August 2021 Afghanistan, Congo, Iran, UK
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Sunday mornings 08:00 a.m. GMT on the Facebook "Carelinks Ministries" page; and on Zoom
Meeting ID: 669 740 1754 Passcode: XPb9Sz
Sundays at 3:00 PM New Zealand time. That's 1 PM in Sydney Australia; 10 PM in New York, USA on Saturday evening [run by Br John Aldersley in New Zealand] on
Sundays at 10am North American Eastern Time [3 PM UK GMT time, 11 PM Sydney Australia time]. Run by Br Jim Barton in Canada.
Meeting ID: 912 375 8179 . Also, Bible class on Wednesdays at 7 PM North American Eastern Time
Next week's online breaking of bread [God willing] will be joint with our Canadian brethren; there will only be one meeting, at 3 PM UK time, in Br Jim Barton's room
Meeting ID: 912 375 8179. We will continue our study of Genesis and are now up to Genesis 39.
As mentioned last week, you may have seen on the media that the Taliban have resurged in Afghanistan, recently taking control of well over half the country. Many civilians are fleeing as town after town falls to them. Their declared intention is to establish an Islamic extremist emirate in Afghanistan. This of course is a frightening prospect for those baptized into Christ there. Our brethren are all in Kabul, which hasn't yet fallen to the Taliban, but is clogged with refugees, fear and the associated economic problems and issues. The video we produced seeking to locate the situation there in the context of Bible prophecy, has had hundreds of views.
It's at https://youtu.be/OqQIBPNZ16M
Despite big problems with connectivity, we are happy to report the baptisms of GRACE, RACHEL, BENJAMIN, JANVIER, GLORIA, WALUBILA, BAHATI and KANGELA. Again this is fruit of the French app. Here's a poor picture of brother Josue baptizing them:
This week we were able to baptize MELIKA online, with translation from brethren in USA.
It was really very touching, deeply touching, to baptize KRIS in the River Nene, just past the classic "picturesque English village" of Outwell in Norfolk, deep in "The Fens" of East Anglia. Here was a standard, secular guy... who had been honest enough to accept there was a hole in his heart and his life that he knew only God could fill. And so having rejected various fake religions, he turned to the Bible. And became a deep Bible student, unable to sleep or rise each day unless he had prayed and read from the Bible.
Thanks to brother Rob in Latvia [and the hand of providence], he got an NEV Bible, which you can see here on his desk. And he began memorizing Bible verses and studying those verses. Inevitably really, all this prayerful Bible study led him to a strong desire to be baptized into the Lord Jesus. It was a really wonderful thing to observe his journey and be part of moving that journey forward, over the critical bridge of baptism.
Brothers Rob and Mark were online with us for the baptism and gave the prayers, and led the very spiritual discussion afterwards. You can as it were join in through the video at
- For those recently baptized
- For our brethren in Afghanistan
- For our campaigns planned this week in the UK [Brixton, Cardiff, Croydon]
- Thanksgiving that so many are responding to the Gospel
With love from your brothers and sisters of Carelinks