World Report

Philippines HQ Prepares for New Year

December 30, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill McKibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife, Lori, are accompanied by Mark Staller, pastor at Tehachapi, California, and his wife, Sylvia, on their current trip to Asia. They arrived in the Philippines early Friday, December 27, and after a rest, had opportunity to fellowship for a time with the District Superintendent of the Philippines, Zenaida Ruiz.

The next day, they were joined by the district pastors at the headquarters...

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A Gift Hardly Afforded

December 20, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

When I was growing up, I highly anticipated our family Christmases, and they were always satisfying to me. The seven of us children would sit around the tall, decorated Christmas tree, watching each other unwrap gifts one by one as Dad passed them out. Money was not easy to come by, so the gifts were generally items that we...

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Christmas on the Campground in Portland, Oregon

December 18, 2019

Christmas on the Campground has been a tradition at the Apostolic Faith Church in Portland, Oregon, since 2008, and each year it seems even better than the last. From the moment guests stepped onto the campground they were greeted with cheerful music and thousands of dazzling lights illuminating the front lawn. Two notable additions this year were the giant decorated trees near the west chapel. One of them is over fifty-five feet tall, with...

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Many Countries Represented at Zimbabwe Camp Meeting

December 16, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

After leaving South Africa, Debbie and I traveled to Bulawayo for the annual Zimbabwe camp meeting, which began yesterday. This year marks the first camp meeting on the Bulawayo campground since ownership of the property went into dispute fifteen years ago. Prior to that, this location served as the headquarters for our Southern Africa district. It was a blessing to many, so a large number are expected to attend over the...

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Visiting the Saints in South Africa

December 9, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Debbie and I have been in South Africa for the past several days. We arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday, December 4, and were met at the airport by a small delegation including Onias Gumbo, the Southern Africa District Superintendent, and his wife Evelyn; and Confidence Nemahungani, the South Africa District Superintendent, and his wife Monicca. We were joined later by Grey Thibela, the pastor at Wattville, and his wife, Lydia, who...

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Ten Water-Baptized in India

December 2, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The group visiting India from Oregon (Deanna Moen, Peter and Heidi Sletmoe, and Jane Burton) continued these past two weeks to attend the Vacation Bible School (VBS) sessions being held among our churches in the Andhra Pradesh region. They also attended a few church services.

On Friday, November 22, the group went to a service at the Yanam church where S. Raco Raju is the pastor. They said there was a good number in...

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