No.3 Covid-19 Update; Wed 1st July ; 2021 becomes 2021 Sadhu Sundar Singh

As I’ve said previously, by Jan 1st 2021, I shall leave easyBibles Level A and veryeasy totally -trusting God to take it forward – as He enables and decides.

So, today we move on to:
1. estaablish our group of purple people who really believe in being gay-affirming and independent of colonialisation to move forward in teams to help the poor.
2. in my usual style i am already planning where i shall spend my remaining energies and time in 2021 onwards. In God’s grace i have 2 immediate targets :
a) to support the vision of ‘Uniting Churches’
b) to seek to restore a balance for friends in Asia for tha NT and Commentaries – which till now have been heavily skewed towards the Colonial West.

While others are considering statues, I shall start by consulting Indians and their neighbours about Thomas Didiymus.
In 1945 President Nehru on Indian Independence Day reminded the West that Christianity reached India before England!
I’ve added the page to our website called ‘2021 Preparing now…..’ to help the transition in the next few months

I’ve already had support from my friend Revd John King and his son Tim an expert on hybrid motor engines (please contact me to pass on his advice) ant John has an excellent Blog called ‘HUMPTY DUMPTY’ – WORTH A LOOK.

July 01 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

No. 2 Covid – 19 Update; Wed 3rd June; 3 tables TO MAKE MATTERS TOTALLY CLEAR

Dear friends,
In spite of being locked down longer in Wales than friends in England, I have an excellent cook and friend in Jenny (we had our 53rd Wedding Anniversary last week) we’ve managed to sort out and send today 3 Tables to make totally clear our gay-affirming and no-money ministry.

We’ve stated the nature of this ministry several times in recent times – but still some people chose to misread this and about 20 people left yesterday. Please also leave if you are still hoping in vain for money.

Before we leave at the end of 2020 (when i shall be 80) we need to do some pruning (Gideon style) to reduce numbers further to leave behind a smaller harmonious set of teams.

THE THREE TABLES ARE :.

1) THE USUAL COPYRIGHT TABLE

2) THIS TABLE CALLED ‘TOP TABLE’ LISTS THE 100 MOST SPOKEN LANGUAGES IN THE WORLD – AND ‘EASYBIBLES’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEM.

3) THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE TABLE as mention last month.

In January i shall reduce my situation to be Emeritus Adviser to let go of any last aspects of COLONIALISM SO THAT every nation and it’s teams may be INDEPENDENT even fron one another.
Every translator/checker/field-tester/booklet seller-may,of course choose whether or not to stay. I SHALL EVENTUALLY UPDATE THE LAY-OUT OF MY WEBSITE TO REFLECT THESE CHANGES.

I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN TO SUPPORT (PARTICULARLY IN 2021) MY DESIRE TO ADD MY SMALL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THOSE WISHING TO BRING THE WHOLE CHURCH TOGETHER AS ‘ONE’ AS MENTIONED BELOW ON MAY 6TH.;

I’ve renumbered this main update as No.2; No.3 will be on Wed 1st July; NO.4 on Wed 5th Aug and so on.

PLEASE ALSO SUPPORT MY GOOD FRIEND REVD. JOHN KING AND HIS BLOG – CALLED ‘HUMPTY/DUMPTY’
GOD BLESS YOU ALL. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME.

June 02 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Covid-19; Beautiful People; ONE; Revd John King

We’ve all been hindered by lockdowns because of Covid-19 but as promised will send out updates on the first Wed of each month.
It’s great that many people have still battled on. Thanks!
They will be found in my new Table for Beautiful People as in Mt 5 v 5 and James 1 v 9. From this Table i aim to find leaders to take over easyBibles next year. They must, of course, be gay-affirming and financially independent. And not from Europe, US or China with their history of COLONIALISM. We shall still look after British languages as i cannot expect Africans or Asians to deal with Gaelic from Scotland or Irish. It may take a year or so to get the 4 volumes finished in veryeasy North Welsh. I will remain a Co-ordinator Emeritus but not travel – just support the new leaders. At 80 travel insurance will be very expensive – but i thank you all for your generous hospitalty.
Scotland and Ireland are very beautiful.

The future must lie with a respect for INDEPENDENCE!!

Pope Francis is a wonderful leader; as are the Anglican Bishops on Liverpool and Manchester and on my travels I’ve made good friends in the Orthodox Church and like many, we pray that God may use even this virus to bring greater Christian Unity. So in 2021 i aim to add my small voice to encourage believers to becmee ‘QNE’.

iI’m also pleased to welcome my old friend Revd John King – we started teaching together at Boston Grammar School about 50 years ago and have been friends ever since. He had just left editing the Church of England Newspaper. He has just started an interesting new blog – called Humpty Dumpty and found at https://timstking.wixsite.com/website.
John King is helped to do this blog by his son Tim who as well as being a successful automobile engineer uses a 3D printer to produce visors to protect against Covid-19.

MORE ON jUNE 3RD AND jULY 1ST–I HOPE A LITTLE MORE ORGANISED.

PLEASE MIGHT I REMIND PEOPLE TO STOP SENDING ME F/B AND MESSENGER MESSAGES. I CHOOSE TO HAVE NO SMART PHONE AND ONLY USES EMAILS TO mlloyd3000@gmail.com

May 06 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Covid -19 – reverses Reformation; Life for evermore

‘Be ye not overcome by evil, but overcome evil with GOOD’ -roughly remembered version -i’ll find it later.

Listening to many Easter messages -this seems to me be the direction of travel.

Pls see also Ps 133 verses 1 and 3

April 13 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Covid-19 Update opportunity to start posting new Language Table; TOP 34; Next table will have more African tongues

Dear friends,
Confined to our house by the virus – I’ve got time to start and develop our new Language Table with basic details of the best teams. So, pls quickly email me (mlloyd3000@gmail.com) full details of your team’s progress in chapters ready after translating, checking and field testing. Then pls sell at low prices. Booklets of gospels and at this terrible time – Psalms 61 to 67 will be very helpfull. May God be with you all AS YOU SERVE HIM.

As this first table is ordered by the numbers of first and secong language speakers (courtesy of Wikipedia) it has few African languages. I aim to have several of them in the 2nd Language Table -published in April. But i’ve already today had begging letters from Chichewa speakers who decide NOT to understand their need for INDEPENDENCE. They should study https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_%28PPP%29_per_capita – Malawi is not a poor nation, now. We remain a gay-affirming and NO-MONEY mission.

For help to understand ‘gay-affirming’ from an African perspective please email Bp Isaac Makokha at isaacmakokha@yahoo.com in Busia, Kenya.

As with the Copyright Tables -the Language Tables will be published as attachments to emails on the first Wednesday of each month – starting next week on April 1 st.
Pls pray for this old man’s energy and may our Gracious God bless you all,

STAY AT HOME – STAY SAFE – STAY ALIVE TO SERVE AND PRAISE HIN HERE

SORRY I FORGOT TO EXPLAIN THE NEW COLOUR SCHEME – YELLOW IS NOW THE TOP COLOUR – ROYAL LANGUAGE OF CHINA. I HAVE BEEN TO SHANGHAI 7X

THEN SOON ENOUGH WE CAN KNEEL TOGETHER AT HIS FEET

Martin & Jenny

March 26 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

34 top languages; China in The Guardian

Wikipedia has a list of the 34 top nations for number of speakers- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_total_number_of_speakers and www.easyBibles.co.uk is involved in all but 2 of them.

Also in The Guardian we can now read of Chinese billionaire –

The Chinese billionaire founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba has sent coronavirus supplies to Africa. Jack Ma sent a cargo flight from Guangzhou in China containing more than 6m medical items, which arrived today in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The supplies will be distributed to African countries in need of resources to battle the virus.

According to Ethiopian officials and the Jack Ma Foundation, the plane carried 5.4m face masks, 1.08m testing kits, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 protective face shields. Ma has sent similar shipments of medical supplies to countries in Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.

The virus has been slow to reach Africa but has now spread to at least 42 of the continent’s 54 countries.

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I’ve had the pleasure of visiting China 7x – mainly Shanghai and by coach to Zhoukou -where a Mr Ma has a Bible College and hospital on the site where Hudson Taylor planted his first inland church. He had to report to officials in Beijing monthly. A good man. There are probably lots of Mr Mas in China. Perhaps it means Smith or Jones.

But let’s praise God for China’s helpful leadership against the virus. !!

March 22 2020 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

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