World Report

June 2, 2017

First Ever Sunday Service in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

From the Superintendent's DESK

A group of saints in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who have been commuting to our church in Chicago, Illinois (now Worth, Illinois) for years, rejoiced this past Sunday as a morning worship service was held for the first time in Milwaukee. This report of the event was sent by one of the saints from Worth:

Rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of the saints from Worth, as we arrived in Milwaukee for the first ever Sunday Apostolic Faith Church service there. Boniface Osunkwo, whose family lives in Milwaukee and has been driving to Chicago for eleven years to attend our church there, met and welcomed us to a nice facility that was given free of charge for our use. Despite the inclement weather, many visitors came from the area as well as a group of saints from our church in Madison, Wisconsin, and one from Bloomington, Indiana. The service was well attended by around eighty people.

The prelude began with a six-piece orchestra playing “How Great Thou Art.” It continued with a brass quartet playing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Brother Boniface then welcomed everyone and led the congregation in singing “America,” “America the Beautiful,” and “Amazing Grace.”

After prayer, several testimonies were given, including one from a visitor from the area. An eleven-piece choir then sang “Seeking the Lost” before Karen Storey read her text from John 8:36 which says, “If the son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” She made mention of our appreciation of those who have given their very lives so that our country can be free. That was tied in with how Jesus paid the ultimate price for our spiritual freedom from sin by His death on the Cross.

A duet then sang “Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary” and the congregation was encouraged to pray. Many sat in their seats with their heads bowed and some dropped to their knees at their chair and prayed.

A time of fellowship and food followed along with many pictures being taken. Our hearts were thrilled and encouraged as we look forward with anticipation to what God is going to do in Milwaukee.