Gospel News · January - April 2015

Carelinks | Armenia
ver two years ago Carelinks produced a
video about baptism. Part of it was shot
in a park in Paris, France. Brother Edgar's
grandmother, RAISA, was visiting and we
interviewed her; she explained she was
baptized as a baby in the Orthodox church,
but as we chatted she expressed doubts
about it and was open to the idea that
perhaps indeed adult baptism is needed.
Over the last two years we have kept in
contact and it was a great joy to visit and
baptize her and her husband SERGEJ. So from
a chat on a park bench in Paris, where
she encountered, really for the first
time, the idea that she had yet to really
connect with Christ, the Lord led her to
We have put together a three minute
video - comparing her words at her
interview in the park two years ago with
her position now, just moments before
her adult baptism. Please see the
YouTube link below.
Raisa explained that their pension is only 40
euros a month whereas winter heating for
their flat costs far more than that. Life is
really very hard for many in Armenia. Whilst
in Armenia, there was also the baptism of
ARSEN and also ZHANNA, a lady with a
wonderful knowledge of the Bible for whom
the Scriptures are truly her study all the day.
She lives with her husband in a tiny room of
just a few square metres which literally has
enough room for a bed, a small table and a
chair. The kitchen and toilet is shared with
Raisa chatting with Duncan in Paris over two years ago
Raisa and Sergej with Duncan following their baptisms