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Chile Work Presentation

July 10, 2017

Through photos, narration, and live music, a presentation of our work in Chile, given on Monday evening, July 10, had the effect of transporting attendees to South America for an hour.

The evening began with a brief introduction by Sam Ajayi, Director of South America Work, who said he first visited Chile in 2011 to meet with about twenty groups interested in becoming part of the Apostolic Faith organization. Although the final consensus by...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 9, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Decision Medley” and “Testimony Medley.” The choir then joined the orchestra and sang “Down to the River to Pray.”

Featured Testimonies: Gary Wolfe gave thanks for his privilege to work for the Lord for forty years, and is also thankful that God recently healed him. John Wyatt Sr., praised God for saving him sixty years ago, and told how his life completely changed. Trina Paulsen expressed her gratitude that God gave...

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Sunday Youth Service

July 9, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Draw Me Close” and “Praise Him!” The choir followed, singing, “God Is on the Move,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Rebekah Reid praised God for sanctifying her last night, and also for healing her mother last November. Matt Preston gave thanks for his window of opportunity last night when God came into his heart. Olivia Osunkwo told how God showered His love into her heart as she consecrated her life...

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Sunday Morning Service

July 9, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “This Is My Father’s World” and “Fanfare and Processional on God of Our Fathers” The choir then joined by singing “Jesus, the One and Only,” with Butch Carey and Michael McCarville as soloists.

First Special: Pierre Hancock, Roxie Rael, and Laura Wood sang “I Bless Your Name.”

Scripture Reading: Bob Downey read from 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.

Last Special: Shana Macomber (pictured above) sang “O the Blood.”

Sermon: Darrel Lee preached from 2 Corinthians 6:17-18, warning everyone that...

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Saturday Evening Service

July 8, 2017

Prelude: Aanu Sodipe played a violin solo of “Romantic” by Dvorak, and “Great is the Lord.” A combined branch choir then sang “God of My Praise.”

Featured Testimonies: Janet Folarin praised the Lord for baptizing her with His Holy Spirit the night before. Ruth Folarin told how God helped her with a difficult test and also throughout the entire school year by giving her the Scripture, “Lo, I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). Seun Ogunwale ...

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Friday Evening Service

July 7, 2017

Prelude: The Serenaders played “Charity,” “Jesus Loves Me,” “Power in the Blood,” and “Amazing Grace.” Then Joel McCarville sang “Standing By the River,” with vocal and instrumental backup.

Testimonies: Rob Moen (pictured above) testified that his first landmark in the Gospel was when he was saved at a youth camp, and another recent landmark was when his son prayed in his room and asked Jesus to come into his heart. Heidi Sletmoe said she is...

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Friday Youth Service

July 7, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “What a Mighty God,” followed by the choir singing “Praise His Holy Name.”

Testimonies: David Budean testified that as a backslider, God helped him to surrender his life to Him, and his desire is to go deeper in his walk with God. Matt Budean said that God saved him two years ago, and he is thankful for the family of God to encourage him in the hard times. Noah Mocan said ...

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Friday Bible Teaching

July 7, 2017

Prelude: Marcus Luka and Henry Parker played a trombone duet of “I’m Feeling Fine.” A children’s choir then sang “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship” and “Awesome God,” with Isaiah Nedelcu as the soloist.

Featured testimonies: Rolland Deler, District Superintendent of Haiti Work, gave an update on the work in Haiti. He said there are now 142 Apostolic Faith churches in Haiti, and the headquarters church that is currently being constructed will be large...

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Thursday Evening Service

July 6, 2017

Prelude: A trombone ensemble played “Abide with Me” and “Redeemed.” Then a ladies’ sextet sang “Stepping on the Clouds.”

Featured testimonies: Trisha Spakousky praised the Lord for healing her daughter who began having seizures several years ago and was diagnosed with a brain abnormality, but two years ago an EEG showed that the brain abnormality was gone. Cyril Agunn said he received distressing news from home on Tuesday, but prayed and by the close of...

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Thursday Bible Teaching

July 6, 2017

Prelude: Olamide, Olamiposi, and Olamidipupo Oso played a string trio of Vivaldi’s “Spring (La Primavera)” and “Blessed Assurance.” Then, Imelda and Maya Nedelcu sang “Your Name” accompanied by Andrea Gaston on the guitar.

Featured Testimonies: Lordick Motshidisi (pictured above) said he tried to run away from the questions he had about God, but God kept calling after him until he prayed and was saved. Barbara McCormick said she received salvation seventy-one years ago after a...

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