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Lyon examines why Christianity is thriving in Nepal

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, reveals one important reason why Christianity is growing in Nepal, a country dominated by the Hindu faith.

OKWU president receives freedom award

Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, receives the prestigious Kirkpatrick Award for Academic Freedom.

80 years of SWU yearbooks now available online

More than 80 years of Southern Wesleyan University yearbooks are available online through a partnership between Rickman Library and S.C. Digital Library.

New Jersey pastor in group of professional chefs helping feed homeless

Not only is Rev. Richard Younger of Living Water Wesleyan Church in Pleasantville, N.J., serving as a senior pastor; he’s also one of the professional chefs in the Atlantic City area who volunteer their time regularly to cook heart-healthy food for some of the area’s homeless.

Houghton student releasing album with band, Sorrow Estate

Laura Johnson, a junior at Houghton College, joins a select group of students in the college’s 133-year history to independently release a full album of music

Syrian family not moving to Digby

A refugee sponsorship group based at Digby Wesleyan Church in Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, learned that the Syrian family coming to its area has chosen to stay in Syria. The team is hoping to prepare for another family’s arrival soon.

North Carolina Church helps build well in Africa

Browers Memorial Wesleyan Church in Asheboro, N.C. has raised enough money to sponsor the drilling and installation of a well in Africa.