News from Iglesia de la Gracia Divina Church, Arleta, California
“Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple,
and breaking bread from house to house,
they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart”
(Acts 2:46 NASB).
Fellowship in the early church was a characteristic of the Jewish community that followed the true Messiah, our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Every day, from house to house, they shared the truth of the gospel with the blessing of breaking bread and gathering at the time of the meals. It was at the houses that they spent most of their time learning to know each other and to help one to another in the beginning of their new faith.
Oro Bible College
News from Jefferson and Penny Vann
Most of us would not associate Downeast or coastal Maine with immigrant populations. Yet, there are migrant workers who come to work the blueberry harvest and the lobster catch, as well as the tourist industry. Jeff and I had the privilege to preach at a church in this area of Maine last month. During church we sat in front of three Filipino migrant workers. Imagine our surprise when two of them came from Cagayan de Oro, our home for 13 years and home to Oro Bible College (OBC). It was fun for us and a surprise to them for us to speak in Visaya. Before church, we talked about the current situation in the Philippines, their lives and what brings them to coastal Maine.
Burundi Advent Christian Conference President Simeon Nzishura
News from Africa/Europe Area Director Bryce Whiting
What is the best way to bring peace to a war-torn country? Many would argue from a political standpoint, others from a position of military might. Our churches in Burundi are trying a different approach, namely to bring the kingdom of God to their country.
Pastoral Meeting held on August 7
News from Latin America Area Director John Gilbert
Earlier this month, the pastors held a strategic meeting to finalize plans for the rest of the year. These meetings are held four times per year to aid in conference unity and fellowship with each other. The above photo was taken before all the pastors arrived. It is encouraging that all the pastors were present for the meeting. Their next conference scheduled event will be the men’s retreat to be held on September 28 – 30.
Kimon Ministering at the Maunalani Nursing and Rehab Center
News from True Life in Christ, Hawaii
We are approaching the end of summer, with the new school year starting. That means the regular bus schedule is now running, so Chin Lee is able to come home an hour earlier; although the highways are much more clogged up in the mornings. All this to say that we are still living out on the Eastern tip of the island of Oahu, having yet to find an affordable place in town. That makes it that much more difficult for Kimon to find the extra time necessary to do some street evangelism in town due to the commuting time back and forth.