World Report

10 Receive Salvation in the Dominican Republic

February 6, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Tim DeBusk, Director of Eastern Caribbean Work, and his wife, Lisa, recently returned from visiting our churches in the Dominican Republic, and gave this report of their trip:

We arrived on Tuesday, January 28, and the next evening had the privilege to visit the Km 13 de Las Americas church in the capital city of Santo Domingo. The church service was led by Andres Bido, the pastor, and was...

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A Warm Welcome from the Saints in Nigeria

February 6, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

I am in Africa to visit our churches in Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, and Ghana. Upon arriving Tuesday evening, February 4, a welcoming committee greeted me, including Bayo Adeniran, the Western and Central Africa (WECA) District Superintendent, the WECA Board of Directors, and several others.

The next evening, I went to the WECA headquarters church in Anthony Village, Lagos, for Bible study, and was met with a short welcome service. The Anthony ...

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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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