Congregational Holiness Church World Missions
Rev Charles Hanson -  Executive Director

May—June  2017  Newsletter  

 Vol. 4, Issue 3 Page 1  Top Stories

Published bimonthly by Lanier Martin 

 

Top stories in this newsletter 

Uruguay Our Newest work in South America
         One of our new works on the field has been started in the country of Uruguay. Uruguay is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Rio de la Plata (River of Silver) to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. 
         This is the most secular country in all of South America. On the surface, you would think Uruguay is doing very well, but it is not. It has tremendous problems. The percentage of Christianity in Uruguay is the lowest in Latin America. Less than 4 percent of the nation goes to church,  44% of the population claim no religion at all and 46% claim Roman Catholicism as their religion. Many people believe in God, but they have no relationship with Jesus Christ. Hopelessness and despair grip the nation. The suicide rate is one of the highest in all of Latin America.
Pastor Antonio Gomes left his country of Brazil to start this work. He is here to tell men and women of the hope we have in Jesus Christ.  The making of a church is still in progress... . .   Contunie reading on Page 2
Mozambique Our Newest Work in Africa 
Vision for the people of Mozambique

        One of the latest countries in which the Congregational Holiness Church has been able to reach out and say we are making a difference is Mozambique, Africa. You might ask, "where in the world is Mozambique.
Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa which is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. 

        Last year while visiting Malawi, I was introduced to a man named Joseph Phiri who is a member of our church in Malawi, shared his vision of how he had a desire to reach Muslims with the Gospel of Christ. His desire was to go as a missionary from his home in Malawi to the country of Mozambique.
        Christianity was at one time the largest religion in Mozambique followed by Islam and African traditional religions but Muslims now make up 50 per cent of Mozambique’s 17 million people. . . .  Contunie reading on Page 2 
My Trip to Chile  By Pastor Matt Turner      
        Soul-stirring. Encouraging. Challenging. Exciting. All these and more are words that I would use to describe our recent trip to the nation of Chile. I must admit I was somewhat reluctant to leave my wife and my three-week-old daughter. However, I am so thankful for what God did in me during those ten days.

       There were six of us on the trip. Myself and two men from our church, two wonderful ladies from the Cleveland Georgia Church and Bro Charles Hanson. We left on a Monday and took a nine-hour flight south from Atlanta to Santiago, Chile.
        On our approach to land, we began to see the Andes Mountains and other mountain ranges peek through the clouds. I could already tell that Chile must be a beautiful place. We landed and were met by Jose Vallejos, our CHC superintendent for Chile, his wife, and members from his church. We got in a blue Ford Expedition and headed to the hotel for some much-needed rest. Several of us were so excited to sightsee that once we changed clothes and sat down for a few minutes, we were ready to go walk. . . .    Contunie reading on Page 2 

GREETINGS FROM THE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT

        Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On behalf of the General Executive Board Marlene and I welcome you to the thirty-fourth General Conference of the Congregational Holiness Church.
       From our beginning in the early days of the twentieth century, leadership from across our denomination have met as we are this week to take care of the business of the greater kingdom of God, as it is reflected through the various ministries of the Congregational Holiness Church. Thank you for being part of this Conference and for your input, which will ensure that we continue to be an effective voice in our world, touching multitudes with the life changing message of Jesus Christ.
        The theme for this General Conference, "Building For The Future," expresses the commitment we should have as we "reach for those things which are still before us." While we have so much to be thankful for, and so many to whom we are indebted, . . . . Contunie reading on Page 2 

Because of your faithful giving, The Congregational Holiness Church has grown, and continues to grow, into a worldwide support system of evangelism, care, and discipleship. We are believing God for a thousand new Faith Partners who will make a monthly tax-deductible donation of $10. This is only 33 cents a day. God will lead some of you to give $20, $50, or $100, to World Missions. Click the donate button, Check the box under “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” Any amount will help evangelize the world.

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