New Scenery... New Accents... New Audiences on the U.K. Tour
Our time in England was both rich and rewarding. After several days of preaching and long nights of personal ministry, we enjoyed a day of sightseeing, including double-decker busses and a boat on the Thames, all capped off with a trip to Hamleys toy store! The children are convinced we need a second home there (after we find a home in Zambia). Of course, they haven’t quite figured out how to pay for it.
Wednesday was a travel day. We left London and flew to Belfast, Northern Ireland. I must admit I love it here! This is my third trip to Ireland, and I have always enjoyed the people, the land, the history, and the Christian fellowship.
We’re staying in a quaint farmhouse near Enniskillen, complete with dogs, cats, ponies, cattle, and an amazing yard/garden for the children to run and play (Yup… now we have to buy a farmhouse in Ireland to go along with our place in London!). Thursday is Simeon’s second birthday and Sunday is Micah’s sixth, so there will be celebrations galore!
After that, I start preaching. My ministry here will mainly be among Presbyterians (England was a Reformed Baptist affair). Some I’ve known for years, and can’t wait to see again. Others, I will meet for the first time, and, Lord willing, establish new life-long friendships in the Body of Christ.
Amazingly, this trip will mark my first venture into the Republic of Ireland (Northern Ireland… think Belfast… is part of the U.K., the Republic of Ireland… think Dublin… is independent). Unfortunately, I will not get to ‘kiss the Blarney Stone,’ but I will get to enjoy sweet fellowship with the brethren at Milford Reformed Presbyterian and New Life Fellowship in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
Please pray for us. Also, if you have friends and/or family in Ireland, please tell them about the trip and invite them to join us. Here’s the Ireland/Northern Ireland schedule:
AUGUST 14-20 NORTHERN IRELAND/
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Church: Cullybackey Reformed Presbyterian Church:
Venue: Main Street, Cullybackey, Ballymena, County Antrim, U.K. BT421BN
Theme: The Christian Man and the Church
Website address of Cullybackey RP Church: www.cullybackeyrpc.org
Contact Philip Dunwoody: email@example.com
Lord’s Day Morning:
Church: Hamilton Road Baptist Church
Venue: 112 Hamilton Rd, Bangor, BT20 4LQ, UK
Topic – Psalm 19
Contact: Jonathan McClaughlin
2015 Lord’s Day Evening
Church: Hamilton Road Presbyterian
Venue: Prospect Road, Bangor, BT20 4LN
Topic – Psalm 51
Contact: David Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Churches: Milford Reformed Presbyterian and New Life Fellowship
Venue: Mount Errigal Hotel, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
Contact Mark Loughridge: email@example.com
Church: Enniskillen Reformed Presbyterian Church
Theme: Being shaped by the Word of God
Venue: Killyhevlin Hotel, Dublin Road, Enniskillen, BT74 6RW
19th August 2015 7.30pm Wednesday “Why you should believe the Word of God”
20th August 2015 7.30pm Thursday “Family discipleship shaped by the Word of God”.
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