World Report

South Africa Headquarters Church Dedicated

March 21, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Accompanied by my son, Randy, and his eight-year-old son, Oscar, I left for South Africa on Monday. We arrived in Johannesburg early Wednesday morning, and that afternoon attended the dedication for the South Africa headquarters church, located on the campground in Bapsfontein.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new building was preceded by a dedication service held nearby under an awning. The service began with an organ prelude followed by the orchestra...

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Midwest Special Meetings

March 14, 2018

Midwest special meetings were held February 9-11 at the Apostolic Faith Church in St. Louis, Missouri. In spite of heavy snowfall in several locations, people traveled from as far as Michigan in the north and Mississippi in the south, with ten states being represented. The guest speaker was Harlan Lee, from Roseburg, Oregon, who attended with his wife, Debbie.

The Friday evening service began with Nyasha Gwaza, from Madison, Wisconsin, singing a song he wrote,...

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A Special Service in Rauco, Chile

March 2, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Following the Chile camp meeting in Chimbarongo, Sam Ajayi, director of South America work, and his wife, Shade, led the saints in distributing literature on the streets of Rauco, a town about thirty miles south. Then, on Sunday, February 25, they joined our Rauco congregation for a combined service.

They began with Sunday school taught by Israel Gajardo-Monardes, the Chile District Superintendent. He gave the quarter review on Bible heroes of old, ...

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India Camp Meeting 2018

February 28, 2018

The eleventh annual India camp meeting was held Tuesday through Thursday, February 20-22, at the headquarters church in Kaikavolu. In preparation for the meetings, the saints fasted and prayed, and also went door-to-door in the village to personally invite people to attend. Then, the Sunday before, they rented a rickshaw and drove through the neighboring streets announcing the camp meeting and preaching the Gospel over a P.A. system. Many received the...

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Hempstead Christmas Events

February 22, 2018

The Apostolic Faith Church in Hempstead, New York, marked the Christmas season with two programs celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, including a Christmas concert by the choir and orchestra and a drama presentation.

The concert was comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages, and began with a rendition of “Carol of the Drum,” followed by a piano number, “Christmastime Is Here.” The audience was delighted as the choir majestically sang “Awake...

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As Chile Camp Meeting Concludes, God is Still Touching Lives

February 22, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Chile camp meeting concluded Sunday, February 18, with the final few days including an ordinance service and a farewell lunch. Shade Ajayi and Jayne Ortiz sent this report of the weekend’s activities:

On Friday we had the last teaching of the camp meeting, and the topic was evangelism. The preacher expounded on our individual and collective responsibilities ...

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Testimonies Reveal God Is Working in Chile

February 19, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

The Chile camp meeting continued this past week with morning Bible teachings and evening evangelistic services. Two from our team, Josephine McElveen and Jayne Ortiz, sent this report of the meetings:

The Tuesday Bible Teaching opened with consecrated prayer and singing as the Holy Spirit prepared our hearts to receive His Word. There were many inspiring testimonies including one from a young lady who said she has learned to...

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Listening for God at Chile Camp Meeting

February 14, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

This year’s Chile camp meeting began on Sunday, February 11. Sam Ajayi, the Director of South America Work, and his wife, Shade, are there along with Josephine McElveen, pastor of our Washington D.C. church, as well as Elvido and Jayne Ortiz of the Bronx, New York. Sister Jayne and Sister Shade sent this report of the opening day and annual concert:

As we arrived and met the saints in...

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Philippines Grads Exhorted to Align to God’s Purpose

February 12, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill and Lori McKibben continued in the Philippines this past week, and on Wednesday, Brother Bill had the opportunity to speak at the Central Luzon State University Baccalaureate service. With over six hundred graduates present in addition to parents, faculty, and staff, he exhorted the audience to align their personal visions with the vision and purposes of God who created them. The speech appeared to be well received, and we pray...

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Dominican Republic Installation Letter

February 7, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

As was reported earlier, this past Sunday at the Dominican Republic headquarters church in La Romana, an installation service for the newly appointed Dominican Republic Supervisor and new Board members was held. The full English text of the letter read during the installation service is below. After the public reading of the letter in Spanish, the new appointees were formally installed. ...

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