World Report

Change of Leadership in the Dominican Republic

February 6, 2019

On Sunday, February 3, at the Dominican Republic Apostolic Faith headquarters church in La Romana, District Superintendent Gledwin Mills announced that he is retiring as leader of the Dominican Republic work, with Reverend Deivys Pichardo (pictured above, with his wife and three children) appointed to fill that role.

A letter from Superintendent General Darrel Lee was read in Spanish at the meeting, stating, “The faithful service of Brother Mills is deeply appreciated. ...

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Praises Ring Out in Jamaica

February 5, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

A team to Jamaica arrived in Kingston on Saturday evening, January 12, and immediately traveled to Castleton, a town in the mountains, to the home of Rohan Clough, who leads our work in Jamaica. He and his wife Charmaine had offered to host the team for the duration of their stay. This included Mark Worthington, his wife Rosemary, and David Budean, all of Sacramento, California, as well as Balu Ajanaku and...

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Japan Saints Consistent, Fruitful, and Faithful

February 5, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Our team to the Philippines and Japan (Bill and Lori McKibben, and Seth and Erin Morgan) recently returned home from their trip to Asia and sent a concluding report.

After a few delays, they arrived in Japan a couple of hours late and were finally able to greet the pastor of our Kawasaki church, Hidehiro Ouchi, along with three other saints who transported them directly to the hotel.

Shortly thereafter, they were...

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Visit to the Philippines Marks 25 Years

February 1, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill McKibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife, Lori, accompanied by their daughter and her husband, Erin and Seth Morgan, have entered the second week of their trip visiting our churches in the Philippines and Japan.

Sunday morning, January 27, at the Bagong Sikat headquarters church, the service began with Sunday school. Before dispersing to classes, the general session included a medley of familiar songs, such as “This Train Is...

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Testimonies in St. Vincent Tell of God’s Power

January 28, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Downeys have continued visiting our churches in St. Vincent, and traveled to Lowmans Hill, a short distance from Kingstown, for the Friday evening service on January 25. Established ninety years ago in 1928, this is the oldest church on the island, and is pastored by Martin Laborde.

The service began with worship choruses, and included “Lead Me to the Rock that Is Higher than I” and “I’m Living Where the Healing Waters Flow.” District ...

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Trip to Philippines Yields Fellowship

January 26, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill McKibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife Lori, along with Seth and Erin Morgan, all from Seattle, Washington, arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday, January 22. Their itinerary includes visits to many of our twenty-five branch churches, pastor and worker meetings, and two anniversary services including one at the Bagong Sikat headquarters church. After a very late arrival to Manila followed by a four-hour drive to the headquarters church,...

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Heartfelt Music Highlights St. Vincent Meetings

January 26, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Downeys continued in St. Vincent this past week, attending services at the various branch locations.

On Tuesday evening, January 22, they traveled to our church in Dorsetshire Hill, located in St. George Parish a short distance from Kingstown. The church is built into the hillside at the top of a very steep hill. The pastor, John King, designed and built the church a number of years ago. It is windy at...

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Dallas, Texas, Christmas Program

January 23, 2019

The Apostolic Faith church group in Dallas, Texas, held their first Christmas program on December 23. The event opened with Telemi Ojo on the violin, and Johnson Ojo on the cello, playing “Silent Night.” Tayo Adesina gave the opening prayer, and then Wole Ogunyemi gave the introduction to the program.

The primary-age children sang five songs, including “There Is Wonder in the Heaven,” “God’s Love,” “Good Tidings of Great Joy,” “This Little Light of Mine,” ...

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St. Vincent Workers United in Purpose

January 23, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob Downey, Director of North America Work, and his wife, Cheryl, arrived in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to visit seven of the eleven churches on the island of St. Vincent, as well as our church on the neighboring island of Bequia.

On Saturday morning, January 19, a ministers’ and workers’ meeting was held in Paul Over, the location of the headquarters church. All of the churches on the island were represented,...

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India VBS Reaches Over 800 Children

January 22, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Our churches in India continued holding Vacation Bible School (VBS) at the various locations this past week. On Thursday, January 10, forty-seven children gathered in the home of one of the saints in Gaigolupadu. This is a newer area of outreach supervised by Daniel Rayudu, the Pedapudi pastor. The VBS session began with the children singing songs they have been learning in Sunday school. At the close of the session, one...

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