World Report

District Superintendent Installed in Dominican Republic

June 10, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The public installation service for Deivys Pichardo as the Dominican Republic District Superintendent was held on Sunday, June 9. Debbie and I were there, along with Tim DeBusk, Director of Eastern Caribbean Work, and his wife, Lisa.

Brother Deivys, who was appointed on Feburary 2, opened the service by greeting the congregation and us. There was a choir selection, followed by congregational singing and prayer, and then he turned the meeting...

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A New Leader for Eastern Africa

June 10, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

John Musgrave, Director of Africa Work, and Cliff Paulsen of Portland, Oregon, remained in Lusaka, Zambia, following the Saturday funeral service for Timothy Kaibula, the former Eastern Africa District Superintendent.

On Sunday morning, June 9, they met at the Zambia headquarters church in the prayer room with the Eastern Africa leaders to announce Brother Timothy’s successor. When the name was read, the response was a resounding “Amen,” and everyone stood immediately...

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Statement Regarding the Dominican Republic and Zambia

June 10, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Deivys Pichardo was formally installed on Sunday, June 9, as the Dominican Republic Superintendent. Brother Deivys has attended the Portland camp meeting with his wife, Sister Leidy, and their children, Jose who is 18, Andres, who is 17, and Megan, who is 9.

On the same day, Boniface Banda was formally installed as the Eastern Africa District Superintendent during the morning service at the headquarters church in Lusaka, Zambia. John Musgrave,...

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In Loving Memory of Reverend Timothy Kaibula

June 5, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

On Saturday, June 1, Reverend Timothy Kaibula, the District Superintendent of Eastern Africa, passed away unexpectedly at the age of sixty-five. He is survived by his wife, Sowi, and their five children and six grandchildren. His obituary states, “He was consistent in the work of God and led an exemplary life and total submission to the sovereign will of God... He gave all his life for the cause of Christ and...

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Wharton Youth Rally

May 31, 2019

The 2019 annual youth rally at the Apostolic Faith Church in Wharton, New Jersey, was held April 26-28. The guest speaker, Olusola Adesope, the pastor in Pullman, Washington, attended with his wife, Tolu. Other attendees came from Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington D.C. The focus was “Digging Deeper,” and the theme song was “Deeper, Deeper, in the Love of Jesus.”

On Friday evening, the service began with Samuel Odulaja playing “The Heart...

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Sunday School Grows in Iquitos, Peru

May 8, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Before leaving Peru, Sam Ajayi, Director of South America Work, and his wife Shade, visited our church in Punchana, Iquitos, for Sunday services. They sent this report of their visit.

The annual torrents of rain had come to Iquitos, and in their wake the usual flooding. Though this year the flooding was not as severe, our church was not spared. It is near where a major sewage line empties...

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Strengthening Sunday School in South America

May 6, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

After leaving Brazil, Sam Ajayi, Director of South America Work, and his wife, Shade, traveled to Cajamarca, the headquarters for our churches in Peru. The purpose for going was to make improvements to the Sunday school program, including enabling better access to materials, stressing the spiritual qualifications for effective teaching, and providing more training. Brother Sam sent this report of their visit.

After arriving in Cajamarca,...

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