World Report

Visiting the Saints in the Dominican Republic

October 3, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Debbie and I are in the Dominican Republic, traveling with Tim DeBusk, Director of Caribbean Work, and his wife, Lisa. We plan to visit several of our churches, meeting with the ministers and saints here, before returning home Friday evening, October 6.

On Sunday morning, we had the privilege to attend our Miramar, San Pedro de Macoris, church pastored by Edwin Gil Fillary who is the oldest serving pastor ...

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Expecting “Baskets” of Blessings at Australia Camp Meeting

September 27, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Australia camp meeting began on Sunday, September 24, in Sydney and is scheduled to continue through October 1. Sam Ajayi, Director of Australia Work, and his wife, Shade, arrived a few days in advance to spend some time in Perth where we have a group led by Michael Chiutare. His wife, Farai, has been seriously ill, but is gaining strength. Brother Sam said the Perth saints are thankful for the...

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Hurricane Update from the Caribbean

September 22, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

We have been able to communicate with Brother Michael Anthony, District Superintendent of the Eastern Caribbean, now that Hurricane Maria is past. We are thankful to report that it had less impact than expected on our churches in the Caribbean. However, the saints are still reeling from Irma. Brother Michael says that of our two churches in Tortola, the one at East End...

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The Impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Jose

September 8, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Many have expressed concern and let us know that they are praying for those impacted by the recent hurricanes, and it is deeply appreciated. Our saints in the Texas area are beginning to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Two families were displaced and others suffered property damage, but no lives were lost.

As destructive as Hurricane Harvey was, Hurricane Irma has been even more devastating. Tim DeBusk, Director of Caribbean Work, has...

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Peruvian Effort is an Inspiration

August 15, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

As the Peru camp meeting came to a close on Sunday, August 6, our team in Cajamarca sent this report of the final days.

Saturday was spent visiting three of our branch churches in the mountains. We left around ten in the morning and headed to our Bella Vista church. Taking a “combi” (van) over some very rough roads, we arrived in the vicinity about ninety minutes later. We were impressed...

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Many Come Forward for Prayer in Peru

August 10, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

As the Peru camp meeting continued on Thursday and Friday of last week, our team in Cajamarca sent this update of the services:

On Thursday, Sam Ajayi presented the Bible teaching on consecration using the example of Hannah, taken from 1 Samuel 1:20-28. Hannah prayed for a son and then brought the child, Samuel, to the Temple, dedicating him to the Lord. Brother Sam emphasized that after salvation, consecration is necessary for ...

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Inspiring Music and Messages at Midwest Camp Meeting

August 9, 2017

Midwest camp meeting began with registration at the Pinecrest Camp and Conference Center in Fredericktown, Missouri, on Tuesday, August 1. The rented campground was filled to capacity, and it was good to see so many regular attendees as well as a large number of first-timers.

Bible Teachings were held Wednesday through Friday mornings with the theme of “Upcoming World Events.” On Wednesday, Charles Schleicher, pastor in Madison, Wisconsin, spoke on “The Rapture of the Church...

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Many Visitors at Combined Meeting in France

August 8, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Yesterday, Debbie and I attended Sunday services at our Paris location. It was our third time to worship with the saints there, and each time, we have seen new faces added to the congregation.

We have two groups in France: the one in Paris and another in Troyes. Several from the latter group joined us for a combined meeting. In addition, to the delight of the Paris group, many local visitors...

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