I'm just back from the TLIG pilgrimage in Russia. I will post more material later but I just wanted to post a couple of things which struck me as significant. The first meeting on the first day began with the following recording of the Russian National Anthem. It was a very moving experience that brought tears to many. Somehow, during it, we reflected on the significance of what were experiencing, a group of 700 pilgrims joining Vassula on this remarkable journey. Here are the words of the anthem which were finalised in around 2000 after the communist words were replaced. Here are the current words: Russia – our sacred state, Russia – our beloved country. A mighty will, a great glory – Yours forever for all time! Chorus: Be glorious, our free Fatherland, Ancient union of brotherly peoples, Ancestor-given wisdom of the people! Be glorious, our country! We are proud of you! From the southern seas to the polar lands Spread are our forests and fields. You are unique in the world, one of a kind – This native land protected by God! Chorus Wide expanse for dreams and for living Are opened for us by the coming years Our loyalty to the Fatherland gives us strength. So it was, so it is, and so it always will be! Chorus I will also post the first couple of minutes of a witness by muslim convert Afshin Javid who was a Hezbollah fighter until Jesus appeared to him. I just captured this clip from the back of the hall on my mobile. The full testimony was incredible and I will post the complete thing as soon as it becomes available. For those unfamiliar with his testimony, I will copy here his original testimony which was first published many years ago.