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Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine
2015 Nazarene Partnership

“We’re excited for our partnership’s seventh year and the difference it makes in kids’ lives! My prayer for you is that your Famine will grow your students spiritually as you help the world physically. You make more of a difference than you know.”
—Larry Bollinger, International Director, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM)


Supporting children through the
Mozambique food and water project (2013–present)

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Children of the Chaonda community enjoy a nutrient-rich porridge cooked by their mothers. Through agricultural training provided through World Vision and NCM, families like these are now tending their own crops and creating meals that fight malnutrition.

The funds that you and other Nazarene groups raise will support a joint NCM/World Vision project in Mozambique.

Through our united efforts, rural children and families in World Vision’s Munhiba and Munquia development areas will receive greater access to clean water and learn how to use locally available food to provide better nutrition for their children.

If you haven’t already, call 1.800.7.FAMINE (1.800.732.6463) to sign up and make hunger your fight today!


Videos and thoughts from the NCM youth leader trip to Mozambique

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This past summer, Nazarene youth leaders and NCM staff joined the Famine team on a 17-hour flight to Mozambique with one goal: see firsthand how Nazarene funds like yours are bringing smiles — and full tummies — to children and families in need.

Together, we visited schools that now have latrines and proper sanitation. We sat in a nutrition center that had implemented a 12-day feeding program for malnourished children.
Watch as the life-saving porridge is being made!

We celebrated, sang, and praised God alongside village members who had just pumped their first bucket of clean water since their previous borehole had broken a year before.

It was a week spent in joy and thanksgiving, but just as importantly, it was a time to pray and look ahead at what is yet to be done through our combined hard work! See more iPhone video clips from our trip.


The hurdles ahead

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Today, 56 percent of people in Munhiba and 65 percent in Munquia still do not have access to clean water. Children need clean water to stay healthy, and good health is necessary for their bodies to process nutrients from the food they eat. What’s more, many moms need training to know how to feed their children balanced meals.

Join us in 2015 as we tackle these challenges in Mozambique . . . together! Call 1.800.7.FAMINE (1.800.732.6463) to sign up today!


Previous partner project

Malawi food security project (2007–2012)

In 2007, 60 percent of the population in Mzimba, Malawi, didn’t have enough to eat in the lean months. In 2012, thanks to the combined efforts of NCM, World Vision, and other community and government organizations, nine out of 10 people had enough food to last the entire year. Projects included seed and fertilizer distributions, crop irrigation, fish farms, and more.


Attention Nazarene leaders:

Get NCM credit for your funds!

1. Log in to Nazarene online giving and direct potential donors there.

2. Have donors make checks payable to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.

3. After your Famine, fill out the Nazarene-specific Control Sheet. It confirms your donation amount and lets us know which rewards to send for your group.

4. Mail your check and Control Sheet(s) using the envelope in your Famine Kit to:
Church of the Nazarene
World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine
17001 Prairie Star Pkwy
Lenexa, KS 66220-9801

Giving credit: Ten Percent
All funds raised through World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine Nazarene Partnership are eligible for Nazarene Ten Percent giving credit.


About World Vision and NCM

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

Following the example of Jesus, NCM partners with local Nazarene congregations around the world to clothe, shelter, feed, heal, educate, and live in solidarity with those who suffer under oppression, injustice, violence, poverty, hunger, and disease. NCM exists in and through the Church of the Nazarene to proclaim the Gospel to all people.

NCM is partnering with World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, giving students the chance to learn about global hunger. The money raised will help fund a joint project to assist children and families in need.

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