No.9 – Tanzanian Conference; please pray

The Tanzanian Conference on easyBibles will be from Monday June 25th till Friday June 29th in Musoma. Please phone Revd Samuel Mpanilehi if you wish to attend. His number is +255 762 600 325. This is a wonderful example of ‘NEIGHBOURS’ and Bp Isaac Makokha from Kenya will lead.

Afterwards – in turn – Revd Samuel may well lead such conferences in Zambia or Malawi and so on……and we shall all rejoice

Today is 2nd day
email i’ve just received from host Samuel Mpanilehi in Musoma + featured photo -Halleluyah!!

Please keep praying

No.8 – Patrick leads us forward in easyBari from South Sudan; North Wales latest

Great news from ‘Camp Rhino’ near Arua in Northern Uganda near to South Sudan. Patrick a Seventh Day Adventist (and please don’t get sniffy about Adventists) has posted me the 4 gospels in easyBari as booklets. i’LL TELL YOU WHEN THE POSTMAN answers my prayers.

Another Adventist – Henry Kalulah – when he was Gen Sec of the Ugandan Bible Society suggested to me that we start EasyBibles in 2003). He sent me to 2 professors in Arusha, Tanzania. These 2 men were away on their Christmas holidays, Arusha is in the Southern Hemisphere.

I travelled on buses with my Tanzanian friend Samuel Mpanilehi – and my Kenyan friends told me that Tanzanians write the best Swahili in Africa. We went from Musoma via Nairobi and Arusha to Morogoro. Then Samuel and friend Moses Muguro from Nairobi accepted the challenge.

Recently – helped by Bp Isaac Makokha (in whose house in Busia, Kenya i stayed in April 2017) Samuel Mpanilehi has agreed to lead our Gay-affirming, Independent easyBibles for Tanzania.

Bp Isaac leads in Kenya, Pastor Khupkam in Manipur and Nagaland, Pastor Harka Khadkha in Nepal.

God often reminds us the He is God. He said that ‘I am what I am’

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We are making slow but steady progress in North Wales for gentle evangelism mainly in pubs – from Mon June 18th till Mon July 2nd – i’ll update you later.
Here, we have been hindered by what, i hope is a temporary spot of dementia – but the interesting contacts i have made, particularly in Flintshire and on Anglesey have encouraged!

‘HE IS LORD’ HE MADE TIME – AMEN

No.7 – Fasting Wed June 6th; Neighbours; July 1st deadline; North Wales

Sorry this is a bit late but i’m getting on top of jobs – i’ll attach my latest list for www.UKparliament.org and Equalities when i send this out today. This is on-going gentle evangelism – centred mainly on Anglesey and Flintshire – use Google maps.
Every November the UK Parliament in Westminster sends out a few thousand invitations – asking people to support a week with events in the name of democracy. This year because it is 100 years since women gained the right to vote – we have an extra 2 weeks – June 18 th to July 2nd :

Connah’s Quay Community Centre gay-affirming Baptist Church
CH5 4DZ
Celebrations of your right to vote – in North Wales – No sermons – All ages welcome – All faiths and none Children must be accompanied
Mon 18th June 12-1p m Waverley,Bangor + 7 – 8pm PendalarCommunityCentre, Llanfairfechan
Tues 19 June 6 – 7pm Market Cross Wetherspoon Holywell
Thur 21 June 7 – 8pm George & Dragon, Flint
Fri 22 June 7 – 8pm Connah’s Quay Swimming Pool Conference room
Sat 23 June 4.30 – 5.30pm Upper room, Beach Cafe, Llanfairfechan
Wed 27 June 7 – 8pm St David’s Church Hall, Mold Thur 28 June 2.30- 3.30pm The Mariner, Amlwch
Mon 1st July 12-2pm The Stag, Cemaes Bay
Empty dates till Tues July 2nd free for 2nd bookings or late bookings
www.easyBibles.com Revd Martin Lloyd 077593

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I have set July 1st for the deadline for me to receive booklets from Africa and Asis – before i choose the next set of leaders for ‘Camp Rhino’ the multinational facebook group cetred in Camp Rhino near to Arua in Northern Uganda.

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Our ‘Neighbours’ policy has started well with Kenya helping Tanzania and then probably moving on to Malawi and Zambia. This,of course, follows on from Manipur helping Nagaland.

WAKE UP ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA!

No.6 – Asia catching up fast; South America; printers; Neighbours

In my 15 years (on Monday Nov 26th) i have never seen such acceleration in our ministry. Praise God!!
Yesterday Revd Harka from Kathmandu confirmed that he is fully behind our policies of being GAY-AFFIRMING and encouraging all nations TO BECOME FULLY INDEPENDENT.

I have known HARKA for about ten years from when we met in San Francisco at the ITS training college. Since then we have met twice in London at the home of Cynthia G – when we bought size 5 shoes in Woking Market for a small man with a big heart!

With Manipur and Nagaland, Pakistan and Central India (Teluugu – speaking) Asia is catching up with Africa. South America is next.

I STILL AIM TO VISIT KUALA LUMPUR OR CHENNAI THIS AUTUMN

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‘NEIGHBOURS’
Each nation is to become INDEPENDENT but to speed this ministry up i’m encouraging strong nations like Kenya, Uganda and Pakistan to reach out sideways to adjacent countries. e.g. Manipur helped Nagaland and Kenya will soon help Tanzania and on to Malawi.

PRINTERS – THIS IS ALL HELPED BY THE FALLING COST OF PRINTERS. WE HAD TO BUY A NEW PRINTER FOR OUR HOUSE YESTERDAY.
THERE WAS A GOOD CHOICE FROM WELL KNOWN MAKES AT ARGOS FOR £25.

RECENTLY I’VE STOPPED SENDING EVEN TABLETS OVERSEAS – THEY ARE EVERYWHERE IN AFRICA – AND I DON’T EVEN OWN A SMART PHONE!!
I’VE ONLY BEEN SENDING £150 TO BUY A PRINTER. MORE ON THIS NEXT UPDATE.

Watch this space!

No. 5 – Well done Ireland; Catholic friends

The Catholics have done it again! Beaten the Baptists to COMMON SENSE.
My heart will be in Ireland in August – but not the rest of me – for family reasons.

The Catholics have had a lot of trouble because of celibacy. Jesus was born of the tribe of Judah and the line of David. Neither of these two men conquered celibacy.

My favourite Catholics in Africa don’t practice or teach Celibacy – 4.2 million of them – who belong to the Legion of Mary – founded after the 2nd World War and fully reconciled with the Pope in Rome by the time of Pope John Paul – so my friend Bishop Isaac tells me.
But that’s their problem not mine! Jesus said that we should not judge – but He also said strong words about people who hurt children. We all need more wisdom and love and not to rush to judgement. Let us remember what C S Lewis said about the Word of God and Purgatory – try Google.

More news soon

No. 4 – No more weaning -Truly INDEPENDENT

WWWW.EASYBIBLES.COM IS IN THE FINAL STAGE AS WE DEVELOP TO BECOME A MINISTRY TO INDEPENDENT NATIONS AND LANGUAGE TEAMS.

WE’RE MOVING RAPIDLY TOWARDS THE SITUATION WHERE WE SHALL ONLY HELP FINANCIALLY AND ONLY WITH PRINTING – NEEDY PEOPLE PEOPLE FROM THE WORLD’S POOREST 10 NATIONS + CAMP RHINO IN UGANDA

It was wonderful to read in the INDEPENDENT about Pope Francis’s recent words of encouragement to a Gay man in Chili, South America :

‘Juan Carlos Cruz spoke privately with the pontiff last week about the abuse he suffered at the hands of a prominent Chilean priest.

After his sexuality came up in conversation, Francis reportedly told him: “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that and loves you like this and I don’t care. The Pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”

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‘Who am I to judge gay people?’ Pope Francis marks shift in Catholic teaching.
The comments are arguably the most explicit acceptance of homosexuality publicly spoken by a head of the Roman Catholic church, which teaches that gay sex is a sin.

It is not the first time Francis’ remarks have suggested a shift in attitudes. In 2013, he told reporters: “If someone is gay and is looking for the Lord, who am I to judge him? You should not discriminate against or marginalise these people.”

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Please pray for our Baptist leaders in BUGBI (Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland) to escape from the teaching of previous generations and have the courage to accept a more caring approach to this subject! Ordained by them in 1984 – i resigned last week. There are other Baptist associations nearby.