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4, 2012 To the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ around the world, In October of 2008, I, Brenda Klemke, co-founded the ministry of I AM thirsty along with Afshin Javid. At the same time I became a board member of the church where he was a Pastor, Vancouver Christian Fellowship (VCF). I AM thirsty became the missions and outreach arm of the VCF. I served as a board member and administrator of both ministries until September 30, 2011 at which time I resigned and we parted ways. I am writing this letter to tell to you, my Brothers & Sisters in my Lord Jesus Christ, that I am completely renouncing any and all involvement with Afshin Javid, I AM thirsty, and Vancouver Christian Fellowship, as well as their current covering Church of Zion & all of their overseers in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. I have been wrong, and I owe you a sincere apology. The ripple effects of this ministry have reached around the world, so my apology must as well. If in the last four years, you have attended any of the conferences of this ministry or the church; if you have heard Afshin speak in person, on the radio, on the TV, on the internet; if you have read and or promoted his book As Easy As Drinking Water; if you have been part of any of the missions trips; or have a friend or family member in your life who has been affected, I am personally apologizing to you. I am so sorry. What began for me, as a ministry to reach the world with the message of the Lord Jesus Christ has gone horribly off track. At a place of very deep pain and brokenness in my own life, I was deceived & subsequently lead many others into a cloud of deception so deep and so wide, it has reached around the world. By Gods grace & the fervent prayers of many friends & family members, I was plucked out. Other dear friends remain involved. Although Scripture warns us over & over to be on guard, be alert etc., I did not see this coming at all and by the time I began to see things that were not right, I was completely convinced that God had called me to this ministry and He would have to tell me when it was time to leave in the mean time, I would stay and pray against the ungodly things I saw developing. I realize now, that this was completely contrary to Scripture. The book of 2 Peter warns us of many deceptions by which the way of truth will be maligned. In chapter 3:17 it says, You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked;. Had I heeded Peters warning, and the many others in Scripture about separating oneself from those walking in unrighteousness, I would not need to be writing this letter. I did not. I did have Gods Word beforehand. I was passionate about it reading it, living it & teaching it. I have walked with the Lord since childhood. But in deep emotional pain, I did not heed the beware and I fell from my own steadfastness. I was led away with the error of the wicked. Because of my sin, the way of the truth has been maligned. I took my eyes off of the Lord Jesus Christ the One who said The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted and turned my eyes towards Afshin who claimed to have seen Him. I listened to Afshins words but had not yet recognized his ways. What I once stood against, I subsequently became involved in. What started out as a loving, caring community intending to help lifes wounded, eventually left many dear friends more bruised and battered than they were to begin with. By the time I left, I was a terrible example, and I am so sorry.

It is only as I have been again, immersed in the Word of God that I am finding my way to freedom. John 8:32 says, And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. As I continue to spend time in His Word my mind is being renewed. I am being transformed. Romans 12:1 says, And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Because Afshin Javid & I AM thirsty, and Vancouver Christian Fellowship continue on in ministry, under the covering of Church of Zion in Surrey, BC, Canada, I feel it extremely critical to warn the Church the Bride of the Lord Jesus Christ around the world. The best way to warn you is to tell it in a real life story mine. You will understand the urgency when you understand the magnitude the enormity and the power of the deception that continues to this day. When I left the ministry, Afshin asked me to write him a letter, telling him how he had offended me. While it is my story, it is not only me personally but the body of Christ that has been offended. Thus I share it with you as a warning, so that you may understand how the enemy is at work among us. It has taken me until now to find the words. Ive attached it for you. How I got involved. What I experienced. What I saw. What I became involved in. How I fell hard. I was blindsided! Get yourself a coffee. It would take a book to tell the whole story, but this is the condensed version. Youll find it here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oua4ksqlny4wmwp/Apology to Afshin.pdf

To misunderstand the nature and the threat of evil is to risk being blindsided by it. (I was!)

Sincerely Brenda Klemke