The next edition of the 'Truth for Youth' magazine will contain an update on progress in the latest phase of the 'Consider Christ' Campaign. This publication will be distributed during the first week of October.
For a preview, click on the photo above ... .
Friday, 24 September 2010
I received this update from my translator today:
"Hello Ian. Just letting you know I'm nearly there.
I've had one person okay it already but I'm waiting on a second opinion
from a man who does Gospel translations at times.
I want to be sure that it sounds natural in all the dialect regions.
The Lord bless, U.K.."
The first two Billboards in Phase Two of the 'Consider Christ' Campaign – The Border Counties, are on display on the route between Drogheda and Dundalk.
These will soon be augmented by a further 22 Billboards that will be positioned across the five Border Counties of Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Cavan and Louth.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Mindful of the fact that some of the homes to which we are sending literature use Gaelic as their first language, a short summary of 'The Gospel' is presently being translated by a fluent Irish speaker.
I received this update from her yesterday:
"I'm working on the translation - as with any language, a completely direct translation isn't possible or it won't make sense.
(Have you ever read those hilarious operating instructions translated from Chinese?)
Hopefully it shouldn't be too long more.
I'll be testing it on a few Irish speaking friends to make sure it's okay.
Talk to you soon, God willing."
Right now, I'm pretty excited about receiving this translation ..... even though I won't be able to decipher a single word of it!
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
I took a 'quick spin' up to Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, today in order to take a few photos of the 'Consider Christ' shoplites.
These are located at both the front and side entrances to Dunnes Stores.
The other shoplites (each booked for a 4-week period) may be found at the following locations:
Cavan Town: Tescos (Front Entrance)
Cavan Town: Dunnes Stores (Main Street)
Cavan Town: Dunnes Stores (Church Street)
Monaghan Town: Dunnes Stores (Top of stairs)
Monaghan Town: Dunnes Stores (right hand entrance from main street)
Drogheda: SuperValu (Right hand side of entrance)
Drogheda: Abbey Shopping Centre (Right hand side of Main Mall)
Dundalk: Dundalk Shopping Centre (Right hand side of Mid Walkway)
Dundalk: Tescos (Rear of checkouts)
Dundalk: Dunnes Stores (Left hand side of main entrance, facing Car park)
Carrick-on-Shannon: Tescos (right hand side of main entrance)
As we were not able to find further locations for our adverts through CBS Outdoors in Co. Leitrim, we have done the next best thing and purchased advertising space in a 'neighbouring main town' - Sligo. Shoplites are on display at:
Sligo: Dunnes Stores (Cranmore Street, left hand entrance to Dunnes)
Sligo: Tescos (Right hand side of main entrance)
Please pray earnestly that this message, displayed in prominent locations (high footfall areas), will arrest the attention of many and turn precious souls in faith and repentance to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
"Let us never doubt for a moment, that the preaching of Christ crucified – the old story of His blood, righteousness, and substitution – is enough for all the spiritual necessities of all mankind.
It is not worn out.
It is not obsolete.
It has not lost its power.
We need nothing new – nothing more broad and kind – nothing more intellectual – nothing more effectual. We need nothing but the true bread of life, distributed faithfully among starving souls.
Let men sneer or ridicule as they will. Nothing else can do good in this sinful world. No other teaching can fill hungry consciences, and give them peace.
We are all in a wilderness.
We must feed on Christ crucified, and the atonement made by His death, or we shall die in our sins."
J.C. Ryle – Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: John, volume 1, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1987], 329.