Nazarenes in the News

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


Historic expansion of Nazarene hospital in Kudjip, Papua New Guina

Kudjip, Papua New Guinea

(Loop Pacific, 5 May) Papua New Guinea and Australia are funding the largest extension in the history of a Nazarene hospital in Jiwaka Province through the Incentive Fund.

The Incentive Fund, a partnership between the governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia, has provided K8 million, with the hospital providing K2 million of its own funding for the project.

The project includes a 70 percent increase in bed space for the Emergency Department; a doubling of surgical space for outpatients and the surgical operating theatre; a newly renovated "Krai building"; more storage for medicine; a new laundry; an additional obstetric ward and nursery; a new administration building and a dental clinic.

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Pilots who safely landed Southwest flight after deadly engine failure on what happened in the cockpit

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(ABC News, 10 May) Tammie Jo Shults and Darren Ellisor, the pilots who safely landed a Southwest Airlines plane on April 17 after one of its engines failed, said it was teamwork and training that helped them get through the “life-changing” experience that left one passenger dead.

“You just realize, obviously, we're at the front end of the aircraft, so we're in charge,” Shults, the captain who landed the plane, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ “20/20.” “I don't remember anything other than starting to think through what the plan is. And it worked well.”

“Your instincts kick in, you know, stuff that you've prepared for, you know, ever since you started flying … and this training just takes over,” Ellisor, the flight’s first officer, told “20/20” exclusively. “Was there some of that fear? There probably was deep down, but I, you know, pushed it away.”

For the rest of the story, click here. Shults is an alumnus of MidAmerica Nazarene University.


Career change leads former MLB pro to MNU

Olathe, Kansas

(MNU News, 9 May) The path of one’s life has a way of twisting and turning. For Zach Kroenke it has done just that.

Zach, a 2017 graduate in nursing at MidAmerica Nazarene University, hung up his baseball cleats in 2015 to pursue something different. He chose nursing as the career to follow up his stint in Major League Baseball. That’s right; this former pitcher who played for the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Brewers, Marlins, and Nationals left the mound for a new calling.

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Nazarene church members volunteer in community

Valparaiso, Indiana

(NWI Times, 6 May) Porter County Aging and Community Services was on the receiving end of a community service initiative.

The Valparaiso Nazarene Church team came out to PCACS offices on its Serve Day to help with lingering projects, including painting the back wall of the building, removing an unneeded portion of a fence, trimming some trees and reorganizing office space with the moving of a cubicle. Church members also volunteered at the Valparaiso location of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, Hilltop Neighborhood House and Opportunity Enterprises.

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