Glenmanus GO Team

5 Jul

Hello Faithful Readers and True Believers! I think one word can describe my posting efforts…….late. As raging as James probably is currently. I’ll try and fill you all in on the ins and outs of the Glenmanus GO Team this year.

The team headed up to the North Coast soon after the end of the CY Outing. We were greeted at the manse and had a rough plan of the weeks work along with prayer. Soon after, we jetted off to our 5-Star Accomodation at Norman and Nancys where all the team was staying. You could imagine it would be stressful, but truthfully the only bad thing about it was the queue for the shower!

After our day of rest on Sabbath, our work began on Monday, giving out 3000 copies of the Anchor, with the title “Do you have a Credit Crisis?” along with smaller pamphlets on “Points to Ponder” for Portrush. God provided great answer to prayer with this as the weather always seemed to clear up as we were heading out.

Another ministry we carried out was visitation, we met with a number of older people from the congregations aswell as various Nursing Homes in which we sang psalms, gave out the Points to Ponder phamplets and enjoyed the fellowship with the older people. The Team really appreciated this as we saw the joy we were bringing to the generations that have taught us so much. One particular visit will stick in my mind for a long time, as we went to Mr Ernest Lloyds house, where he spent time talking to us and praying with us. I still struggle to find words to describe it, lets leave it at “it was some thing else”.

Our other ministry was the Holiday Bible Club, being held in a local school as Glenmanus R.P is undergoing renovations. This was a blessing in disguise, the school provided a lot more space for games and the different groups as well as seperate classrooms where the children felt comfortable. We were studying “Elisha:God’s Miracle Maker”. So we were able to tell the 60-odd Children that came every night about how God was able to make many incredible things happen through his servant after people had faith in him.

On Thursday was our day at the Giants Causeway. We travelled down to the Causeway and sang Psalms and gave out leaflets on how the Causeway was really formed. God provided great weather for this and the team found it challenging aswell. In our Psalms we chose ones that praised God for his beautiful creation and we hoped and prayed that people passing would spend time listening.

Our work finshed on Friday morning so the team decided to hang about for abit, we visited Mr. Chips for lunch and a review of the week, then we attended Barrys, did the usual favourites, including Freak Out twice! The team then decided to go to Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge, my first time there, we enjoyed some incredible sights and after crossing the bridge, we found a place overlooking the sea where we spent time in praise and prayer which was an amazing experience as we saw His vast expanse before our eyes as we worshipped.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my brief outline of the week. My first GO Team was a hectic and tiring, yet challenging and hugely enjoyable experience. Please remember the Glenmanus Congrecation in your prayers in their follow up work that they carry out.

Photos: (coming soon, some things up with the uploader thing at the minute)

Also, please leave a comment, I was struggling at times on the team to either be saying Portrush or Glenmanus Congregation?! Any help with that one?

Alastair

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4 Responses to “Glenmanus GO Team”

  1. Daniel Ritchie July 5, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    Since Glenmanus is now part of Portrush, why not call it Portrush RP? Even when the congregation was formed, the meeting house was a LOT closer to the town than Dromara’s is, yet we still call our church Dromara RP.

  2. Alothë Ilissë July 8, 2008 at 4:28 am #

    Just wanted to say thank you for posting something about the Go Team. It sounds like a good mix of challenge and encouragement. It must’ve been… interesting… to have the whole team living at the farm all week. *grin*

  3. Amy McC July 14, 2008 at 10:56 am #

    Hey, i really don’t think it matters,i usually go for Glenmanus! It took me almost a whole week to complete my reveiw of the week to my parents because i go into so much detail, so well done for compressing it!

  4. Anonymous July 14, 2008 at 12:57 pm #

    Hey! We generally go for Portrush in the denomination and Glenmanus in the area so … it doesn’t really matter!! As far as I know, officially we are Glenmanus RPC!!!! Thanks for the summary and for all your help during the week! Emmaline

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