Nazarenes in the News: April 20, 2012
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Nazarenes in the News is a compilation of online news articles featuring Nazarene churches or church members.    

Nursing student saves 4 lives in her death
Centerburg, Ohio

(NBC4, April 18) A 20-year-old Centerburg woman lost her life in a car crash. The only one of five nursing students to die in the crash, she saved or improved the lives of at least four people thanks to organ donation.

Justina Willams, a pastor's daughter and youth leader at his church spent Saturday nights helping to prepare food and lead games for troubled young people at a Mount Vernon Nazarene University outreach called The Wagon.

A young lady who loved golf and Disney, the 2009 Centerburg High School graduate was traveling with four other nursing students on a foggy morning last October when the driver ran a stop sign. Their vehicle was broadsided.

"Justina took the brunt of the collision," her mother said. "She was the only one that died."

For the rest of this story and video report, click here.

Of interest: Philippines leads world 'in belief in God'
Washington, DC

(Associated Press, April 18) The Philippines leads the world in the number of people who believe in God, while the elderly across all countries tend to be the most religious, according to a U.S. study out Wednesday.

Belief in God tends to be strongest in the United States and Catholic countries and lowest in Scandinavia and former Soviet states, according to the survey carried out by the NORC research group at the University of Chicago.

The study was based on data from 30 countries -- nearly all with Christian majorities -- in which surveys about belief in God have been taken since 1991.

It found that 94 percent of people in the Philippines said they had always believed in God, followed by Chile, with 88 percent, and the United States with 81 percent.

Belief was lowest in the former east Germany (13 percent) and in the Czech Republic (20 percent).

For the rest of this general interest story, click here.

A thousand-mile Idaho hike starts with the first photo
Nampa, Idaho

(The Bellingham Herald, April 18) Thomas Oord is going long. With a backpack and camera, he plans to spend several months hiking more than a thousand miles and photographing his adventure to share the state’s incredible scenery.

Oord is a professor at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa and father of three who will do most of his trip solo.

Here’s what he had to say about his upcoming adventure.

For the rest of this story, click here.

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