Wednesday, 8 February 2017

My Eritrean Brothers

JANUARY 30, 2017

Another Eritrean Witness Dies After Release From Prison

Tsehaye Tesfamariam died in Asmara on November 30, 2016. He was released from prison on September 10, 2015, because he was critically ill and did not receive proper medical care and treatment during his incarceration. He was born in 1941 in Nefasit, Eritrea, and is survived by his wife, Hagosa Kebreab, whom he married in 1973. They had four daughters and three sons. He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1958.
Mr. Tesfamariam was imprisoned at the Meitir Camp since his arrest for unknown reasons in January 2009. On October 5, 2011, Mr. Tesfamariam and 24 other male Witnesses imprisoned at the Meitir Camp were placed in a half-buried metal building for special punishment until August 2012. After enduring through the intense summer heat with inadequate food and insufficient water, the health of several of them became critical.
As a result of their ordeal, Misghina Gebretinsae and Yohannes Haile died in the Meitir prison, and Kahssay Mekonnen and Goitom Gebrekristos died after their release. Mr. Tesfamariam’s death adds to this toll.

Many of my brothers and sisters are suffering a lot in Satan's system of things...  I hope a rescue for all of us comes soon. But it won't come until the good news of the Kingdom has been preached to Jehovah's satisfaction.

When speaking of the times we live in now, Jesus said: 
"And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come." - Matthew 24:14

I was out yesterday - 2 hours with one of my sisters - a long time for me these days (because of my feeble state) - and we had one very interesting call. It was our last one too.  We could easily have missed it, as it was not clear that it was on our road.  But we decided to knock at the door and ask which street he was on.

The young man who answered was a minister or helper of some kind at the local Protestant Church and seemed quite keen to talk to us.  He accepted two magazines, and was kind enough to say that no-one had explained the ransom sacrifice of Jesus to him before as we did. Which is a tribute to how well Jehovah teaches us.

He says we may call back and we plan to do so.

We also called on the young born again girl, who is still ill!  But her father was welcoming and took the February magazine for her - which has some very comforting advice in it.

Feel guilty I was not out on the work this morning, but I did do some much needed shopping, and am taking Jean to visit Maggie this afternoon, so it won't be a wasted day.

Captain B is out on his conservation work.  He left early with his box of sandwiches, but I hope we shall meet up for supper and the evening together.  I think its going to be baked potato tonight. But it could be pasta...   We are busy watching the episodes of Spooks that he has recorded.  What a twisted world the world of espionage is.  There will be nothing like that when the earth is Paradise again.

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