About love that is patient but is also given to us and making that we can share that love given to us and the world to bring us closer to the Kingdom of God in a growing brotherhood.
We are delighted to announce that Kavan Parnood from Basingstoke is being baptised today Sunday 11th December. We look forward to witnessing the start of his new life in Christ and welcoming him to our ecclesial family. We also welcome from Basingstoke several new friends who have asked to share in our worship; particularly Yaghoub and Sohrab.
We spoke to John Burton this week and he reported that they have severe flooding in Colombia after heavy rain for several weeks. Their drainage ditches are overflowing and the own sewerage system is struggling to cope.
We have also been made aware this week of the continuing conflict in Iran and its effects upon individuals, also In Ukraine where the weather is now cold and life is difficult for many displaced by war. We are reminded of the Scripture that says;
‘when one suffers, all suffer.”
We share in the pain and hope it will soon end.
For the last few years, the care team has been sending care packages to our remote Iranian members every quarter or there abouts. These have included food and toiletries or food vouchers. As it is Christmas we thought it would be good to send a package with some presents to open over the festive period. These will be sent or given to our remote Iranian members and also our regular visitors from Basingstoke, Andover and Thatcham.
“The king will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me’” Matt 25:40
Thank you for your support with this!
Rodger reported that Milad’s friend had recently died in Iran – our thoughts are with Milad at this difficult time.
Today we could welcome again two new brethren in our community. This was an occasion to speak again of the love of God has for us and our community.
It is by the love for His Word we can bring others to Him and His son, but also can share the love for each other.