World Report

Wharton Special Meetings

September 21, 2020

Online special meetings were held at the Apostolic Faith Church in Wharton, New Jersey, from Sunday, August 16, through Sunday, August 23, with a limited number of people attending in person. The theme verse was taken from Revelation 22:12, “Behold, I come quickly.” The opening service began with an instrumental ensemble playing “He the Pearly Gates Will Open,” followed by “Fairest Lord Jesus” with “He Is Coming Again.” A vocal solo, “When We See ...

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United States Churches Unharmed Amid Wildfires and Hurricane Sally

September 20, 2020

Wildfires in the states of Washington, Oregon, and California began spreading rapidly in the beginning of September, eventually consuming over four million acres of land. Several of the fires were located in proximity to cities, including where we have Apostolic Faith churches. Thankfully, all of our church families are safe. None of our buildings were lost in the fires, though a couple families did lose homes. At this time, no fires are directly threatening ...

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One Saved in Malawi Special Meetings

September 10, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

In August, representatives from the Malawi headquarters church in Lunzu made a trip to Nthondo Village, 120 miles to the south. There, they held a service among a group of thirty-five families interested in becoming part of the Apostolic Faith Church. Chris Nkhata, the Malawi District Superintendent, gave a report of the trip and also of September special meetings held in Nsanje, eight miles from there.

Brother...

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Visit to New Malawi Churches Brings Joy

July 8, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Malawi District Superintendent Chris Nkhata and representatives from the Malawi headquarters church had the opportunity to visit two branch churches this past weekend, and sent this report.

Greetings in the Name of the soon coming King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ. We thank God for His grace and divine protection under the current COVID-19 environment. The Malawi congregations are safe, though the...

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A Message from the Superintendent: God Will See Us Through

June 4, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Sunday, June 28, will mark one hundred years since Florence Crawford preached the opening sermon at the first camp meeting at our current Duke Street location. A look back at 1920 history is a reminder that while some things have changed since then, others are strikingly similar. A century ago, the United States was emerging from a global pandemic...

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The Worldwide Impact of the Pandemic

May 15, 2020

As many church buildings are left empty, the Church body finds new ways to continue its mission.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact, touching every nation around the world. The congregations in all of our churches are facing challenges; some are health related, some economic, and some due to isolation. In all cases, we are looking to God for solutions. Following are reports of how our churches have responded to...

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When Our Churches Reopen

May 12, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Although some local governments are beginning to lift the COVID-19 restrictions, we continue to err on the side of caution. One certainty in this global pandemic is that COVID-19 is highly contagious; it only takes one carrier to result in an outbreak. We continue to encourage our pastors to be slow to reopen.

Our larger congregations, including Portland, remain closed to the public. Smaller congregations may be able to partially open before...

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Portland Camp Meeting 2020 Decision

April 2, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

With regard to this current pandemic, there is much uncertainty. During our March 5 meeting here in Portland, we drew attention to our wall-mounted and disposable hand sanitizers and suggested greeting one another with a fist bump rather than a handshake. That statement was met with some chuckling, perhaps more for the way the suggestion was presented than any...

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