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ALBANIA – Bible translation

by Colin Dexter

After 20yrs of hard work and commitment form the translation team the Albanian Bible is finally completed.

(Bible Society)


by Colin Dexter

To ensure we recover together from the pandemic, Tearfund is partnering with the People’s Vaccine Alliance to campaign for everyone in every country to have fair and free access to a tested Covid-19 vaccine.


by Colin Dexter


Think Digital project is a FREE service which covers the whole of Gwent: Newport, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent.

Our service is open to anybody aged 50+ who resides within these boroughs.

The Digital project works with people via the telephone to help them accomplish any digital outcome they would like to achieve. some of the areas they can help with are;

· Basic digital skills

· Getting online and using the internet

· Setting up email and social media accounts

· Learning how to connect digitally with family and friends by email or video call

· Set up online shopping accounts and help them understand how to use it

· Getting set up with online banking.

· How to pay their rent online and linking in with local services

· Being safe and secure online and preventing fraud

· Exploring hobbies and interests e.g., music, art, craft, nostalgic videos

They are willing to a that discussion regarding digital help that a person needs. If you know of anyone who would benefit from the service, please contact:

Chloe Robinson: 07783 710481 or Nia Thomas: 07747 027623


by Colin Dexter

Caerphilly Libraries Online Resources

by Colin Dexter

Caerphilly library Service is online only at the moment, but customers can borrow books and audiobooks via Borrowbox, and RB Digital services (e-books, e-audio, e-magazines, and e-graphic novels), and with the ongoing pandemic, the number of books available has been greatly increased. You can download the app through your device’s app store (for example. Google Play, or Apple Store. An overview of our digital content can be found at

All of the services mentioned are available to customers through library authorities throughout Wales. All people have to do is join their local library service whichever one it might be.

Our principle online resources are

· Borrowbox (e-Audiobooks/eBooks) which is a service where you can download 10 e-Books and 10 e-Audiobooks for free on your personal devices for 21 days. Listen to e-Audiobooks and read eBooks on your portable device, tablet, or phone using the Borrowbox App. There is an App for Apple devices and Android devices e.g. Samsung, Huddle. This service can also be used on the browser at –

· RBdigital (Magazines/Comics) – We use a provider called RBdigital for e-Magazines and e-Comics. An e-Magazine is an electronic version of a magazine. You can read them online or download and keep them for as long as you want. Free –

We also offer the following services:

· Theory Test Pro – A highly realistic online simulation of the UK’s driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the DSA, the people who set the tests –

· Who Else Writes Like? is a readers’ guide to fiction authors –

· The National Library of Wales offers a wide range of subscribed resources to Caerphilly Library Service customers –

· Family History – Searches and support can be provided via e-mail at , and access to Ancestry can be found by logging into our library catalogue with your Smarcard number and PIN, and following the Ancestry link on the right hand side of the page:

The Welsh Libraries site is where you can find out what’s happening in libraries in Wales and lots more – https:


by Colin Dexter


by Colin Dexter

Uk Blessing “truly uplifting”

by Colin Dexter

Last month, the vicar and worship leader Tim Hughes was astonished to discover he had been given an award by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The PM’s ‘Points of Light’ prize was given in recognition of The UK Blessing – a viral video sensation that featured Christians from various denominations. 

In the citation, Johnson wrote how he had found Hughes’ “sensational singing masterpiece” to be “truly uplifting”, before praising the Birmingham-based pastor for bringing Christians together through the power of music. 


by Colin Dexter

Given the latest Government advice , church on Sunday in Ty Sign Communty Hall is cancelled until further notice. 

  • everyone in the UK is now being advised to avoid “non-essential” contact with others and “unnecessary” travel
  • people are also being asked to work from home “where they possibly can”, and avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues
  • Everyone should avoid gatherings

However church very much continues to exist and meet together online.

Bible translator murdered

by Colin Dexter

One of the first Bible translators for the Aghem people in Cameroon has been murdered during an attack on his village. He is the second member of the team killed in recent months.

Benjamin Tem was one of the original cohort of trained translation workers on the Aghem Bible translation project. He helped his people to read and discover the life-changing message about Jesus; through his efforts many started studying the Bible in small groups, hearing God speak to them in their own language for the first time.

He died on the night of 20 October, during an attack in the village of Wum.