Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, dumping at least 37 inches of rain and damaging many homes and churches. The storm also caused extensive damage in Dominica before continuing toward Turks and Caicos and the southeastern Bahamas.
Phyllis Perkins Howard passed away 12 September in Nampa, Idaho, at age 83. She was a former missionary and director of Nazarene World Mission Society (now Nazarene Missions International) as well as a retired educator.
Global Mission Director Dr. Verne Ward told the 2015 Africa Regional Convention that the church's goal is for there to be zero people groups who do not have a Christian witness among them.
“We cannot get comfortable right where we are," he said. "We have to identify with those who are unreached."