World Report

Showers of Blessings at the U.K. Camp Meeting

July 29, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The United Kingdom Camp Meeting began on Saturday evening, July 23, in Wales. Delegates representing ten different countries are in attendance, numbering between four and five hundred each service. Bill McKibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife, Lori, are there representing headquarters. Brother Bill sent this report of the opening services:

The theme for the camp meeting this year is “Showers of Blessings” and a spirit of anticipation was...

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God Blesses the Eastern Caribbean Camp Meeting

July 23, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The choir sang “Praise Him! Praise Him!” as the Eastern Caribbean camp meeting began on Sunday, July 10, at the new headquarters church in Smith Bay, St. Thomas.

During the announcements, Michael Anthony, the Eastern Caribbean District Superintendent, noted that this was the first camp meeting to be held in St. Thomas in over thirty-two years—fulfilling a dream of the past leadership.

The large crowd that had gathered included over 120 delegates...

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Midwest Youth Camp

July 21, 2016

by Shannon McCarville

The Midwest youth camp was held June 7-11 at the Peaceful Valley Youth Camp and Retreat Center in St. Mary, Missouri. Students attended from several of the Midwest branch churches, and the counselors felt privileged to teach the daily devotionals and challenge the campers to learn the daily memory verses as they enjoyed getting to know one another in their individual cabins. Over the years, many have felt the touch of God...

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Victories at Dominican Republic Camp Meeting

July 21, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Dominican Republic camp meeting continued on Tuesday evening. Once again, Brother Alberto Smith opened the service by welcoming everyone. Then the congregation was led in singing many beautiful hymns.

The music included several numbers by a choir of thirty-plus voices. One special selection was “Victory Is Ours.” This theme was brought out in the victorious testimonies that followed. One man told how he...

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A Soul Is Saved as Camp Meeting Begins in La Romana

July 19, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Dominican Republic camp meeting opened on Sunday at our headquarters church in La Romana. When our team (myself and Debbie, and Tim and Lisa DeBusk) arrived in the morning, Sunday school was in progress and everyone was singing enthusiastically. They were also eager to recite their memory verses, and many stood to do so.

Following Sunday school, the...

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Dominican Republic Update

July 16, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Greetings from La Romana, Dominican Republic.

After arriving late Wednesday night, Tim DeBusk and I spent Thursday conducting business with Alberto Smith, District Superintendent of our ninety Dominican Republic churches. Though Brother Alberto has been hampered by physical immobility the past seven months, his enthusiastic spirit was encouraging, the same as always. During our time together we also learned more accurately of the tragic vehicle accident that has claimed the lives of eighteen of...

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