Nazarene Disaster Response

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

Nazarene Disaster Response in Full Swing as Relief is Provided in Aftermath of Typhoon Hagupit!

Central Philippines:  Nazarene Disaster Response  teams are in full swing across the Central Philippines as they conduct assessments and respond in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagupit. While God truly answered prayer in weakening Super Typhoon… Read More

Tuesday 12/09 Hagupit Update. Nazarenes on the Move!

Central Philippines:  We are truly praising God for His protection of the Philippines from Typhoon Hagupit.  In these immediate days following the typhoon, Nazarene Disaster Response (a coordinated response arm of the local churches and… Read More

Monday 12/08 AM Typhoon Hagupit Update

Manila, Philippines:  As this feature image from our Nazarene Church in Tacloban proclaims, "Great is Thy Faithfulness!" The Lord has truly answered the world-wide prayers offered on behalf of the Philippines and the other Pacific… Read More

Typhoon Hagupit – Sunday 12/07 AM Update. Initial Reports from Field.

Manila, Philippines:  Thank you for your prayers on behalf of the many Pacific Islanders who are in the path of Typhoon Hagupit. First, we are praising God that the storm… Read More

Families Evacuating, Churches Becoming Shelters, as Typhoon Hagupit Approaches

Central Philippines:  Reports are being received from the Central Philippines of families evacuating, our churches becoming shelters, and stores now closing, in the face of heavy seas and increasing wind. Visit the Live Update Typhoon… Read More

Super Typhoon Hagupit Weakening, But Still A Very Dangerous Storm

Philippines, Friday Morning, 12/05, 10:30 am PHT: Due to upper wind shears and a changing high pressure ridge, computer models are forecasting a reduction in strength and forward motion.  Here are bullet point highlights as of… Read More

Typhoon Hagupit Reaches Super Typhoon Status

Manila, Philippines:  The attention of Nazarene Disaster Response and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries is focused on the Central Pacific where Typhoon Hagupit has now reached Super Typhoon status as it moves westward toward the Philippines. [caption… Read More