Belgian Couple Share The Gospel In Kenya?: It’s Easy If You Love Mankind

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Foreign Jehovah witnesses share the gospel in Africa.

I have known Daan and Hilde, a married Belgian couple for about seven years, serving Jehovah and helping many foreigners in Belgium, including Africans for better integration, learning the language, knowing Jehovah and be useful in the society. I have invited them many times to my residence to share their profound knowledge of the Gospel with me.

One of the burning desires of the Belgian couple is to visit Africa, learn how the people live, communicate, work and also to share the gospel with them. Thus; a month ago, they left Belgium to Kenya with the intention to live with the people for about a year. In Kenya, Daan and Hilde,are facing challenges, confronted with different customs and traditions. They share their interesting accounts of their daily activities in tropical Africa.

 “My first talk in the Mtwapa East congregation, they told me afterwards that I need to watch out not to stretch my arms high up because of the ventilators, but still I had all my fingers.” Daan shares his experience as a tall man in Kenya.

“We start to know our way in the village. Important to find back our return visits. This is where the streets have no name. Tuesday, we met at 8.45 AM, at the mango tree for service. We had a nice morning but after 5 hours we were soaked. “

“Feels like 44gr but small breeze makes it bearable. Love to do the laundry together in the African way on your wedding anniversary. This is a very nice example for a married couple, but I prefer my washing machine.”

“A common action in the field service, showing videos to those who are interested. Not only Caleb and Sophia but also, about the resurrection and what happens at the Kingdom Hall. In the supermarket, at the department of paper and pencils, you can find Bibles for about 10 Euros, same as wages for three days work. King James version.”

“After service, we sometimes take a jump in the water. If we are not too tired, it is not too hot only 30gr but humidity is 85-90 percent. Lots of talking and teaching in this weather can make us feel very tried. I was too chicken to drive the motorbike. We always take ‘piki piki’ to move around, with two people on one bike, plus the driver we are three in number. Quite a spectacle to see us in town.”

A leaf fell from the tree in our garden. It is good it happened during the night. Nothing better than a refreshing bath, We study with his mother and a sister. Makes me remember my infant days, love it. People try to earn some money in many ways. This boy sells boiled egg. He cuts them in half, adds some tomato, salt, and masala and sell it about 15 cents.” .

“We are happy to follow our dreams and share our experience with Jehovah in a foreign country, Kenya, a continent far from our home.”

Did Jesus Christ Really Die On The Cross?

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. According to Scriptures, Jesus  resurrected from the dead, three days after his death on the cross. The story of the coming of the Messiah to earth is genuine, as prophesied years ago, by some prophets, but did the Saviour really died on the cross?

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Even though the cross is loved and respected by thousands of Christians worldwide, true Christians are far away from the cross and have nothing to do with it. How can that be? One significant reason is Jesus didn’t die on the cross. The Greek translates ‘Cross’ – ‘Stau-ros’. This means that an upright pole or stake. The Companion Bible states that ‘Stau-ros’ never means two pieces of wood or timber placed across one another at any angle.

Hermann Fulda’s book ‘The Cross and the Crucifixion’ states that Trees weren’t available everywhere at the public places chosen for execution, so a single beam was sunk into the ground. On this beam, outlaws hands are raised and often with the feet are bound or nailed. To confirm the truth that Jesus didn’t die on the cross, the Apostle Paul said:

Christ by purchase released us from the curse of the law, by becoming cursed instead of us, because it is written “Accursed is every man hanged upon a stake (tree-King James Version)” Galatians 3:13. At Deuteronomy 21:22, Paul’s quote clearly refers to a stake, not a cross. Since anyone who dies on a pole, beam, stick, wood, tree etc; is cursed, it wouldn’t be appropriate for Christians or churches to decorate walls or homes with cross symbols.

The New Catholic Encyclopedia admits, the cross is found in both pre-Christian and non-Christian cultures. It was rather linked to pagan sex rites. Above all, the scriptures also warn against all kinds of idolatry. (Exodus 20:4, 5; 1 Corinthians 10:14) With such good reasons, true Christians don’t use the cross in worship.  One of those churches which have nothing to do with the cross is ‘The Jehovah Witness.’