World Report

Hurricane Update from the Caribbean

September 22, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

We have been able to communicate with Brother Michael Anthony, District Superintendent of the Eastern Caribbean, now that Hurricane Maria is past. We are thankful to report that it had less impact than expected on our churches in the Caribbean. However, the saints are still reeling from Irma. Brother Michael says that of our two churches in Tortola, the one at East End...

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The Impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Jose

September 8, 2017

From the Superintendent's DESK

Many have expressed concern and let us know that they are praying for those impacted by the recent hurricanes, and it is deeply appreciated. Our saints in the Texas area are beginning to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Two families were displaced and others suffered property damage, but no lives were lost.

As destructive as Hurricane Harvey was, Hurricane Irma has been even more devastating. Tim DeBusk, Director of Caribbean Work, has...

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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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