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White Wing Messenger

White Wing Messenger In continuous publication since September 1923, the White Wing Messenger is a monthly magazine that brings readers news and inspiration from Church of God of Prophecy leadership and churches around the world.

http://www.whitewingmessenger.org The official magazine of the Church of God of Prophecy

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06/13/2022

"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee" (Isaiah 60:1). O, Church of God of Prophecy, today is a day to celebrate! It's Arise Shine Day! It's Flag Day! We are a joyful people. How could we not be? The glory of the Lord has risen upon us!

We display the scepter, star, and crown to help us declare boldly to the world that Jesus rules our lives with total power and authority; that He is our bright and morning Star; that He is our king of Kings!

We wave our flag because it is an ensign to “be displayed because of the truth” (Psalm 60:4). Its colors, symbols, and components “all point to our Christ.” People everywhere, come under the banner of love! "Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee" (Isaiah 60:1).

06/07/2022

"But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face, because we wanted to come to you—again and again—but Satan hindered us. For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? For you are our glory and joy" (1 Thessalonians 2:17–20).

Oh, how we feel this Scripture! It's as if we were torn away from each other by circumstances and sickness and governments. But you were always in our hearts. We have prayed for you and long to see you face to face. And now, there is eager anticipation. Will you come? You are our glory and our joy!

06/05/2022

God’s Word encourages us to build our lives wisely.

In Matthew 7:24, 25 (ESV), Jesus says “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.”

On Children’s Day 2022, we invite you to celebrate the children in your congregation and invite them, as well as your entire congregation, to a confident belief in God that produces an UNSHAKEABLE faith that grows, an UNSHAKEABLE hope that endures, and an UNSHAKEABLE love that acts!

Download resources today at https://cogop.org/children/childrens-day-2022/

06/03/2022

Your COGOP family needs to see you at the

101st International Assembly
July 20-24, 2022
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Go to cogop.org/Assembly to make your hotel reservation today!

God has prepared the path before us. His presence will be there; his Word will be preached. The Assembly will be a time ...
05/25/2022

God has prepared the path before us. His presence will be there; his Word will be preached. The Assembly will be a time of fellowship, ministry, breakthrough, and healing. The Church of God of Prophecy will gather together. You need to be there.

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the LORD’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem" (Micah 4:2).

05/24/2022

Join us Sunday, June 5, 2022 for our annual PENTECOST SUNDAY LIVE SIMULCAST, presented bilingually in English and Spanish, featuring a sermon by General Overseer Sam N. Clements.

Join us in person at the Oklahoma City Family Church in Oklahoma City, OK or online at facebook.com/cogop. Service begins at 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT.

Plan to gather your church together for this amazing time of worship and ministry. It's going to be powerful! #cogop #PentecostSunday #Pentecost

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05/16/2022

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04/20/2022

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04/17/2022
04/15/2022

Jesus, we thank you for the salvation and healing you accomplished for us on that day. Oh, glorious sacrifice! You make everything good.

Would you like to see something beautiful? This is our very own family in India walking through their community spreadin...
04/01/2022

Would you like to see something beautiful? This is our very own family in India walking through their community spreading the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. From the crown of their heads to the soles of their feet, they show the beauty of the Lord. Romans 10:15 and Isaiah 52:7 both say of these our brothers and sisters, "How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the gospel of good things!

03/16/2022

The Office of the General Overseer is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Felicia Payano of Houston, Texas will preach the Saturday morning message of the 101st International Assembly in July 2022.

Dr. Payano is a native of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic (DR). She accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at the age of 13 and has never turned back. She married her husband, Bishop José A. Payano, at the age of 17 and they were blessed with two children and two grandchildren.

In 1971, they were called to their first pastoral assignment in Consuelo, DR. In 1976, God called them to become the overseers of the Church of God of Prophecy in Honduras, Central America (CA), where they served for 10 years. During that period of time, Dr. Payano served as the national secretary for the women’s ministry and director of the Bible Training Institute in Honduras. In 1981, the General Assembly added the country of Belize, CA, to their responsibilities.

Dr. Payano has also served as interpreter for the International Women’s Ministry under both Sister Elva Howard and later, Sister Cathy Payne. As both a coordinator of women’s ministry and an evangelist, Dr. Payano has travelled broadly throughout Latin America and the United States, sharing the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ. Between 2001 to 2003, they traveled extensively in Italy, establishing the churches in Rome, Alexandria, Brescia, and assisting in the establishment of a mission in Naples.

Professionally, Dr. Payano has served as a certified nurse assistant in New York, as well as a health promotor for the City of Houston. She holds a Doctorate in Ministry in Theological Studies, a Doctorate in Philosophy in Christian Counseling, and a Master of Theology, all from Texas University of Theology in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

She has lived in Houston, Texas since 2008, and is currently co-pastoring the COGOP at Crown Street in Houston along with her husband of 52 years. She also served as the state director of women’s ministry to the Latin churches in Texas from 2008 through 2020.

Dr. Payano’s greatest passion is to serve God and His people, and she continues to work in any capacity the Lord offers her.

03/11/2022

Today, the heroic pastors of Ukraine and a few others from around the world met by Zoom with our general presbyter of Europe, CIS, and the Middle East Bishop Clayton Endecott. Each pastor shared testimonies of God's presence being evident during this difficult time in their country.

Bishop Endecott poured out encouragement, heartfelt love, and the Word to these men and women of whom the world is not worthy.

They were told of the hundreds of thousands of you who are praying for them.

No pastor has left the country. They have seen and are believing for miracles. They prayed powerfully for each other.

Please continue to pray. And would you think about giving? These shepherds are feeding and caring for people living in the churches' basements and people who have no electricity and people who are trying to get to safety. Give at globalcogop.org. Mark it for Ukraine and all of your gift will go to help Ukraine.

Please continue to pray.
03/02/2022

Please continue to pray.

Thank you, Church of God of Prophecy family, for your prayers on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and Russia. Below is a communication received today from one of our COGOP sisters in Ukraine. Her identity and location are not revealed for safety reasons.

"It is 6th day of war. No words to express all horrible things we are going through, but there are also so many testimonies and miracles of God's glory. God is faithful!

"Please if you can, stay again this night in prayer for us, our cities, towns, and whole Ukraine. May the enemy be confused, and all his plans will not work in our land.

"Thanks for your prayers. We need you so much. Without God's grace and your prayers we would not go through. We believe God. Victory belongs to Ukraine. THANKS that YOU STILL PRAY for UKRAINE."

Keep praying, Church. God is hearing us. There are additional testimonies of bombs disappearing mid-air, soldiers marching toward a city and turning back, and God's people being bold and courageous. Praise the Lord! We have churches in both countries. Please continue to pray.

02/24/2022

URGENT
From the Office of the General Overseer

Bishop Sam N. Clements has called for the members and friends of the Church of God of Prophecy to find a place to pray or gather in groups to intercede for the people and Church in Ukraine.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We are a people who understand the words Jesus spoke long ago: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars” (Matthew 24:6). We hear troublesome times have come upon the people of Ukraine. We lift them up to you today.

In John 16:33 you said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” As we watch news reports and hear from our COGOP leaders in the CIS and Ukraine, we ask for your grace and peace to rule hearts and minds. Ukraine is a nation of resilient people who live in a volatile area of the world. Jesus lived in a country similarly plagued by oppression and a ruthless empire. We ask that the people of Ukraine be safe, secure, and that they would know we are lifting them up in prayer day and night.

Proverbs 21:1 says, “The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.” Please work in the hearts of world leaders and diplomats. Arrest any plans that would endanger lives. Move hearts to peace. For your glory.

We lift up our many brothers and sisters in Ukraine. There are numerous members, pastors, and church leaders who are serving you and their communities. We ask for protection, and that they be able to freely continue serving you and the people around them. We pray that in the face of fear, the COGOP in Ukraine will find opportunities to hold out the Good News of Christ, who offers us perfect peace in a world that offers none. Acts 8:4 tells us, “Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.”

We lift up the members of the military of various nations who have been called to serve. God, they have committed their lives to defend others. Please protect them as your word promises: “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’” (Psalm 91:1, 2). May their hearts be calm and may you carry them safely back to their homes.

And help the Church of God of Prophecy around the world, Lord, to speak the words in 1Thessalonians 3:10 by faith on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Ukraine: “Night and day we pray earnestly for you, asking God to let us see you again.”

For multiple decades, the staff at the International Offices has prayed over the White Wing Messenger magazines before t...
02/16/2022

For multiple decades, the staff at the International Offices has prayed over the White Wing Messenger magazines before they are mailed: in the onsite White Wing Publishing House press, in the editor's office, at the printing company across town, powerful prayers for the Church and the readers of the magazine were offered. We have prayed anointed prayers every month, without fail. Many amazing testimonies are the result of God answering our prayers.

Yesterday, after almost two years, IO staff members were allowed to go into the facility where the White Wing Messenger is printed. We anointed the box containing them (notice the oil spots on the cardboard) and laid our hands on the actual magazines as we prayed for healing, restoration, provision, answers, and anointing for those who would receive those magazines. God answers prayer.

A whole day to celebrate LOVE! What a great idea. God is love and he wants us to love one another. If you thought Valent...
02/14/2022

A whole day to celebrate LOVE! What a great idea. God is love and he wants us to love one another. If you thought Valentine's Day was only a North American phenomenon, keep reading. While many people think about flowers, chocolate, and heart emojis today, there are other ways, and even other days, that love is celebrated around the world.

In India, gift shops throughout the country brim with red balloons and cards in the days leading up to February 14.

One of the most beautiful Valentine's Day celebrations takes place in France. The first Valentine's Day card is thought to have originated from France in 1415, when Charles, Duke of Orleans, sent love notes to his wife from prison. Between February 12 and 14, the French village of Valentine becomes the epicentre of romance. Beautiful yards, trees, and residences are covered with cards and roses.

The day of love is celebrated on the 14th of each month in South Korea. On May 14, it's “the day of roses”, June 14 is “the day of kisses”. On December 14, it's “the day of hugs”.

To show their love in South Africa, women pin their significant other's names on their sleeves. Men, albeit in small numbers, also follow this custom.

In the Philippines on Valentine's Day, many couples get married in a government-sponsored event. This is a gala event in the country, and one of the most magnificent Valentine's Day celebrations around the world.

February 14 is observed as ‘National Chocolate Day' in Ghana. It's one of the world's top cocoa-producing countries. So, the government decided to dedicate the day to chocolate to boost tourism.

Women in Miao, South West China, prepare a variety of colorful rice dishes to serve to male suitors. The women hide various trinkets inside the rice to communicate a message.

Denmark celebrates Valentine's Day on February 14 in a unique way. Handmade cards with pressed white flowers, called snowdrops, are exchanged between friends and loved ones on this day.

Estonia celebrates love for all on February 14. It's a day known as ‘Sobrapaev'. The day entails celebrating love not just for one's significant other, but also for family and friends.

So it is true: Love makes the world go 'round—all around the world! Your Church of God of Prophecy family loves you! Love one another!

02/10/2022

Opportunity for Employment at the International Offices.

Please follow the instructions below to apply.

Job Title: Digital Media Specialist

Supervisor: Michael Luithle

Department/Group: ITS/DMS

Level/Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Position Type: Full-time

Applications Accepted By:

EMAIL APPLICATION/RESUME TO: [email protected]
SUBJECT LINE: Position: Digital Media Specialist

OR MAIL APPLICATION TO:
Human Resource
Church of God of Prophecy
PO Box 2910
Cleveland, TN 37312-2910

Job Description
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and skillset must include, but are not limited to, the following:

 function well in a multi-departmental infrastructure
 multi-task with a diverse range of projects
 create (produce, direct, and film/record) video, audio, and other digital formats to be utilized across multiple platforms
 create content for digital media platforms according to platform guidelines
 establish/design media presence to boost or promote programs, projects, or departmental awareness
 set and manage goals, schedules, a calendar, and deadlines with clients
 coordinate with various departments to ensure effective and efficient brand consistency
 provide training to clients on usage of media and media tools
 deliver advice to clients on effective and efficient ways to publish digital content
 ensure brand consistency across all digital media channels
 find and maintain best solutions (i.e., online media library, storage, etc.)
 remain current/contemporary with digital media trends and developments
 ability to provide services to clients quickly and occasionally on last-minute notice
 maintain clean and organized workspace

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Beneficial, but not required:
 a bachelor's degree in graphic design, communication, digital video, or a similar area
 2 years’ experience in digital marketing
 Animation experience
 Bilingual

Required:
 solid knowledge of design and editing applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office products

ADDITIONAL NOTES
 occasional travel required

Address

PO Box 2910
Cleveland, TN
37311

General information

The Messenger is the official publication of the Church of God of Prophecy. It is a 32-page, monthly magazine in full-color, which serves as a source of communication and connectivity between the global Church and the membership. The magazine includes uplifting articles, departmental features, monthly columns, news concerning churches and members around the world, important updates, and more. The Messenger has served as the VOICE of the Church of God of Prophecy for more than 90 years. It is the means by which inspiration, insight, and direction of this world-wide movement can be shared. Through the years, its pages have been filled with numerous accounts of God's unfailing faithfulness and works in various parts of the world. The Messenger continues to be a source of ministry and inspiration for its readers.

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I am doing a research project and I am looking for past issues of the WWM for 2019, 2020, and 2021. I will pay postage.
It's the little Bible reading plan that could....I just noticed that my three-day devotional, "Resting in His Power" based on my White Wing Messenger article, just passed 500,000 subscriptions since I posted it on YouVersion. Wow. Thank you to all of you who have read it and sent kind words. It's a little incredible to think it has reached half a million people. So far.
Feels kinda nice & sweet to have my first article back in the White Wing Messenger since early 2019. “A Blueprint for Being Blessed.” Love my WWM peeps. They’re doing a great job.
I love getting my White Wing Messenger in the mail!
Congratulations Alabama Church of God of Prophecy family! You have WON the Accredited Ministry Development scholarship for our state from the White Wing Messenger, for the largest INCREASE in White Wing Messenger subscriptions in Church of God of Prophecy (Official). THANK YOU for your faithfulness and love for God’s mission in the world. You are making an impact. We will utilize this scholarship for an Alabama pastor for seminary tuition. #AlabamaCOGOP #cogop #ImpactAL
Join us Thursday, July 23 at 7 pm for Celebrating Good News with our special guest Marsha Robinson, managing editor of the White Wing Messenger! The program will air on the page and in the Southside Church 247 group!
Celebrating Good News with special guest Marsha Robinson, managing editor of the White Wing Messenger.
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