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Brother Andy Taylor from the Windermere UK ecclesia reports on his recent visit to Iranian refugees in southern Turkey:

“My recent brief stay in Turkey was amazing as always and included a visit to Colossae, which was worth seeing not least for the beautiful wild flowers and plentiful free fruit.

Seven women and eighteen men were baptized into the Lord Jesus on Sunday May 14th. This took place in the Pamukkale area so well known for its healing waters as probably alluded to in Rev 3:18. The session before the baptisms was lively and the questions asked and the discussions indicated a strong thirst for saving truth. One of those bro Afshin and I baptised also did the Farsi to English and English to Farsi translations. He is now Bro Amir, being baptised along with Sis Narges his wife, pictured right. Amir will bring much experience to the growing ecclesia, he is very well-travelled including many years in which he was resident in South Korea.

All those joining us have their own stories and hopes and dreams; some have a particularly difficult time. These include a new sister whose Muslim husband has returned to Iran and is making life difficult for her and her two young daughters.”

The baptism of Amir and his wife Narges

“All these brothers and sisters needour prayers and would welcome visits from others of us to give more Bible teaching and to supplement the help that they can receive today from the internet. Upon reflection we all acknowledge the benefits of human contact over merely interacting with a screen.”

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