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Seamless Leadership Transition Ushers in New Chapter for Global Aid Organization
Exciting New Short Film in the works...
From the makers of "Now or Never" and the team that brings you ICOC HotNews comes a thrilling new short film, "Vanishing." The purpose behind creating this film is to inspire change and equip ministers, teachers and evangelists with a powerful tool. But they need help! Be a part of bringing this new short film to the screen at www.vanishingthemovie.com.
The Russian churches find ways to forge unity, despite unique challenges. With a country more than twice the size of the United States the Russian church leaders sacrifice to spend time together. This past week Derik and Leigh Anne Vett and Todd and Patty Asaad spent a week with the church in St. Petersburg, Russia. Together the couples taught a Bible Talk leaders workshop and the Vetts also taught marriage classes. During this time, the senior leaders from the Moscow church traveled to St. Petersburg for two days of teaching and mutual encouragement. God moved in the hearts of all attending and the churches seem on the cusp of great growth.
By Percy Matshoba
Having left the Johannesburg Central Region at the age of 14, now at 24, Stephen Oguagha returned home, not only as a disciple but a minister too.
Rob Novack and Ross Lippencott were recently appointed as Evangelists in the New York City Church of Christ, and their wives, Chelsea Novack and Manami Lippencott were appointed as Women's Ministry Leaders. Praise God for blessing the New York church in this way!
Waldina Bigbee and Amanda Henderson were appointed as Women's Ministry Leaders yesterday in San Antonio, TX! It was an exciting occasion for the San Antonio church.
110 Disciples have over triple their membership at church service.
God was at work in the small town of Daloa in western Ivory Coast, West Africa. Their congregation of 110 disciples had a huge "Bring Your Neighbor Day," with 350 in attendance! Be praying that the members can continue to have an impact in their community, and praise God for a victorious Sunday!
Successful Conference in West Africa themed "Build"
Centered on the theme “Build”, more than 400 delegates from all over the sub-region gathered in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria for the 2015 West Africa Missions Leadership Conference. The participants and leaders focused their minds and hearts on building God's church with life changing classes and inspiring worship. At the end of the conference, the flag was passed to the Ghana churches, as Accra was chosen to host the 2016 Conference.
San Antonio appoints new Evagelist and WML
The San Antonio church was thrilled to see Cameron and Amy Blakely appointed as evangelist and women's ministry leader on Sunday. Dave and Beth Pocta appointed them, and the elders and evangelists laid hands on them asking for God's blessing as they move forward in their new role. A great Sunday!
A New Era Begins at HotNews...
The South African churches have launched an annual "Encounter" program for disciple students who would like to come and be a part of an African Campus ministry experience. Students must fund themselves to get to South Africa but once there, they will be housed, fed and trained. They will then split up into "mission team" sized groups and spread out onto the South African campuses.