Gospel News â Sep-Dec 2012
NEWS FROM BROTHERS & SISTERS
Sister Bertha at home
Our currency has been devalued by 49%. With this devaluation the Postal Box fees have been raised from MK7,000 to MK20,000. This is too much for me to afford. Closing this box means closing all communications with brethren and sisters all over the world. The more I read Gospel News, the more I communicate with people. We are now experiencing a tough life as prices of all commodities have gone up with no salary increment.
The world is now favouring those who voted. Subsidy fertilisers are purchased by those who have voting cards. No voting card, no subsidy fertilisers. No one can cheat to have a voting card of his or her friend because there is a photograph, photo size on the voting registration card. Subsidy fertiliser is still at MK500, while at the counter it is at MK12,000 (the current price).
--Bro. Harmony Ntchalachala
Many thanks for a mailbag of books with the Chichewa edition of Bible Basics â this will really help us in our preaching campaign. Here many women would prefer Chichewa books to English ones.
Again thank you for the recent Gospel News. We learn more from Gospel News, especially activities that take place in different ecclesias worldwide. We become very much motivated by that.
Jesus asked a question of the twelve disciples â "Will you also go away?" As usual, on behalf of them all, Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. And we have believed and know that you are the Holy One of God." (John 6:68-69). What made some of his disciples go away? They were offended by what Jesus had said, that they eat his flesh and drink his blood. Did they hear him right? No, if they had heard him right, they wouldn't have gone away.
However, the twelve understood Jesus well and so they remained with him. We know this by the answer that Simon Peter gave: "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." Even Jesus made himself very clear: "It is the Spirit that gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit, and are life." Other disciples went away because they failed to grasp the meaning of Jesus' words, `Eat my flesh and drink my blood.'
--Bro. Sylvester Tembo
I will shortly be in very close to Mozambique so Bible Basics in Portuguese will be needed for distribution; the first five were distributed I will be telling you how everything is going on along the border of course. There are other people of our faith there who I will meet.
--Bro. Amison Liwawa
I write to inform you that the Christadelphian Ecclesia here in Nkhotakota, Malawi, is