News From Our Churches – August 8, 2018


Agape House Indonesia is hosting the 2018 Worldwide Agape House Reunion. The event will be held on October 11 – 14, 2018 at Samarinda Toraja Church, Samarinda, Indonesia. Host representatives are Enos and Dianne Tangke Arung and Riris Tobing Rigby. Other highlights, aside from the reunion, will be the medical mission clinic conducted by Dr. Cynthia Lee (Dunn, N.C.) and the launching of the community library by the Smarinda Toraja Church. Agape House alumni will be representatives and delegates at these events.

Announcements & Upcoming Events – August 8, 2018


The Dunntown Advent Christian Church of Wade, Maine is currently seeking a full-time pastor to lead their church family. Located 20 miles outside of Presque Isle in beautiful Aroostook County, this community of believers enjoys a long history of faithful ministry to the people and families of the town. With the recent resignation of a long-serving and beloved pastor, the church is seeking the Lord for direction during this new season of ministry. If interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact either the chairman of the Pastoral Search Committee, Gary Blackstone ( or the Regional Vice President, John Tate ( Thank you!

International Missions – August 8, 2018

    Augusto Ocho Simbi

News from Africa/Europe Area Director Bryce Whiting


Conference President Augusto Oche Simbi wrote on August 1, 2018 that his conference has established three new churches.

Greetings in Jesus’s mighty name.

I would like to inform you that we have opened three new branches at Caia district.

From ACGC – August 1, 2018

                 Steve Lawson

It’s been great to hear the reports coming in from various AC camps around the country! Many of our camps have seen an increase in attendance, and even those who were not blessed in that way have been blessed with a wonderful moving of the Holy Spirit.

On Wednesday, I made my way to the Appalachian AC Campground in Blowing Rock, NC for the Family Camp and enjoyed the afternoon and the evening service. My wife, Karen, was cooking for the camp and I helped out for a few of the meals while I was there. It was great to be in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy the wonderful temperatures of this area. On Wednesday I made my way to the camp and enjoyed the afternoon and the evening service. Rev. Michael Bassett from Holly Grove AC Church in Benson was the main speaker and Ron Thomas was the Bible teacher. It was a great time of fellowship, worship and learning with all ages participating.

News From Our Churches – August 1, 2018


Lees Chapel enjoyed a wonderful VBS July 15 – 18

This was undoubtedly one of the best Vacation Bible Schools we’ve had in many years at Lees Chapel. Our attendance was outstanding, and the support of our church family was equally as good.

Our theme this year was centered around Daniel and his three friends during their time of captivity in Babylon. Our young people got to learn what it means to remain faithful to God, no matter the trials and temptations that may come our way. And to know that no matter what struggles we may face, God is always with us.