Portland News

Saturday Sing-a-Long on the Front Lawn

July 15, 2017

The congregation was thankful for beautiful, sunny weather on July 15, which meant the annual Sing-a-Long on the front lawn of the tabernacle could actually be held there once again this year. Friends and families set up seating areas on blankets and lawn chairs, and the snacks and coffee drinks seemed to flow freely. The music began shortly after 8:00 p.m. with several children’s songs led by Sarah Walden, including “The Lord’s Army,” “Jesus...

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Saturday Water Baptismal Service

July 15, 2017

The water baptismal service held on the last Saturday afternoon of camp meeting opened with two testimony hymns: “Sunshine in My Soul” and “Hallelujah! I Have Found Him.” After prayer, Darrel Lee asked the baptismal candidates to stand and be recognized by applause, and encouraged them with the assurance that God is able to sustain them through any challenges that lie ahead. Then Rosie Lambert sang “Just a Sinner Saved By Grace.” The words...

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Wednesday Evening Service

July 12, 2017

Prelude: A double string quartet played “Surely the Presence,” “Intermezzo,” and “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.” Gary and Kristi Riler then sang “Daystar.”

Featured testimonies: Dealyn George (pictured above) said the Lord kept him saved and safe in Liberia during the war and He trusts the Lord to do both in Nigeria amidst the current terrorism threat. Julie Lucescu said the baptism of the Holy Ghost brings guidance, comfort, and strength, and encouraged others to seek...

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Wednesday Youth Service

July 12, 2017

Prelude: the orchestra played “Holy, Holy, Holy” and “Lord, Reign in Me.” Then the choir sang “How Great is Our God” with portions sung in English, Spanish, Korean, Romanian, French, Yoruba, and Tagalog.

Featured testimonies: Josh Friesen testified that he came to camp meeting expecting, and God did not disappoint; he received his sanctification. Hunter McCarville thanked God for saving him five years ago, and for bringing clarity to some matters he was confused about....

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Wednesday Bible Teaching

July 12, 2017

Prelude: Jon Cantrell played a French horn solo of “I will Sing of My Redeemer.” Then a Nigerian choir sang “Raise Up an Army.”

Featured testimonies: Owen Richard Owen testified that when he got saved in 1964, his parents told him to choose either the Gospel or staying at home and getting an education. He chose the Gospel and God took care of him, including helping him to get a doctorate degree. Mattieu Bobo thanked God for completely ...

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Tuesday Evening Service

July 11, 2017

Prelude: Gary Riler played “Calvary’s Love” and “Take My Life and Let It Be” on the saxophone. Ashley Morgan, Mallory Jacobs, and Laura Wood (pictured above) then sang “Forever.”

Featured Testimonies: Troy Ross said last week was his spiritual birthday and he is thankful the Lord has kept him for twelve years. Kwaziso Bhosha gave thanks for God’s leading throughout his life, including whom to marry – he has been married close to fifty years....

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Tuesday Bible Teaching

July 11, 2017

Prelude: Ire Oladunni played “Sonatina #1 – Kuhlau” on the piano. An Alberta, Canada, choir then sang “The Joy of Heaven.”

Featured Testimonies: Keijo Kinnari testified that the Lord has been helping him with various challenges, and he wants to be ready when Jesus comes. Isaac Sodipe stated that he is thankful Jesus is his best Friend, and he is also thankful for God’s protection. Robert Ruiz (pictured above) told how the Lord saved him...

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Chile Work Presentation

July 10, 2017

Through photos, narration, and live music, a presentation of our work in Chile, given on Monday evening, July 10, had the effect of transporting attendees to South America for an hour.

The evening began with a brief introduction by Sam Ajayi, Director of South America Work, who said he first visited Chile in 2011 to meet with about twenty groups interested in becoming part of the Apostolic Faith organization. Although the final consensus by...

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Sunday Evening Service

July 9, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Decision Medley” and “Testimony Medley.” The choir then joined the orchestra and sang “Down to the River to Pray.”

Featured Testimonies: Gary Wolfe gave thanks for his privilege to work for the Lord for forty years, and is also thankful that God recently healed him. John Wyatt Sr., praised God for saving him sixty years ago, and told how his life completely changed. Trina Paulsen expressed her gratitude that God gave...

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Sunday Youth Service

July 9, 2017

Prelude: The orchestra played “Draw Me Close” and “Praise Him!” The choir followed, singing, “God Is on the Move,” accompanied by the orchestra.

Featured Testimonies: Rebekah Reid praised God for sanctifying her last night, and also for healing her mother last November. Matt Preston gave thanks for his window of opportunity last night when God came into his heart. Olivia Osunkwo told how God showered His love into her heart as she consecrated her life...

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