News from Europe / Eurasia
I am heartbroken to inform you of the death of my husband and our Brother in Christ, Vladimir. He was a good man and loved his animals and tried his best despite all our limitations, and now I look forward to God’s Kingdom, although for now I have simply so much work to do on the farm.
We’re delighted to report the baptism of MAHSOUD; may God bless him to His Kingdom.
I really enjoyed reading about the true Jesus, His humanity, yet how great He was and is, this has been a practical strength to me in my problems at work. Thankyou for all the Russian literature you produce.
I have now returned to Israel after a long time away in the Crimea in Ukraine where I was with my son visiting family. I appreciate the exhortations which are emailed to me from brother John Thatcher. Our only hope is the soon return of Christ.
Getting to know you and having been baptized by you has really been a great blessing. This is to let you known that I received the books today and have started studying the book "The Real Christ". We are hoping for more baptisms in our study group next time you come.
Photo: Studying Bible Basics at the study group in Naples
I have had trial after trial in my life at the moment. I spent my last money buying new boots but they are leaking already, there has been so much snow and now when it melts there is water everywhere. I suppose life must be hard for us so that we reach God’s Kingdom but all the same it is difficult sometimes to live it.
I have come across a copy of the histories of Josephus. I am reading this with great interest. I never read anything like it. I really feel I can imagine the situation in which Jesus lived so much better, He has become more real for me.
I wanted to write and say how often I think of how Duncan and our late sister Ludmila used to come here and teach us and baptize people, now I know I am with the Lord whereas before I knew so little about Him, and what I did know was so wrong, just supposition and assumption, or believing what others said. Ludmila has been dead a while now but truly we still remember her here.
We are holding on here although the world seems to have forgotten us. We are trying to run our family here as true Christians.
The Latvian Ecclesias report with joy the baptisms of sisters LYUBA, OLGA, GALINA, TATYANA, LEJLA, ELENA, VALDA, DIANA, KSENJA, IVETA, SOLVITA, ZANE, AGITA, VERA, TANJA, and brothers MIKHAIL, WARNER, YURI, VADIM,VILNIS, MARIS, ALI, JURIJS, and PIOTR. May the Lord continue with them all until the Kingdom comes.
Thank you that you don’t forget me here in Aizkraukle, although I am unable to travel much anywhere. It gave me such joy to receive a packet from England, you really do try to look after me and I appreciate it, I will try to respond by remaining faithful to God.
I am very pleased to say that we have had a second child, a baby boy called Vytautas.
I would very much like to run in a marathon here, with T-Shirt advertising Carelinks, the true Gospel etc. This is my dream, I think I could serve God well in this way.
We’re delighted to report the baptism of ALEKSANDRA; may God bless her to His Kingdom.
Again I was unable to get to the Bible School but it is my great desire to go there and be with you all who are reading the same chapters from the Bible each day as myself.
We’re pleased to report the baptism of ALEX; may the Lord continue with him until the Kingdom comes.
It is my strong desire to do work for God in my homeland of Ghana, I look forward to distributing our literature there.
We’re delighted to report the baptism of ALEXEI; may God bless him to His Kingdom.
Thank you for the magazine and for the invitation to the Bible school. Sorry to say we can't meet again, it's too far to go there, too much time from work. We are really sorry to receive the information about the death of Brothers Vladimir and Albinas, we loved them very much. We also hope to meet them in the Kingdom of God in the future. Send our love to brothers and sisters. Much love in Jesus,
The Belyaev family
I am suffering as we all are, but I really am learning the truth of the fact that blessed or happy is the believer who can endure tribulations.
Bro. Igor S.
Greetings to all from far northern Russia! As you know we were transferred here but we have found it not as cold as we had imagined it would be. We think of you so often.
Bro. Kostya & Sis. Nastya
Photo: Kostya and Nastya at Nastya’s baptism in 2008
I am surviving OK here despite the huge flu epidemic there has been. I read each day according to the Companion. I am currently under a very strong impression from the fact that what is written about Jesus personally is written about us too very often. His whole mission to forgive sins and save people He has put into our hands, we are in the world as representatives of Him. This makes me look at my life and witness very seriously.
I returned with much joy from the Bible School, I am so grateful that I was enabled to come at the last minute. Our lives here continue to be dominated by the problem with my grandson who was hit by a falling high voltage cable; he is blessed to be alive but his arm and leg seem unusable, but they are suggesting an operation, the cost of which is huge for us. All our family are gathering what money they can from here and there so he can have it and so that he can have the after care which will be needed. I am praying for him many times each day. Please pray for him too.
Sister Raisa [right] with other sisters at the recent Bible School in Poltava
Thank you all so much for your prayers for my health. I am slowly improving. I look back at the photos of my baptism and I know whom I have believed.
I am now 75 years old and have many weaknesses in my health. I read and re-read Revelation 21 about the wonderful time which is to come upon the earth and, I hope and pray, for me personally. Thank you for sharing with me the hope of the Kingdom.
I continue in contact with a community outside Belgrade which exists to help people like alcoholics and drug addicts to recover. I have given them Bible Basics and I hope some of those poor people will find the real new life through this.
My situation here is worse and worse, I am moving around looking for work. I do trust in God, I pray in my room a lot. I also received New Testaments for distribution and this I am doing amongst English speaking people I meet. Greetings to all in Christ.
We’re delighted to report the baptism of GULHAN; may God bless him to His Kingdom.
I have so many problems here and so many problems at home in Russia, I really don’t know what to do and feel so lacking in wisdom, although I ask God to give it to me and keep reading His word looking for that wisdom.
We’re delighted to report the baptism of brothers PIOTR and VALERIJ. May God bless them to His Kingdom.
I am grieving very much after the death of my father. Thank you for all your support.
I received things for my new baby, thank you very much! I gave birth to a boy, a true gift from God.
I continue caring for my wife, Sister Lena, she can’t care for herself now. Each morning we begin the day with prayer and Bible readings. We read some of the basic teachings from Bible Basics. We break bread about twice a week for the comfort it gives us. May the God of Heaven and earth be with us and with you until Christ returns.