World Report

Australia Camp Meeting: Exciting, Insightful, and Blessed

October 9, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Australia camp meeting, which is held annually in Sydney, began on Sunday, September 29, with much excitement and an expectation that the Lord would bless. Sam Ajayi, the Director of Australia Work, and his wife, Shade, were there representing the Portland headquarters church, and they sent this report of the week’s meetings and activities.

The camp meeting began with Sunday school for every age group: children, intermediate, and...

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Tromso Celebrates Ninety Years

September 27, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The congregation in Tromso, Norway, celebrated their ninetieth anniversary with two days of special meetings held August 31 to September 1. Invitations were distributed prior to the event, and many visitors attended, including representatives from neighboring churches.

LeRoy Tonning, the Scandinavia District Superintendent, was also in attendance, and preached during a service held on Saturday. In the sermon, he told about the many beautiful churches he had seen while in Denmark...

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2019 Wharton Special Meetings

September 20, 2019

The 2019 Special Meetings in Wharton, New Jersey, were held from August 18-25, with the theme “Back to Bethel” taken from Genesis 13:3. Representatives and visitors came from the District of Colombia, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. The first Sunday morning service began with the orchestra playing “Surely the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place,” the choir singing “Come Thou with Us,” and a quartet piece titled “Take ...

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Wonderful People, Music, and Prayer in Angola

August 23, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Angola camp meeting continued on Monday morning with a Bible teaching, which began with the choir singing “Happiness All the Time” and “Since I Found the Lord.” Prior to the message, a quartet of young people sang “Come Holy Spirit” in Portuguese. The tune was well known to our team from Portland (John Musgrave and Erik Calhoun), and coincided perfectly with the teaching. Brother John used text from the first...

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Midwest Camp Meeting

August 21, 2019

The Apostolic Faith Midwest camp meeting was held in Fredericktown, Missouri, from July 30 to August 5. During registration on Tuesday evening, there was great anticipation as everyone greeted one another and prepared their rooms for the night. In addition to attendees from the Midwest churches, people also came from the East and West Coasts of the United States, and this was one of the largest Midwest camp meetings in several years.

The Wednesday morning...

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Amazing and Abounding Work in Angola

August 21, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

John Musgrave, Director of Africa Work, and Erik Calhoun, the Portland youth pastor, are in Angola for the annual camp meeting which began on Sunday, August 18. Brother John sent this report of their arrival and the first day of the camp meeting.

After a stopover in Luanda, Brother Erik and I arrived with a Southern Africa delegation in Huambo where our Angola work is headquartered and the campground is...

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Century Camp Meeting

August 15, 2019

The Apostolic Faith camp meeting in Century, Florida, was held July 21-28. The opening service included the installation of Josephine McElveen as the new District Superintendent of Southern and Eastern United States Work, which resulted in a large turnout. The choir opened the service with “Come, Let Us Worship the Lord,” with Norris Bush reading from Isaiah 6:1-3. Eugene Segres Jr., the former District Superintendent, welcomed everyone, and after the congregational...

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A Beautiful Gospel in Eswatini

August 15, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Eswatini camp meeting continues with Bible teachings in the mornings, evangelistic services in the evenings, and various church activities in the afternoons. John Musgrave, Director of Africa Work, sent this report of the past several days’ meetings.

For each of the Bible teachings, Tino Bhosha of Zimbabwe provided a keyboard prelude. Attendees from Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe have been active in every...

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