Donaghey Congregational Church

Missionary Focus

On the weekend of 1 - 3 April 2016, we had our Missionary Weekend.

Friday 1st April: Faith Mission Rally - John Bennett Speakers from the Faith Mission reported on the work in the Fivemiletown area. They described how they obtained the use of an empty shop unit in Newtownbutler for one of their missions. Also mentioned was that all the homes from Fivemiletown to Crom Estate were visited. They have two missions upcoming in Monaghan, and children’s work and camps in the summer. Saturday 2nd April: Every Home Crusade - Samuel Adams A series of powerpoint slides were shown. Items shown included: Nigeria - people hungry for God’s word queuing in bookshops CEF flashcards being produced Belgium - 3:16: used John 3:16 for use in March ‘16; the literature project for the month Literature for BES Arabic Gospels for European groups who want to reach out to refugees on a 1 to 1 basis 4 million tracts in Spanish for Argentina Global outreach day: May 2016; 3 million tracts for Uganda and Ghana Requests for literature from Bulgaria, Tanzania, etc. A video was then shown of the factory. Sunday 3 April: WEC International - Norman Cuthbert The speaker told of the challenge to reach 33 unreached people groups by 2018. We were informed about the Purepecha people from Mexico. They are very territorial and resistant to outsiders. Their beliefs are those of a background Catholicism with a large amount of animistic belief. Wednesday 18 Apiril: OMS - Donald Coulter We were informed about the work OMS is doing with street children in Bogata, Colombia. Two houses have been set up to help these children,one for boys and another for girls. This project is supported by funds raised by the Mission Possible shop in Portglenone. A similar shop, TLC in Cookstown, raises funds for a similar work with street children in Mexico. Donald then went on to inform us of what is being done in N. Ireland, one example of which is the distribution of gospel booklets by Dick Keogh to households across the country. We also heard about how we could ‘adapt’ an area to pray for. Details about OMS to inform prayer for these and other areas can be found on their website: www.onemissionsociety.org.uk