Gospel News â Mar-May 2012
NEWS FROM BROTHERS & SISTERS
I received the New Testaments with commentary, they are really wonderful. I am distributing them to people. I like the way the Bible Companion is in it, as always we ask people to read the Bible for themselves, but people, especially Russian Orthodox, have no idea how to actually do this in practice.
We are very pleased to report the baptisms of ALI, MEHRAN, DAVOUD and DARIUS; may God keep them strong in the path to His Kingdom.
Thankyou for the books. I have given them out to some friends, some are interested, but would like to meet you personally. Thank you that you care for us Iranians here.
Photo: Bro. Mehran after his baptism in Antwerp
We've received some very sad emails from Brother Onaldo which require our prayerful attention:
"May God always bless you and your dear family! Thank you for inquiring about me. I have been very ill and kind of hopeless. I have not been out of bed for two months now. Doctors say my only
hope is getting a treatment available only in S?o Paulo, but at the moment I can't afford to go there. Please, pray for me, I really need it. Love, Onaldo
May God bless and keep you safe and well! On Saturday D?rich brought your last email to me and I was deeply touched and happy with Carelinks generosity. Your contribution will sure help me to go to S?o Paulo and get the proper treatment. I am not yet ready to die much less to become a vegetable. I feel I have a special calling to help advance the true Gospel work in Brazil and am eager to give my all into this.
In S?o Paulo I will go into a private clinic and ask to be taken into the university hospital, but to attain this I will have to undergo a series of tests while hospitalized in the clinic and pay for them, this will take from five to six days. The costs are going to be high. We are imagining that between transportation there, doctor, hospital and medications, it will cost over two thousand and five hundred dollars. Some of my friends and relatives have already contributed and I have 265 dollars with me already. Please be free to contribute with whatever you feel you can, any amount is very welcome! I also have some good news: D is now ready to be baptized, besides him we have six others â two men and four women â ready to be baptized. I am working hard toward wining as many as possible to the real Jesus. Sometimes I think I will lose my mind so strong is the pain I suffer. Please pray for me. May God bless you. Onaldo
I have a metabolic myopathy with hypertrophy of my leg muscles that gives me much pain. Now that morphine is not working anymore, the doctor in S?o Paulo is going to implant an electrode in my brain which is supposed to kill pain. I am paying the doctor the visit plus five or six days in his clinic and the exams. If every test or exam shows I can undergo the operation I will be transferred to the University hospital where he is a Professor and there, the operation (which costs 50 thousand reais if I was to pay for it) will be free of charge, since it is going to be a