(14.12.2007) Zurich. “I have just returned from an ‘African weekend,’” said Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, the international leader of the New Apostolic Church. On 8 December 2007 - the Saturday preceding the second Sunday of Advent - he conducted a divine service in Banjul, Gambia, followed by another divine service in Ziguinchor, Senegal on Sunday, 9 December 2007. Two Apostles and three Bishops were ordained. On the return trip, there was an unscheduled one-day stop in the Senegalese capital of Dakar: the aircraft had a technical defect.
(30.11.2007) Zurich. District Apostle Andrew Andersen (Australia) relates that cyclone “Guba” struck the Popondetta region of Papua-New Guinea on 16 November, causing serious damage. Unconfirmed reports have stated that some 150 people have already lost their lives as a result of related flooding. Many people are still missing. The entire province is cut off from the outside world. Airplanes are bringing provisions to the local population, since there are no more passable roads. Two of our New Apostolic members are also among the dead.
(25.11.2007) Dortmund. The New Apostolic Church of North Rhine-Westphalia will take over the administrative leadership of the New Apostolic Church in Guinea-Bissau as of 2008. District Apostle Hagen Wend (District Church of Hessen/Rhineland Palatinate/Saarland), who is currently responsible for this African country on the continent’s west coast, will transfer the care of this region to District Apostle Armin Brinkmann.
(22.11.2007) Kinshasa / Bangui / N’djamena. Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, the international church leader of the New Apostolic Church, began his five day whirlwind visit to three countries in Africa in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo on November 14, 2007. He and District Apostle Leslie Latorcai as well as District Apostle Helper Frank Dzur of Canada were greeted and welcomed by District Apostle Wilfried Klingler from Germany, District Apostle Jean-Luc Schneider of France and District Apostle Helper Michael Deppner from D.R. Congo. A flower bouquet was presented to the Chief Apostle while a choir from Kinshasa sang for him.
(14.11.2007) Dar Es Salaam. It was a joyous occasion during the second weekend of November 2007 when Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, the leader of the international New Apostolic Church, visited the country of Tanzania for the first time during his tenure. The weekend began on Friday morning with a visit to two congregations in Tanzania and ended in the afternoon with a choral concert at the Dar es Salaam Central Church.
(14.11.2007) Edinburgh. On Sunday, November 4, 2007, District Apostle Richard Freund conducted a Service for the Departed in Edinburgh, Scotland. There he commemorated the 175th anniversary of the second sending of the Apostle ministry which took place on November 7, 1832.
(15.10.2007) Zurich. “AsiaNews,” an on-line press agency, announced on October 10 that a New Apostolic congregation was attacked in Hadyara, a suburb of the Pakistani metropolis of Lahore. Both children and adults were attacked and verbally assaulted by Islamist extremists. Another attack is planned for the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
(20.09.2007) Dortmund. After the unusually strong rainfalls in the countries of the Sahel region, NAK-karitativ, the relief organisation of the New Apostolic Church in Germany, has begun to assess the immediate and intermediate relief measures it will need to initiate, and has set funds aside for corresponding projects. Donations are welcome.
(19.09.2007) Madagascar. Last weekend Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber paid a visit to the island of Madagascar. Some 1,500 brethren and interested guests attended the divine service he conducted there. Following the service, the international Church president entrusted the leadership of the New Apostolic Church on this island off the east coast of Africa into the hands of District Apostle Johann Kitching from South East Africa.
(11.09.2007) Zurich. Again this year the New Apostolic Church will take part in the “International Day of Prayer for Peace,” which has been celebrated around the world for four years now, traditionally on 21 September. The World Council of Churches has called upon its approximately 350 member churches to offer up prayers for peace on this day. Already two years ago, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber asked the New Apostolic congregations around the world for their commitment to this cause.