Learning to appreciate anew what we have
The Thanksgiving service brought the members in Salto (Uruguay) the dedication of their newly renovated church. Pausing, reflecting, and learning to appreciate anew is what the Apostle spoke about to a grateful congregation.
Uruguay: The first service after an extensive renovation is always something special for a congregation. It is like opening a complete new chapter, and the congregation happily looks forward to a blessed future. It was the same in Salto (Uruguay). With its 100,000 inhabitants Salto is the third-largest city in the country and is situated in the north-east on the Rio Uruguay. Volunteers converted what was originally a normal house into a church. And a truly beautiful church came into being. Even neighbours and patrons from the region pitched in. Apostle Herman Ernst conducted the dedication service on 7 October 2018. Among other things he said, “Today, Thanksgiving, we have the opportunity to pause for a moment and look at our purpose, our goal, and learn to appreciate anew all that we may have.” Among the guests were several retired ministers: Apostle Carlos Milioto, District Elder Eduardo Cavalieri, and Evangelist Carlos Silva, who contributed to the development of the congregation during his active years.
Myanmar: Myanmar in South-East Asia has over one hundred distinct ethnic groups. It is characterised by ethnic and cultural diversity. The responsible Apostle is Fred Wolf from Thailand. Only recently he visited one of the New Apostolic congregations and sealed 18 new members! At the same time, he announced that Chief Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider wants to visit the congregation next year. This triggered great joy.
Germany: On 13 October 2018, all district leaders and rectors of the District Church Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany) gathered for a workshop at the church’s own seminar centre in Berlin-Neukölln. District Apostle Wolfgang Nadolny informed the brothers, motivated them, and addressed various agenda items. Among other things, he announced that from the beginning of January 2019 Sunday services in the congregations of the District Church will begin at 10 a.m. He pointed out that, as always, there are pros and cons, but these had been carefully weighed. He said that he would address this and inform the members in a corresponding letter.
Zambia: The New Apostolic Church Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe has just launched its own official Facebook page. District Apostle Charles Ndandula himself announced the launch in a congregational newsletter: “We want to communicate with our Church members and the general public.” He asked the members to “Like” the page. Here is the address.