World Report

St. Eustatius Congregation Celebrates 25 Years

January 15, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

On Sunday, January 13, the Apostolic Faith congregation on the island of St. Eustatius celebrated twenty-five years of worship at the church in Mansionweg.

St. Eustatius is a Dutch island in the Netherland Antilles, with a population of about three thousand whose primary language is English. Our church is located right in the center of the island. The work there began in 1991 with a small group occupying two locations as they sought a permanent...

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Sweet Fellowship in India

January 10, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Kaikavolu headquarters church in India hosted a ministers’ meeting on Wednesday, January 9, to which all the pastors and their spouses were invited. The meeting began with a prayer led by Raju Rayudu, the Kaikavolu pastor and Andhra Pradesh District Superintendent. He then read Psalm 133 and 134, which begins, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”

During the meeting, the pastors were...

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“All Aboard” for VBS in India

January 7, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Our India churches began Vacation Bible School (VBS) this past Friday, January 4, at the Durganagar church where Daniel Rayudu is the pastor. To highlight this year’s theme of “All Aboard for the Happy Day Express,” the staff wore red bandanas and engineer caps.

The front of the church had been transformed into a train depot with a railroad crossing sign and ticket booth. Inside the booth, a ticket agent sat ready ...

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India Saints Joyously Welcome the New Year

January 2, 2019

From the Superintendent's DESK

Our churches in the Andhra Pradesh region of India welcomed the New Year by holding a watchnight service at the headquarters location in Kaikavolu. About 225 were in attendance including a family visiting from Portland: Bob and Deanna Moen, along with their son, Rob, and his seven-year-old son, Charlie. They said the service was a joyous occasion with singing, testimonies, a message from the Word of God, and prayer. In addition,...

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A Christmas Message from Rev. Darrel Lee

December 24, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

This year all eight of our grandchildren, who range in age from almost a year old to nearly sixteen years old, were participants in Sunday School Christmas programs. Five were in our Medford branch church program, which Debbie and I were able to attend by leaving Portland immediately after a Sunday morning service in order to arrive in Medford before their program began. Our youngest grandchild in that program was a...

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Joy in the Camp as Zimbabwe Camp Meeting Begins

December 18, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Southern Africa regional camp meeting began on Sunday, December 16, at the headquarters church in Harare, Zimbabwe, with representatives attending from our churches in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. Representing the Portland headquarters, John Musgrave, Director of West and Central Africa Work, and his wife, Rodica, arrived in advance and noted that as...

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Seattle Special Meetings

December 12, 2018

Special meetings were held at the Apostolic Faith Church in Seattle, Washington, on October 26-28. It was a blessed weekend as many gathered from Apostolic Faith churches in Portland, Oregon; Langley, British Columbia, Canada; and Pullman, Port Angeles, and Chehalis, Washington. The theme was “Holiness Unto the Lord,” and the guest speaker was Ron Gaddis, the pastor in Richmond, Virginia, who was accompanied by his wife, Vanessa.

The Friday evening service began with a violin...

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Houston Bellfort Special Meetings

December 5, 2018

Special meetings were held at the Bellfort Apostolic Faith Church in Houston, Texas, on September 5-9. These were preceded by a month of special prayer and consecration, asking God to pour out His abundant blessings in the services. There were also two prayer breakfasts that were open to both regular church members and visitors. God honored these preparations, and more people attended than in previous years from the Houston area and surrounding ...

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