On behalf of the ministers, members, and friends of the Church of God of Prophecy in the Caribbean, I would like to say goodbye to outgoing overseers; Bishop Withbourne Hutchinson and family of USVI, BVI, ABC Islands and Bishop Clarence Williams and family of Turks and Caicos Islands. Both bishops have served well in their respective areas and their labor of love is greatly appreciated. They have both transitioned out into other areas of ministry. May the blessings of the Lord be with them.
Warm welcome to two new overseers; Bishop Carswell Leonard and family, the incoming overseer for USVI, BVI, ABC Islands and Bishop Andrew Stone and family, for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Team Caribbean leaders are happy for these bishops. In the name of Jesus, we go forward for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
On Wednesday, June 3, there was a devastating fire at our church. The engulfing flames produced major destruction on our entire church building at The Church of God of Prophecy on Cox Street, Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands. As we were going through the ravages after the fire, we shockingly discovered that our pulpit Bible withstood the flames. The only damage to the Bible sustained in the fire was the burnt front cover. The passage in Matthew 24:35 reminds us that “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” God be praised!
Trinidad and Tobago
Ring the alarm—the Lord is coming! COVID-19 has indeed been a hazard alert. It was the needed reset button for Church of God of Prophecy Trinidad and Tobago, and the body of Christ at large.
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Obed Natán Chic Itzep was born in the city of Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Escuintla, Guatemala. He has served the church as a children’s and youth pastor, a clerk in his local church, and district Youth Ministries director. In 2019, he was appointed senior pastor of the Tierra Verde Church of God of Prophecy in Siquinalá, Escuintla, Guatemala.
SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP - PRAYERFUL LEADERSHIP
Look at the first two words in this article’s title, “Spiritual Leadership.” Now replace the word “spiritual” with any word that denotes effective Christian leadership—authentic leadership, compassionate leadership, visionary leadership, anointed leadership, fruitful leadership, compelling leadership, servant leadership, etc. This simple exercise reminds us that consistent, fervent prayer is essential to effective spiritual leadership.
Prayers Heard, Prayers Hindered
Caleb Madara Dondo serves as COGOP Kenya Task Force vice chairman. Brother Dondo is a teacher with a passion for teaching on the Holy Spirit, giving, and prayer.
Local Church Outreach 2020
As the coronavirus made headlines near the beginning of 2020, I heard an amazing message of compassion and care concerning early Christians running into the plague to minister with kindness to make a difference in the lives of those who were sick and dying. They were willing to move to ministry, even when it threatened their own lives. The message contained a powerful illustration of how those of us who follow the teachings of Christ respond in counter-culture ways to minister to those who are suffering and in need.
The Bible tells us to pray with all kinds of prayer (Ephesians 6:18). But not every kind of prayer is effective prayer. Sometimes, our prayers resemble a flea-market auction. We barter. We negotiate. We up the bid. We say, “I’ll become a missionary if you’ll heal me, God!” Or, “I need more money, more money, more money—I’ll tithe 15 percent!”
Consider Your Ways
When my wife and I first got married, we knew very little about managing money. We certainly did not pay attention to the verse found in Proverbs 22:7 that says, “The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender” (NKJV).
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A PEOPLE OF Prayer
Bishop Tim McCaleb, general presbyter for Asia, Australia, and Oceania, became a licensed minister in the COGOP in 1980. He held pastoral positions throughout Tennessee and Illinois before his appointment as state overseer of Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Texas. During that time, he also participated in Assembly committees such as the Bible Doctrine and Polity committee and was Servant Partners Director for the International Offices. He holds a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Houston Graduate School of Theology. He is married to Sheena and they have four children and many grandchildren.
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It has been quite a year and yet, 2020 continues to roll on. In the midst of a lot of uncertainty, there have been things that remind us how life was prior to living in the pandemic that has taken place across the globe. This holiday season will be a bit different than what we have experienced with us socially distanced and not partaking in holiday parties and events that we have been used to in the past. We caught up with Chef David Rose to hear some tips on how we can tackle this year's season.
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“Te world's coral reefs, one of the ocean's most beautiful marine habitats, is in danger of extinction because of dramatic increases in coral diseases caused by climate change and warmer waters”.
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CHRISTIAN MOTORCYCLISTS ASSOCIATION
When it comes to riding, and One of the challenges we face in life is found in controlling our anger level and how we respond to it. The easiest way to handle anger is to blow up and become part of the problem rather than part of the solution. The cause for anger is often so insignificant that it is ridiculous, such as yelling about who gets to lead a ride or even who gets to sit where they want to sit at an event, or cut in a food line.