World Report

India Camp Meeting 2018

February 28, 2018

The eleventh annual India camp meeting was held Tuesday through Thursday, February 20-22, at the headquarters church in Kaikavolu. In preparation for the meetings, the saints fasted and prayed, and also went door-to-door in the village to personally invite people to attend. Then, the Sunday before, they rented a rickshaw and drove through the neighboring streets announcing the camp meeting and preaching the Gospel over a P.A. system. Many received the...

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Hempstead Christmas Events

February 22, 2018

The Apostolic Faith Church in Hempstead, New York, marked the Christmas season with two programs celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, including a Christmas concert by the choir and orchestra and a drama presentation.

The concert was comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages, and began with a rendition of “Carol of the Drum,” followed by a piano number, “Christmastime Is Here.” The audience was delighted as the choir majestically sang “Awake...

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As Chile Camp Meeting Concludes, God is Still Touching Lives

February 22, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Chile camp meeting concluded Sunday, February 18, with the final few days including an ordinance service and a farewell lunch. Shade Ajayi and Jayne Ortiz sent this report of the weekend’s activities:

On Friday we had the last teaching of the camp meeting, and the topic was evangelism. The preacher expounded on our individual and collective responsibilities ...

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Testimonies Reveal God Is Working in Chile

February 19, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Chile camp meeting continued this past week with morning Bible teachings and evening evangelistic services. Two from our team, Josephine McElveen and Jayne Ortiz, sent this report of the meetings:

The Tuesday Bible Teaching opened with consecrated prayer and singing as the Holy Spirit prepared our hearts to receive His Word. There were many inspiring testimonies including one from a young lady who said she has learned to...

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Listening for God at Chile Camp Meeting

February 14, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

This year’s Chile camp meeting began on Sunday, February 11. Sam Ajayi, the Director of South America Work, and his wife, Shade, are there along with Josephine McElveen, pastor of our Washington D.C. church, as well as Elvido and Jayne Ortiz of the Bronx, New York. Sister Jayne and Sister Shade sent this report of the opening day and annual concert:

As we arrived and met the saints in...

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Philippines Grads Exhorted to Align to God’s Purpose

February 12, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill and Lori McKibben continued in the Philippines this past week, and on Wednesday, Brother Bill had the opportunity to speak at the Central Luzon State University Baccalaureate service. With over six hundred graduates present in addition to parents, faculty, and staff, he exhorted the audience to align their personal visions with the vision and purposes of God who created them. The speech appeared to be well received, and we pray...

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Dominican Republic Installation Letter

February 7, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

As was reported earlier, this past Sunday at the Dominican Republic headquarters church in La Romana, an installation service for the newly appointed Dominican Republic Supervisor and new Board members was held. The full English text of the letter read during the installation service is below. After the public reading of the letter in Spanish, the new appointees were formally installed. ...

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Installation Service in the Dominican Republic

February 7, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Tim DeBusk, Director of Eastern Caribbean Work, and his wife, Lisa, left for the Dominican Republic this past week. They arrived on Tuesday, January 30, and were welcomed by several, including Gledwin Mills, the newly appointed District Superintendent.

The purpose of their trip is to represent the Portland headquarters and our churches around the world in formally installing Brother Gledwin as the Dominican Republic District Superintendent. He has been serving in...

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Philippines Prayer Meeting Yields Results

February 5, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill McKibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife, Lori, are in the Philippines. They arrived early Friday morning on the island of Luzon and were met by a small delegation including Zenaida Ruiz, the Philippines District Superintendent. That evening, they attended the prayer meeting and devotional service at the headquarters church in Bagong Sikat where Sister Zenaida is the pastor.

Brother Bill said they were inspired by the message of...

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