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With the U.S. Assemblies of God Centennial celebration two weeks away, being held August 5-10, in Springfield, Missouri, registration for the event continues to build. Yet, even though it's the U.S. Assemblies of God celebrating, the overseas AG members are coming in significant numbers to join in the celebration as well as participate in the World AG Congress, being held concurrently.

According to Sheila Mixer, AG Convention Services Group registration coordinator, for those who have pre-registered, so far more than 43 percent are coming from overseas, representing 118 countries!

Mixer expects that by the time the Centennial events begin, there could be as many as 2,000 or more overseas AG representatives attending the events, which include the Centennial celebration, Global Church Planting Summit, and the World AG Congress.

"It's exciting to see such enthusiastic support from Assemblies of God churches overseas," says U.S. AG General Superintendent George O. Wood. "This gathering will truly be a global, once-in-a-lifetime experience."

Wood says there will be nothing like attending the event in person — worshipping God and experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit while standing side-by-side with AG brothers and sisters from around the world - and he encourages all AG members to make every effort to attend. However, for those who are unable to attend, all of the Centennial services will be live-streamed from the event website.

The AG Centennial is being commemorated through a new book that identifies 100 significant moments in AG history. Titled "Moments That Inspire Us to Greater Things," the book is a collection of 100 stories that demonstrate God working in and through the people who make up the Assemblies of God. Included in the book are key missions stories — missions that have resulted in more than 64 million AG overseas adherents, and whose representatives are now coming to help the U.S. Assemblies of God celebrate its centennial.

For more information about the AG Centennial events, including registration information, resources, event schedule and more, see 100.ag.org. To preorder the AG Centennial book, "Moments That Inspire Us to Greater Things," click here.

 


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Sara Groves performs at White House

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 - 3:05 PM CST

President Obama hosted his third annual Easter Prayer Breakfast at The White House on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Nearly 150 members of the clergy from across the nation gathered in the East Room for the breakfast.

Among those invited to attend the President's breakfast was Dove Award-winning Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Sara Groves, who performed "He's Always Been Faithful." Her husband, Troy, was also in attendance.

Groves has deep roots in the Assemblies of God - her great-grandmother was part of the Azusa Street revival, and her great-grandfather was an early AG superintendent.

Groves and her husband graduated from Evangel University in 1994 and 1993, respectively. Her father, Dwight Colbaugh, another alum, currently teaches theology at Evangel. Her mother, Nancy Colbaugh, also graduated from Evangel.

For more information about Sara Groves, click here.

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