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Apostolic Faith World Headquarters Office Dedication

July 4, 2018

On July 4, 2018, less than two years after a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Apostolic Faith world headquarters office, the building was formally dedicated for God’s work. The service began in the campground tabernacle with the junior orchestra playing “He Is Exalted” and “Star Spangled Spectacular.” A young ladies ensemble sang “Still Feelin’ Fine” and then Rev. Sam Ajayi led the congregation in a special prayer for the future work of the Apostolic ...

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Wednesday Evening Service

July 4, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Fanfare & Processional on ‘God of Our Fathers,’” and “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” The choir, accompanied by the orchestra, followed with “This Is America (Medley)” and those who are serving or have served in various branches of the service stood as their song was sung (pictured above: Brandon Frymire stands for the United States Marine Corps).

Featured Testimonies: Sherry Schuermyer, an Air Force veteran, shared her testimony, telling how...

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Wednesday Youth Service

July 4, 2018

Prelude: The youth orchestra played “Patriotic Overture.” The choir then sang “I Pledge Allegiance Again,” with Lisa White as soloist.

Featured Testimonies: Josh Hancock was thankful for God’s direction and timing, when two months ago he found he had not passed his teaching exam and was passed over for his dream job. However, a few weeks later he passed his exam and got a different job that is actually better. Li Arechy was thankful for salvation,...

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Tuesday Evening Service

July 3, 2018

Prelude: Alan Lambert played “My Tribute” on the piano. Then a mixed ensemble from Los Angeles, California, sang “Thanks.”

Testimonies: Savannah Lee said she is thankful for God’s help, including this past year when her stolen car was found a few months later. Edis Bhosha testified that God healed her children of serious diseases, and that He has been her shelter and provider in every situation. Sandy Cripps thanked the Lord for the special reanointing...

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Tuesday Morning Bible Teaching

July 3, 2018

Prelude: Caleb Reid played “My Savior’s Love” and “I’m Feeling Fine” on the tuba. Then Simon, Jill, and Florin Baros sang “Shine on Us.”

Testimonies: Josh Lambert said he is thankful that God delivered him from a heart problem in 2014, and that he can trust God to be with him as he starts a new program. Rachel Hall testified that she was able to pray with her mother on her deathbed, and she encouraged everyone not...

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Midsummer Concert

July 2, 2018

This year’s annual Midsummer Concert was a special celebration of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the first Apostolic Faith orchestra. The concert program noted that in 1908 the church originally had only a small reed organ for music, and after a few years a piano was acquired. Over time more instruments were added, and in 1918 the first orchestra was pioneered by thirty members. The group continued to grow to a symphonic...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 1, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “What Wondrous Love Is This” and “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” A vocal ensemble (pictured above) followed, singing “More Than Conquerors.”

Featured Testimonies: Bill McKibben was thankful that God changed his life almost forty-four years ago, when he was in high school. Rachel Boyce shared how the Lord saved her three years ago and she appreciates His mercy to a backslider. Amanda Friesen rejoiced that she was celebrating her spiritual ...

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Sunday Youth Service

July 1, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Lord, I Need Thee” and “Praise God.” The choir then sang “Praise Him!” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Heidi Copko shared how the Lord saved her at a youth camp when she was a young girl. Caleb Copko said he had been a backslider but shortly before his eighteenth birthday, he admitted to his parents that he needed to be saved, and when they prayed with him the Lord saved him once ...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 1, 2018

Prelude: The orchestra played “Oh, I Want to Know You More” and “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.” Then the choir, accompanied by the orchestra, sang “Revive Us Again.”

Greetings from afar: Darrel Lee read camp meetings greetings from numerous places including Australia, Brazil, Chile, India, South Africa, Romania, Malawi, Peru, Zambia, Japan, Tortola, and Botswana.

First Special: Iudita Trotter, Shana Bishop, and Dana DeBusk (pictured above) sang “Worthy Is the Lamb.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read...

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