World Report

St. Vincent Trip Ends with Inspiring Testimonies

January 29, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob and Cheryl Downey concluded their trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines by visiting the saints at two more of our churches. They sent the following report of the services:

Our last two weeknight services were held at our Lowmans Hill church, which is located just a few miles north of Kingstown and pastored by Martin Laborde. The Thursday evening service opened with the congregation singing “Come into...

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Open Windows Carry the Gospel in St. Vincent

January 26, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob and Cheryl Downey continue in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, visiting the saints among our churches there. This week they have had opportunity to participate in three services and sent the following report:

On Monday evening, we visited our church at Greggs, located in the largest parish on the island, Charlotte Parish. The terrain is quite rugged, with very little flat land, and the hour’s drive included maneuvering...

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Rejoicing in St. Vincent Rainy Season

January 22, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob Downey, Director of North America Work, and his wife, Cheryl, arrived in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, January 19. The island of St. Vincent is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, and ten Apostolic Faith churches are situated throughout.

On Saturday, Brother Bob conducted a session at the Paul Over church, in the capital city of Kingstown, for ministers and workers...

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Hurricane Update from the Caribbean

September 22, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

We have been able to communicate with Brother Michael Anthony, District Superintendent of the Eastern Caribbean, now that Hurricane Maria is past. We are thankful to report that it had less impact than expected on our churches in the Caribbean. However, the saints are still reeling from Irma. Brother Michael says that of our two churches in Tortola, the one at East End...

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Victories Won at Eastern Caribbean Camp Meeting

August 1, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

The 2017 Eastern Caribbean camp meeting was held July 16-21 in Smith Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, using the theme of “Growing in Grace.” A report from the camp meeting stated that “all who attended enjoyed a time of spiritual refreshing.” Further details included the following:

As the first service began, the choir sang “Grace that Is Greater,” and then an uplifting song service followed. During the announcements, greetings were ...

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Road Town, Tortola, Celebrates 23 Years

April 12, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Special meetings were held March 26-29 in the British Virgin Islands to celebrate the twenty-third anniversary of our church in Road Town, Tortola, where Shanon Lawrence is the pastor.

Brethren from neighboring churches attended in support including ministers Sylvina Thomas of our church in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and Pearl Smith, pastor of our church in East End, Tortola.

The meetings, which carried the theme of “Growing in Grace,” opened on...

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Jamaicans Enthusiastic about the Gospel

February 16, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

A team of eight from the United States recently returned from Jamaica where they spent ten days visiting the saints among our churches there. Those who went were Mark Worthington (pastor in St. Louis, Missouri) with his wife, Rosemary, and family members Mikayla Worthington and Chris, Jillian, and Julianne Luka (all from Portland, Oregon). Deborah Brenner (also of Portland) and Esther Oyedokun (of Chicago, Illinois) joined as well.

The team arrived...

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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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Youth Convention Concludes St. Vincent Trip

February 8, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Downeys continued to visit our St. Vincent churches this past week, and on Wednesday worshiped with the saints at our Greggs church. It was a special day for the pastor, Warrican James, who was celebrating his forty-second anniversary in the Gospel. The building was nearly full with about one hundred attending, including some from our neighboring branch churches. Brother Bob said the enthusiasm that had been present in previous services was evident here as well, especially...

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A Beautiful New Church Anticipated on St. Maarten

February 5, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The DeBusks arrived on Tuesday in Saint Maarten where we have three churches. They were greeted by the Eastern Caribbean District Superintendent, Michael Anthony, and his wife, Monica, along with the Haiti District Superintendent, Rolland Deler.

The next evening, they attended our Sucker Garden church on the Dutch side of the island. The pastor is Fecu Commandant, who recently succeeded Brother Rolland in that capacity.

Sister Lisa wrote that the service was filled with inspiring music, beginning with...

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