The following report was received from John Watton, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Coordinator: When one descends from the skies to land at the Port Vila airport, the first thing one… Read More

Vanuatu Nazarene Disaster Response – Monday, March 23.

Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific:   Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Coordinator for Asia-Pacific, John Watton, and Melanesia South Pacific Field Strategy Coordinator, Harmon Schmelzenbach, are on the ground in Vanuatu, and send the following report. We… Read More

Specific Prayer Requests for the Nazarene Response in Vanuatu.

SPECIFIC PRAYER REQUESTS: Pray that safe water, food and shelter can be provided for tens of thousands of Ni-Vanuatu islanders whose homes and food sources were destroyed this last weekend. Pray that our Nazarene church… Read More

Safe in the midst of the storm – update from Potters in Vanuatu – Prayer Requests – Response Update.

Vanuatu, South Pacific:  After one of the strongest storms in the history of the Pacific roared over Vanuatu, we have been eagerly waiting for communications from the Potters.  Here is a report just received today… Read More

Cyclone Pam Update from Vanuatu.

Vanuatu, South Pacific Field:  On Tuesday (03/17), the  following report was received from Melanesia South Pacific Field Strategy Coordinator, Harmon Schmelzenbach. "This is Tuesday here in Fiji and we have now secured two seats for myself… Read More

Sunday AM Vanuatu Team Update – Serious Devastation, Much Prayer and Partnership Needed.

Port Vila, Vanuatu, South Pacific:  The following report has been provided from the Melanesia South Pacific Field Strategy Coordinator, Harmon Schmelzenbach, "We've been in ongoing communication again this morning (Sunday), with our missionaries on the… Read More

Contact Established with Potters and Isaacs on Vanuatu – They Are Safe!

Vanuatu, South Pacific: This evening an update was received from Harmon Schmelzenbach, Field Strategy Coordinator. Just got through to the Potters as communication is slowly coming back online, and they as well as Isaacs are… Read More

Cyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu Islands, Impacts Local Nazarenes!

Tropical Cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm, slammed into the Vanuatu islands on the Melanesia South Pacific Field late in the evening of Friday, March 13. As winds started to subside in the early hours… Read More

Vanuatu Takes Direct Hit From Category 5 Cyclone Pam – Field Strategy Coordinator Update.

Vanuatu,  Melanesia South Pacific Field:   On Friday afternoon / evening, the nation of Vanuatu sustained a direct hit by Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam. Cyclone Pam came ashore reportedly with 160 mph winds, gusting… Read More