World Report

Installation Service in the Dominican Republic

February 7, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Tim DeBusk, Director of Eastern Caribbean Work, and his wife, Lisa, left for the Dominican Republic this past week. They arrived on Tuesday, January 30, and were welcomed by several, including Gledwin Mills, the newly appointed District Superintendent.

The purpose of their trip is to represent the Portland headquarters and our churches around the world in formally installing Brother Gledwin as the Dominican Republic District Superintendent. He has been serving in...

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Philippines Prayer Meeting Yields Results

February 5, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bill McKibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife, Lori, are in the Philippines. They arrived early Friday morning on the island of Luzon and were met by a small delegation including Zenaida Ruiz, the Philippines District Superintendent. That evening, they attended the prayer meeting and devotional service at the headquarters church in Bagong Sikat where Sister Zenaida is the pastor.

Brother Bill said they were inspired by the message of...

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Progress and Growth in Romania

February 1, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

John Musgrave and Harlan Lee had opportunity to visit several more congregations in Romania this past week, and sent a report of their activities.

On Sunday, they attended the morning meeting at our church in Bucharest where Gheroghei Macovei is the pastor. This was their first time to see the new church since its completion. They said it is a beautiful building that can seat up to eighty people. It is scheduled for a...

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Romanians Experience God’s Healing Power

January 30, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

John Musgrave and Harlan Lee continued visiting locations in Romania this past week, accompanied by Ted Bora and Gheorghei Macovei. On Tuesday they traveled south into the Oltenia region of Romania to visit our churches there.

Their first stop was in Capu Dealului to visit with pastor Nicu Cacalete and his wife, who hosted them for dinner. While there, they toured a nearby piece of property that has been acquired by the...

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St. Vincent Trip Ends with Inspiring Testimonies

January 29, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob and Cheryl Downey concluded their trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines by visiting the saints at two more of our churches. They sent the following report of the services:

Our last two weeknight services were held at our Lowmans Hill church, which is located just a few miles north of Kingstown and pastored by Martin Laborde. The Thursday evening service opened with the congregation singing “Come into...

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Open Windows Carry the Gospel in St. Vincent

January 26, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob and Cheryl Downey continue in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, visiting the saints among our churches there. This week they have had opportunity to participate in three services and sent the following report:

On Monday evening, we visited our church at Greggs, located in the largest parish on the island, Charlotte Parish. The terrain is quite rugged, with very little flat land, and the hour’s drive included maneuvering...

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Romanian Youth Bear Fruit

January 23, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

John Musgrave, Director of Romania Work, and Harlan Lee, of Roseburg, Oregon, are in Romania visiting the saints among our churches there. They arrived on Thursday, January 18, and were joined by Ted Bora, the Western Romania District Superintendent, who will interpret for the trip, and Gheorghei Macovei, the Eastern Romania District Superintendent. They had just enough time to check into their hotel before heading to an evening service at our...

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India Children Want to Be “Fishers of Men”

January 23, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Our India churches held their first Vacation Bible School (VBS) of this year on Friday, January 19. Deanna Moen and Jane Burton, who are in India visiting the saints, reported that 130 children attended. They also said the children were so excited for the activities to start that nearly all of them arrived an hour early!

This year’s theme is based on Matthew 4:19, “And he saith unto them, Follow me,...

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Rejoicing in St. Vincent Rainy Season

January 22, 2018

From the Superintendent's DESK

Bob Downey, Director of North America Work, and his wife, Cheryl, arrived in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, January 19. The island of St. Vincent is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, and ten Apostolic Faith churches are situated throughout.

On Saturday, Brother Bob conducted a session at the Paul Over church, in the capital city of Kingstown, for ministers and workers...

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