ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Eastern Region Superintendent Greg Twitchell reports:
CityChurch began in Rochester, N.H. in the fall of 2014. In April 2017 the church plant was officially recognized as a church and a member of the Maranatha Conference by unanimous vote of the delegates present. Elders Greg Twitchell, Randy DeTrude and Brian Moffitt made the decision on behalf of the church body to seek this partnership within the conference as we desire to be under authority, connected to a larger body of believers and because we want to be a blessing to the conference and our sister churches.
INDIA – Advent Christian Conference of India (ACCI)
Baptisms at the Melakottaiyur Church
The church at Melakottaiyur is part of the Advent Christian Conference of India, and is situated more than 12 ½ miles from Guindy. The church has been ministering for about 70 years and presently has a congregation of 48 families – about 200 people. It is one of the churches for which the missionaries of earlier days had the foresight to purchase large areas of land, which were very cheap because they were so far from the city of Madras (now Chennai) and thus has a fairly large compound. The present pastor is Pastor Andrews.
Front row: Joshua Walsh and Dr. Cynthia Lee (Mission Speaker from Dunn, NC) Back row: Brickie Allen (Admin. Asst. ENC Conference), Rhonda & Jeffrey Walsh (ACGC World Outreach Director) and Rev. Steve Lawson (ACGC Executive Director)
SMITHFIELD, NORTH CAROLINA
Missions Celebration Luncheon
On Thursday, March 23, 47 people from the Inland District churches of the Eastern North Carolina Conference gathered at Holt Lake Bar-B-Que & Seafood restaurant for a World Outreach celebration luncheon. In addition to the good food and fellowship, the event brought together people from many area churches to celebrate our collective efforts in Advent Christian mission work. Dr. Cynthia Lee shared a message of encouragement, engagement and involvement from her own experiences doing medical mission work in a number of countries. If your church or group of churches is interested in hosting a similar event, please contact the World Outreach office at email@example.com or call 800-676-0694, ext. 211.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Conference President Bertin Mwanya writes:
During the DRC AC Conference board meeting held at Horeb Center in Lubumbashi this past Friday, March 17, 2017, we discussed enhancing Advent Christian ministries throughout the DRC. The Conference Board resolved to go through a number of topics including the frequency of the fellowship meeting throughout the week. The schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday, Ladies’ Fellowship, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Sunday worship services, 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.
• Sunday school ministry, 8.00 a.m.to 9:00 a.m.
This schedule has been adopted by the DRC Advent Christian Conference Board for uniformity in the activities related to ministry in all the local Advent Christian churches.
Kimon and Chin Lee write:
Aloha once again from Honolulu!
We hope this finds you well and in good spirits. Thanks for all your encouragement and prayerful support. As an update, Kimon has been checking with several other possible facilities. A couple of weeks ago, we decided to attend the worship service at Ft. Derussy in Waikiki. It so happened on the second Sunday that they made an announcement about starting Bible studies and if anyone would be interested in leading them. So, Kimon volunteered and was offered the use of the chapel to hold a Bible study there during the week, which we are planning for Saturday mornings before heading to the radio station for the broadcast. Praise the Lord!