World Report

Nigeria Work Restructured to Meet Demand

November 5, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

This past Sunday, I attended services at the Anthony Village tabernacle in Lagos, Nigeria, where there were about four thousand in attendance.

The day began with workers meeting in the prayer room to pray for the service and requests. Following this, everyone gathered in the sanctuary for the Sunday school general assembly. The adult choir and orchestra opened with several selections, and then the children came marching in while singing “Old...

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Nigeria Remembers One Who Was Faithful

November 2, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

After the South Africa camp meeting, I traveled to Nigeria and arrived in Lagos on Tuesday evening, October 30. I was greeted by a handful from our churches here who work in airport security, and so was able to navigate the airport quicker than usual.

The next morning, I met with Bayo Adeniran, the West and Central Africa (WECA) District Superintendent, and then with the Nigeria board members before going to...

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Joyful Saints Dedicate Two Churches in Ibadan, Nigeria

November 13, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

We enjoyed a great Lord’s Day with the Lagos saints at the headquarters church in Anthony Village. It began with a ministers and workers meeting, attended by a large number, which was a reminder of how thankful we are for the many faithful volunteers who make up this work.

Following the meeting, the sanctuary and platform soon filled in anticipation of Sunday school. The choir opened the session by singing “To God Be the ...

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Abia Work: Planted, Watered, and Growing

November 11, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

On Friday we traveled to the village of Umuokatawom in Abia State, and first went to the Apostolic Faith campground, which offers housing for district camp meetings and is also the home of an Apostolic Faith Secondary School. As we approached the grounds, students from the school lined both sides of the road, smiling and waving flags. They were grouped by classes, with the youngest first, and all had a...

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A Powerful Service in Port Harcourt

November 9, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

We spent most of yesterday traveling, as we were delayed several hours by flight postponements, but at last arrived at the Port Harcourt regional headquarters church in the evening. Once again, we received a warm welcome and were presented with flowers. Then we proceeded into the church for a children’s program followed by an evangelistic service.

As we entered the building, the excitement of the congregation grew to a roar of...

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Ghana and Nigeria Inspire with Enthusiasm for the Gospel

November 7, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

I traveled to Ghana Saturday morning with Bayo Adeniran, WECA District Superintendent, and James Olaleye, WECA Director of Welfare. We were met at the airport by several saints and then escorted to our hotel for breakfast before continuing to the Ghana headquarters church in Accra. As we arrived there, two rows of joyful children from the Apostolic Faith grade school greeted us while waving flags, singing, and holding up a...

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Celebrating Dedications in Asaba and Issele-Uku

November 4, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

On Friday, I had the privilege of celebrating two church dedications with the Asaba and Issele-Uku congregations, located about twenty miles apart in Delta State.

The first dedication service began outside the Asaba church with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. This was followed by the choir singing “Battle Hymn of the Republic” as they led the way into the building. Then the Sunday school children presented a short program of several songs, including...

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A Great Start to WECA Trip

November 2, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

After arriving in Nigeria, I received a warm reception on Thursday evening, November 2, at the Western and Central Africa (WECA) headquarters in Lagos. The Students of the Lagos Apostolic Faith Secondary School greeted me with a bouquet of flowers and then presented a short program. It began with an instrumental rendition of the Nigerian national anthem followed by...

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Thankful for the Great Time of Fellowship in Africa

November 17, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Minna church dedication took place on Wednesday morning. The photo below is from that event. 

In Abuja, a ministers’ and workers’ meeting was held at the headquarters church on Thursday. Bayo Adeniran, James Olaleye, and I arrived an hour early and had time to tour the building. Since my previous visit in 2012 for the dedication, several final improvements had been made, including very nice landscaping.

After the tour, we went back...

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Long Anticipated, The Sagamu Church is Dedicated

November 15, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The focus on Monday was the dedication of our church in Sagamu, which is a two-hour drive north of the Anthony Village campground. Once again, I traveled with Bayo Adeniran and James Olaleye. Upon our arrival, a large crowd greeted us, and then two children stepped forward to present a bouquet of roses and issue a formal welcome.

Before the dedication, there was time to meet with the workers in the basement...

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