World Report

Dedication in Benin City Marks New Opportunity

June 9, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

John Musgrave and Bayo Adeniran attended a fourth church dedication in Nigeria yesterday, and Brother John sent this report of the event:

We flew from Lagos to Benin City for the dedication of our I.C.E. church, pastored by Bamidele Oduwole. Located in the Edo district of the Lagos region, it opens an opportunity to expand the work into a new geographic area.

When we arrived, the...

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Three Churches Dedicated as Nigeria Work Grows

June 8, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

John Musgrave continued in Africa this week, visiting several more locations in Nigeria with Bayo Adeniran, and was present for three church dedications. He sent a report of their activities over the past four days.

On Monday, they first visited the Abeokuta church, which is the Ogun District headquarters in the Ibadan region. It is pastored by Olusegun Adeliyi, who is also the Ogun District Overseer. As they approached the church,...

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A Wonderful Welcome in Nigeria

June 4, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

John Musgrave, who was recently appointed Director of West and Central Africa (WECA) Work, is in Africa for the first time, visiting our churches in Nigeria and Ghana. He arrived in Lagos on Wednesday, May 30, and was warmly greeted by Bayo Adeniran, the WECA District Superintendent, who escorted him to a reception at the WECA headquarters, located on the campground at Anthony Village.

Brother John said fifteen children from the Apostolic...

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Thankful for the Great Time of Fellowship in Africa

November 17, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Minna church dedication took place on Wednesday morning. The photo below is from that event. 

In Abuja, a ministers’ and workers’ meeting was held at the headquarters church on Thursday. Bayo Adeniran, James Olaleye, and I arrived an hour early and had time to tour the building. Since my previous visit in 2012 for the dedication, several final improvements had been made, including very nice landscaping.

After the tour, we went back...

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Long Anticipated, The Sagamu Church is Dedicated

November 15, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

The focus on Monday was the dedication of our church in Sagamu, which is a two-hour drive north of the Anthony Village campground. Once again, I traveled with Bayo Adeniran and James Olaleye. Upon our arrival, a large crowd greeted us, and then two children stepped forward to present a bouquet of roses and issue a formal welcome.

Before the dedication, there was time to meet with the workers in the basement...

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Technology Used to Further the Gospel in Nigeria

November 14, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

I arrived in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday with Bayo Adeniran and James Olaleye, and went straight to the Anthony Village campground where the Western and Central Africa (WECA) headquarters is located. As we passed through the Resource Development Center, which was dedicated in January 2015, we could see that it was in full operation, printing the latest issue of Higher Way magazine. It is exciting to think that with the use...

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Rumuomasi Church Dedicated with a Resounding “Amen!”

November 11, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Thursday began with a tour of the Port Harcourt campground in Nigeria. Its facilities include a tabernacle that seats six thousand, housing units, hostels, administrative buildings, and an elementary school.

The school provides Kindergarten through sixth grade classes for about two hundred students, many of whom come from families outside our church. I enjoyed visiting the classrooms, offering the students greetings from America, and encouraging them to always live for Jesus.

In the...

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Young People Following the Faith in The Republic of Benin

November 9, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Yesterday, we visited three of our churches in the Republic of Benin, and received enthusiastic welcomes as the local saints and their children lined up to greet us with singing. At each location, one of the children, dressed in native attire, presented a beautiful floral arrangement and made an eloquent speech before we continued to the sanctuary.

The abbreviated church services included special song selections, congregational singing, introductions, and a closing prayer....

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A Thriving Gospel and Beautiful Music in Benin

November 7, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

Late Sunday night, Bayo Adeniran and I, along with James Olaleye of our WECA headquarters office, arrived in Benin where we have sixty-two churches, mostly concentrated in the south, although the work is quickly moving into the north.

On Monday morning, we went to the headquarters church in Cotonou. Upon our arrival, three children presented us with flowers and gave a welcoming speech. Then we were ushered into the sanctuary where...

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A Blessed Lord’s Day in Ghana

November 6, 2016

From the Superintendent's DESK

We started this day with Sunday school at the Ghana headquarters church in Accra. Then we went into the morning service where 1761 were in attendance. It began with a children’s program. They sang some favorite songs including “The Happy Day Express,” “Happy Welcome,” “When He Cometh,” I’ll Be a Sunbeam,” and “Jesus Bids Us Shine.” The children also had speaking parts, and as usual they were adorable.

The service immediately...

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