International reports

A new era in the music of the New Apostolic Church

(24.06.2008) Cape Town. Following years of extensive work by our brothers in the music department, Tuesday 20 May 2008 saw the launch of the new English Hymnal. Invited to this launch were all the district ministries and rectors who upon entry to the Silvertown auditorium were each given a complimentary copy of the Hymnal. more ...

“Our Family” makes its online debut!

(17.06.2008) Frankfurt. Soon the Friedrich Bischoff Publishers in Frankfurt will welcome clients with a new website. The publishing house of the New Apostolic Church will introduce itself in three categories: the start page lists the most important corporate data, and a visually improved online shop provides information on the company’s product list. But without a doubt, the flagship of the site is the new “OF-online” with news briefs taken from the current issue of the printed magazine. more ...

Disaster relief efforts in Zambia meet with a great response from donors

(06.06.2008) Dortmund. According to figures from NAK-karitativ the appeal for donations for flood victims in Zambia has been met with a strong response. Not only did the “Missionswerk” of the District Church of Southern Germany, the New Apostolic Church International, and other individual District Churches participate by contributing to the emergency relief effort, but a large number of private individuals from all parts of Germany and neighbouring countries and even overseas also demonstrated great willingness to sacrifice with their donations. more ...

Support for flood victims begins to arrive in Burma

(06.06.2008) Dortmund. NAK-karitativ, the relief organisation of the New Apostolic Church, has after much hesitation decided to support the emergency relief efforts of German Agro Action in Myanmar (Burma). The emergency relief funds earmarked for this contribution amount to some 50,000 Euros, which will finally come to the aid of the victims. more ...

Pentecost 2008: Recognising the signature of God

(12.05.2008) Berlin. For three days over the Pentecost weekend of 2008, Berlin served as the “capital” of the New Apostolic world. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber had invited all European Apostles to the German capital for the occasion. In the Pentecost service, which was translated into English at the altar - and into 20 other languages via mixing board - he appealed to the over one million divine service participants to recognise the “signature of God” in the present. “Recognising the Lord personally is an important task for each and every individual,” said the Chief Apostle. more ...

Pentecost 2008: Berlin Apostle Meeting brings Apostles to the same table

(12.05.2008) Berlin. With the exception of two Apostles, all European District Apostles and Apostles were able to take part in this year’s Apostle Meeting in Berlin. In his hour-long address, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber focused on the beatitudes recorded in the fifth chapter of Matthew in the Holy Scriptures. more ...

Famine threatens Zambia

(10.04.2008) Dortmund/Lusaka. The three-month rainy season in Zambia unloaded such heavy and enduring rainfalls on some provinces as has not been seen in human memory (we reported). “NAK-karitativ”, the national relief organisation of the New Apostolic Church across Germany with its head office in Dortmund, is preparing to respond to a massive demand for food aid between the months of May and November, as a famine is now threatening the entire country. Bernd Klippert, managing director of “NAK-karitativ” has set aside at least 350,000 Euro for immediate aid. Another 500,000 Euros will follow later on to provide further food aid and seeds. more ...

Be strong, be brave, and do not be afraid!

(22.03.2008) Zurich. At first, entering Myanmar proved to be more difficult than expected on account of visa problems, “but in the end, everything went well,” wrote Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber in his Monday fax to all the Apostles. On this trip to South East Asia he strengthened the brethren in Myanmar and Cambodia with a Bible passage from Joshua 1: 9, and called out to them: “Be strong, be brave, and do not be afraid!” more ...

Three weeks in Africa with 100,000 in divine services

(13.03.2008) Zurich. For a solid three weeks Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber travelled through the African continent. “My encounters with the brothers and sisters in South Africa, Congo, and Malawi were indescribable,” he said. One youth day in Cape Town and divine services in Lubumbashi, Mbuji Mayi, Kananga, and Goma enabled him to have fellowship with a total of over 100,000 souls who attended the various events in person. This figure does not include those who participated via satellite transmission. At the end of his journey the Church leader celebrated the service for the departed in Lilongwe, Malawi on 2 March. more ...

Unusually heavy rainfall in Southern Africa

(12.02.2008) Zurich. “In Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe we have had rainfall that far exceeds the norm,” writes District Apostle Charles Ndandula in a letter to Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber. The leader of the New Apostolic Church in these countries on the African continent goes on to report that many homes, fields, and church buildings have been flooded as a result. A total of 3,000 New Apostolic families have also been directly affected. more ...
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