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NAC Talks: doctrine, faith, life

...Apostle Michael Deppner (Democratic Republic Congo... ...Michael Deppner (Democratic Republic Congo West)... ...has little to offer—even if you... ...a very special offer! In contrast,... ...is completely different. Of the eleven... ...joyful and full of enthusiasm. In... ...the second book of Acts. The... ...in the homes of families who... ...both a gift of God as... ...well as man’s profession of faith... ...The Apostles’ doctrine, of which we... ...in verse 42 of Acts 2,... ...authority.” “The image of breaking the... ...Jesus did that often, he continued.... ...became a kind of identifying feature... ...of His. Even... ...precise, and full of praise and... ...Chapel, just outside of Washington, is... ...The first speaker... ...to take to the podium was... ...happy with what they have. Life... ...than kind to them. He knows... ...with crutches for the longest time,... ...was shorter than the other. Working... ...and participate in the Cape Town... ...did not do the entire marathon,... ...but he participated! The District Apostle... ...appealed to the many listeners:... ...his work in the Congo. Under... ...the title “NAC... ...Life in the Congo –... ...rural” he showed the big differences... ...many villages in the country, there... ...is no electricity. There are no... ...and no Internet. The villagers love... ...to sit together, and they... ...offer! In contrast, the situation in... ...the Congolese capital... ...completely different. Of the eleven million... ...people in the city, 350,000... ...huge city alone. The challenges here... ...are quite different: there are not... ...managed to baffle the audience. The... ...as big as the USA, but... ...New Apostolic congregations. The distances are... ...to manage. Yet, the members are... ...Germany spoke about the Pentecost theme... ...“And they continued …”... ...from the second book... ...of Acts. The first Christian... ...have a building. The members met... ...in the homes of... ...become Christians. In the beginning, they... ...still attended the services in... ...the synagogues, but... ...before long they developed their... ...for example. Since then, it has... ...become the gateway to... ...being a Christian, the theologian explained.... ...as Jesus did The Apostles’ doctrine,... ...was not something the Apostles had... ...come up with themselves. “They passed... ...on what they had learned... ...which is why they enjoyed such... ...special authority.” “The image of... ...breaking the bread means... ...of His. Even the Risen Christ... ...“Wherever Christians meet, they break the... ...prayer. “Jesus is the one who... ...Praying like Jesus therefore belongs to... ...the Christian congregation. The Lord’s Prayer,... ...not only for the first US... ...but also for the divine service... ...On Saturday afternoon, the Christian event... ...centre hosted the exhibition NAC... ...Deppner (Democratic Republic Congo West) provided... ...work in the Congo. Under the... ...Life in the Congo – urban... ...situation in the Congolese capital is... More


The preparations take time”

...Deppner from the Democratic Republic of... ...from the Democratic Republic of the... ...about the location of the conference... ...at the head office of the... ...important in view of the divine... ...to Canada. Instead of a concert... ...afternoon, which is often the case... ...in the context of a District... ...exhibition, the first of its kind,... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo,... ...the theological consultant of NACI, will... ...early church. All of this will... ...Erich Senn, head of administration at... ...the international offices in Zurich,... ...The first thing... ...Senn says. Since the District Apostles... ...and their assistants meet... ...happens to be the American capital.”... ...The District Apostles... ...are informed about the location of... ...the conference a... ...and make any other arrangements that... ...be made. “During the District Apostle... ...Vienna last year the Chief Apostle... ...takes place at the head office... ...of the Church in... ...equipped conference centre there,” the administrative... ...seat and at the lectern, two... ...projectors for the two conference... ...various monitors. For the South American... ...into Spanish, and the accompanying slides... ...a monitor for them. “Good air-conditioning... ...says. After all, the participants are... ...any hotel across the world. “The... ...location is therefore really secondary,”... ...is important for the Chief Apostle,... ...considered one after the other. This... ...in view of the divine service... ...always held on the Sunday. In... ...this way, the Chief Apostle... ...can reach all brothers and sisters,... ...his visit in the respective country... ...Washington Washington is the location this... ...Not only will the District Apostle... ...here, but also the Pentecost service.... ...There will not... ...this year, however. The service will... ...be transmitted across the USA and... ...which is often the case in... ...the context of... ...special idea. Under the title “NAC... ...Talks”, the Church in... ...the USA has... ...planned an exhibition, the first of... ...members from across the country are... ...invited. Among the many activities... ...by visiting ministers. The District Apostles... ...Michael Deppner from the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo, and... ...Evangelist Reinhard Kiefer, the theological consultant... ...short lecture on the congregational life... ...in the early church.... ...take place at the Hylton Memorial... ...an ideal venue. The Pentecost service... ...place here. As the motto says,... ...“And they continued …”... ...“The preparations take... ...time” “The Chief Apostle... ...has the last word,”... ...of administration at the international offices... ...Republic of the Congo, and Raùl... More


A home-grown talent full of vitality

...Church in the Democratic Republic of... ...in the Democratic Republic of the... ...The working area of District Apostle... ...Malawi, is comprised of 1.4 million... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo... ...your typical example of classic New... ...on the name of his teacher:... ...In the congregation of Athlone it... ...in the history of the New... ...give the development of the Church... ...includes the founding of such organisations... ...Charles Ndandula. One of the projects... ...third such bakery of the New... ...generally a lack of notated music... ...musical talents. One of them was... ...“When a choir of more than... ...a lot to offer in the... ...way of musical talent.... ...home-grown talent full of vitality The... ...Church in terms of membership and... ...The working area... ...1.4 million members. The Church in... ...1.1 million. Only the New Apostolic... ...Church in the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo tops... ...work. In many other countries, the... ...This was not the case in... ...African who brought the New Apostolic... ...doctrine into the country: the... ...was born around the year 1900... ...and took on the name of... ...New Apostolic. In the congregation of... ...organisation honours founding father In 1928... ...George Henwood Mkandawire—in the meantime he... ...a Deacon—settled in Northern Rhodesia (modern... ...began to baptise the first souls... ...and thus laid the foundation for... ...the first congregations:... ...first in Livingstone, the country’s capital... ...at the time, and... ...then in Lusaka,... ...today’s capital. The doctrine soon... ...spread throughout the country. In... ...as an Apostle, the first black... ...Apostle in the history of... ...the New Apostolic... ...Church. The Church in... ...commended its founding father in a... ...it Henwood Foundation. The foundation’s declared... ...food security in the region. The... ...programmes, in particular the fight against... ...well known in the New Apostolic... ...1988, not only the first black... ...managed to give the development of... ...the Church in... ...he started out, there were about... ...Apostolic Christians. By the time he... ...more than doubled. The course set... ...by him—which includes the founding of... ...such organisations as the Henwood Foundation—is... ...Ndandula. One of the projects promoted... ...by him is the communion wafer... ...Zambia in 2012, the third such... ...bakery of the New Apostolic... ...Germany. In 2003 then a communion... ...with singing And then there is... ...the music …... ...Right from the beginning, singing... ...big role in the Church in... ...choirs in which the basses sang... ...more volume. Since there was generally... ...notated music at the time, the... ...learned and memorized the various parts... ...and sang them to the... ...would reproduce what they heard. The... ...turning-point for the choirs came... ...in the early 1970s... ...Andrew Fernandes. Among the district leaders... ...talents. One of them was a... ...entrusted with developing the music and... ...the repertoire in the district. Many... ...other good conductors... ...South Africa How the choirs in... ...a circular to the Apostles following... ...spiritual earthquake.” By the way, the... ...will sing during the Pentecost service... ...2,500 voices strong. The New Apostolic... ...to offer in the way of... ...four-year-old, is leading the choir and... ...orchestra in Lusaka. The clip was... ...full of vitality The New Apostolic... ...year’s Pentecost celebration. The District Church... ...is the second largest... ...in the New Apostolic... ...an African. And then there is... ...Republic of the Congo tops that.... More


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Colonialism, wars, and church

...we today call Democratic Republic Congo... ...now called the Democratic Republic of... ...service in the Democratic Republic of... ...today call Democratic Republic Congo (DR... ...called the Democratic Republic of Congo,... ...in the Democratic Republic of Congo.... ...under the guise of humanity and... ...upon the Kingdom of Congo, one... ...of the largest... ...the International Association of the Congo... ...AIC took control of more and... ...his property. Atrocities of a king... ...cost the lives of almost half... ...of the population... ...toll. Many died of exhaustion or... ...as a consequence of rape and... ...remained a colony of Belgium, and... ...the people of what was... ...in the capital of Léopoldville (modern... ...years. The end of the dictatorship... ...marked the beginning of the genocide... ...In 1994, many of the perpetrators... ...also the start of the first... ...the social systems of the country... ...the Democratic Republic of Congo, had... ...an easy time of it: there... ...its rich concentration of precious metals... ...Congo is one of the poorest... ...it is one of Africa’s richest... ...countries in terms of mineral wealth,... ...suffers from decades of exploitation, corruption,... ...many years of war, and... ...in the city of Goma. This... ...still District Apostle of France, he... ...the south-eastern part of the DR... ...than a third of all New... ...the country’s capital of Kinshasa. If... ...the Democratic Republic of Congo. This... ...former District Apostle of the country,... ...He called the landmass Congo... ...possession. Around 1884, the Belgian King... ...succeeded in making the landmass we... ...and all under the guise of... ...it big in the rubber trade... ...he exploited the land and... ...On 30 June the DR Congo... ...independence. In 1960 the country gained... ...its independence from the Belgian colonial... ...power. Even then, however, things... ...contacts to Europe The contact with... ...quite promising. In the fifteenth century,... ...navigators came to the area and... ...happened upon the Kingdom of... ...Congo, one of the largest African... ...diplomatic relations with the African kingdom... ...was established between the two countries.... ...The missionaries were... ...Brussels to study the Congo—and further... ...be known as the International Association... ...of the Congo (AIC).... ...While the AIC took... ...more land in the Congo, King... ...more shares from the AIC until... ...owner. Before long, the Congo Free... ...of a king The atrocities that... ...followed in the region cost... ...the lives of... ...almost half of the population until... ...money from rubber, the people were... ...to labour for the valued resource.... ...and malnutrition took their toll. Many... ...rape and mutilation, others were executed... ...for the slightest infraction.... ...When the atrocities in... ...the Congo became... ...public knowledge, there was an... ...his country to the Belgian state.... ...The country remained... ...of Belgium, and the people of... ...from exploitation by the colonial power.... ...many colonised countries, the Belgian Congo... ...Aber rebellions in the capital of... ...suddenly withdrew from the country, leaving... ...seized power, subjecting the people to... ...lasted 32 years. The end of... ...the dictatorship marked the beginning of... ...the genocide in... ...1994, many of the perpetrators fled... ...to the DR Congo,... ...from where they planned and... ...carried out further attacks in... ...This was also the start of... ...the first two... ...ended in 2003. The entire economy,... ...as well as the social systems... ...of the country now... ...called the Democratic Republic... ...had been killed. The first freely... ...time of it: there was hardly... ...any infrastructure and the country’s eastern... ...looted, leading to the Third Congo... ...2013. Even today, the DR Congo... ...is one of the poorest countries... ...Schneider will conduct the divine service... ...for the departed in... ...the city of... ...This is where the largest refugee... ...for people fleeing the carnage in... ...and from where the extremists were... ...organising attacks. The Chief Apostle... ...knows the Congo’s history... ...was responsible for the south-eastern part... ...of the DR Congo,... ...Apostle Tshitshi Tshisekedi. Together with the... ...Apostle Michael Deppner, the DRC has... ...Apostolic Christians in the world. During... ...pastoral trip to the DRC, the... ...divine services in the country’s capital... ...visit to all the congregations in... ...his stay considerably: there are 1,700... ...divine service in the Democratic Republic... ...three days after the country’s independence... ...District Apostle of the country, the... ...called the landmass Congo Free State... ...call Democratic Republic Congo (DR Congo)... ...June the DR Congo will celebrate... ...the Kingdom of Congo, one of... ...to study the Congo—and further his... ...Association of the Congo (AIC). While... ...land in the Congo, King Leopold... ...Before long, the Congo Free State... ...atrocities in the Congo became public... ...now called Belgian Congo continued to... ...countries, the Belgian Congo made efforts... ...to the DR Congo, from where... ...the first two Congo wars, which... ...Democratic Republic of Congo, had collapsed.... ...to the Third Congo War. It... ...today, the DR Congo is one... ...Apostle knows the Congo’s history well.... ...of the DR Congo, which today... ...Regional Church DR Congo West, under... ...Democratic Republic of Congo. This is... More


A cause for celebration

...hand in front of your head.... ...party The members of the German... ...from the congregations of Maranvya, Kanyosha... ...gives the members of the group... ...audience a lot of joy. Children’s... ...able to show off their acting... ...shows. The congregation of Ibeshe welcomed... ...and the hands of the children... ...in the district of Tarkwa in... ...Celebrating the age of majority Confirmation... ...in the congregation of Chabarovsk in... ...this special act of blessing with... ...or a day of activities to... ...your head. In the process, you... ...are referring to the triune Christian... ...A quiet party The members of... ...the German Sign... ...how to sign the word God.... ...Sunday, 13 February, the congregation had... ...celebrate. An 83-year-old brother, a 33-year-old... ...brother and a... ...child all celebrated their birthdays. Since... ...the oldest birthday... ...is hearing impaired the sermon was... ...Sign Language. And the choir spontaneously... ...Burundi Musicians from the district Ancien... ...de Bujumbura in the DR Congo... ...five choirs came together to celebrate... ...in song. Among them were the... ...choirs from the congregations of... ...Central, Burerere, and the central congregation,... ...who delighted the guests after... ...the Pentecost service.... ...Musical inclusion The congregation in... ...anniversary. To mark the occasion, a... ...disabilities make music together. It includes... ...band and singers. The “G” stands... ...for Gemeinschaft, the German word... ...“fellowship”. Fellowship gives the members of... ...the group strength,... ...and brought the audience a... ...organised activities for the children. For... ...example, the children from... ...and Ogiemwenken visited the zoo with... ...their Sunday School... ...teachers. Elsewhere, they made music... ...or read from the Bible. In... ...some congregations, the children were... ...to show off their acting and... ...and dance shows. The congregation of... ...divine service for the children. He... ...23 aloud and the hands of... ...the children shot... ...up. In the end, a... ...five-year-old read the Bible passage... ...to the congregation. He... ...everyone was amazed. The children in... ...the district of... ...in Ghana came together for their... ...George Sam in the central church... ...in Tarkwa. The service was... ...shall be rewarded!” The Apostle said,... ...“There may be... ...hope, He will strengthen and guide... ...daily activities.” And then he promised... ...them, “Our ultimate... ...in heaven.” During the service, eight... ...a blessing on their confirmation. Afterwards,... ...the children enacted... ...a play titled “The Rich Man... ...and the Poor Man... ...competition for which the winners received... ...a prize. Celebrating the age of... ...for a congregation. The members in... ...the congregation of... ...were confirmed and the congregation was... ...of blessing with them. After the... ...service there was cake... ...organised so that the prospective young... ...to know each other better. For... ...example, the confirmands from... ...and had breakfast together afterwards. A... ...day before their confirmation, the... ...confirmands across the Gqeberha-Karoo Apostle... ...Area gathered for activities... ...in preparation for their special day.... ...a trail. After the activities and... ...workshops, the focus shifted... ...to the audio-visual service... ...in Cape Town the next day.... ...cause for celebration There are many... ...that bring people together for a... ...celebration. Whether it is... ...to prepare for the confirmation service,... ...people enjoy being together. This week... ...celebrating diversity in the Church.... ...in the DR Congo gave a... More


Lending a helping hand to the stranger

...Region, and the Democratic Republic of... ...and the Democratic Republic of Congo.... ...in urgent need of help and... ...warmth and goodwill. Often traumatised, they... ...set off on new... ...changed. The website of the UNHCR... ...ever, the number of refugees around... ...nearly one percent of the population... ...of the world.... ...“Behind every one of these figures... ...endure a fate of flight, displacement,... ...the Democratic Republic of Congo. The... ...aid is more of a pain... ...must all too often compete against... ...profit maximisation and... ...abuse of office. The latter... ...for example, that of the ten... ...became clean. One of them, when... ...doubt a man of peace. He... ...“Only the kind of thinking in... ...which the spirit of reverence for... ...prevails is capable of ushering in... ...a time of peace in... ...the true core of the matter,... ...for life, regardless of lineage, influence,... ...does every year, the United Nations... ...draws attention to the great misery... ...a permanent home. They are in... ...goodwill. Often traumatised, they set off... ...new paths which they did not... ...choose themselves. Their stark choice:... ...either stay at... ...try to survive. They have no... ...other options. The trouble spots... ...have been the same for... ...much has changed. The website of... ...the UNHCR has... ...announced that, for the first time... ...ever, the number of... ...refugees around the world has... ...one percent of the population of... ...the world. It... ...to say that the developments in... ...especially driven by the war in... ...the Ukraine, but... ...also by other deadly conflicts.... ...The United Nations... ...every one of these figures there... ...protracted conflicts are the norm in... ...many countries around the world. Examples... ...Myanmar, Nigeria, Somalia, the entire Sahel... ...Region, and the Democratic Republic... ...of Congo. The Middle East... ...and, more recently, the Ukraine. Grandi... ...cure. To reverse the trend, there... ...simply fall from the sky. To... ...abuse of office. The latter are... ...dictates, the former need... ...easy thing. From the Christian perspective,... ...there are antidotes... ...friends share with them what you... ...and so on… There are several... ...accounts in the gospels that... ...illustrate these points, for... ...example, that of the ten lepers... ...He crossed over the border between... ...lepers, met him. They kept their... ...distance but raised their voices, calling... ...good look at them, He said,... ...show yourselves to the priests.’ They... ...while still on their way, became... ...clean. One of them, when he... ...healed? Where are the nine? Can... ...except this outsider?’ Then He said... ...you’” (taken from The Message translation).... ...peace Albert Schweitzer, the great thinker,... ...theologian, and jungle... ...He once made the statement: “Only... ...the kind of... ...thinking in which the spirit of... ...And that is the true core... ...of the matter, namely... ...That is basically the foundation for... ...not prisons, but the people in... ...them are not... ...free either. And for... ...helping hand to the stranger They... ...are on the move—people who... ...had to leave their homes. They... ...anywhere, and unfortunately their lot is... ...Democratic Republic of Congo. The Middle... More