World Report

A Message from the Superintendent: God Will See Us Through

June 4, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Sunday, June 28, will mark one hundred years since Florence Crawford preached the opening sermon at the first camp meeting at our current Duke Street location. A look back at 1920 history is a reminder that while some things have changed since then, others are strikingly similar. A century ago, the United States was emerging from a global pandemic...

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The Worldwide Impact of the Pandemic

May 15, 2020

As many church buildings are left empty, the Church body finds new ways to continue its mission.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact, touching every nation around the world. The congregations in all of our churches are facing challenges; some are health related, some economic, and some due to isolation. In all cases, we are looking to God for solutions. Following are reports of how our churches have responded to...

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When Our Churches Reopen

May 12, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Although some local governments are beginning to lift the COVID-19 restrictions, we continue to err on the side of caution. One certainty in this global pandemic is that COVID-19 is highly contagious; it only takes one carrier to result in an outbreak. We continue to encourage our pastors to be slow to reopen.

Our larger congregations, including Portland, remain closed to the public. Smaller congregations may be able to partially open before...

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Portland Camp Meeting 2020 Decision

April 2, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

With regard to this current pandemic, there is much uncertainty. During our March 5 meeting here in Portland, we drew attention to our wall-mounted and disposable hand sanitizers and suggested greeting one another with a fist bump rather than a handshake. That statement was met with some chuckling, perhaps more for the way the suggestion was presented than any...

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Testimonies Abound at India Camp Meeting

March 24, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Our churches in the southeastern region of India held their annual camp meeting February 24-26 at the headquarters campground in Kaikavolu. We were thrilled to hear that during the three-night campaign thirty-two were saved, twenty-six were sanctified, and sixteen received the baptism of the Holy Ghost! Following is a report sent by Rayudu Raju, the pastor of the India headquarters church and District Superintendent of the work in his state.

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A Message from Rev. Darrel Lee on COVID-19 Changes

March 17, 2020

Updated March 23, 2020

Today our governor announced a “Stay Home Stay Healthy” policy which allows leaving home only for essential activities. This will not change the way we are currently operating as our webcasts and headquarters office work are essential to stability, comfort, and spiritual health of our viewers, not only in the United States, but all around the world.

Moving forward, we intend to continue with live Sunday morning webcasts at 11:00 a.m. (PDT),...

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Midwest Special Meetings

March 11, 2020

Midwest special meetings were held at the Apostolic Faith Church in St. Louis, Missouri, on February 7-9, 2020. Visitors came from branch churches in Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Tony Boyce, the guest speaker for the weekend and pastor in Dallas, Oregon, attended with his wife, Dawn. The theme was “Go Ye Into All the World.”

On Friday evening, the service opened with a men’s group from St. Louis singing “Jesus Is...

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Bringing Needs to the Lord in Northeastern Romania

February 24, 2020

From the Superintendent's DESK

Harlan Lee and Jeff Downey have returned from visiting our churches in Romania, and sent this final report from their trip.

We left Ramnicu Sarat on Saturday, accompanied by Ted Bora and Gheorge Macovei, and traveled to the city of Pascani in the northeastern region of Romania. Since 2013, we have been visiting this area and working with missionary Vasile Budeanu to hold cottage meetings in the neighboring thirty-five villages. ...

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