World Report

Change of Leadership in the Dominican Republic

February 6, 2019

On Sunday, February 3, at the Dominican Republic Apostolic Faith headquarters church in La Romana, District Superintendent Gledwin Mills announced that he is retiring as leader of the Dominican Republic work, with Reverend Deivys Pichardo (pictured above, with his wife and three children) appointed to fill that role.

A letter from Superintendent General Darrel Lee was read in Spanish at the meeting, stating, “The faithful service of Brother Mills is deeply appreciated. ...

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Praises Ring Out in Jamaica

February 5, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

A team to Jamaica arrived in Kingston on Saturday evening, January 12, and immediately traveled to Castleton, a town in the mountains, to the home of Rohan Clough, who leads our work in Jamaica. He and his wife Charmaine had offered to host the team for the duration of their stay. This included Mark Worthington, his wife Rosemary, and David Budean, all of Sacramento, California, as well as Balu Ajanaku and...

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Testimonies in St. Vincent Tell of God’s Power

January 28, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Downeys have continued visiting our churches in St. Vincent, and traveled to Lowmans Hill, a short distance from Kingstown, for the Friday evening service on January 25. Established ninety years ago in 1928, this is the oldest church on the island, and is pastored by Martin Laborde.

The service began with worship choruses, and included “Lead Me to the Rock that Is Higher than I” and “I’m Living Where the Healing Waters Flow.” District ...

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Heartfelt Music Highlights St. Vincent Meetings

January 26, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Downeys continued in St. Vincent this past week, attending services at the various branch locations.

On Tuesday evening, January 22, they traveled to our church in Dorsetshire Hill, located in St. George Parish a short distance from Kingstown. The church is built into the hillside at the top of a very steep hill. The pastor, John King, designed and built the church a number of years ago. It is windy at...

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St. Vincent Workers United in Purpose

January 23, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob Downey, Director of North America Work, and his wife, Cheryl, arrived in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to visit seven of the eleven churches on the island of St. Vincent, as well as our church on the neighboring island of Bequia.

On Saturday morning, January 19, a ministers’ and workers’ meeting was held in Paul Over, the location of the headquarters church. All of the churches on the island were represented,...

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St. Eustatius Congregation Celebrates 25 Years

January 15, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

On Sunday, January 13, the Apostolic Faith congregation on the island of St. Eustatius celebrated twenty-five years of worship at the church in Mansionweg.

St. Eustatius is a Dutch island in the Netherland Antilles, with a population of about three thousand whose primary language is English. Our church is located right in the center of the island. The work there began in 1991 with a small group occupying two locations as they sought a permanent...

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Jamaicans Inspire with Victorious Testimonies

May 14, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Worthingtons visited three more churches in Jamaica this past week before returning home, and sent this report with the details:

On Monday evening, we worshiped at our Christiana church, and found another group of sweet saints who love to worship God with heartfelt singing. As the choir sang about leaving behind no unfinished task when the Lord calls us home, there were earnest expressions on their faces showing they meant the ...

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Blessings Multiplied in Jamaica

May 9, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Mark and Rosemary Worthington are visiting our churches in Jamaica. They arrived on Friday, May 4, and that evening attended the service at our Castleton church where Delceta Claudius is the pastor. They said the service was wonderful and filled with inspiring music. They especially enjoyed a heartfelt “Little Is Much When God Is in It,” sung by the choir. They heard many spontaneous testimonies, in which people spoke of lives...

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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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