Friday, 25 September 2009
250+ people converged on the location for the most northernly venue for the 'Consider Christ' Regional Rallies tonight – Lisneal College in Londonderry.
Eight congregations that are a considerable distance apart were channelled into this Rally ... Bushmills, Coleraine, Convoy, Garvagh, Limavady, Magherafelt, Mulvin and Londonderry.
The meeting took the form of an old-fashioned Gospel Meeting. The programme of events featured:
Leading / Soloist: Rev. William McCrea (Magherafelt);
Opening Prayer: Rev. Andrew Patterson (Garvagh);
Testimony: Rev. Maurice Baxter (Mulvin);
Message: Rev. Ian Brown (Londonderry).
The Lord's presence was manifest among us and we continue to pray that as we 'cast our bread upon the waters,' much fruit will return to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A DVD of this meeting will be available soon.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
To add to the 'Consider Christ' buses that have been seen in Belfast, reports are coming in of sightings in Londonderry, Newtownabbey, Newtownards and Coleraine.
In fact, as I knocked doors as part of a 20-strong Outreach Team in Londonderry last night, a man jumped out of his car and came striding across the road towards his house. When he recognised the symbol on the literature I was giving out, he said that he had seen "three or four of those on buses today."
It turned out that he worked in Coleraine, had noticed the buses there, and went on to comment that someone in his office thinks the campaign is "great."
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
The ministers who will be attending the 'Consider Christ' Regional Rally in Enniskillen this weekend contacted the local press to make the public aware of the Campaign meeting.
The 'Impartial Reporter' sent along a photographer and composed an article based on information the ministers provided to the paper.
Standing in front of our Billboard in Enniskillen are (l–r): Revs. Larry Power (Coragarry), John Morrow (Omagh), John Gray (Enniskillen), Lindsay Wilson (Castlederg), Raymond Robinson (Kesh) and Peter McIntyre (Clogher Valley).
The current Campaign presents us with a golden opportunity to contact the press and obtain good positive coverage – and, more especially, to proclaim the glorious message of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the people of our local villages, towns and cities.
Monday, 21 September 2009
It will be very sad to see our billboards come down across the country.
Today is officially the last day for them to be on public display, however, given the fact that some of them appeared on Monday 7 September, and others were put up on later days of the same week, we will get the full value of our two-week advertising cycle.
On the way to the Scripture Union at Wellington College today, I detoured into Short Strand and took a photo of the 'Consider Christ' billboard at the entrance to this housing estate.
Just as well I took the picture then!
One hour later, with the meeting in Wellington College over, I drove past the same spot at Short Strand – only to discover that a new poster had been pasted over the top of ours.
Like I said, it's sad to see them disappearing ....... .
Some members of the 'Consider Christ' sub-committee were privileged to speak to the Scripture Union @ Wellington College, Belfast, this afternoon.
This meeting had been organised by Miriam McLaughlin (daughter of Rev. David McLaughlin, Carryduff). She eagerly rallied support for the cause, putting up special posters to advertise the meeting, and encouraging her friends to attend.
A Powerpoint Presentation of the Campaign was shown; after which a number of questions were answered. Approximately 30 were present.
It's an honour to be able to take the news of our Campaign to young people. We pray that our Lord will fire them with enthusiasm to, "Do something more for God."