• Short Takes

    Short Takes

    MAY 2021

    Volcanic Eruptions in St. Vincent The Soufriere volcano on the island of St. Vincent began erupting on April 9, sending lava down the sides of the volcano and clouds of ash across the island. Eruptions continued for two weeks, leaving a thick coating of ash across St. Vincent as well as...

  • A Continuing Legacy in Japan

    A Continuing Legacy in Japan

    APRIL 2021

    After nearly six decades of service, Reverend Hidehiro Ouchi retired from the positions of Japan District Superintendent and pastor of the Kawasaki church. In acknowledgement of his years of faithfulness, the Kawasaki congregation had a retirement celebration for Reverend Ouchi following the Easter Sunday service on April 4, 2021.

    Forty-one people...

  • Dedication of East Africa Printing Press

    Dedication of East Africa Printing Press

    FEBRUARY 2021

    A printing press, along with video equipment and office furnishings, were dedicated at the East Africa headquarters church in Lusaka, Zambia, on December 25, 2020.

    The dedication service took place on the John Howard compound where the headquarters church is located and the annual camp meeting is held. It was led...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    JANUARY 2021

    Thirty-Seven Water Baptized in Maharashtra, India In the Maharashtra State of India, the hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, the government-mandated lockdowns may have slowed the spread of the virus, but not the Gospel.

    With some restrictions lifted, water baptismal services were held in eight different church locations during the months of...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    NOVEMBER 2020

    Tenth Anniversary in Calgary, Canada The tenth anniversary celebration for the Apostolic Faith Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was held September 4-6, 2020, at a local rented facility. Attendees came from the cities of Calgary, Lethbridge, and Edmonton in Alberta, as well as Winnipeg, Manitoba. There were also online attendees from...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    JULY 2020

    Visiting New Churches in Malawi Malawi District Superintendent Chris Nkhata reported that in early July, he and other representatives from the Malawi headquarters church had the opportunity to visit the two newest Malawi branch churches, located near the border with Mozambique in Nsanje and Maraka.

    The first stop was on Saturday, July...

  • The Worldwide Impact of the Pandemic

    The Worldwide Impact of the Pandemic

    MAY 2020

    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...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    FEBRUARY 2020

    Tanzania Special Meetings Yield Many Blessings Reverend Boniface Banda, the Eastern Africa District Superintendent, led a team of eleven from the headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia, to hold special meetings at the Tanzania headquarters church in Mbeya from September 29 to October 6.

    Due to the local restrictions in that area, the church...

  • An Abounding Work in Angola

    An Abounding Work in Angola

    DECEMBER 2019

    2019 Angola Camp Meeting The 2019 Angola camp meeting was held August 18-25 in Huambo. A campground there houses the headquarters church for our Angola work, which began almost thirty years ago and now includes over three hundred congregations.

    Representing the Portland headquarters church were Reverend John Musgrave, Director of Africa Work,...

  • Commemorating Ninety Years in Tromso

    Commemorating Ninety Years in Tromso

    OCTOBER 2019

    Ninety years ago, three women went to Tromso, Norway, on a mission. Tora Garde, Anna Folgero, and Ingeborg Johannessen did not know anyone in the city, but they wanted to meet people because they had a message they wanted to pass on.

    The women belonged to the Apostolic Faith Church in...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    AUGUST 2019

    Barbados Celebrates Forty Years at Tichbourne The brethren in Saint Michael, Barbados, held four days of special meetings beginning on June 16 to commemorate forty years at their Tichbourne Road location. Reverend Michael Anthony, Eastern Caribbean District Superintendent, and his wife, Monica, were present for the anniversary celebration.

    The theme for the...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    JUNE 2019

    New Unit of Daybreak and Discovery A new unit of the Daybreak and Discovery Bible study series will be released for the fall quarter of 2019, covering the Books of Luke, Acts, James, Galatians, and Romans. This is the ninth unit to be completed of the twelve-part series. Each unit is...

  • Churches Rebuilt in the Caribbean

    Churches Rebuilt in the Caribbean

    APRIL 2019

    Road Town Anniversary and Rededication A rededication and twenty-fifth anniversary service was held on March 15 for the Road Town Apostolic Faith Church on the island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The church was recently rebuilt after being struck almost two years ago by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, both Category 5....

  • Western Europe Work Moving Forward

    Western Europe Work Moving Forward

    MARCH 2019

    The parsonage at the Western Europe headquarters church at our Bexley location in London, England, was dedicated on Sunday, January 13. At the dedication service, an overview of the construction project was given by Reverend Isaac Adigun, the Western Europe District Superintendent. He explained that the building, located next door...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    FEBRUARY 2019

    Change of Leadership in the Dominican Republic  On Sunday, February 3, at the Dominican Republic Apostolic Faith headquarters church in La Romana, District Superintendent Gledwin Mills announced that he is retiring as leader of the Dominican Republic work, with Reverend Deivys Pichardo appointed to fill that role.

    A letter from Superintendent General...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    OCTOBER 2018

    New South Africa District Superintendent Installed The retirement of Reverend Edie Sadike as South Africa District Superintendent was announced on Sunday, October 28, during the South Africa camp meeting in Bapsfontein. Appreciation was expressed to Reverend Sadike and his wife, Ruth, for twenty-three years of service in this office, beginning on...

  • South Korea Anniversary Celebration

    South Korea Anniversary Celebration

    OCTOBER 2018

    This year’s South Korea camp meeting, which took place in Seoul on August 2-5, was an anniversary celebration of the beginning of the Apostolic Faith work in Korea, and included the installation of Jeong Min Kim as the new Korea District Superintendent.

    50 years in the making Fifty years ago, missionaries Harold...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    AUGUST 2018

    Century Camp Meeting Celebrates 60 Years The camp meeting held July 22-29 in Century, Florida, commemorated the sixtieth camp meeting of the United States Southern and Eastern District. Attendees from branch churches throughout the district came for the diamond anniversary, and the enthusiasm was evident from the very first service.

    At every...

  • World Headquarters Office Dedication

    World Headquarters Office Dedication

    JULY 2018

    On July 4, 2018, less than two years after a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Apostolic Faith world headquarters office, the building was formally dedicated for God’s work. The service began in the campground tabernacle with the junior orchestra playing “He Is Exalted” and “Star Spangled Spectacular.” A young ladies’...

  • Church Dedication in Oceanside, New York

    Church Dedication in Oceanside, New York

    JULY 2018

    On Sunday, June 10, a new church building was dedicated in Oceanside, New York. This building will be used by the congregation who was meeting in nearby Hempstead, New York. Having outgrown their old location in recent years, the Lord provided the congregation with the opportunity to acquire this new...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    MAY 2018

    2018 Zambia Camp Meeting Zambia’s annual Easter camp meeting took place April 1-15, and Reverend Darrel Lee, the Superintendent General, was welcomed there for his first visit. He arrived the evening before at the Eastern Africa headquarters in Lusaka, the site of the camp meeting, accompanied by his son, Randy, and...

  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    MARCH 2018

    Christmas on the Campground in Portland, Oregon Christmas on the Campground was held at the Apostolic Faith world headquarters in Portland, Oregon, on December 8-10, 2017, and over five thousand people came out during the weekend to enjoy the festivities. It was very cold and windy, but thankfully also dry each...

  • Romania: Twenty Years of Reaching Hungry Souls

    Romania: Twenty Years of Reaching Hungry Souls

    DECEMBER 2017

    In recent years, our churches in the western and southern regions of Romania have experienced significant growth. In addition, the Romania work has expanded into new areas, including the city of Coroteni in the southeast region of the country, and the towns neighboring the city of Pascani in the northeast.  


  • Short Takes

    Short Takes

    DECEMBER 2017

    A New District Superintendent for the Dominican Republic An announcement was made on October 8, 2017, that Reverend Gledwin Mills would succeed Reverend Alberto Smith as District Superintendent of the Dominican Republic. Reverend Smith held the position for fifteen years, and at age eighty, chose to retire for health reasons. A...

  • Apostolic Faith Work Continues to Grow in Chile

    Apostolic Faith Work Continues to Grow in Chile

    SEPTEMBER 2017

    A presentation of the Apostolic Faith work in Chile was given on Monday evening, July 10, during the camp meeting in Portland, Oregon. The program included a multimedia presentation about recent camp meetings in Chile and an overview of how the work there began, as well as music presented by...

  • Victories Abound at Portland Camp Meeting

    Victories Abound at Portland Camp Meeting

    JULY 2017

    This year’s Portland camp meeting, which was held July 2-16, saw a record number of foreign visitors, and the blessings outpoured during the prayer services were numerous as well.

    In the days leading to the camp meeting, guests began arriving from six continents and were met at the camp office with...

  • Scattered Abroad

    Scattered Abroad

    JUNE 2017

    In the Apostolic Faith Church organization, circumstances such as immigration, job transfers, and schooling have resulted in a number of “house churches” springing up throughout North America in areas where there are no Apostolic Faith churches. New communities are being reached with the Latter Rain Gospel through the efforts of...

  • New Jersey Church Dedication

    New Jersey Church Dedication

    APRIL 2017

    A weekend of special meetings was held April 21-23 in Wharton, New Jersey, centering around the dedication of a new Apostolic Faith Church in that location. The schedule included evangelistic services on Friday and Sunday evenings, a morning devotional service and evening concert on Saturday, and the dedication ceremony on...

  • Dedication of New Headquarters Church in the Philippines

    Dedication of New Headquarters Church in the Philippines

    JANUARY 2017

    A new headquarters church for the Apostolic Faith work in the Philippines was dedicated in Bagong Sikat on Sunday, January 22. The original headquarters church remains on the same site as the new building; it has been renamed “The Chapel” and will now be used for small gatherings. As the...

  • New Year Update from India

    New Year Update from India

    JANUARY 2017

    The first two weeks of 2017 were a busy time for our churches in India, with special services and Vacation Bible School activities held in a number of locations.

    The New Year was welcomed with a special December 31 watchnight service at our India headquarters church in Kaikavolu. Led by Reverend...