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Krassnig Baptizes More Refugees in Vienna


by: Stafford North | September 6, 2018

Gerhard Krassnig, who works with the church in Vienna, continues to baptize refugees who have come from the Middle East.  He wrote not long ago about one of the seminars they hold on the first Saturday of each month.  On a recent Saturday, they started off with the baptisms of four people, all from Afghanistan, whom they had previously taught.

They have been studying  Ephesians, beginning with all we have in Christ, how great God is and how wonderful His grace, the church as a mature body, the church revealing God’s mystery, the identity of the church, and then how to live a Christian moral life.

Some sisters prepare lunch.  On Saturday night, they have a sleepover with the women staying at a home and the men staying in the building and with some friends.  In all there were twenty-nine who came.

He and some others from the church in Vienna visited other places throughout Austria to encourage brethren and to do Bible studies.  On this tour, they baptized a former Muslim in a lake. They continued to baptize and now have several congregations across Austria who speak in Farsi and Arabic.

It is wonderful news that so many from the church are finding ways to teach refugees and to baptize them into Christ.  This is just one example of many who are doing this.