World Report

St. Vincent Congregations Safe during Volcanic Eruptions

April 15, 2021

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Soufriere volcano on the island of St. Vincent began erupting on April 9, sending lava down the sides of the volcano and clouds of ash across the island. A thick coating of ash covered St. Vincent as well as the Grenadines directly to the north, and Barbados, which is one hundred miles to the east.

Sixteen thousand people had been evacuated in the days before, and no deaths have been attributed to the...

Read More

Japan District Superintendent Retires After Lifetime of Service

April 9, 2021

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Easter Sunday service in Kawasaki, Japan, included a celebration of the risen Savior, the water baptism of three recent converts, and the retirement of Pastor Hidehiro Ouchi. Some of the highlights are shared in the following report received from the Kawasaki congregation.

It was a blessed day; we felt God’s presence with us in the service as well as for the future of the Gospel work in Japan. Forty-one people attended...

Read More

Reston, Virginia New Year Services

March 23, 2021

The theme of Reston, Virginia’s weekend of New Year Revival was “Behold, I Will Do A New Thing.” And God is certainly doing new things in the lives of His children in 2021! The guest speaker was Reverend James Timbilla of the Apostolic Faith Church in Wharton, New Jersey. Saints from Washington, D.C., and Wharton joined Reston virtually, with many also providing musical renditions—including a combined Reston-D.C.-Wharton spliced virtual choir singing...

Read More

Thirty-Seven Water Baptized in Maharashtra

January 29, 2021

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Gospel continues to take root in India, and we praise God for it. Surya Gajbhiv, District Superintendent of Maharashtra State, has sent reports of several water baptismal services that took place in November, and another this week.

In November, services were held in eight different church locations for twenty-eight converts who wished to be baptized. Among the candidates was a sixty-nine-year-old grandmother from a Hindu...

Read More

Camp Meeting 2021 Announcement

January 28, 2021

From the Superintendent's DESK

Since summer planning has already begun for many, it is appropriate to provide our tentative schedule as it relates to Portland camp meeting. After conferring with many United States Apostolic Faith pastors, our current plan is to schedule “tabernacle services” in lieu of our traditional camp meeting. The services would begin Friday, June 25, and continue through Sunday, July 11. The details of the schedule will be determined in time, based...

Read More

Work Begins at Beautiful Church site in Kapavaram

January 26, 2021

From the Superintendent's DESK

The congregation in Kapavaram, India, is rejoicing this week as preparations are made to lay the foundation of a church building.

This group of believers formed more than a decade ago when the pastor, Jaya Raju, began holding church services on the front porch of a village home. Though the owners were Hindus, they allowed the meetings, and in 2012 they attended for the first time and were both saved....

Read More