April 10, 2010 will be remembered as the day this nation trembled. On that Saturday morning 96 members of the government and military, including the President and his wife, all died in a plane crash near Smolensk, Russia. This tragedy has shaken every part of the country. We grieve for those who died and we mourn with those who still live without their family members. Poland needs your prayers as the new government has formed and transitioned into leadership.
Flooding occured 4 times between May and September 2010. The economic and ecological impact is still unknown. But the number of lives that were impacted was significant. Please pray for this nation to call out to God in their time of need. They need to know Jesus as their personal Savior.
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"Someone going into Poland
Poland is a country between communism and westernism. In the next ten years we could see widespread revival, or the culture will deteriorate into the godless postmodernism of the rest of Western Europe. The strong presence of the Catholic Church kept communism from destroying the country, but its influence on the younger generations is waning. There is a need and desire for a real relationship with Jesus, not a cold and formal religion. In addition, 33% of Polish adults are chemically dependent. Only the power of God can change a nation.
(Giving Communion at the Funeral of Pope John Paul II, Krakow, April 2005)
Population: 39 Million people (312 people/sq. mile)
65% are under 35
75% of adults are students
Students & Campuses:
1,600,000 students - 346 campuses
21,212 adherents in 217 churches
"In 1977 a television company invited me to go to any exotic place in the world to shoot a documentary, and I astonished them by choosing without hesitation: 'Poland.' When they asked why, I replied: 'If you look at its geographical and ideological position, you'll see that it must become a focal point in the next decade.'"
- - James A. Michener in "POLAND"
AG.org News & Information
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As the world continues to vie for the attention of the younger generation, the Assemblies of God is one of the few U.S. denominations where young people are flocking. Statistics indicate approximately 40 percent of the Fellowship's more than 3 million adherents are 25 and younger.
Africa's Hope Launches New Website
In addition to showcasing its ministries, the new Africa's Hope website also includes an interactive map of Africa. Click on the individual country to reveal the Bible schools and students Africa's Hope supports in that country.
This Week in AG History -- April 21, 1934
Lula Bell Hough devoted her life to ministry, traveling as a missionary to China as a single, young woman where she would invest 45 years of her life. Read this historic 1934 report from Hough as well as hear her testimony in an audio interview!
A Centennial Pilgrimage to Hot Springs
Approximately 300 people gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Assemblies of God in Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 10-11. In addition to honoring the past and retracing the steps of the founding members of the Assemblies of God, those present experienced a powerful prayer and worship service, where the gifts of the Spirit were evident.
Plans for August AG Centennial Moving Forward
The Assemblies of God Centennial Celebration will take place August 5-10 in Springfield, Missouri. All services will be live-streamed and a prayer initiative called "Flock: Soar Together" will be offered for the 10 weeks leading up to the centennial event.