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jingle52

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Introduction
« on: January 02, 2010, 05:55:50 PM »

Hello Everybody,
I too, would like to introduce myself. I'm a South African living in Italy am saddened at not having the possibility of meeting this wonderful man Ray Smith who has given my life a deeper meaning in Christ Jesus. I have always felt that there was something missing which I needed to know and have been searching relentlessly since I discovered I had a brain aneurysm six years ago... God in His Mercy gave me a second chance and led me to Ray's wonderful Bible Truths some months ago. I have never stopped reading and learning and appreciating Rays explanations of the Scriptures in a very simplistic and easy way that does not confound me as in the past when I read but never clearly caught the meaning of His Word. I offer my prayer together with all you wonderful people in supplication to The Almighty to heal his servant for the benifit of all who have been stumbling in search of enlightment. May God through the Glory of Christ Jesus give him and his wife the strenght to resist the pain and May our Lord's Face shine upon him. God Bless you all on this interesting and uplifting forum my brothers and sisters in Christ!
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Dave in Tenn

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 06:06:58 PM »

It's very nice to meet you.  Welcome to the forum as a poster.  I look forward to much further fellowship with you.

There's more than a couple of members living the expat experience.  I'd love to go to Italy some day.

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Heb 10:32  But you must continue to remember those earlier days, how after you were enlightened you endured a hard and painful struggle.

G. Driggs

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 07:44:28 PM »

Hi jingle52, welcome to the forum.

Peace, G.Driggs
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Roy Martin

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 08:38:56 PM »

Hello jingle52, I say welcome too, and nice to meet you.


Roy
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Linny

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 10:49:58 PM »

Ahhh, Italy!
Welcome to the forum Jingle! Glad you have joined us!
Lin
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Kat

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 11:05:49 PM »


Hi Jingle52,

I'm glad you introduced yourself  :)
We already have a few from South Africa, it's good to have more come in from there.  I hope you plan to visit with us here, the fellowship here can be a big help in this not so like minded world.  I will give you a few links so you can check out some of the other stuff that is available here.

The forum rules, it will help you see how this forum is moderated.
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,3.0.html
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,4558.0.html
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,3614.0.html

Forum Indexes & lots of Info.
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,14.0.html

Ray's Videos
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,8227.0.html

Ray's Audios
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,2641.0.html

Ray's 2008 Audios
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/topic,8256.0.html

Transcripts of Ray's Audios
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,12.0.html

Who Am I? (members pics and personal stuff)
http://forums.bible-truths.com/index.php/board,16.0.html

mercy, peace and love
Kat

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Marlene

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 12:02:33 AM »

Welcome Jingle52! You have come to a great place of fellowship.  Look forward to hearing more from you.

In His Love,
Marlene
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Stacey

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 04:23:42 AM »

Hello Jingle52 and welcome to the forum!
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010, 09:03:44 AM »

Hey Jingle52,
Welcome to the forum.

Blessings,
Suzie
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jingle52

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Re: Introduction
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 12:15:14 PM »

Thank you all so much for the warm welcome!! I really needed a place which I can burrow into and feel part of... I have never felt the need to attend mass on a regular basis here in this catholic of countries owing to the void I felt every time I did attempt attending one. I also never went back to my childhood church (Methodist) as I left S.A. when I was nineteen, went to live in Zambia and Malawi, returned briefly to S.A for three years and then came to Italy. I've been living here now for almost thirty years and although it is a country of culture, fashion and wonderful history, my heart is always in sunny S.A.
Kat, thank you for the extra info regarding Ray's videos etc. will look at them all time permitting! There are many questions I would like to ask as I am in such a  state of confusion and at the same time, soooo happy to be able to have this opportunity to felloship with you all!
A big Hello to Marlene, Stacey, Cherokee, Linny, Roy, Driggs and Dawn!!!
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Re: Introduction
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 12:32:25 PM »

Hello Jingle,

Welcome,
I'm from Northern Indiana where it is sunny in July. (smile)
I noticed that you reside in Italy and wanted to say that my daughter Karen, who married a fellow from Sicily, had the opportunity to visit the area last year and returned with many photos of the places they traveled through. She had a great time and would like to return but probably will not due to finances.
Anyway, it is a beautiful place to visit, but as you say home is where our hearts are.

My daughter who doesn't visit the forum is still a real believer and we discuss what we have learned on the forum regularly.  She is my eldest and the one who acted as assistant mommy when the other three were growing up. She could be a preacher of truth if the spirit leads her that way.

I have found that there is quite a bit of similarity among all of the members of this forum if one takes the time to seek our similarities. God is certainly working with this group in a way that is unique among those of Christian affiliation. So I hope you will take advantage of the inspiration and depth of understanding that can be yours, God willing.

Hope to hear from you very soon.

Warm regards, Indiana Bob
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tamaralv

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2010, 04:08:15 PM »

Welcome, Dear Jingle, to the forum and to the Truth!

Peace and Love in Christ Jesus,

Tammy
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Deborah-Leigh

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2010, 04:55:47 PM »

Hello jingle52

I was born in Rhodesia now re-named Zimbabwe, I live in South Africa and spent three years in Roma Italia!

I have forgotten most of my Italian though have still the appreciation for having learned the beautiful expressions of this most colorful and sentimental language. Needless to say, also the nutritious cuisine was also a welcome change to my more colonial upbringing.  :)

Welcome to the Forum.

Arc
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9440geoff

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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2010, 06:07:24 PM »

Hi jingle52,

Welcome to the forum. I live just next door to you in France, but I'm from England.

In what part of Italy do you live?

Geoff
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jingle52

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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2010, 01:15:30 PM »

Hi Indiana Bob,
thanks for the welcome and nice to meet you too! One of my best friends is from Sicily and she is such a lovely, warm person, her family moved to Verona when she was little but she now lives in a suburb near Milan. I'm just 20/25 minutes on foot from the Duomo (centre of town) and as I work close by, I also walk to and from work every day (I don't know how long that will last though, as my boss is thinking of retiring soon)! I'm glad that you and your daughter have such an affinity in Christ, I'm not that lucky with my daughters though, they have a different viewpoint from mine and I have yet to propose Ray's excellent teaching of the Truth to them... will take one step at a time! You're absolutely right about the similarities though, no matter how small or insignificant some may be, we do share common ground, (looking for the Truth is but one of them, visiting the same country is another, being an expat yet another etc).  I've joined this forum for the inspiration, insightfulness and depth of understanding and thank our Lord Jesus for leading me here! This is exactly what I've been searching for! This forum is wonderfullllllll.
Warm regards,

Hello Tammy,
thanks for the welcome!

Hello Arcturus,
ma sai ancora un pò di Italiano no???? Come va? When were you in Rome and what were you doing? I have not completely mastered the language as I was so silly not to have taken lessons immediately I arrived! I visited places and got acclimatised and then went straight to teaching English, what a foolish mistake I made! My friends were also all English mothertongue, so I had no problem socialising!! Aaaah what mistakes one does when one is young!

Hello Geof,
France is a wonderful, spectacular country. Drove through it many times on our holidays to Spain and always admired the cleaness of the highways and bathrooms (as opposed to Italy's highways) One always new when one crossed the border, I visited Montecarlo last year and wow, fell in love with the place! Never visited Paris or London, isn't that strange??? But I will have to one of these years! What part of France do you live in?

Thank you all for your interest, I appreciate this with all my heart!!!!
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Marky Mark

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« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2010, 07:10:25 PM »

  Hello jingle52. Welcome to the forums :). I'm glad the Lord called you here.


Mark
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Deborah-Leigh

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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2010, 07:48:29 AM »

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ma sai ancora un pò di Italiano no? Come va? When were you in Rome and what were you doing? I have not completely mastered the language as I was so silly not to have taken lessons immediately I arrived! I visited places and got acclimatised and then went straight to teaching English, what a foolish mistake I made! My friends were also all English mothertongue, so I had no problem socialising!! Aaaah what mistakes one does when one is young!

Hi jingle52
Si, io sto bene grazie! Mi dispiche que io non ancora parla Italiana. Comunque que voi fa!  ::)

I was in Rome during 1978 to 1981... troppo ani fa!

I was there with my husband and his family.

I know what you mean about English. I now live in South Africa and do not converse in Africaans either.
By contrast, the Italian language if far superior!

Arc
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OBrenda

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« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2010, 02:53:38 PM »

Hi jingle52

Welcome to a place where you will be blessed and challenged of old idea's !!
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9440geoff

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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2010, 06:11:42 PM »

Hi jingle52,

I live near a village called Anduze, about 30 minutes north of Nimes.

Anduze is famous for its pots, but I also have some from Tuscany, as they are high quality and reasonably priced.

Geoff
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