World Report

Focusing on the Lord in the Dominican Republic

January 31, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Tim and Lisa DeBusk continued this past weekend with their visit to the saints in the Dominican Republic. They reported that on Saturday a pastor’s meeting was held, and though many had to travel two or more hours to attend, about seventy-five came to the meeting. Afterwards, lunch was served, and everyone enjoyed a time of fellowship before returning to their various church locations.

The DeBusks attended Sunday services at our...

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Prayer Meetings are the Highlight and One Is Saved in the Dominican Republic

January 29, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Tim Debusk, Director of Caribbean Work, and his wife, Lisa, are in the Dominican Republic to visit several of our churches there. They arrived on Tuesday, January 24, and the next evening, attended the service at our Quisqueya, La Romana, church were Bido Franklin is the pastor.

They said that as the congregation was arriving, Brother Bido’s wife, Betty, was singing beautifully the song “Breathe,” and the sweet presence of the Lord...

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A New Headquarters Church Dedicated in the Philippines

January 23, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

The dedication of our Philippines headquarters church in Bagong Sikat was held on Sunday. First, though, we attended Sunday school at 9:00 a.m. in the original church, which is now the chapel. The adult classes were held outside as it was a beautiful sunny day with ninety-degree weather. The young people met inside and were taught by a relatively young staff with a determination to carry the...

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Philippines Work Outgrows the Headquarters

January 21, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Debbie and I are in the Philippines anticipating the Sunday dedication of the new headquarters church in Bagong Sikat. We arrived on Tuesday, January 17, and were joined the next day by Bill Mckibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife, Lori, as well as Jim and Cheri White of Grants Pass, Oregon.

The four-hour drive north from the airport in Manilla began with heavy traffic, but as we neared Bagong Sikat and our church...

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A New Church and Two Saved in Romania

January 15, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Harlan Lee of Roseburg, Oregon, is in Romania for a two-week stay, during which time he plans to visit several of our churches as well as make home visits. He arrived in Buchurest on Tuesday and was met by Gheorghei Macovei and Ted Bora, the Eastern and Western District Superintendents of Romania, who will accompany him during the trip. Brother Ted will also...

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Blessings Overflow in India

January 8, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

The saints in India send New Year’s greetings. This past week, they concluded their special meetings and began holding Vacation Bible School (VBS) with several locations taking a turn at hosting. 

Clark Wolfe and Charles and Antonia Schleicher are still in India and were able to visit fourteen of our churches during the special meetings as well as two for VBS. They wrote that...

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Praying in the New Year in India

January 3, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Clark Wolfe of Portland, Oregon, and Charles and Antonia Schleicher of Madison, Wisconsin, are in India and attended the December 31 watchnight service at the headquarters church in Kaikavolu. They said the service was well attended with every chair filled and another fifty or so sitting on the floor.

The service began at 7:00 p.m. and included music and testimonies as well as...

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Merry Christmas from the Lees

December 24, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

For most of us, the Christmas season is a time of anticipation. As youngsters, my six siblings and I could hardly wait for Christmas to arrive. Those last days and hours leading up to it went by much too slowly! Our children felt that way, and now our grandchildren go through the same painstaking exercise in patience each year. When the day finally comes and the long-anticipated gifts are presented, they...

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Minneapolis Special Meetings

December 14, 2016

Special meetings began at the Apostolic Faith Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the cool, breezy evening of Friday, October 7. It has been a tradition to rotate the fall special meetings between the Upper Midwest churches in Chicago, Illinois; Madison and Richland Center, Wisconsin; Bloomington, Indiana; and Minneapolis. This year Minneapolis was the host, and many came from the other branch churches to support the meetings. Mike Friesen, from Portland, Oregon, was...

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