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Dromore Outreach

21 Aug

“Over 15 years of gospel ministry I have been involved in many weeks osf outreach. This past week ranks as the most encouraging week that I have experienced in such work” Rev. David McCullough 

Here are thirteen reasons Dad gave after the week to be encouraged and give thanks to God:

1. Seeing the Lord at work – stirring up workers, equiping men, women and children to serve Him, burdening more and more to pray.

2. Over 40 adults were involved in some way in our efforts to make contact with the community that we live in.

3. An increasing number came to pray.

4. Hearing some of the men of the church explain the gospel so clearly in teaching at the clubs.

5. Seeing members of our church family take on new challenges in your service for Jesus.

6. Seeing God’s people work alongside one another with one aim, to glorify God in making others glad in the gospel.

7. Watching about 20 or so little children associated with our church having fun together and learning about the Lord Jesus.

8. Having a total of 65 boys attend the Champions League Bible Club and seeing them sit as the gospel is faithfully explained.

9. Having the oppertunity to reach 6000 homes with a copy of the Word Today.

10. Having so many new people across the door of our meeting house for the parents evening on the last night of the Champions League.

11. Seeing our young people with a real passion to tell of Jesus Christ.

12. Listening to the prayers of hearts that long for God to be glorified by the rescuing of sinners.

13. Watching God’s pepole do the little behind the scenes activities that are vital to the smooth running of such a week.

Special mentions for those from other congregations who helped.

Hayley Rolleston and Brenna McEwen who helped run the Junior club in the morning, distribute literature and register boys at the football club.

Alistair Rolleston for his 2 cameo appearances at a prayer meeting and literature distribution.

Peter Loughridge, Joel Loughridge and Gavin Blackwell for organsing and providing expert coaching at the Champions League Club.

Mission worker Philip McCollum for co-writing the leaflet, organising the week, preaching in the open air, giving talks, doing door to door and distributing a truckload of leaflets.



Hayley, Brenna and Emma – not crying!


Philip about to start an open air


“…For Champions”


Cambi and the only footballer at the club that I can put photos up of


So proud of the blue shirt


Head coach in action alongside James F and the Moderator


IFAcoachingbadgeswell and Joel look in pain, Dave soon will be


Helping with the competitions


Not afraid to start with the basics, “This is a football…”
Probably the most well designed leaflet I’ve had the privilege of distributing – In 2 weeks 6,000 copies were given out  by Dromore RPC

Leaflets were given out in Dromore, Hillsborough, Donaghcloney, Gamblestown, Blackskull, Waringstown, Kinallen and Waringsford.

Three simple point to pray for:

1. Pray that the Lord will use the work done for His glory.

2. Pray that some would yet respond to the offer of a Christianity Explored Course.

3. Pray that we would have grace and patience as we sow the seed of the gospel.

“Therefore my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labour is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15 v 58

Responding to the Economy

29 Oct

On a slightly more serious note than “Sushi Bank”, I am still trying to figure out what is the correct Christian response to the economic crisis. One thing I am sure of is that we have much to give thanks to God for amidst these interesting times. The economic instability which has rocked the world is a little grace-filled foreshock of a coming judgement. It shows our world that they should not put their trust in money and all that they thought was secure will one day pass away. We ought to thank God for this merciful reminder. God could have sent many things to shake us and punish man for his greed but this “crisis” is more about fatalities of major financial institutions rather than a body count of human beings.

Below is an excerpt from Carl Trueman’s interesting view on how Christians should respond to the economy and his perception of free market economics. The article was published this month on Reformation21.

“How should Christians respond to all this? I want to sow three thoughts in your minds. First, realize that, while free markets might be the best way of organizing economies at the moment, they are simply the best of a bad lot. Anything human beings create is going to be more or less a mess. Fascism, communism, feudalism, jihadism – all are worse than what we have, and thus, in relation to these options, I am relatively happy to live where and when I do; but what we have in America is no divinely-sanctioned paradise, no foretaste or anticipation of the eschaton. There will be no free markets in heaven (indeed, if the imagery of Rev. 18 is anything to go by, free market philosophy is quite at home on the streets of Babylon!)…”

Read the whole article.