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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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On a humanitarian mission in South Kivu

...Baraka in the Democratic Republic of... ...in the Democratic Republic of the... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo.... ...bring disease. Thousands of people in... ...working routine. Some of his colleagues... ...are in charge of an existing... ...are in charge of the construction... ...of the new... ...spend a lot of time together... ...companionship is one of the greatest... ...is made up of doctors and... ...have a lot of fun together.”... ...and it is often unexpected. Robert... ...up the idea of only being... ...before.” The experience of faith Robert... ...was the uncertainty of when he... ...only two rows of chairs in... ...By the end of the service,... ...didn’t understand anything of the sermon,... ...an amazing experience of faith for... ...people in Europe often fail to... ...away at blocks of stone to... ...make the best of their situation,... ...At the beginning of the service,... ...is the rest of his story.... ...in Baraka in the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo. It... ...was the rainy season.... ...20,000 people lost their homes to... ...the rain. The rain just... ...washed them away.” The rainy season... ...Without Borders, as the rains bring... ...of people in the DRC die... ...cholera, Ebola, and other diseases every... ...to this is the idyllic landscape.... ...is located on the shores Lake... ...Tanganyika, the second largest... ...green hills. “If there were less... ...holiday paradise.” But the threat from... ...allowed out in the car.” The... ...neighbourly relations with the people in... ...good, Robert says. “The people here... ...know how lucky they are to... ...Without Borders here.” The day-to-day routine... ...got used to the working routine.... ...an existing hospital. The others, who... ...together with him... ...in charge of the construction of... ...the new clinic... ...hotel. Everyone has their own room... ...there. They spend a... ...lot of time together at work,... ...meals, and in the evenings. “The... ...is one of the greatest things... ...from all over the world, from... ...lot of fun together.” There is... ...sixty-hour weeks are the norm. There... ...quickly gave up the idea of... ...staff planning for the hospital construction.... ...I see to the local airstrip,... ...to see if the airstrip is... ...before it lands. Then I let... ...the pilot know... ...like it before.” The experience of... ...his work in the Congo and... ...him, though, was the uncertainty of... ...see his wife. They had planned... ...to see each other every three... ...months; the first time... ...in South Africa. The flights were... ...spread in Africa, the DR Congo... ...could not leave the country for... ...the time being.... ...had come across the New Apostolic... ...Baraka. I went there the following... ...Sunday. There were only... ...of chairs in the church. As... ...the service progressed,... ...came, each bringing their own plastic... ...chair. By the end of... ...the service, it... ...understand anything of the sermon, which... ...felt at home. The next Sunday... ...the District Evangelist... ...conducted the service, which... ...understand something. Finding the New Apostolic... ...faith for me.” The prospects The... ...react spontaneously as the situation requires.... ...appreciate how lucky they are. “Many... ...people here in the DRC make... ...gravel—with a hammer.” There are hardly... ...aids. And yet the people make... ...the best of their situation, they... ...to work in the morning with... ...and a smile, they sing and... ...dance whenever they can…” Robert... ...This is where the new hospital... ...Children run after the car Robert... ...jogging in the morning The... ...in Baraka At the beginning of... ...the service, the church is... ...still quite empty The church has... ...expected. This is the rest of... ...Republic of the Congo. It was... ...work in the Congo and quickly... ...Africa, the DR Congo closed its... More


Preparing for a humanitarian mission in South Kivu

...Borders) in the Democratic Republic of... ...part of the Democratic Republic of... ...The hazards The Democratic Republic of... ...strong in the Democratic Republic of... ...in the Democratic Republic of the... ...of the Democratic Republic of the... ...hazards The Democratic Republic of the... ...in the Democratic Republic of the... ...in the congregation of Eimsbüttel and... ...to do any of these things,... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo.... ...had a lot of time to... ...approved a leave of absence at... ...the eastern part of the Democratic... ...Republic of the Congo?... ...The Democratic Republic of the Congo... ...many other parts of the country... ...had a lot of trust in... ...been providing very professional humanitarian and... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo... ...the second part of the article... ...a personal experience of faith touched... ...a Priest in the congregation of... ...kite surfing. During the period covered... ...do any of these things, because... ...was working for the international aid... ...Without Borders) in the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo. What... ...who see to the logistics,” Robert... ...A to B, the cold chain... ...make sure that there are enough... ...drivers and guards.” The idea Robert... ...and life-threatening. At the hospital, I... ...one moment to the next and... ...after an accident.” The decision He... ...started to research the requirements under... ...be possible. Would they even need... ...“I looked on their website, and... ...by chance there happened to... ...He applied to the organisation and... ...an amazing experience.” Then came the... ...a hospital in the eastern part... ...of the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo? He... ...have to consider the question—he was... ...ready. The hazards The Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo (DRC)... ...be deployed to. There and in... ...many other parts of... ...the country armed... ...conflicts between the Congolese security... ...afraid to go there. “I myself... ...of trust in the Doctors Without... ...while working in the DRC? It... ...in advance. Although the New Apostolic... ...very strong in the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo and... ...there are congregations... ...was told that there is no... ...congregation in Baraka, the town in... ...in touch with the Church mainly... ...through the internet. And... ...then it was... ...in Baraka. In the second part... ...of the article tomorrow... ...how he experienced the rainy season,... ...how his life there was affected... ...trees, reggae music. The three-minute clip... ...Republic of the Congo. What is... ...Republic of the Congo? He would... ...Republic of the Congo (DRC) is... ...conflicts between the Congolese security forces... ...Republic of the Congo and there... More


Father, doer, and caring minister

...Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of... ...now the Democratic Republic of the... ...with a lot of luggage. In... ...the Democratic Republic of the Congo,... ...saw the poverty of the people... ...his home district of France. “We... ...something the children of God of... ...at the age of 23, shortly... ...for the area of Strasbourg. Getting... ...in the care of the New... ...as he demanded of himself, namely... ...say ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ and... ...laid into each of them,” he... ...have no hope of ever being... ...In Kinshasa hundreds of brothers and... ...the south-eastern part of the Congo... ...Apostle and dozens of District Apostles... ...Apostles took leave of Robert Higelin... ...was a man of action and... ...a father figure of a unique... ...Whenever the District Apostle... ...on his way there. Every time... ...to Zaire, now the Democratic Republic... ...of the Congo, he... ...almost empty on the way back,... ...“Robert Higelin saw the poverty of... ...the people and... ...An early start Fatherly, spontaneous, affectionate,... ...and captivating are the terms that... ...He was a father to lean... ...on, something the children of... ...God of the 1970s and... ...early on at the age of... ...shortly after his father, Apostle Josef... ...1957. “Take your father’s place,” his... ...mother said, meaning... ...his chair at the family dinner... ...District Elder for the area of... ...got cracking, leaving the brothers and... ...it says in the district’s chronicle,... ...and organ relocations. The district rector’s... ...home was both the command centre... ...and the company cafeteria.... ...services were from then on conducted... ...in German—as was the case for... ...Zaire, which until then had been... ...in the care of... ...the New Apostolic... ...ahead “Whoever works together with me... ...that he expected the same commitment... ...he intervened at the district or... ...“Anyone who works together with others... ...will recognise in their co-workers the... ...into each of them,” he wrote... ...an article “Working together” in the... ...1991 and cited the author Antoine... ...But through collaboration they get themselves... ...together and become... ...death was sudden The constant stress... ...In July 1995 the District Apostle... ...returned home from the Congo. The... ...Kinshasa hundreds of brothers and sisters... ...gathered for a... ...wake. They prayed and... ...danced the whole night.... ...place all across the south-eastern part... ...of the Congo on... ...March 1996, while the Chief Apostle... ...said: “Merci, Papa!” Father, doer, and... ...years ago to the day. He... ...action and a father figure of... ...Republic of the Congo, he took... ...home from the Congo. The fatigue... ...part of the Congo on 25... More