A local church in Myanmar impacts the community through water well
Yeshin Village, Myanmar: For many years, people living in the Yeshin Gone village have struggled with a clean water supply. The villagers used to walk or drive almost 1 kilometer ... Read More
New Creation Center celebrates its first anniversary
A year ago, the Southeast Asia field dreamed of a new ministry focused on empowering Myanmar kids living in the factory outside Bangkok. Myanmar kids in this community often live ... Read More
Myanmar Central District celebrates second district assembly
Mandalay, Myanmar: Myanmar Central District celebrated its second District Assembly and Conventions on 13-14 January. This is the youngest district in Southeast Asia Field. 60 delegates and guests participated in ... Read More
Equipping emerging leaders through youth training camp
Cambodia - On 7-9 November 2022, the SEA Field youth ministry gathered 47 emerging youth leaders and pastors from local Nazarene churches in Cambodia for an NYI training camp. The ... Read More
Chapman International College holds an installation ceremony for new chancellor
Chiangmai, Thailand: The Chapman International College (CIC) held the installation ceremony for its 6th Chancellor, Rev. Marcos G. Eugenio, on 8 November 2022. The service was held in CIC Chiang Mai ... Read More
Southeast Asia Field launches The Journey of Grace Discipleship
Myanmar: Southeast Asia Field launched The Journey of Grace Discipleship during the three-day training in Myanmar on 27-29 September 2022. This was a special time for the Myanmar leaders because ... Read More
Southeast Asia Field trains young leaders through games
Mae Taeng, Thailand: Southeast Asia Field Youth Ministry conducted a youth training camp for about 20 youth pastors from various Lahu and Thai churches on 12-14 September 2022. This camp ... Read More
God Remembers: Missionary shares how God fulfills her call to serve in mission
Lisa Lehman Lisa Lehman is currently the longest-serving missionary in the Southeast Asia Field. Lisa shared how at a young age, she heard God’s call in her life to serve ... Read More
The grace that goes before … missionary couple shares experience on building relationships in the community
Mireu and Mijiye Kim moved to Thailand in November 2021 as missionaries. As a couple, they start to pray for how God will open doors for them while they learn ... Read More
School of Promise helps students thrive in this new normal
Students around the world were some of the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of lockdowns and social distancing, most schools adapted to online learning. Up to now, while ... Read More
Young missionary shares journey of obedience to God’s call
“When Jesus had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. Without delay, he called them, and they ... Read More
Celebrating What God is Doing
This article is part of our continuing celebration of 30 Years of ministry in Southeast Asia. Over the years, many people have faithfully served Christ and the Church of the ... Read More
Southeast Asia Field (SEA) is celebrating its 30 years of mission this year (2022). Dr. A. Brent Cobb, the former Asia-Pacific regional director shared some glimpses of how the mission ... Read More
First Thai Nazarene shared how missions impacted her life
Southeast Asia Field Church of the Nazarene is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration of God's goodness and faithfulness in this mission field, Siripawn Malakul ... Read More
Local missionary – going where the church is not yet
Myanmar: After receiving a call from God, Aung and his family of six decided to leave their home. Moving to Naththauk village, Rakhine State in Myanmar. The village is in ... Read More
Disciples making disciples no matter the cost
Years ago Ahmat invited a young man named Golf to come to church. Golf showed interest in the Gospel and Ahmat began to disciple him. Sometime later, Golf received Christ ... Read More
Maetang Tribal Children’s Home offers hope and safety amidst the rising waves of human trafficking
Chiang Mai, Thailand: It is no secret the hill tribe people of Northern Thailand are some of the most vulnerable people groups to human trafficking, especially the sex slave trade. ... Read More
Nazarene church in CAA impacts community through compassionate ministry
As the world continues to experience the effects of Covid-19, a Church of the Nazarene in a Creative Access Area (CAA) felt the call of God and opened the eyes ... Read More
Urgent Prayer for Myanmar
Myanmar: Southeast Asia Field and Northwest District Superintendent Lal Pekmawia shared an update on the current situation with Covid-19 in the middle of the ongoing military takeover in Myanmar. "Here ... Read More
Literature Ministry Thrives in Northern Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand: Steve and Rebecca Barber are missionaries serving in Thailand. Steve shared how the literature ministry in Northern Thailand is thriving especially during this pandemic. Rebecca and Steve ... Read More
Content in Christ
I started the year by staying at home due to a Covid outbreak. We had one month of freedom to travel and live normal lives, and we have been back ... Read More
Count Your Blessings
It has been a year full of crunching numbers all over the world. How many cases of sickness. How many days of quarantine How many deaths. And on and on. ... Read More
Chapman International College Congratulates New Chancellor
Chapman International College (CIT) is pleased to announce the election of Marcos Eugenio as its new Chancellor, effective April 1, 2021. Mark is the 6th Chancellor of CIT. Dr. Bill ... Read More
Chapman Institute of Theology Celebrates New Graduates
Nineteen students at Chapman Institute of Theology (CIT, Thailand) received Lay Ministry Certificates at Bangkok Church of the Nazarene on Sunday, March 7, 2021. Sixteen of these students gathered amid ... Read More
Journey of Grace – Celebrating SEA Field Missionaries
Retiring missionaries recognized at 97th General Board The Church of the Nazarene announced the following retiring missionaries during a meeting of the 97th Session of the General Board on 28 ... Read More
Therefore We Do Not Lose Heart!
When the pandemic first hit the country of Cambodia, everything shut down… just like everywhere else. And just like everywhere else, the economic impact has been devastating. And while this ... Read More
When She Called, the Risen Jesus Visited Her!
“Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 Today, many Christians think that the resurrection of Jesus ... Read More
Loving Kids in Cambodia
The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has affected everyone, all across the world. But according to Shannon Smith who is serving in Cambodia, where there have been relatively few cases, life ... Read More
Celebrating with the Church in Myanmar!
There is good news from the country of Myanmar: Jesus Christ is growing His Kingdom! People are receiving the truth and giving their lives to the Lord. Here are the ... Read More
New Life and New Direction – A Testimony by Dr. Bill Kwon
I was born to non-believing parents. But my grandmother, who lived with us, was a sincere Christian. She loved me and invited me to her church. When I was in ... Read More
New Beginning for the Chiangmai Campus
Convocation and Installation Service On July 1, 2020, the Chiang Mai Campus of Chapman International College (CIC) held a relaunch and convocation service in Mae Taeng, Thailand. The service took ... Read More
Chapman International College elects new Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Chapman International College board of regents announced the appointment of Rev. Joel Kim as the new Vice-Chancellor. Rev. Joel Kim is a native Korean and deployed as a missionary from ... Read More
A Vision to Reach a Nation
Jubilee Thanga is a pastor, educator, writer, and administrator in the Church of the Nazarene in Myanmar. Currently, he is serving as the National Director at Hi Kidz Myanmar Foundation. ... Read More
“One day, this will be a gift to you.” These words are etched in my mind, though they were first spoken to me some 10 years ago, now. I’m sure ... Read More
A Squid Ink Painting as a Missionary Offering
Do you think you always need cash to say yes to God and to partner in missions? The Tiberio family from the Philippines has a different story to tell. Saying ... Read More
Reaching Students and Reaching Neighbors in Thailand
As the COVID virus made its way across Thailand, the School of Promise in Hang Dong, wanted to do more than furlough students and wait for the pandemic to end. ... Read More
“See, I am Doing a New Thing!”
We are living in unusual times. But, even in our ever-changing, unstable world, God is still at work! God is blessing His Church! For the past couple of years, the ... Read More
Sharing the Bread of Life
In Matthew 6: 35, Jesus tells us, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” ... Read More
Over 2000 Children & Adults Receive Free Masks in Myanmar
…making the best use of the time… Ephesians 5:16 For the Myanmar village of Varpui, the Covid-19 pandemic is not something remote. The first Myanmar person reported having the Covid-19 ... Read More
“Do your mom and dad follow Jesus?" “No, but I'm teaching them some.” When a new third-grade student named Galena was placed in my English class, I wondered what her ... Read More
Chapman International College (CIC) Holds Yangon Campus Graduation
“For the Lord has done great things for us (Psalms 126:3)” Chapman International College (CIC) celebrated the 15th Commencement Exercises on March 15, 2020, in Yangon, Myanmar. A total of ... Read More
Virtual Work & Witness Opportunities in Southeast Asia
In our current global crisis, Work & Witness faces challenges that we've never seen before. We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus, but how can we ... Read More
God is Doing a New Thing in Cambodia
In Southeast Asia, January-March is the season for District Assemblies. Assemblies are always a time of joy and excitement because we get to share with one another how God has ... Read More
The Golden Triangle
The following is an excerpt from the book "The Golden Triangle", about the work of the Church of the Nazarene in Thailand. The rain had been falling for days. ... Read More
The Southeast Asia Field Announces its 2020 Work & Witness Season!
We are excited to share our lineup of teams for 2020 with you... prepare to be blessed! Teams and Dates for the SEA-Field January 30 Grandview Church of the Nazarene ... Read More
Making A Difference One Shoe At A Time
Can one person really make a difference? This is a common question, and Katriel Nyman is a great answer. In February 2020, the Grandview Church of the Nazarene sent a ... Read More
Dr. Bill Kwon Appointed as FSC for Southeast Asia Field
The Asia-Pacific Region is pleased to announce that Dr. Donghwan (Bill) Kwon has been appointed as the new Field Strategy Coordinator for the Southeast Asia (SEA) Field. Among other positions, ... Read More
APNTS on Wheels in Mandalay
Dr. Dick O. Eugenio, current Academic Dean of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS), opened the school’s newest Master of Ministry off-site center in Mandalay, Myanmar by teaching two back-to-back courses ... Read More
Combined Work & Witness Team Serves in Thailand
Recently a combined Work & Witness team from Lubbock, Texas and São Paulo, Brazil traveled to Korat, Thailand to share the love of Christ and assist with the work at ... Read More
The Mobile Church in Thailand
Mobile Church (SouthEast Asia) from Asia-Pacific Nazarene on Vimeo Around the Asia-Pacific region leaders are finding new ways to expand the kingdom of God. One of these innovative leaders ... Read More
New Beginnings for CIC Myanmar Students
Chapman International College - Graduation Group Photo Photo: Mireu Kim The Chapman International College's (formerly SEANBC) graduation ceremony was held in Myanmar, Yangon on March 24. ... Read More
The First Myanmar Southern District NYI Conference
By the grace of God, the first Myanmar Southern District NYI Conference was held at Shalom Nazarene Church, Nat-Gyi-Chaung village, Mon State on March 29th to April 1st, 2019. While ... Read More
Retirement, a Gateway to Mission: Larry and Becky’s Story
Some people might picture retired life as an opportunity for relaxation, but for others, retirement is an opportunity to serve the Lord. When Larry and Becky Haight retired, they found ... Read More
SEANBC Changes Name: Introducing Chapman International College (CIC)
On February 12-14, the Board of Regents and the key administration team members of the Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College met at Bangkok Christian Guest House in Bangkok, Thailand to ... Read More
SEANBC Continues to Blossom Throughout Thailand
On January 6th, the first Sunday of the year, SEANBC Thailand team went to visit the New Light Methodist Church in Kanchanaburi province. The church was started by a young ... Read More
Korean and Cambodian Leaders Equip Pastors
Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College(SEANBC) took the first step toward their Cambodian diaspora community in Korea, as part of the mission of “making Christlike disciples in all nations." Cheonan Love ... Read More
SEANBC Develops Video Lectures for Pastoral Training
The Church of the Nazarene continues to partner with other churches and denominations to help train ministers. In some countries the persecution of Christians makes it difficult for pastors or ... Read More
Korea Sends Medical Mission Team for Myanmar Migrant Workers
In search of providing better lives for their families back home, Myanmar migrant workers can be seen all over the world. This life can be hard and lonely. Last year, a medical ... Read More
Second Class Graduates from SEANBC
On Nov. 17th, the second Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College (SEANBC) graduation was held in a country on the Southeast Asia Field. Awarded were two Bachelor of Theology degrees, ... Read More
Local Leaders Work Faithfully in Myanmar
Under the direction of local leaders coordinating with church planting evangelists, the Church of the Nazarene is starting schools and churches in eastern Myanmar. Joining this trend, Rev. Ro Ding ... Read More
Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College Opens Indianapolis Extension Center
When Ray McCrary came to Indianapolis, Indiana, Southside Church of the Nazarene in 2012, he quickly realized the challenges of pastoring an aging white congregation in a community undergoing rapid ... Read More
Reaching the Unreached
The Myanmar District is passionate about reaching the unreached in their nation which is over 90% Buddhist. They have embraced Vision 2020 in which they hope to plant churches in ... Read More
Cambodia’s First NYI Training Retreat
Cambodia is part of the South East Asia Field on the Asia Pacific Region. The Church of the Nazarene in Cambodia was reorganized in 2012, after 6 years of crisis, ... Read More
Dramatic Bible College Growth
Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College had set high goals. By 2020 they hoped to have 600 students in 20 centers. Considering that in 2015 there were 187 students in seven ... Read More
University Mission Team Has Tremendous Ministry Outreach in Myanmar!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia: The Southern Nazarene University (SNU) SIMS Team (SNU In Missions) just recently returned from a challenging and yet very impactful time of ministry in Myanmar. The Team ... Read More
Myanmar Hosts 1st Retreat for Pastors and their Spouses
Myanmar: The Myanmar district celebrated an important milestone as they successfully hosted their first pastors and spouses retreat from May 15-18, 2017. The event was held at the Methodist Church, Upper ... Read More
Northern Thailand District Holds NYI Summer CampNorthern Thailand: It was an exciting week for the youth of Northern Thailand district as they held their annual Nazarene Youth International (NYI) Summer Camp at the Maetang ... Read More
Tailoring Training For Livelihood and Discipleship? Why Not!
Myanmar: Trinity Nazarene Church in Tahan aims not only to make Christlike disciples; they also aspire to provide livelihood opportunities for their members! Trinity Nazarene Church, in partnership with Nazarene Compassionate ... Read More
Asia Theological Association Welcomes SEANBC as Associate Member!
Thailand: It is with great joy that we receive news from Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College (SEANBC) Chancellor Dr. Donghwan (Bill) Kwon that their application for membership with the Asia Theological ... Read More
Nazarene Women Development Training Conference in Myanmar
Myanmar: On March 25-27, 2017, Nazarene women from across the Yangon District in Myanmar came to the Tongkhuah Bethel Church of the Nazarene for the first ever Women’s Development Training ... Read More
Church in Southeast Asia Needs our Prayers!
Southeast Asia: One of our churches in Southeast Asia is being challenged and is in need of our prayers! Two years ago, a house church was planted and several people in the ... Read More
Retiring Missionaries Recognized at 94th General Board
Asia-Pacific: The Church of the Nazarene's Global Mission office was pleased to announce the following retiring missionaries during the final meeting of the 94th Session of the General Board in Overland ... Read More
A Tribute to Ajaarn Sawat Hahom
Thailand: On February 1, 2017, we received the news of Ajaarn Sawat Hahom's passing. Sawat was the former District Superintendent of the Thailand district, serving the district from 2001- 2016. Read: ... Read More
Church Family Growing – New Church in Myanmar!
Tahan Zone, Myanmar: A great celebration was held on Sunday, February 12th, as another church was organized in Myanmar. The Gosen Church of the Nazarene, is located 9 miles outside ... Read More
The Myanmar Work & Witness Team is at it Again!
Myanmar: Work and Witness doesn't just mean international teams going to international locations... in Myanmar, it means serving right in country! This time, 12 volunteers are helping to finish a ... Read More
Schedule of Asia-Pacific Region District Assembly Dates
ASIA-PACIFIC REGION CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE District Assembly Schedule 2016-2017 Date Field District November 2016 25-27 South Pacific Fiji 26-27 South Pacific Vanuatu December 2016 29 Philippines Southern Tagalog 30 Philippines ... Read More
Prayer requested for Former Thai District Superintendent Sawat Hahom **Update 1 Feb. 2017**
Thailand: An urgent prayer request was received from the daughter of former Thai District Superintendent (DS) Sawat Hahom. Pastor Sawat was hospitalized on January 29th with fluid on the lungs ... Read More
Student Follows God’s Call to Missions through Internship!
Manila, Philippines: In less than a month, Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) student Christine Rosemel Dialing will take a deeper step to follow God's call to missions: she is set to ... Read More
Southeast Asia Field Welcomes New Family to the Team!
Southeast Asia: The Southeast Asia Field is excited to be welcoming a new family! While new to the Nazarene team, Joel and Marvel Vander-Kooi are definitely not new to their field ... Read More
SE Asia Nations – Sending Work and Witness Teams!
The library is completed and ready to become a vital resource center! Myanmar, Southeast Asia: Excitement for Work and Witness is building! The first part of ... Read More
Extension Courses – More Than Just Training – A Means of Grace!
SEANBC Extension class participants. Southeast Asia Field: The third week of September was truly a week where God's abundant grace was demonstrated through the impact of the ... Read More
Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej Passes
Photo Credit: Inquirer.net Bangkok, Thailand: Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, died on Thursday, October 13th, at the age of 88. King Adulyadej had been ... Read More
Typhoon Chaba Lashes South Korea- Your Prayers are Needed!
South Korea: Our prayers go out to South Korea as Typhoon Chaba left a trail of destruction in the cities of Busan, Ulsan and Jeju Island.
Northern Thailand’s Couples Retreat- A Real Treat for the Pastors and their Spouses!
Thailand: On September 12- 15, two Thailand districts conducted a retreat for the pastors and their spouses. The Lord's Spirit was ever present during the meetings as tears of joy and ... Read More
6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Myanmar
Bagan, Central Myanmar: At 5:04pm local time, a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the central region of Myanmar near the ancient city of Bagan. Reportedly occurring at a depth of 84 ... Read More
Praises from Team Member in Thailand!
Thailand: Lisa Lehman, our team member in Thailand and Literature Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific, shares the following praises: Reconnection with several key prayer warrior partners while on home assignment. Provision of ... Read More
Please Pray for the People of the Islands and SE Asia – Multiple Storms
Region: As we look at the weather charts today, we see some disturbing images. There are currently four low pressure systems churning toward our islands of the Western Pacific and ... Read More
Tube Well Initiates “Clean Water Evangelism” at 4 Mile Church!
Karen, Myanmar: For the longest time, the community of 4 Mile Church of the Nazarene has been praying for an accessible and stable clean water supply. In June 2016, their ... Read More
Disease Takes Lives of Children in Myanmar–Prayers Needed
Myanmar: In less than 2 months, more than 30 children have died from an unknown disease in northern Myanmar. The disease gives difficulty in breathing and has been reported as ... Read More
Prayer Requested for Peace and Wisdom- *** Praise Update!
Thailand: Let us all lift Thailand in prayer, as citizens participate in a very important political event this coming weekend. The repercussions of this event are considered critical to the economic and ... Read More
Praise for a Good Samaritan and Life-Giving Water in Northern Thailand!
Chiangmai, Thailand: In 1984, Samuel Yangmi recognized a real need in his area of Northern Thailand. Tribal villages were located high in the northern mountains and it was often difficult for ... Read More
Northern Thailand District Church Gets Back on Their Feet!
Thailand: In northern Thailand, evangelist Jawsha established a small church, Hueileuk Church of the Nazarene. The church found themselves without a leader, when Jawsha passed away and his son and son-in-law moved ... Read More
Asia-Pacific Global Missionaries on Home Stretch – Please Pray.
Asia-Pacific Region: Where do the years go? Tomo and Ceny Hirahara have been faithfully serving as missionaries in Thailand on the Southeast Asia Field since 1999, and though their hearts ... Read More
Prayer Request for Property Issue in SE Asia
Please pray that the legal issues surrounding some property in Southeast Asia are cleared before the end of this year (2016). Due to sensitivities involved, this is all that can ... Read More
Passports Stolen – Prayer Requested. *** Update – Answered Prayer
Southeast Asia: Team members in SE Asia are requesting urgent prayer. They are struggling today after having their passports stolen just hours ago. They are to leave for Home ... Read More
Miracle of the Shoes for the Children of Myitkyina. One Work and Witness Team Will NEVER Forget!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia: Work and Witness is all about building God's Kingdom through personal involvement, but for those who participate in these mission experiences, they find out it is so ... Read More
Prayer Requested for Team Member Suffering from Dangerous Flu! *** Update
Southeast Asia: Prayer is being requested for team member, Lumae Yangmi, wife of Sam Yangmi (District Superintendent in one of our SE Asia Districts). Lumae was recently diagnosed with a ... Read More
Audio Bibles Help Advance the Kingdom in Cambodia!
How do missionaries encourage the study of God’s Word in a nation where nearly one out of every four individuals 15 years or older cannot read or write? Such is ... Read More
No One Ever Cared For Me Until that Young Father Came…
Southeast Asia: We often saw her as we turned into the alley that led to the boys home. The pastor had built his home here, in a squatter community. Her ... Read More
Cambodia in Midst of Severe Drought – Missionaries Report and Request Prayer!
Cambodia, Southeast Asia: Please pray for relief from the severe drought which is gripping Cambodia. The fishing and farming livelihoods of a majority of the population are being adversely impacted ... Read More
Solar Powered Audio Bible…Bringing The Gospel…Transforming Lives!
Myanmar, SE Asia: Mobile technology is taking the Asia-Pacific Region by storm! Countries and areas once separated from technology, are embracing it with open arms, leading to the growth of ... Read More
Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College Celebrates Reopening in Northern Thailand!
Northern Thailand: More than 100 people from six different churches, some traveling great distances, arrived in Northern Thailand to celebrate the reopening of the Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College (SEANBC), Maetang Center on ... Read More
Missionary’s Mother Passes…Please Pray for Family
Asia-Pacific Region: Mrs. Tai Hirahara, mother of Tomo Hirahara, passed away in Japan on May 11 at the age of 92. Please pray for Tomo and Ceny Hirahara, missionaries serving ... Read More
These Children Are Very Much Loved by Jesus Christ!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: The message of HOPE has just recently been shared with more than 200 children in northern Myanmar. This through the avenue of a summer English ministry program! ... Read More
Revival, Baptism, Celebration – Making Christlike Disciples in Thailand!
Northern Thailand: It was an exciting time in Northern Thailand as the district recently finished their biennial Nazarene Family Camp, an event that took place from March 28-31, 2016, in Banmai ... Read More
Prayer Requested for Sam Yangmi
Southeast Asia Field: Please continue to pray for Samuel Yangmi, who suffered from a hemorrhage and impaired vision in his left eye last week. Thankfully, the doctor did not see ... Read More
A Time to Celebrate… A Time to Pray… A New Year!
Southeast Asia: April is a special month in Thailand because of the Songkran Festival- the country's New Year celebration. This also marks the New Year in most South Asia and Southeast Asian ... Read More
Western Side of “Ring of Fire” Rocked by Earthquakes – Please Pray!
Asia-Pacific Region: Multiple significant earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks rocked the western side of the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire Thursday, April 14th. Vanuatu (6.4), Myanmar (6.9), and Japan (6.2) have been ... Read More
A Special Easter Service in Bangkok – Prayer Requested
Bangkok, Thailand: It was a very special Easter Sunday in Bangkok. For the first time ever, four of the newly formed home churches, Bangphli, Bangpla, Onnut 39 and Onnut 80, ... Read More
Our God is a God of Healing! David Phillips is Now Cancer-Free!
Ohio: God continues to work miracles in the lives of our Nazarene brothers and sisters on the Asia-Pacific Region! Half a year ago, Southeast Asia Field Strategy Coordinator Rev. David Phillips ... Read More
Six New Pastors Ordained in Myanmar!
Myanmar (Burma) Southeast Asia: Over the weekend of January 30-31, 2016, the 32nd annual District Assembly was celebrated in Yangon, Myanmar (formerly Burma). [caption id="attachment_10777" align="alignleft" width="300"] Six new pastors ... Read More
SDMI – The Story Approach to Articles of Faith in Myanmar!
Yangon, Myanmar: Have you ever had someone ask you, "So what is it that the Church of the Nazarene believes?" Have you ever found yourself struggling to be able to answer ... Read More
Prayer Requested for Lehman Family in the Loss of Family Patriarch.
Lisa Lehman, Team Member in Bangkok, Thailand, (click here for profile) recently reported the passing of her grandfather, Paul Alfred Lehman, on January 27th, 2016, He was 94 years old. ... Read More
Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College Announces Move for Administrative Offices
Bangkok, Thailand: Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College (SEANBC) is in the midst of a strategic transition. The Board of Regents and field leadership have announced the decision to relocate the ... Read More
Latest Update on David Phillips and His Cancer Journey
Ohio: David and Naomi Phillips continue to send their heartfelt thanks for all of your prayers, as David continues along the journey of cancer treatment. It is indeed a blessed start ... Read More
The Greatest Gift At Christmas…Deliverance from Demons!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: Sunday, December 12th, 2015, a church in Myanmar encountered an urgent need. A new member of the church came to Pastor Rama, asking for help for ... Read More
Update on David Phillips and His Cancer Journey
Ohio: Thank you for your continued prayers on behalf of David and Naomi Phillips, as David continues his cancer treatment in the state of Ohio. David just recently sent in ... Read More
SEANBC Extension Program – Discipleship through Education
Karen State, Myanmar: South East Asia Nazarene Bible College (SEANBC) is truly embracing their mission of extending theological education across the nations! The college just announced the commencement of its first ... Read More
Fatal Fire Strikes Nazarene Family in Myanmar – Please Pray!
Karen State, Myanmar: A tragic story is emerging today out of the country of Myanmar. On Saturday, November 21st, in the early morning hours (around 2:00am) fire broke out in ... Read More
Urgent Prayer Requested for Mom of Team Member in Thailand***Update***
Thailand: We received an urgent prayer request from Lisa Lehman, one of our team members serving in Thailand. See Update Below She writes: Please join me in prayer for my mom ... Read More
NCM Myanmar Disaster Response News
Myanmar: July 2015, heavy monsoon rain poured into Myanmar, causing rivers and creeks to overflow, flooding the low lying areas around the waterways. The flooding has become the worst natural ... Read More
Making Christlike Disciples in Cambodia
Cambodia: Acts 1:8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of ... Read More
Upcoming Elections in Myanmar- Please Pray! ***UPDATE
Myanmar, Southeast Asia: Prayers for Myanmar are requested, as the country will hold its general elections on November 8. Let us pray for a safe, peaceful and honest elections. May ... Read More
Team Members Leave the Field for Further Cancer Treatment – Please Be In Prayer!
Cambodia, Southeast Asia Field: Please pray for Ryan and Angie Ketchum and their girls as they make plans to leave Cambodia, a place where they have served for just over ... Read More
Reaching from Asia to The U.S. to Touch Burmese Lives for the Kingdom!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: Just recently, Myanmar Country Coordinator Dr. Bill Kwon, returned from a visit to the United States with the following report. "During my visit to the United ... Read More
David Phillips Gives Update on Cancer Journey
Ohio, USA: The following update was given by David Phillips via Facebook on 26-September-2015. I woke yesterday to some of the best weather I have seen in years. It has been ... Read More
Myanmar Church Member Dies in Thailand. Please Pray for Family!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia: A member of one of our local churches in Tahan, Myanmar, died in Thailand during the evening of September 23. The situation surrounding his death is ... Read More
Please Pray As Fires Cause Health-Impacting Haze to Blanket Much of Southeast Asia!
Sealands Field: Air quality across much of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and other areas of Southeast Asia have reached dangerous levels. In Singapore, a city usually known for its cleanliness, authorities have ... Read More
Pray for Singapore!
Pray for the Singapore general elections that will take place on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Singapore has a parliamentary republic form of government and has consistently been rated as one ... Read More
Village Buried by Mud Flow – Pray for Myanmar!
Tuikhin Zang Village, Myanmar: On August 28th, at around 3 am local time, mud from a mountain began flowing through the village of Tuikhin Zang, one of the villages in ... Read More
Update on David Phillips’ Cancer Journey
Columbus, Ohio: We continue to keep prayer focused on Rev. David Phillips, Southeast Asia Field Strategy Coordinator, as he is receiving treatment in the United States. David provided this update ... Read More
New Chancellor Elected for Southeast Asia Nazarene Bible College
Southeast Asia Field: Dr. Donghwan (Bill) Kwon was unanimously elected to serve as Chancellor of South East Asia Nazarene Bible College (SEANBC), on 18 August 2015. In his role, Kwon ... Read More
West Coast U.S. to East Coast Myanmar, God Connects People for Kingdom Impact!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: Few people outside of Myanmar, remember the devastating impact of Cyclone Nargis, which made landfall on May 2, 2008, crossing the Ayeyarwady (Delta) region. [caption id="attachment_9550" ... Read More
David Phillips Shares Update on Cancer Journey. Praising God for Good Reports!
Columbus, Ohio: The Asia-Pacific Region and especially the Southeast Asia Field, were shocked when the news came last month that Southeast Asia Field Strategy Coordinator, David Phillips, was headed for ... Read More
Pray for Thailand After Bomb Explosion.
Bangkok, Thailand: On Monday evening, August 17th, a bomb detonated in downtown Bangkok. One of our team members has sent in the following prayer request: Nazarenes are fine and ... Read More
Interim Field Strategy Coordinator Appointed for Southeast Asia
Bangkok, Thailand: The Asia-Pacific Regional team has been carefully monitoring the health status of Southeast Asia Field (SEA) Strategy Coordinator, Rev. David Phillips. In light of his recent diagnosis of ... Read More
Typhoons and Torrential Rains Leave Trail of Devastation Across Asia-Pacific
Asia-Pacific Region: A series of Typhoons and tropical depressions with torrential monsoonal rains, have left a trail of destruction across the Asia-Pacific Region! Northern Mariana Islands [caption id="attachment_9269" align="alignright" width="300"] ... Read More
Praising God – David Phillips Making Rapid Recovery – But New Challenges Ahead!
Bangkok, Thailand: Thank you all for the tremendous outpouring of prayers and encouragement on behalf of David and Naomi Phillips, Southeast Asia Field Strategy Coordinator. SE Asia Field Strategy Coordinator ... Read More
Monsoonal Rains Leaving Flooding and Devastation in Western Myanmar ** Update! Please Pray!
Tahan - Kalaymyo, Myanmar: The rainy season has arrived in full force throughout SE Asia, bringing along monsoonal rains that have completely inundated entire regions of Myanmar, India and Northern ... Read More
Praise Report – Southeast Asia FSC is Home From the Hospital!
Bangkok, Thailand: July 20th, prayer was requested as seen in the following link; Southeast Asia Field Strategy Coordinator David Phillips To Undergo Surgery for Cancer. The following praise was just ... Read More
Update on Southeast Asia FSC David Phillips who underwent surgery Sunday
Bangkok, Thailand: Rev. David Phillips was diagnosed with Colon cancer this past week in Bangkok, Thailand. Thank you for your continued prayer on David's behalf. The surgery was performed on ... Read More
Southeast Asia Field Strategy Coordinator David Phillips To Undergo Surgery for Cancer – Please Pray!
Bangkok, Thailand: Rev. David Phillips was diagnosed with Colon cancer this week in Bangkok, Thailand. The tumor was discovered during a regular check up. The Cancer does not appear to ... Read More
Answered Prayer for Pastor Jubilee Thanga and Mother from Myanmar!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: We are praising God today along with Pastor Jubilee Thanga and the church in Myanmar, for the answered prayer on their behalf. Prayer requested for pastor ... Read More
Thousands Evacuated from Eastern China as Typhoon Chan-hom Approaches!
Asia-Pacific: According to Channel News Asia, thousands were evacuated from eastern China in preparation for the approach of Typhoon Chan-hom which left five dead in the Philippines earlier in ... Read More
Asia-Pacific Storms Update – Shanghai Bracing for Possibly Strongest Storm on Record!
Asia-Pacific Region: The World Mission Communications Office in Manila has been experiencing heavy rainfall this pas week as the Pacific keeps generating and sending tropical storms westward! It has truly ... Read More
Prayer Requested for Pastor Jubilee Thanga from Myanmar.
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: Prayer is being requested for our Yangon Zone Coordinator and district Missions coordinator, Pastor Jubilee Thanga, and his mother. Pastor Jubilee's mother was recently diagnosed with ... Read More
Living Jesus in a Mountain Village
Thailand: How does one survive in a tribal mountain village for a week lacking many of the western modern conveniences when the temperatures are running in the high 90’s, lacking ... Read More
God begins transforming work through ONU Team in Northern Thailand
Thailand, Southeast Asia: Every year, Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) would send students on mission trips to different countries as part of the school's social development program. Recently, a group of 12 ... Read More
Asia-Pacific Region welcomes the Barbers in Thailand!
Thailand, Southeast Asia: The Asia-Pacific Region is pleased to welcome Steve and Rebecca Barber, the newest team members on mission to make Christlike disciples in Thailand. Steve and Rebecca came from ... Read More
Praise and Prayers for SEA Team Members, Their Call to Educate and Evangelize! ***Update
Southeast Asia Field: Two weeks ago, we received a praise report and prayer request from the Southeast Asia Field, regarding visiting team members who would be conducting Pastoral Training and teaching evangelism in ... Read More
Update on Thailand District Superintendent Hospitalized after Stroke-Like Symptoms.
Thailand, Southeast Asia Field: The Thailand church is Praising God and celebrating tonight, along with the rest of the AP Region, as we received the following update: Original Prayer ... Read More
Prayer Requested for District Superintendent in Thailand Who Suffered Stroke-Like Symptoms.
Thailand, Southeast Asia Field: Prayer is requested for Rev. Sawat Hahom (District Superintendent in Thailand) who suffered stroke-like symptoms on Sunday, May 17th. We are praising God that although he ... Read More
Praise and Prayers for SEA Team Members, Their Call to Educate and Evangelize!
Southeast Asia Field: We give all praise to our Father as we just received updates from one of our team members in Southeast Asia. Due to the sensitivities, names and locations were not disclosed, ... Read More
Passion For Making Christlike Disciples Continues as More Lives Come to Christ in Myanmar.
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: This past March, leaders met in Myanmar to discuss the definition of "Church" and to understand how they could be more effective at making "Christlike disciples." ... Read More
The Holy Spirit…Not Constrained By Borders or Barriers…
Southeast Asia Field: This report was just received from a team leader in one of our countries on the Southeast Asia Field. Due to sensitivities, we can't share names ... Read More
The Holy Spirit Moving in Myanmar as Leaders Grasp Hold of the Definition of “Church!”
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: It is said that our perception of the world defines our reality. In Myanmar a new understanding and perception of what it means to be ... Read More
Have Camera…Going On A Mission Trip…Beware…Things Are Changing!
Asia-Pacific Region: Some incidents of concern have been arising in the news across the Asia-Pacific Region over the past few months. As we approach the summer season and increased short-term ... Read More
Saved at 17, This Founder of the Church of the Nazarene in Myanmar Retires at 70!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: This last January, at the age of 70, Rev. Dr. Robin Seia retired after serving for 30 years as the District Superintendent for the Church of ... Read More
Salvation Camp a Success in Myanmar- Praise Report!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia: One of the areas in Myanmar is rejoicing, as seven new souls have accepted Jesus Christ during the Salvation Camp held in the second week of March. ... Read More
Compassionate Ministry…The Hands and Feet of Christ Beyond Borders and Barriers!
Asia-Pacific Region: Compassionate Ministries is not a “program” or “recipe” for sharing the good news. It is simply putting into action the commands of our Lord to love our neighbors, ... Read More
Prayer Request for the upcoming District Leaders Strategic Planning Meeting
Myanmar, Southeast Asia: Team members from Myanmar are requesting prayer for the the District Leaders Strategic Meeting that will take place towards the end of March 2015. In this event there ... Read More
Prayer Request for Two Sisters in SE Asia.
Southeast Asia Field: One of our team members is requesting prayer as a spiritual battle is raging in his country. Last January, during a mission outreach that was held in ... Read More
Prayer Requested for Myanmar Pastor’s Wife.
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: Team members from Myanmar are requesting specific prayer for "Moe Moe" the wife of Pastor Jubilee, one of our leaders on the Myanmar district. Pastor Jubilee and Moe ... Read More
Asians Reaching Asians, Within The Nations!
A prayer request was received from one of our Southeast Asia Team Members, requesting specific prayer for a vision that they have to reach the lost across the Asia-Pacific Region. ... Read More
Let the Little Children Come to Me…Nazarenes Nurturing The Church of the Future.
Mon State, Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: Less than 4% of the population of Myanmar (Burma) is considered Christian. Major dominant religions of this area of the world have been ... Read More
Praise Update on Nazarene Pastor from Myanmar Involved in Accident.
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: On February 17th, word was received from Myanmar of a serious accident involving one of our Senior Pastors. Pastora Maa, was hit by a motorcycle resulting in ... Read More
Urgent Prayer Request For Nazarenes in Sensitive Area
Sealands Field: Please pray for three families that have been brought to Christ through careful discipleship and who have recently been baptized in one of the cities here on the ... Read More
Southeast Asia Prayer Requests
Southeast Asia Field: Your prayers are requested for several items on this field: Several classes are being taught the next few months for the pastoral Course of Study. Prayer is ... Read More
Korea Sends First Medical Mission Team to Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: The South Korea Nazarene church has had a true heart for reaching out to nations around Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim. On January ... Read More
Nazarene Pastor on Southeast Asia Field Passes Friday Morning After Tragic Accident – Please Pray.
Southeast Asia Field: Team members in one of our countries on the SE Asia Field, have just requested prayer for the family and church of Pastor UC who died in ... Read More
Praise God – Team Member in Thailand Released from Hospital.
Bangkok, Thailand: The Southeast Asia Field is requesting prayer for Team Member Lisa Lehman, who was hospitalized in Thailand on February 3, for observation and fever treatment as a result of ... Read More
Unexpected Blessing by a Small but Powerful Church in the Country of Myanmar.
Kalemyo, Myanmar (Burma): Southeast Asia team member, Bill Kwon, shares an experience of a very special blessing from a very unlikely place. In the north of Myanmar, about 22 driving ... Read More
Please Pray for Missionary to Cambodia Whose Mother Passes
Mrs. Joan A. Kleinfeld, 86, mother of missionary Rolf Kleinfeld, passed away on January 15th after a lengthy illness. She is survived by two children (Rolf and Jeff), four grandchildren, ... Read More
Your Prayers are Needed for the Persecuted Church and Christians
We have just received a prayer request at the Regional Office from one of our team members in a sensitive area. While the details are not completely clear, and we can't ... Read More
Like Paul on the Damascus Road, Witch Doctor Encounters God in Amazing Way!
Myanmar, Southeast Asia Field: The conversion of Paul is famous for its story of how Paul, on the road to Damascus to persecute the Christians, was met by God and ... Read More
Urgent Prayer Request – Wife of Pastor in Myanmar Passes on Christmas Eve
Myanmar: At a time when we are celebrating the incredible gift of God's Son, and the peace, joy, and hope that comes with the acceptance of this incredible gift, we ... Read More
Growing the Kingdom? First Grow Your God Given Talents – Southeast Asia Is!
Chiang Mai, Thailand: We all know that God created each person as a unique individual and that each person has been blessed with special talents and gifts. As a ... Read More
Newborn Daughter of Nazarene Pastor in NICU – Please Pray!
Southeast Asia: We have just received word from our Southeast Asia Field, that the newborn daughter (born December 14) of one of our Nazarene pastors is in the Neo Natal ... Read More
Dr. Kwon Came to be A Blessing…But In Turn…Found Blessing Beyond Measure!
Myanmar, SE Asia: Dr. Bill and Mill Kwon are Global Team Members who were just this past year, assigned to the Southeast Asia Field, where Bill serves as the Myanmar ... Read More
God Ordained Appointments…Opening Doors in Thailand!
Bangkok, Thailand: One never knows just what God has planned when we start our days. Here is the story of ordained appointments from one of our team members. This ... Read More
Cambodia…14 Days and 50 Students…
Cambodia: Rev. Kent Pelton finished two full weeks of teaching, working with over 50 students in two different locations. "It is amazing to see their progress since the last ... Read More
Compassionate Ministries, More Than Just Good Works…
Cambodia: Compassionate Nazarenes; that's who John Watton, Asia-Pacific Region Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Coordinator, is looking for. John has a vision to help local Nazarene members realize their capacity to show ... Read More
Questions in the Upper Room…
Southeast Asia Field: Questions in the upper room were the order of the day as a group of pastors and pastoral students gathered for another class in the Course of ... Read More
One of Asia-Pacific’s leaders featured at the USA East Central Region Work and Witness Conference
Gahanna, Ohio: Nearly 200 Nazarenes from literally as far away as Pasadena, California, met in Gahanna, Ohio, at the Shepherd Church of the Nazarene, September 26-27th for the East Central ... Read More
Thailand District, Bangkok First Church of the Nazarene and SEA Field Welcome Kwon Family!
Bangkok, Thailand: On July 29, 2014, the Thailand District Superintendent Sawat Hahom and Bangkok First Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Lamp, joined with Southeast Asia (SEA) Field leaders in welcoming ... Read More
Manual Summit Training held in Yangon and Bangkok
Southeast Asia Field (SEA): On August 2-9, 2014, Global Nazarene Publications Director, Scott Stargel, and SEA Field Communications Coordinator, Lisa Lehman, collaborated to present the first Manual Summit training held in ... Read More
Excitement for Church Planting Grows in Thailand!
Bangkok, Thailand: Over the past three months, excitement has been growing in Bangkok for church planting! Two churches have been meeting once a month to focus on planting new churches ... Read More
Southeast Asia Team Reports Release of The Peacemaker in Thai!
Bangkok, Thailand: The Thai Nazarene arm of Global Nazarene Publications is celebrating the completion of a translation project involving The Peace maker. Lisa Lehman, Nazarene Missionary to Thailand since 2001, ... Read More
Typhoon Rammasun Reaches Category IV Strength, Vietnam / China in Path!
Southeast Asia: Typhoon Rammasun has passed the Philippines leaving at least 38 dead and much destruction in its wake. It is reported to have impacted Manila with some of the ... Read More
Please Continue to Pray for Angie and Ryan Ketchum – Nazarene Missionaries to Cambodia.
A very special Prayer Request from our Southeast Asia Field: Please pray for Angie Ketchum as she recovers from her cancer treatment. Angie, her husband Ryan, and their four girls, are Global ... Read More
Latest Update from Thailand – Continue to Pray!
Bangkok, Thailand: Please continue to pray for the country of Thailand as it has been experiencing unrest now for many months, with the most recent development involving a Military Coup ... Read More
Update on Situation in Thailand – ONU Ministry Team doing well.
Asia-Pacific Regional Office: The global Church of the Nazarene and the Asia-Pacific Regional Office have been keeping a close eye on the political developments in Thailand over the past week. ... Read More
6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Thailand – Nazarenes Reported Safe!
Amphoe Phan, Thailand: Monday evening, May 5th, 2014, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck Northern Thailand and Myanmar. News reports are that at least one person has been killed while many ... Read More
Celebrating the life & Legacy of Belinda Allder. Her life was short but her impact continues!
Australia/Thailand: May 4th, we remember and celebrate the life and legacy of Australian missionary to Thailand, Belinda "BJ" Allder, she would have celebrated 36 years on this date. The Lord ... Read More
A Marathon Week of Bible Trekking in Singapore! Check it out!!
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Nazarene Pastor from Thailand passes away after accident.
Situek, Thailand: The Asia-Pacific Region is mourning the loss of a significant member of our ministry team in Thailand. Pastor Prakaen Dongsonkram, passed away at his home on the morning ... Read More
Seeds that were planted…starting to be harvested!
Chiangmai, Thailand: In 1984, Samuel Yangmi recognized a real need in his area of Northern Thailand. Tribal villages were located high in the northern mountains and it was often difficult ... Read More
Only God could move in this country…and He did! Now 30 years and going strong!
The Myanmar District of the Church of the Nazarene celebrated its 30th District Assembly over the weekend of March 15-17 in Kalaymyo (Kale), northeastern Myanmar, (formerly Burma), just a few ... Read More
Retired Missionary to Philippines – Tillie McCroskey – Passes to Heavenly Reward
Bob (1925-2008) and Tillie (1926-2014) McCroskey Tillie McCroskey “slipped the surly bonds of Earth and touched the face of God” on Monday morning, March 17, ... Read More
District Development on the Southeast Asia Field
In January of 2014, the Cambodia District of the Southeast Asia Field elected their first Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Board. The four member board is the first of its kind and ... Read More
A True Thanksgiving!
Our pastors and wives on the Northern Thailand District. The Northern Thailand District was blessed and inspired November 5-8, 2013 with teaching and preaching by Dr. ... Read More
Ms. Janary Suyat – newly appointed Nazarene Youth International (NYI) Regional Ministry Coordinator
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Tropical Storm Krosa Headed towards the Philippines!
Click on the map to go to the Weather Underground website to track the storm as it moves across the Asia-Pacific Region Please ... Read More
First of its kind Korean Nazarene Missionary Conference Held at APNTS!
Manila Philippines: More than 60 people from across the Asia-Pacific Region and from points as far away as Southern Africa and India, came to Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) October ... Read More
Asia-Pacific Regional Caucus election results
Singapore Thursday, July 11, 2013 During the Asia-Pacific Regional Caucuses at the Church of the Nazarene's 28th General Assembly, delegates from the region made the following elections, which have been ... Read More