World Report

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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Praising the Lord at Korea Camp Meeting

August 7, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill McKibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife, Lori, have been representing headquarters this past week at the South Korea camp meeting. It began on Thursday, August 3, at our Seoul church and continued through Sunday, August 6. Brother Bill sent this report:

While it is usually hot in South Korea during August, this year was unseasonably hot and humid even by their standards. We were all very thankful for the ...

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Reports of God’s Goodness at Peru Camp Meeting

August 5, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Our team in Cajamarca continues to enjoy participating in the Peru camp meeting, and has sent this report of Tuesday and Wednesday’s activities.

The Tuesday evening service opened with prayer requests, followed by a violin and guitar duet of “Amazing Grace” and “Life is Like a Mountain Railroad.” After the congregational singing, a woman from Yanna Concha, and another from San Luis, testified to God’s saving and keeping grace. Before the message, ...

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Testimonies Inspire at Peru Camp Meeting

August 3, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Peru Camp Meeting began this past Sunday, July 30, with a theme of “Let us fall now into the hands of Jehovah.” Representing the Portland headquarters is Sam Ajayi, Director of South America Work, and his wife, Shade, along with Steve and Merrill Mixer, and their daughter and son-in-law, Justin and Erin Green, who brought a recent blessing with them—eight-month-old Evora Ester. The team sent this report of the...

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Victories Won at Eastern Caribbean Camp Meeting

August 1, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

The 2017 Eastern Caribbean camp meeting was held July 16-21 in Smith Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, using the theme of “Growing in Grace.” A report from the camp meeting stated that “all who attended enjoyed a time of spiritual refreshing.” Further details included the following:

As the first service began, the choir sang “Grace that Is Greater,” and then an uplifting song service followed. During the announcements, greetings were ...

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18 Water Baptized at UK Camp Meeting

July 30, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Debbie and I, along with three hundred others, have enjoyed the United Kingdom camp meeting. This year, there was an international feel with delegates attending from several countries around the world. These included Botswana, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Nigeria, Spain, and the United States. In addition, from within the United Kingdom, delegates came from England, Scotland, and Wales.

We were blessed by a full schedule of...

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A Blessed Week at Century Camp Meeting

July 30, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob and Cheryl Downey have sent another report from the Century camp meeting, detailing this past week’s activities.

The blessings of the Lord continued to flow at Century camp meeting, and by midweek, more people began to arrive for the duration. During the evening services, the sound of singing filled the tabernacle, and the congregation often sang along with the vocal specials. Many...

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