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This weekend we're having a special offering to support Christian leaders in Pakistan - those known to Roger Pomeroy who face significant hardship following the devastating floods

Here's some information from Roger:

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Following our missionary involvement in Pakistan since 1968 we have many contacts in the lower Punjab and Sindh provinces.  Many of these contacts are Christian Marwari people. There are also other Hindu oriented people known as Sansi and some Muslim converts who are now our brothers in Christ.

Apart from these there are millions of suffering people who have lost homes, possessions and is some instances their own loved ones. Over 1200 have already perished in the floods.

The people we have contact with are sending reports, video clips and pictures of the desolation. Through a WhatsApp group called PREM MINISTRY I have been updating friends of the present situation and any who request can be added to this. Previous details can be circulated. 

The map shows the worst flooded areas of the country (in red). The black circle just shows where the person who sent this is living. The people we have contact with are from just north of the black circle, South almost to the coast. See the faint line that marks the south east province of SINDH. The people we have contact with are in this badly affected area. 

In these badly affected areas Christian friends as well as many many Hindus and Muslims are in great need. We cannot but touch the surface of what is needed. In some instances help to rebuild simple mud brick brick homes may be provided. In some communities money to buy emergency food and medical aid might be sent. For others the need is for string beds and bedding.

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Please pray for these two families in particular that we have heard from recently:

WhatsApp Image 2022-09-02 at 11. Arbelo Arif, a Marwari evangelist who with his wife Haseena and 5 children. He has been instrumental in leading many from various communities to Christ. Here are his family and his introduction of them:

"My name is Arbelo Arif and my wife's name is Haseena Maseeh and I have five sons and one smallest daughter. Their names are Kamran Arbelo, Imran Arbelo, Farman Arbelo, Irfan Arbelo, Noman Arbelo, Neelam Arbelo. We are eight persons in our family. Rain in our country is running from a month and will continue to 15 September. Our conditions are bad. Please pray for us."

WhatsApp Image 2022-09-02 at 1They lost their newly constructed home in the floods and presently are camping in a Government School. You can see them 'rescuing' some bedding to sleep on in the school. .


2. Rustam, a Marwari evangelist lives some 25 miles from Arbelo. He has a similar family and there are some 20 or so families professing faith in Christ. A week ago he had to wake up the community in the middle of the night as a local canal burst its banks and floodwater poured into the homes of the community.


3. Rajan Victor tells of his situation:WhatsApp Image 2022-09-03 at 8"In these days Situation of Dist Mirpurkhas Sindh Pakistan, it is so hard to tell that the Terrible Disaster we are facing right now in our region Mirpurkhas City and Surrounded Cities. People are homeless, hundreds of thousands seeking help to survive in this situation. Flood damages everything of villages, even cities are full of water. Heavy rains stop for now, but we are facing a big famine, starvation is here, no clean water, thousands of villagers are homeless, fields of crops almost finished, thousands animals dead, prices of groceries Increasing as we were already facing economy issues. Words can't explain what condition are going through, keep us in your prayers." 

WhatsApp Image 2022-09-02 at 84. Raju Rahool (pictured with his family) He is a leading Christian and one of very few Sansi believers living in outside the North Sindh city of Shikarpur. 





As far as I know this is the only church building where Sansi people worship. Now badly damaged in the flood. I worked here in this community for several years from 2002-6. Homes here have also been damaged.



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You can give securely online this weekend, or in person on Sunday Morning (4th September). 

 



 

Roger Pomeroy, 02/09/2022
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We are a growing family of Christians, committed to sharing the good news about Jesus, loving one another and loving our community in Pontprennau/Pentwyn, and beyond.

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Where & when do you meet?

We meet every Sunday at 10am for our Sunday meeting in Pontprennau Primary School. If you are planning to visit for the first time you are welcome to send us a note to office@bridgechurchcardiff.org so that we can guarantee you a space and give you a warm welcome.  It helps to get there 15 minutes early to get a parking spot and find your seat in time for the meeting to start. Parking spaces are limited so please park considerately. We meet at:

Pontprennau Primary School

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What can I expect on a Sunday?

Our meetings are currently being managed in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidance.  As a result some of the activities listed below are restricted or look slightly different.  However, we can  assure you or a warm welcome and an informal, family feel despite the restrictions that may be in place when you visit.

You will be welcomed at the door, where we can answer any questions you might have and direct you to where you need to go. The service will last about 60 minutes and will 
include Bible reading, prayer and a sermon during which the Bible reading is explained. 

Tea and coffee are served after the service - there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions. Click here for more information.   

What happens to the kids?

We have a programme for Children and Young People during the morning service. Children will leave the main service  when announced by the service leader. 

Creche (up to 3 years). Led by our Crèche team, the youngest in our congregation enjoy a time of Bible stories, singing, craft and play.

Sunday School (reception to Year 6). Our Sunday School team lead the children as they learn about God from the Bible through videos, activities, games, and craft. 

Youth (years 7-13). Our young people stay in the service and meet afterwards to discuss and apply the sermon together with one of the youth leaders.

For more information, click here.

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes. 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are very welcome to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.   

I have more questions, how can I ask them?

Please feel free to contact us, or speak to one of the leaders or welcome team on a Sunday morning.