(16.1) My friend Phoebe (from the Jesus-community in Cencrae, Greece) is doing me a huge favor by taking this letter to you. I thank you in advance (2) for embracing her with all the hospitality in which Papa, Jesus & Sarayu have embraced you. Please take care of whatever she needs from you, as she has always taken great care of me and countless others.
(3) Shout-outs to:
- Priscilla & Quil, co-conspirators with me and Jesus, (4) who risked their lives for me. I thank Papa for you and for all of my Immigrant friends in the Jesus-community, (5) including the group in your house.
- Nate, who was the very first Jesus-follower in Turkey.
- (6) Mary, who has worked so hard for the cause there in Rome.
- (7) My cousins Andy and June, who spent time behind bars with me. They are two of the most talented missionaries we have; they were following Jesus long before I was.
- (8) Good ol’ Pliatus. Papa is especially fond of him, and so am I.
- (9) Urban, co-conspirator with me and Jesus
- Good ol’ Stack.
- (10) Apollos, of whom Papa is especially fond.
- Aristo and the whole fam.
- (11) My cousin Rod.
- Narc and the fam.
- (12) My co-conspirators, Fannie and Fossie.
- Good ol’ Percy, workhorse for Jesus
- (13) Rufus, hand-picked by Papa to be a carrier of blessing to the world.
- And of course, Rufus’ mom. My mom too. Love ya, Ma!
- Sync, Flea, Mese, Pat, Mas, and that whole crowd.
- Phil, Julie, Nerus and his sister, Oleh, and all them.
(16) Everyone, just please give everybody else hugs for me. And for all the Jesus-communities everywhere. We’re all thinking about you and cheering you on.