Pastor's Journal

Reverend Darrel D. Lee is Superintendent General of our churches worldwide and Senior Pastor of the headquarters church in Portland, Oregon. This journal will help keep you informed about current events and answers to prayer within our organization. Check back frequently to read reports related to the latest missionary trips, special news from pastors around the world, and spiritual lessons especially relevant for today.

 

Posted by: Darrel D. Lee on 10/28/2014
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Bill McKibben, Director of Asia Work, and his wife, Lori, are in the Philippines for two weeks, accompanied by Jim and Cheri White of Grants Pass, Oregon. They arrived late Wednesday and were met by members of the Ruiz family. On Thursday, they toured our first church in the Cavite province, which is about an hour’s drive south from Manila. This was Brother Bill’s first time to visit this location. He said it is clear that God has been honoring the efforts of the saints here; the regular Sunday attendance is between thirty and fifty.

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Posted by: Darrel D. Lee on 10/8/2014

image A final report has come in from John and Rodica Musgrave of their visit to the saints in Romania. On Friday, they attended church in Margaritesti, a small village of about nine hundred. Brother John said they enjoyed a nice service with gracious people who always appreciate greetings from Portland. Sister Rodica shared her testimony, and it was received with affirmations and tears. Afterwards, they had a good time of prayer followed by fellowship over the large meal they were served.

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Europe |
Posted by: Darrel D. Lee on 10/7/2014
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After attending the special meetings in Sydney, Australia, Brother Sam traveled to Melbourne where an additional weekend of meetings was held. He sent the following report:

The Melbourne revival weekend kicked off this past Friday with a lot of anticipation. The brethren from Perth arrived a few days in advance and were soon joined by those from Sydney.

Throughout the weekend there were inspiring messages as the Lord opened His Word to us. The prayer meetings followed the same pattern as in Sydney with people tarrying long at the altar and praying fervently.

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Australia |
Posted by: Darrel D. Lee on 10/3/2014
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John and Rodica Musgrave continue visiting several of our Romania churches, spending the first half of the week tending to legal matters and meetings with pastors. Thirty attended a western Romania Ministers’ Meeting on Wednesday at the west Romania headquarters church in Zadareni. Afterward, the local saints served a chicken dinner that included soup, sarmale (cabbage rolls), bread, desserts, and more. The brass band from our church in Gottlob came in time to eat with them so there were at least eighty present. A church service followed the dinner and included several instrumental specials by the brass, congregational singing, the ordination of Viorel Farcas, and a message. Brother John said a good time of prayer was followed with “a long good-bye.” The rest of his report said this:

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