Saturday, 3 October 2009
An update on our 'Consider Christ' Campaign left interviewer Pastor Ralph Ovadal (Pilgrim's Covenant Church, Wisconsin, USA) both enthused and excited.
You can pick up the interview here on the 25 September edition of 'Heart of the Matter.' The segment relating to the Campaign begins at 29:16 ... 'Rev. Ian Brown – Saturating Northern Ireland with the Gospel Message.'
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Due to the fact that the church building in Tandragee is set back from the main thoroughfare, the minister of the congregation, Rev. Samuel Murray, enquired if it would be possible to receive a smaller 'billboard-style' poster instead of the banners that were being supplied to churches. His idea was to have a trailer built to carry this sign – giving him a portable means of advertising that would permit him to display the message at a good location in the town.
Vision Solutions NI scaled the large 48-sheet billboards down to 8' x 4', a member of the Tandragee church made the trailer – and the result appears in the photograph above.
Currently this excellent sign is positioned by the side of the main Tandragee/Portadown road, in the line of vision of hundreds of motorists each day.
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Approximately 450 people converged just outside Belfast city centre for the 'Consider Christ' regional rally in the Grove Wellbeing Centre on York Road.
Representatives from fifteen Free Presbyterian congregations stretching from Portavogie in the east to Carrickfergus in the north and including churches in the Greater Belfast area were present at this rally.
The meeting took the form of an old fashioned gospel service. The programme of events were as follows:
• Rev. Alan Smiley (Ballygowan) led the community singing.
• Rev. David McLaughlin (Carryduff) led the service and testified of the miraculous power of the grace of God in his life.
• Dr. I R K Paisley (Martyrs Memorial) offered the opening prayer.
• The soloist was Mrs. Helen McGill, and Mr. Jeff Hammond played the organ.
• The scripture reading was by the Rev. Brian McClung from Newtownabbey.
• The preacher on this occasion was Rev. Thomas Murray preached a heart-warming message based on John 14:6 – the motto text of the Gospel Advertising Campaign.
• Closing prayer was by the Rev. David Priestley (Bangor).
The Lord’s presence was experienced; continue to pray that the spirit of God will work in the hearts and lives of the many unsaved that attended on the night and that the Lord of the harvest will gather in the souls of the lost.
A DVD of this meeting will be available soon from our sound engineer, Mr. John Palmer.
It's all systems go at Mount Merrion FPC at the moment!
In tandem with their Family Conference (just finished last night, 28 September 2009), a large quantity of the second tract prepared for the 'Consider Christ' Campaign was distributed in the area surrounding their church in Mount Merrion, Belfast.
This work would not have been possible without individual involvement – some to place church invitations within the tracts, and others to deliver them to people in the community.
The pictures that illustrate this article clearly demonstrate that Rev. Paul Thompson has found in his family a willing band of helpers for this project!
May the Lord bless the efforts of His servants to the reaching of many souls in their area.
Monday, 28 September 2009
Two-thirds of the £100,000 needed for the 'Consider Christ' Campaign has now been received.
Contributions from 37 of our churches, plus several private gifts, have realised this total. For this we are extremely thankful.
Do continue to pray that the remaining monies will be brought in over the course of the next few weeks.
On Friday evening, 2 October 2009, the second set of 4 Regional Rallies will be held.
The four locations are in a 'diamond' formation across our country (tightening in a little from last week):
Ballymena North Business and Recreation Centre
120 Cushendall Road
Newry High School
23 Ashgrove Road
Lagan Valley LeisurePlex Conference Centre
18 Lisburn Leisure Park
Drumglass High School
Each meeting begins @ 8:00pm and features an old-time Gospel Mission Service.
Please plan to be there – and bring your friends!