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Nazarene Compassionate Ministry, Special Touch, World Missionary Press, Union of Black Episcopalians

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Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) tells the story of a young African man who studied farming through its agricultural training program. He overcame poverty by implementing innovative techniques that “conserved land and water and restored nutrients to the soil.” He turned his small plot of land into a means of providing for his family and contributing to his community. NCM has earned MinistryWatch’s Shining Light designation with 5 stars, an “A” transparency grade, and a donor confidence score of 100.

Scott Bowman, pastor of New Harvest AG in Frankfort, Kentucky, holds Sunday afternoon services for adults with disabilities. Each week he drives to Stewart Home & School where 300 men and women with intellectual disabilities help organize and run the service, choosing worship songs, leading prayers, and serving communion. The services are part of the Assemblies of God’s Special Touch ministry.

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In fiscal year 2023, World Missionary Press sent about 120,000 pieces of Christian literature to Australia. The resources were sent in 10-pound boxes all over the country, according to Mission Network News, and distributed mostly to individuals who wanted to minister to people of various languages such as Persian Farsi, simplified Chinese, and Arabic. World Missionary Press has 2 stars and an “A” transparency grade in the MinistryWatch database, and a donor confidence score of 80.

Members of the Union of Black Episcopalians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, held a luggage drive in February 2023 and collected 700 suitcases for children in their local foster care system. The drive was initiated by Rev. Andrea Gardner, who went into the foster care system at 14 years old and remembers carrying around her belongings in a trash bag. She sees the luggage as a way to restore dignity to each child.

Main photo: Photo courtesy of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

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Christina Darnell

Christina Darnell is a freelance writer who has contributed to WORLD, The Charlotte Observer, and other publications.