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  • Swazi 5K 2017

    SAVE THE DATE!                                                                          
    Come be a part of the Swazi 5k on Saturday, September 16, 2017 Join us for the 9th Annual Swazi 5K Run/Walk in Bethany, Oklahoma. The Swazi 5K is a USATF sanctioned event and certified course. Mark your calendars!

    To be a Sponsor:
    download and return the 2017 5K Sponsorship form
    To Register Online: signmeup.com/119348
    Download: Swazi 5K 2017 Registration 



  • Jess Jenkinson to serve as Interim On-site Coordinator in Swaziland

    BFC is pleased to announce that Jess Jenkinson will be our interim Swaziland on-site coordinator serving as Ron and Sara Willard depart in July, and extending his stay in Swaziland through the middle of November, 2017.  

  • "AIDS-Free Swaziland in One Generation"

    Over the past 3 years, Dr. Terry Hall has provided a two-day seminar to all pastors and leaders in all four districts in Swaziland about AIDS Awareness.  As part of the activities of  the July 2016 GO Team, Dr. Hall presented this same seminar to care-givers affiliated with the AIDS Task Force under the direction of Task Force leaders Mary Magagula and Evelyn Shongwe and the nursing staff of Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini, Swaziland.  

  • Manna Farms at Nazarene College of Theology

    In 2012 planning began for a farm on the College of Theology at Southern Africa Nazarene University (SANU) in Swaziland, to help provide scholarships for their theology students. This school sits on 400 acres of land and only uses about 35 acres for their campus. Today, Manna Farms has harvested crops, increased beekeeping, and started the tilapia and aquaponics programs. For more information please go to www.mannafarms.org or contact us at info@mannafarms.org

  • Swazi 5k Benefit Walk/Run

    Swazi 5K Benefit Walk/Run The fourth annual Swazi 5K Fun Run/Walk was held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, with 537 participants on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. Karen and Scott Dedmon led a group of volunteers to plan and implement this event. “We are excited the event grew by 100 people, said Karen, “and we are beginning the planning to host even more participants next year.”

  • Prime Minister praises work by Nazarenes

    Swaziland's Prime Minister recently praised the work of the Nazarene Church in the development of the nation's education system. Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini is himself a product of Nazarene education. Read more.

  • Swaziland Project Wins Energy Globe Award

    I am excited when I think about the people from BFC who were part of this exciting and impacting project. Fred Evans had a curiosity and passion to see the community of Sitsatsawani have water in 2008. He worked for several days and tried to fix an old water well in that community.

  • The 4th Annual Swazi 5K is coming...

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

    Save the date on your calendar for this fun, family event.

    Who can participate? Anyone who wants to run, walk or be a sponsor. We will have a one-mile fun walk/run and a fully certified and sanctioned 5K (3.1 miles) race for those who are serious runners. If you can walk for an hour, then you can walk this 5K!  Read more.  http://www.swazipartners.org/swazi-5k

    Download the Swazi 5K registration form 

     

  • Knitting Friendships

    Taking knitting needles and yarn to work with during the long hours on the airplane proved to be a special part of the trip for one team member. God used a knitting hobby to connect with Swazi women and children in Ntondozi, teaching a new skill that also opened the way for real communication about families, marriage, hurts and God. Read more.

  • Enabling Swazi Pastors to Impact Their Communities

    Swaziland, Africa, has the highest incidence rate of HIV/AIDS in the world. The Nazarene Church has had an influential presence in the country for more than 100 years, but the health crisis has stretched pastors and congregations to their limits. Bethany First Church of the Nazarene, in Bethany, Oklahoma, asked the four Swazi District Superintendents how the church could come beside them to help them reduce the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the country.

  • Swazi NazarenePastors Conference

    On August 16, 2011, one hundred and sixty pastors and spouses gathered in Manzini, Swaziland for the first-ever Nazarene Pastor’s Conference on the issues of HIV and AIDS. The small country of Swaziland in Southern Africa has the terrible distinction of having the highest HIV prevalence rate per capita in the world.  Read more.

  • Thank You Caps and Wraps Team!

    "We are humbled by your generosity!"  These were the thrilled first words of Matron Mamba when she saw the dozens of vibrantly colored caps and wraps being carried into her office at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini, Swaziland. Thanks to a dedicated group of ladies and men at BFC led by Eunice Robinson and Nila Murrow, many women will receive caps and wraps for their newborn babies. Read more.

  • Ntondozi Child Development Centre in Swaziland

    Philiswa is one of thousands of children that will go to bed hungry tonight. He is one of the orphaned or vulnerable children that make up the nearly 200,000 at-risk children in Swaziland. Bethany First Church of the Nazarene is partnering with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries on our first Child Development Centre in Swaziland.

  • New On-site Coordinators for Swaziland

     Evan and Andrea Mosshart are our new on-site coordinators for Swaziland.  Read more.

  • Fourth Jubilee Project in Swaziland

    BFC has completed the fourth Jubilee Project in Swaziland with a new roof on the Tsambokhulu Church of the Nazarene!  Read more about this exciting story.

  • 2011 Container Shipment Preparation Begins

     Saturday, February 26 was a great day to start preparations for the next container to be shipped to Swaziland.  Approximately 15 people joined Fred Evans at the Hobby Lobby warehouse for a day of unloading, sorting, cleaning and consolidating equipment.

  • Lizinga Lemandla Ami: The Measure of My Strength Books

      Would you like to purchase a gift that benefits Swaziland?  Sunni Mercer and Eric and Bridget Pipkin have produced aEric, Sunni and Bridgetn incredible book filled with pictures and stories from Swaziland that tells about the needs of their women and children.  You can purchase this book today through our website or at the BFC library.  Read more.

  • Second Jubilee Projects Transforms Church

    On the border of South Africa and Swaziland there is town called Bulembu. For many years this mining town had a population of 10,000. In 2001 the mine was shut down and the town’s population dropped to 100. In recent years developers and entrepreneurs have started rebuilding the city. Read how Jubilee Funds transformed the local church.

  • A Centennial Celebration in Swaziland

    A great celebration happened in Swaziland on August 14, 2010, to commemorate the centennial founding of the Church of the Nazarene in Swaziland.  Andy and Amy Curry represented BFC on this great day.  Read more about their insights and excitement over the celebration and all that it means for Swaziland.

     

  • July/August 2010 GO Team Review

    July/August 2010 GO Team Review

    This was the largest GO Team to date. There were 64 volunteers in Swaziland who had prepared themselves for months to serve. Rev. Chris Pollock asked 18 months ago if there could ever be a team co-sponsored by BFC Students Ministries that would allow students and their families to come together in service on a GO Team. This was the team. Read more.

  • First BFC Jubilee Project

    Embekelweni church of the nazarene will be the first jubilee project for BFC in Swaziland. Read more>

  • On-site coordinators

    Andy and Amy Curry have accepted the position of BFC’s on-site coordinators in Swaziland

  • Standard Treatment Book

    Dr. Terry Hall and Dr. Raymond Bitchong launched the new pediatric Standard Treatment Book in March 2010. The Swazi Ministry of Health has now requested 2,400 copies so that every government clinic and hospital will benefit. Read more >

  • Solar-powered water system

    Sitsatsawani received the first solar-powered water system from Fred Evans and Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. This community has been transformed. Read more >

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