World Report

A Grand Opening Day for the Zambia Camp Meeting

April 4, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Dwight Baltzell, Director of Africa Work, and his wife, Susan, are in Lusaka, Zambia, for the annual camp meeting, and also for the dedication of the Eastern Africa headquarters church, which hosts the camp meeting. They arrived a few days in advance and were met at the airport by many smiling faces including Timothy Kaibula, the District Superintendent of Eastern Africa. They said there was great anticipation and excitement among the...

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Rejoicing Together in Our Risen Savior

March 28, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Scandinavian camp meeting concluded yesterday and Brother Ed Habre has sent reports about their last two days. He said Saturday’s activities included morning and evening church services and the annual Ognatun Games. The morning service began with a children’s duet of the Ogunleye boys playing the violin and clarinet. Brother Ed commented, “It was nice to see children in the early development stages of their musical skills using their talents ...

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Scandinavia Camp Attendees Lay Their Burdens at the Cross

March 25, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Good Friday has just ended for the saints at Scandinavia camp meeting in Norway. Brother Ed Habre, who is visiting as the guest speaker for their camp meeting this year, sent this report about the great meetings they have had so far:

Kim and I invited LeRoy and Vigdis Tonning along with our traveling companions to join us for a boat tour of a Norwegian fjord on a large catamaran. The ...

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Norway Celebrates Palm Sunday

March 22, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Scandinavian camp meeting is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 23, and several from the Portland headquarters church are expected to attend. This group includes Ed Habre who will be the guest preacher, and his wife, Kim. They arrived in Stavanger, Norway, this past Friday and were welcomed by LeRoy Tonning, the district superintendent, and his wife, Vigdis.

As this is the Habres first visit to Norway, the four spent part of Saturday touring various sights...

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Midwest Special Meetings

March 8, 2016

The greetings were warm and anticipation was high as many gathered from the Midwest churches at the Apostolic Faith Church in St. Louis, Missouri, for the Midwest special meetings held February 12-14. There were many memorable moments from the weekend, including the wonderful music specials. One treat was a beautifully played brass number by four Midwest pastors. There were also lovely vocal solos, along with several groups and ensembles. Norman and...

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He Was Not Here: For He Is Risen, As He Said

February 25, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Our final day in and around Jerusalem began at the Garden Tomb, one of two sites that commemorate Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. This site is consistent with what we read in the Bible of those events. It is located just outside the Old City, near a gate (Damascus Gate), in a place of public execution, and on a main thoroughfare. Also, there is a garden nearby (John 19:41), which holds a traditional tomb. In addition, the...

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Modern, Old, and Ancient Jerusalem

February 24, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Wednesday was an amazing day in Jerusalem with so much to take in. Most of our time was spent in and around the Temple Mount plaza. We saw it from every direction before entering it and concluding our day at the Western Wall.

We began the day by going to the Mount of Olives, which faces the Old City of Jerusalem from the east. Its name is the result of so many olive groves covering its slopes during...

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