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Members Respond to Louisiana Flood
More than 20 inches of rain fell in and around one of the hardest hit parishes - East Baton Rouge between August 11 and August 14. Almost 2 feet of rain fell in some parishes in the region. (Photo Credit: CBN News)
COGIC Charities Gives $50,000 to Louisiana Flood Victims Church of God in Christ (COGIC) churches devastated by the recent flooding in Louisiana will receive assistance from COGIC Charities. Read more
COG General Overseer Calls on Churches to Aid with Flood Relief Church of God General Overseer Tim Hill traveled with a delegation to flood-ravaged Louisiana to assess first-hand the critical needs of churches, pastors, and their congregations.
COGOP's Louisiana Flooding Update We have received a new update this morning regarding the damage due to flooding in Louisiana from Bishop Wayne Hall.
IPHC's Update on Louisiana Flooding Bishop Gordon Atwell, conference superintendent of Passion Connection (former Mid-South Conference), reports that Christian City Church in Denham Springs, Louisiana suffered severe flood damage due to several feet of water in the facility. As you can see from the pictures, work is underway to clean up and restore the church to its original condition.
Members on the Move
AG Members Among Fiji's Gold Medal Team Among the memorable moments of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was the emotional response of Fiji's rugby team when they received the nation's first Olympic medal. With tears streaming down their faces, the rugby team gathered in a circle and began to sing, "We have overcome . . . by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of the Lord."
Bishop Sam Clements (Church of God of Prophecy)
COGOP General Overseer Sam Clements Speaks About Church, Unity, and Personal Tragedy in Charisma Podcast Bishop Sam Clements, General Overseer for the Church of God of Prophecy, was recently interviewed by Charisma Founder and CEO Steve Strang for two podcasts published for Charisma readers. During the podcast, Clements spoke about the history of the Church of God of Prophecy, the diversity of the denomination, mission efforts and even how God helped him and his family through a personal tragedy.
The prayer group gathered in response to a satanic black mass which was being held nearby at the Civic Center Music Hall.
The IPHC Joins in Unity Prayer Walk General Superintendent Doug Beacham and local IPHC churches were recently a part of a unity prayer walk and service in our headquarters city of Oklahoma City.
"Matri-homony" Comes to Mexico In a troubling and hidden manner, deputies in Mexico's Chihuahua state congress have worked out a major reform to the civil code to modify longstanding views on the essentials of marriage.
Our nation is a great nation; a bastion of freedom for millions; a land where we are free to worship God as we choose; a land of abundant resources and limitless opportunities, and so much more. Yet, present conditions in our nation morally and spiritually are desperate. America is in deep crisis. Church attendance is declining and an entire generation is emerging with little understanding of absolute truth. United, decisive action by all who are called by God's name is imperative. The only hope for change is a spiritual awakening in our nation. Together we must cry out to God for His help and intervention.(Cont. on next column.)
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8 (NIV)
Jeff Farmer, President Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America
Formission Videocast - What Is Christian Discipleship? An Interview with David Wells
Intentionally Engage People When you go about your day, take note of the individuals the Lord brings across your path, seeing them as Jesus does, shares Sterling Brackett, vice president of corporate affairs and corporate secretary of The Foursquare Church. Read more.
Founded after the terrorist attacks 15 years ago on 9/11/2001, Cry Out America, under the auspices of the Center for Spiritual Renewal and Awakening America Alliance, is a grassroots prayer initiative to call out to God in contrition and repentance, applying the prescription of 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land."
For free resources on how to partner with or mobilize your church, ministry, or county for an event on 9/11 visit www.awakeningamerica.us. Since the 15th anniversary of 9/11 falls on Sunday this year, a wonderful opportunity is provided to set aside time in services, whether an hour or 11 minutes, to pray for our nation.
Kay Horner, Executive Director of the Center for Spiritual Renewal and the Awakening America Alliance, believes America is on the verge of a sweeping move of God's Spirit that will touch every state, every county, every church, and every heart. Horner states, "The historical patterns of America's Great Awakenings indicate that in times of a seemingly hopeless environment, God chooses to move in response to the cries of His people. We are crying out to God seeking a deep transformation and a Christ-awakening in America." - John Maempa, PCCNA Prayer Commission Chairperson
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