Assemblies of God are 8,132 de femei ordinate sa slujeasca bisericilor

Numarul de femei ordinate – 8,132 (Number of credentialed women – 8,132)

Sursa – Townhall Meeting cu George O. Wood, Superintendent General Assemblies of God – Vezi aici – https://vimeo.com/107508970

LIVE – In Direct – Urmareste aici Adunarile lui Dumnezeu – Assemblies of God – 100 de ani!!! Conferinta anuala in care isi sarbatoreste Centenarul 8-10 August,2014

Urmareste Live Vineri, Sambata, Duminica incepand de la orele 8:30 dimineata

Cea de a 100-a Conferinta a Bisericilor lui Dumnezeu

la Universitatea de Stat la Missouri, din Springfield Missouri

1914 – 2014

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~~~Assemblies of God – 300,000 de biserici in toata lumea~~~

Programul de Vineri:

  • 8:30 am – 10:45 am Church Planting Movements

  • 11:15 am – 12 pm Compassion and Justice 

  • 2 pm – 4 pm Modern Parables  

  • Apoi urmeaza program  7 – 10 seara (Central Time SUA)

Programul de Sambata:

  • 8:30 am – 10:15 am Devotional and Early Morning Session

“The Future Is Bright” – Nam Soo Kim, José Wellington Bezerra da Costa, and Clayton Brooks

  •  10:45 am – 12 pm Late Morning Session

“Religious Freedom” – Takoosh Hovsepian, Dishan Wickramaratne, Max Schläpfer, and Clayton Brooks

  •  2 pm – 4 pm Prayer for Our World
  •  7 pm Evening Session

“Festival of Praise” – Promise Ministries International Church – Children’s Choir, Jason Frenn, Dr. George O. Wood, The Sherman Mountain Boys, and Tom Matrone

Programul de Duminica:

  • 7 pm Grand Finale

“The Human Right” – Dick Brogden, Rebecca Grant Shults, and Ann Marie

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George Galis despre Biserica Philadelphia la inceput si cum a fost ales ca Pastor

M a fost plina de surprize pentru grupul nostru de romani emigranti. Fiecare familie aveam rentata o locuinta comfortabila, aveam un loc de munca , copiii nostri frecventau scolile publice, frecventam cu regularitate Biserica.
Prima clasa de scoala duminicala a copiilor. Invatatoare: Magdalena Isfan (Ciobanasiu) Photo credit Facebook
In aceasta toamna (’73) am facut o calatorie pana la Springfield Missouri la  Scoala de Teologie – Assembly of God, unde s-au inscris Magdalena Isfan si Ioan Buia, cari au ramas sa frecventeze anul I .

Magdalena si Teofil Ciobanasiu. Maggie a fost prima studenta la seminar si invatatoarea copiilor la Biserica Philadelphia. George Galis, Aurel Leahu, Petru Tivadar, fratele Iorgovan, Ion Pinzaru.

Intorcandu-ne in Chicago,  ne-am hotarit ca din 20 Septembrie 1973 sa  fie ziua infiintarii Bisericii Penticostale din Nord Chicago. Am transmis aceasta hotarire si fratilor de la Biserica din South Chicago. A urmat zile si saptamini de organizare. Pentru ca hotarirea generala a fost ca eu sa preiau conducerea Bisericii si a comitetului care a fost ales, am luat legatura cu Pastorul Bisericii Baptiste de atunci: Fr. Alexa Popovici, cu care m-am sfatuit si care mi-a dat tot concursul ca eu sa fac fata problemelor spirituale, urmand saptaminal un curs pastoral organizat de fratele Alexa Popovici, care m-a ajutat foarte mult imbogatindu-mi cunostiintele, strict necesare. Doi ani de zile a durat formarea mea ca slujitor.
Corul Bisericii Philadelphia – Lawrence Ave.  Dirijor George Muntean
In 1975 am reusit sa cumparam Prima Casa de Rugaciune la adresa 3140 W. Lawrence Ave din Chicago. Biserica la avut ca Prezbiter pe Fr. Iorgovan Stefan si casier pe Fr. Samuil Isfan. Formatiile muzicale conduse de Ghita Munteanu, Dorel Micula si Teofil Ciobanasu, formau programele Bisericii. Desi am fost ales Pastor al  Bisericii eu inca nu aveam nici o ordinare.
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Fr. Iorgovan, Prezbiterul Bisericii  m-a pus la un test ciudat de care eu nu stiam deloc. Iata cum s-a petrecut: „Intr-o zi vine la mine un frate si imi spune: „M-ai jignit si trebuie sa-ti ceri iertare.” Il intreb cum si cand l-am jignit? Eu nu stiu cum te-am jignit. Dar eu totusi vroiam sa-i cer iertare. Iar el atunci imi spune: Tu trebuie sa-mi ceri iertare in fata prezbiterului si in fata comitetului.
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Eu ii spun atunci caci asta nu este biblic, dar el insista cu tarie si iata-ne pe toti impreuna. Incerc sa-i cer iertare, dar el  imi spune sa mergem cu totii in strada si acolo sa  imi ceri iertare. Nedumerit m-am dus cu ei in strada ca sa-mi cer iertare de la el, acolo in fata lor. Si iata-ne in strada. Fratele acela imi spune  atunci: Asteapta sa mai treaca si alti oameni pe strada ca sa vada si ei.
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Intre timp trec mai multe persoane pe linga noi iar pirisul meu i-mi spune atunci:   Pune-te in  ghenunchi si asa sa-mi ceri iertare, lucru la care eu m-am opus, dar Prezbiterul imi, spune: Tu esti pastor si trebuie sa asculti. Eu atunci m-am asezat pe genunchi si in timp ce eu ii cerem iertare, ei toti au inceput sa rida de mine. In timp ce eu ma ridicam de pe genunchi  le-am spus atunci: Vad ca voi ma batjocoriti, pentru ce face-ti lucrul acesta?
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Dar Prezbiterul imi spune atunci sa ma scol si sa fiu linistit caci totul este in regula. Au trecut cateva luni dupa aceasta intimplare si a venit ziua cand trebuia sa fiu ordinat diacon. Prezbiterul vine la mine si imi spune: Sa stii ca ai reusit la examen. L-am intrebat ce examen? „Intimplarea cu Iertarea. Nu ti-am spus  pina acum nimic ca sa vad daca nu te vei razbuna intr-un fel pe careva dintre noi. Eu atunci am inteles caci ei toti s-au vorbit  impreuna  sa insceneze aceasta intimplare ca sa-mi puna la incercare rabdarea.
Ion Strizu, Samuil Isfan, George Galis, Aurel Damian
In acel timp lagarele din Italia si Austria au inceput sa se inmulteasca cu romani scapati de jugul comunist. Biserica a inceput sa fie solicitata de organizatiile de Emigrare din Europa. Si zeci de emigranti ne-au solicitat Afidavide de suport, pentru a intra in USA. Primele familii cari ne-au solicitat si pe care i-am sponsorat au fost: Familia Brici, familia Covaci, familia Ciobanasu si multi altii. La sfirsitul anului 1978, Biserica numara 300 de membrii majori si numarul tot crestea. In perioada acestor ani a sosit in Biserica si fratele Petre Gaode, tatal fratelui John Gaode, care venea din Biserica din Zarand, Judetul Arad unde a fost Pastorul Bisericii locale.
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Fratele Petre Gaode a fost un ajutor pretios in organizarea si conducerea Bisericii. In Chicago a mai sosit si fratele Nelu Lazar cu sotia sa Elena, si dansul era ordinat Prezbiter, ne-a fost deasemenea de folos in lucrarea din Biserica. Un tinar pe nume Nicu Garneata a avut un impact in lucrarea din  Biserica. Dorel Micula membru in comitet, fratele Berbec membru in comitet , si Petrica Reman.
Aproape saptaminal asteptam sa vina familii la aeroport, emigranti, sponsorati de Biserica noastra prin organizatiile Americane A.B.C. Baptist Church, Catholic Charities, Tolstoi si Lutheran Organization. Orisicine care ne-a solicitat ajutorul, l-a primit din partea Bisericii noastre, fara deosebire de crez. Personal am complectat peste 2500 de afidavide de emigrare, pe familii si individual. Aceste afidavide au fost aprobate de organizatiile oficiale  sponsorate de Guvernul American.
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Pentru fiecare familie se pregatea un apartament, mobilat modest, mincare , transportul de la aeroport la locuinta. Inscrierea fiecarui emigrant la Social Security pentru dreptul de munca, inscrierea la curent si gas la companiile respective pentru apartamentele lor, inscrierea copiilor la scoala publica cautarea locurilor de munca pentru adulti. Inscrierea familiilor cu copii la Public AID, pentru ajutor de stat.Era o munca enorma, dar o faceam cu placere pentru toti aceia care veneau sponsorati de Biserica.Copiii mei mergeau adesea cu cei noi veniti la Agentia de Emigrare si daca trebuia ca ei sa lipseasca de la scoala.
Asteptarea familiilor la Aeroportul O’Hare Chicago. De obicei ii asteptam cintind cintare ‘ Glorie, glorie, Aleluia’ (Isus viata noastra noi pe Tine Te marim, citeodata veneau si fanfaristii. Am facut-o multi ani la rindul, pina cind autoritatile aeroportului au inceput sa interzica cintatul nostru.
Ordinare Ionica Buia, la Chicago oficiata la Biserica de pe Lawrence Avenue, Chicago de Superintendent Billy Rayburn (COG), Trandafir Sandru, Ionica Buia, Petru Gaode si Petru Tivadar.
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Good News from Iran – Pastor Robert Asseriyan has been released from jail

Via Mission News Network

Iran (VOM) ― Despite reports of crackdowns on Christians in Iran, there is one bright spot.

According to reports from Mohabat News and the Voice of the Martyrs USA, Pastor Robert Asseriyan, one of the leaders of the Assembly of God Church in Tehran, was released from prison. He had been arrested during a worship service at the church on May 21.

The Farsi services at the church–one of the last „building churches” that remained open in Iran–have been forcibly closed down by the police, according to Mohabat News.

It seems one of the conditions for Pastor Asseriyan’s release was his silence, as authorities instructed him and his family not to be interviewed by the media or to make public statements about his arrest, his 43 days in prison, or conditions for his release. The status of the charges against him is unclear at this time.

Often in Iran, Christians are released from jail after making substantial bail payments, but the charges against them are never dropped. In this way, police can pick them up at any time in the future and can use the unresolved case against them to pressure them to cease Christian activities.

Please continue to pray for Pastor Asseriyan and his family. Pray also for other Christians who remain imprisoned in Iran. You can write letters of encouragement to several of them through the Prisoner Alert Web site.

Tanzania targets Christian leaders

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Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in East Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south.

Pray for the Christian leaders and men and women of Tanzania. Two leaders, one a Catholic priest, and another from the Assemblies of God have been killed, and another priest was also shot at, but is recovering. These three incidents of violence against Christian ministers in Tanzania have left believers in the Eastern African nation concerned over the future of religious freedom. The following is a report from Open Doors USA:

Tanzania is ranked No. 24 on the Open Doors World Watch List of the worst persecutors of Christians. The 2013 ranking was released in early January. Previously Tanzania was unranked. Islamic extremism is the main persecution dynamic for the country. Tanzania is a Christian majority country with a very substantial Muslim population. But Zanzibar is 97% Muslim.

According to Open Doors USA, on Sunday Feb. 17 gunmen shot and killed a Catholic priest on the island of Zanzibar. The gunman waited for Father Evaristus Mushi as he parked his car outside the St Joseph’s parish, surrounded the car, and killed him while he was still in the vehicle. He was about to celebrate the first Sunday mass of Lent. The attackers fled on a motorcycle. Islanders knew Fr. Mushi as a philanthropist and advocate of interfaith dialogue. Police say they have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder, but their motive remains unknown.

On Feb. 2, on mainland Tanzania, an Assemblies of God minister, Pastor Mathayo Kachili, was hacked to death in the Geita region when he intervened in an altercation between villagers over the slaughter of an animal.

and more on this from Charisma magazine:

Mathayo Kachili, pastor of the Pentecostal Assemblies of God church in Buseresere, Tanzania—which is affiliated with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada—was beheaded when a group of religious extremists attacked Christians at the church on Monday, February 11. – See more at: http://www.charismanews.com/world/38399-ag-responds-to-beheading-of-tanzanian-pastor#sthash.WB1ILezb.dpuf

According to sources, there was a group of Muslims who had demanded immediate closure of butcheries owned by Christians. As far as Open Doors could determine, the demand is based on a longstanding tradition, together with a local government directive, that gave Muslims the sole right to act as butchers. In this incident the church had a non-Muslim butcher prepare meat to be served at a funeral. When the Muslims heard about this, they went on a rampage against the church in which Pastor Kachili was killed.

On Dec. 26, Catholic priest Father Ambrose Mkenda sustained serious injuries when unknown gunmen shot at him. He says he was followed by two men on a motorcycle as he was returning to his parish in Tomondo after work. The attackers shot him as he left his car. He sustained two bullet wounds: one to the cheek and one to the back. The gunmen then ransacked the rectory. Father Mkenda was rushed to a nearby hospital but was later transferred to Dar es Salaam where he underwent surgery to extract the
bullets.

Father Anthony Makunde, secretary general of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference, told a local newspaper, The Guardian, that the situation signaled a plot to destroy peace in the country.

The situations in Zanzibar and in the northwestern town of Geita remain tense.

Superintendentul organizatiei Assemblies of God – Dr. George O. Wood la Biserica Betania, Arad

Former Attorney General at CPAC in .

Programul de la vizita  Bisericii Betania din Arad a Dr. George O. Wood care este Superintendentul organizatiei Penticostale – Assemblies of God si unul din Liderii Comitetului Executiv al organizatiei Pentecostal World Fellowship. Impreuna cu Dr. Wood au fost John Ashcroft, fostul Ministru de Justitie al Statelor Unite in anii 2001-2005 si Bob Pagett, Founding President of Assist International.

  • Minutul 16:00 Introducere
  • Minutul 49:00 Cuvint din partea lui Bob Pagett
  • Minutul 74:00  Cuvint din partea lui John Ashcroft
  • Minutul 90:00 Cinta John Ashcroft
  • Minutul 94:00 Cuvint din partea lui Dr. George O Wood

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