News From Our Churches – March 22, 2017

         Bertin Mwanya

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.

News From Our Churches – March 15, 2017

USA, HAWAII

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!

News From Our Churches – March 8, 2017

CAM volunteers work to rebuild homes in  Clendenin, W.Va.

WVACC Camp Whitney Used for Disaster Response Operations

On June 23rd, 2016, the Clendenin, West Virginia, area was ravaged by flood waters. Many businesses and homes were damaged or completely destroyed. Relief came quickly from the state’s emergency response agencies and an outpouring of donations and volunteers. Many of these volunteers lodged at Camp Whitney during their operations. With our close proximity to the flooded areas, ample bunks and hotel rooms for overnight volunteers and our large dining hall, relief workers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and New York came “home” to Camp Whitney after working in the community.

News From Our Churches – March 1, 2017

                 Church in Burundi

BURUNDI AC CONFERENCE

Pastor Dr. Simeon Nzishura, conference president, writes:

Much greetings to you in his name.

It was nice to hear from you and thank you very much for the support you gave our churches. With it, we were able to help pastors, feed the hungry Christians and build a church in Ruyigi Province. We are planning to give iron sheets to Rutana, Ruyigi, and Karuzi churches. In Ruyigi, we bought plots to build churches and now we need to supply roofs for them.

We finished our AC Conference and all went well.

News From Our Churches – February 22, 2017

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DRC) AC CONFERENCE

Bertin N. Mwanya writes on February 10:

A big rain storm over Kinshasa on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 caused flooding and two people have already been reported dead. The flood has damaged a number of areas in Kinshasa, including areas where Advent Christian churches are located.

Personal properties have vanished through the flooding. One of our Advent Christian churches has reported walls, pews, keyboards and valuables being put down and streamed away in water. This flood is the second wave to storm over the DRC this year following the one that affected Boma in the western part of the DRC.

On February 16, 2017, the ACGC Department of World Outreach was able to release $450.00 to our DRC Conference for assistance for flood victims.