May 22, 2024

Whole Gospel Whole Person Whole World #

Our recent Biennial Conference brought us all together in gorgeous Surrey, British Columbia, and what a wonderful week it was. These gatherings are rich with food, fellowship, and laughter, and this one was truly no exception. From powerful worship sessions to thought-provoking discussions, our time together was fruitful and refreshing.

Something that became abundantly clear to me as I observed the week was the depth of love and appreciation our people have for each other. As I was moving from room to room, I would always see conversations or impromptu prayer times happening in the hallways or foyer, and it was deeply encouraging to witness.

As a relative newcomer to ACOP, I was touched to see—and experience firsthand—how quickly and eagerly this fellowship welcomes new friends into the fold. The love of Jesus was tangibly felt this past week.

On the last day of conference, we facilitated an afternoon dedicated to the future of ACOP Global Harvest Missions, which was a beautiful time of reconnection and encouragement for those who are returning from the field, those who are heading overseas, and those who are exploring the call God has placed on their hearts for the unreached.

Sonrise Church did such a wonderful job of hosting us and ensuring we had everything we needed for the conference to run smoothly, and we are so grateful to their team for all their hard work and dedication.

Thank you to all of you for coming out—we appreciate every single one of you! We are so excited about what God is doing in our churches and our nation!

—Maddie Schwartz

P.S. You can see the Conference Highlights we have available HERE!

Owen Scott #

Long-time ACOP member, Owen Scott, was recently moved to palliative care.  

Please pray that God’s grace would sustain Owen and Val during this difficult time. 

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”—Psalms 73:26

Neil Barr #

Neil Barr, former ACOP member, went to be with Jesus on May 13, 2024.

Thank you for surrounding the whole family with prayer as they walk through this time of loss.

“Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His faithful servants.”—Psalms 116:15