World Report

Jamaicans Testify that God Provides, Guides, Protects, and Heals

February 5, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Mark and Rosemary Worthington, accompanied by Blessing Adaramola, Ade Asaya, and Lara Rosen, visited four more of our churches in Jamaica this past week and sent this report of their activities.

Tuesday evening we traveled into a remote part of the interior of Jamaica to Crofts Hill where our little white church overlooks a valley. To begin the meeting, we had an enthusiastic time of singing, including the song...

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Jamaicans Praise God in Song and Testimony

January 29, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Mark and Rosemary Worthington of Sacramento, California, are in Jamaica visiting our congregations there. They are accompanied by Blessing Adaramola of Pullman, Washington, Ade Asaya of Portland, Oregon, and Lara Rosen of Los Angeles, California. They sent this report of their first services:

On January 26, a beautiful Sunday morning, we traveled along a winding road through the mountains to where our little church in Troy is set nestled on ...

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Asia Trip Concludes with Korean Youth Meetings

January 13, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill and Lori McKibben, and Mark and Sylvia Staller, completed their last few days in the Philippines with visits to six more branch churches.

On Monday, January 6, they had breakfast at the Calaocan church, which is led by Joel Salazar, the worker in charge. This was our first branch church established in the Philippines, and the building bears the curved roof influence of the tabernacle in Portland. The trip continued to Kaliwanigan, where...

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Mantle of Leadership Passes in the Philippines

January 6, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill and Lori McKibben and Mark and Sylvia Staller continued their Asian trip in the New Year by visiting several branch churches in the Philippines and holding an installation service where a new District Superintendent of the Philippines was appointed.

On New Year’s Day, accompanied by Michelle and Michael Hancock, they first visited our church in Simimbaan where Rizaldy Caliboso is the pastor. The saints were there...

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Philippines HQ Prepares for New Year

December 30, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill McKibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife, Lori, are accompanied by Mark Staller, pastor at Tehachapi, California, and his wife, Sylvia, on their current trip to Asia. They arrived in the Philippines early Friday, December 27, and after a rest, had opportunity to fellowship for a time with the District Superintendent of the Philippines, Zenaida Ruiz.

The next day, they were joined by the district pastors at the headquarters...

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A Gift Hardly Afforded

December 20, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

When I was growing up, I highly anticipated our family Christmases, and they were always satisfying to me. The seven of us children would sit around the tall, decorated Christmas tree, watching each other unwrap gifts one by one as Dad passed them out. Money was not easy to come by, so the gifts were generally items that we...

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Christmas on the Campground in Portland, Oregon

December 18, 2019

Christmas on the Campground has been a tradition at the Apostolic Faith Church in Portland, Oregon, since 2008, and each year it seems even better than the last. From the moment guests stepped onto the campground they were greeted with cheerful music and thousands of dazzling lights illuminating the front lawn. Two notable additions this year were the giant decorated trees near the west chapel. One of them is over fifty-five feet tall, with...

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Many Countries Represented at Zimbabwe Camp Meeting

December 16, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

After leaving South Africa, Debbie and I traveled to Bulawayo for the annual Zimbabwe camp meeting, which began yesterday. This year marks the first camp meeting on the Bulawayo campground since ownership of the property went into dispute fifteen years ago. Prior to that, this location served as the headquarters for our Southern Africa district. It was a blessing to many, so a large number are expected to attend over the...

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