Here are two videos with the Trumpet Choir from the Cedar Rapids visits the CEPC Kentucky branch for a worship service. Joined with them was Daniel Hurt of Fire Around the World coming to preach the word of God.
A Psalm of Praise.
1Praise the LORD!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty expanse. 2Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
3Praise Him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre.
4Praise Him with timbrel and dancing;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.
5Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with resounding cymbals.
6Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD!
Glory to God!! This is the sound that is coming out of CEPC Cedar Rapids as we are getting information on this years happenings. The CEPC churches in Africa have been hosting various conferences through out the year and over 3000 people have been attendance at each of the Africa conferences releasing more influence over their regions. Here are some videos from one of our conferences. We want to thank God for Open Bible Churches working with us as affiliates.
So as promised here are the latest changes to Community Evangelical Pentecostal Church (CEPC). Starting from here on, CEPC is officially an Open Bible Church. The Head Quarter Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa has finished its affiliation processing with Open Bible and has been accepted into the Open Bible Ministry.
So the question now remains: What about all the other CEPC branches? The Founder Rev. Peter M. Shandakwa has returned from his visit to Africa. Part of this visit was to introduce the CEPC Branches in Africa with Open Bible. Now it will take a little bit of time but very soon every single branch will be affiliated with Open Bible.
We are now apart of a family that has strong biblical standings. From now on we all have a responsibility to not just pray for CEPC churches but also for all Open Bible Churches globally. So it is a suggestion for all CEPC leadership to start learning more about this new family we are apart of. With Open Bible we can now get better training to equip men, women, youth, and the entire leadership team. We now have encouragement blasting from CEPC churches and Open Bible Churches. After the CEPC Branches in Africa are adopted into Open Bible there is going to be a greater push in education so we can learn to harvest wisdom from scriptures in a way that will allow us to evangelize, preach, and live in a powerful and biblical way.
We are about releasing influence through love and we will continue to do so through Open Bible. We are still running with the International Constitution drafted by the CEPC HQ. When all Churches have been officially accepted into Open Bible, we will declare our Official Constitution to be the Open Bible Manual which has all that Open Bible stands for.
The Church structures remain the same until otherwise notified. There has been a few revisions in the Kentucky Branch since Pastor Issaya has stepped down. We are currently running investigations on what took place in Kentucky. All CEPC Churches will be updated via email and phone by HQ about who the new Head Pastor for Kentucky will be.
Continue to pray for the CEPC Humanitarian Initiatives/ Programs globally. Global Alliance for Orphans in Africa is in deep need of financial support and partners. There are churches that still need buildings in Congo and Burundi. We need to pray for the African HQ in Uvira that it gets a new building that will allow us to run an orphanage and clinic. We are also needing prayer for all CEPC churches to get training on running 24/7 houses of prayer. Prayer is needed for all leadership, churches, and friends around the world.
Thank you to the Open Bible leaders in Iowa that have helped us get where we are at right now. We want to thank all the families that are taking in orphans and taking care of them until an orphanage building is opened. Thank you to the Congolese, Kenyan, Tanzanian, Burundian, Zambian, and American Governments for working with CEPC since the founding of our ministry. We are receiving great favor in the kingdom and we pray that those who help us may be blessed as well. We can do great things in Christ, CEPC.
When it's time to worship CEPC Cedar Rapids sets an example on how its done. Today's service was so filled with the Holy Spirit the youth even caught a wind of it and cried out to the Lord. Please join any of our branches near you to see what God is doing in his Kingdom. God Bless.
Acts 2:17-18 (NIV)
17 “‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.
How to donate & Why
We are needing more help from folks all over to donate to the African Immigration Relief Fund. We are getting more families moved into Cedar Rapids, Iowa and helping them get housing and jobs. Our job is to help them get to work when they first move here from what ever nation they come from. We also help educate them on how to drive and help translate documents for work applications and permit tests. This is a mighty job that needs financial support to continue. So far the Cedar Rapids branch is helping around 20 families a year and we can do more with your help. The Kentucky branch is also helping around 5-10 families a year get housing and jobs.
The immigrants that move here in the United States are here to get a taste of the American dream. Not only that they want to get involved in starting businesses and help the local communities by volunteering where ever they can. This is a win, win all the way around.
To donate you can send checks to the Cedar Rapids Head Quarters. 716 8th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404. Please make the the check out to The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation write that its for the African Immigration Relief Fund. The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation has been gracious enough to allow us to set up a fund under their wings. They help manage the finances and make sure that the resources are being sent out to do the job they are meant for.
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