Posts by Graham Crew

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News from the Congo, Election 2016

by Graham Crew

Greetings from Bishop Isesomo (Butembo, DR Congo) “Thank you very much for your continual prayers and support. At the moment we are doing well, but still having some atrocities in the rural areas. But we are continuing with our daily work of the spreading of the gospel. Last week, I was invited by the humanitarians […]

The Celebration Bell

by Graham Crew

Cancer is everyone’s nightmare, but especially when it afflicts children.  I was deeply moved when I read this week one mum’s journey of love & tears, struggle & hope.  Let me share it “In the oncology clinic, there is an old-fashioned brass bell hanging on the wall. It’s called the Celebration Bell and when it’s […]

Some Perspectives on Baptism (Part 2)

by Graham Crew

Who?  If you haven’t been baptised yet or your children haven’t been, I’d encourage you to talk to one of our pastors soon.  Baptism is usually done as part of normal church services because when a person becomes a follower of Jesus, they become part of his family, the local church.  We’ll sometimes go to […]

Some Perspectives on Baptism (Part 1)

by Graham Crew

Why baptism? When a person joins a new group or team, they often don a uniform as a symbol of their belonging.  Our Christian symbol isn’t a uniform, but a special event – baptism.  However, it isn’t merely a human tradition. It is a sign (a sacrament) given by God in which God does something […]

Refugees, Elections, and the Congo

by Graham Crew

Upcoming Elections Many may be experiencing ‘election fatigue’ though the campaign is only just warming up. As you know, in 1 Peter 2 Christians are called to be the best citizens that society has. This should include voting in the most informed and conscientious way possible, and in light of Philippians 2 putting others interests […]

We All Need Heroes

by Graham Crew

We all need heroes Jane and I have a 9 year old grandson.  He is besotted with Ronaldo (for the non-footballers he is a striker for Real Madrid & Portugal, and one of the world’s best & best looking players).  Our grandson has his room covered in Ronaldo pictures, can tell me all his vital […]

Message from Katoke

by Graham Crew

Alan Watson writes to us of how he can see God working mightily among the poor of Tanzania.  A full version is available from our office. “Dear family and friends, We are enjoying a picturesque Katoke which is very green with regular seasonal rains and brilliant orange-red sunrises in the eastern sky over Lake Victoria. […]

Dead Men Don’t Rise … Do they?

by Graham Crew

Of all the major world religions only one claims that its founder returned alive from the grave. The resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of Christianity. It can be tested and weighed in history. But in our sophisticated scientific age, can such a belief be maintained?  Is it logical, rational, even provable? Many have claimed it […]