For the Love on Mother’s Day

I’m Teri Carter, and I want to share my Good News with you!
Many of you might know me, but if you don’t, I’m 33 years old, and the younger daughter of Jerry and Susie Kruse. I have had a lot of challenges in my life, but the largest one has been my mental illness. I’ve suffered from bipolar disorder since the age of 10. Part of what happens with bipolar disorder is that it distorts your reality and perceptions of your…

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Easter Offering

Goal: $10,000 Our Easter offering this year will be to assist payment of shipping a container of hospital supplies to PAPUA NEW GUINEA HOSPITAL. Items in the shipment include: MEDICAL SUPPLIESHOSPITAL BEDSSPECIAL LIGHT FIXTURESSCRUB SINKSMEDICAL INSTRUMENTSAND MORE!...

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Men’s Movie Night

With the incredible smell of tacos wafting in the air and a slight mist of smoke floating around the ceiling, which I knew was the familiar effect of frying tortillas on the griddle, there was an excitement as men…

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McCoys Retiring

By Dr. Erin Meier Bill and Marsha McCoy have served as Nazarene Missionaries since 1985 in Swaziland and then Papua New Guinea. I have been blessed to have them as my next door neighbors and as my Family ever since I moved to Kudjip. Bill has taught me most everything...

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A New Day at Kudjip

By Dr. Erin Meier For the past 30 years, 2 names have been synonymous with Kudjip Nazarene Hospital – Dr. Jim Radcliffe and Dr. Bill McCoy. No matter where in the country Kudjip was mentioned, one of those names would come next. Even while driving around Kudjip...

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Honoring Service

As a youth pastor, it is difficult and at times heart-breaking to deal with young people that have been attending youth group, making great strides with Jesus, only to see them fall away from their relationship with Jesus for one reason or another. In the beginning of my ministry, many years ago, this brought me…

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A Message to our Community

As a youth pastor, it is difficult and at times heart-breaking to deal with young people that have been attending youth group, making great strides with Jesus, only to see them fall away from their relationship with Jesus for one reason or another. In the beginning of my ministry, many years ago, this brought me…

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Light Up the Night Photo Gallery

Soon, in a few days, the evening will grow dark, just as it does every evening. But on October 31st, the night we call Halloween, many forces will be at work. But the battle that we will be waging, I assure you, will not be against flesh and blood. The forces of good and evil wage war everyday within our hearts, for both…

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Light Up the Night!!

Soon, in a few days, the evening will grow dark, just as it does every evening. But on October 31st, the night we call Halloween, many forces will be at work. But the battle that we will be waging, I assure you, will not be against flesh and blood. The forces of good and evil wage war everyday within our hearts, for both…

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Redeeming Bedrock Park Celebration

As a youth pastor, it is difficult and at times heart-breaking to deal with young people that have been attending youth group, making great strides with Jesus, only to see them fall away from their relationship with Jesus for one reason or another. In the beginning of my ministry, many years ago, this brought me…

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Steve and Debbie Scott

Dear Friends & Family of the Sacramento District,
Many of you are aware of the cancer journey that Debbie Scott has been on since her diagnosis on March 13, 2018. Since then Debbie has undergone 7 weeks of radiation treatments (5 days/week) and 2 weeks of chemotherapy (24 hrs/day). Prior to treatments, she was fitted with a colostomy which she is wearing to this day. After 6 months on this journey, we are grateful to share the following update with you:

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Serenity Chili Cook-Off 2018

This year’s event was probably one of our best chili cook-offs yet! The contestants were local recovery houses and organizations in our community. I’d like to thank all who participated: Tri County Treatment, Elijah House, Freedom House, DAXIT, Oroville Rescue Mission, Braxton’s Boys and Serenity Chico.
This year winners were Serenity Chico, Tri Counties Treatment and Elijah House.
I’d also like to thank all those who volunteered to help make this our biggest event of the year. Our Serenity Leadership Team managed things, but we had help from all the recovery houses. Tim Moon did the music again this year and Tommy P stepped up on the drums to help out with…

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Easter Offering Water Well Update

Our church raised over $10,000 in Easter offering for this project!
Thank you OroNaz!
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow! God has blessed us with the ability to help others…others are so blessed to receive this wonderful gift!
Instead of walking hours every day to get water, they now have it available in their own community!

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Kudjip Nazarene Hospital – Kid’s Activity Packs

The cute kid below is David.  David was playing with his older siblings and fell and broke his femur (the big bone in our leg).  The way we mostly treat these kids is to put them in skin traction (put strong tape on their leg with a weight attached to it to keep the bones in place) and have them lay in bed until it heals.  For some kids it heals in 1 month for others somewhere between 1 and 2.  What do you do when you are a 3 yo, stuck in a bed in the hospital for 4-8 weeks with your mom?  
When I saw him each day, he was all smiles

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Cornerstone Fall Update

Summer in Oroville is winding down and we will begin to shift our focus toward the Fall. Our Summer wind up in Cornerstone is our annual Pie Fest that will take place this Sunday evening beginning at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary. This is our last big event before our Thanksgiving Dinner in November.  If you haven’t signed up yet, you can still do it this Sunday by filling out the insert in the Welcome Folder and putting it in the offering bag, or you can email Sally Miller

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God’s Presence in the Waiting

“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the morning.” Psalm 130:5

Our younger child, Marlo, two and a half, with giant blue eyes and an increasing number of freckles on her nose and cheeks. She’s clever and sweet, and also the mischief-maker-in-chief at our house. But until she turned two, she was nearly silent…

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OroNaz Childrens Co-op

We are about to begin our fourth year offering this Parent Co Op, and I am humbled by the way the Lord has provided. He has lavished us with His provision. And He as brought young families to the table. I refer to the table as the place where Christians do life together. It’s where community takes place. The kitchen table is the most intimate place for families to re-connect. It’s at the dinner table where stories are shared, laughter fills a home and kids feel safe enough to share life’s burdens and joys.

When the Co Op begins…

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A Personal Story of Redemption

I’m Teri Carter, and I want to share my Good News with you!
Many of you might know me, but if you don’t, I’m 33 years old, and the younger daughter of Jerry and Susie Kruse. I have had a lot of challenges in my life, but the largest one has been my mental illness. I’ve suffered from bipolar disorder since the age of 10. Part of what happens with bipolar disorder is that it distorts your reality and perceptions of your…

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Serenity Dinner and Birthdays

Wednesday, July 25th, was birthday night at Serenity Group. We had an amazing dinner/birthday night celebration at Serenity this month. Usually we give away a lot of birthday chips in the thirty, sixty and ninety day category. As usual this was the case this month. The big surprise was that we gave away…

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