Missionary Updates

Missionary Updates

Why we love Christmas – David Dickson

I love Christmas! First, there’s the food; turkey, turkey curry, turkey sandwiches, turkey toasties.  Then there’s the music; I wish it could be Christmas every day!  Not forgetting the Christmas movies; Elf, The Grinch, It’s a Wonderful Life. The bright lights of Christmas help to shorten what would be a long and dark Northern Irish winter.  But best of all, Christmas holidays allow us to rest and spend quality time with our family and friends.  What’s not to love about…

Forgiveness

Recently I have been challenged to consider my walk with God and forgiving others. “It’s impossible for anyone to walk in the will of God while hanging on to anger, resentment, and unforgiveness.” (Think Like God, Robert Jones).  If what Jones has stated is indeed true, then as a Christian I should desire to surrender these sins to God.  But how can I do this?  Looking at the significance of God’s forgiveness challenges me to apply Biblical principles of forgiveness in…

Lucy’s Exodus Team to Slovakia

On the 8th July 2018, I set off on my trip to Slovakia with 9 others from Carrickfergus. Our bus left Belfast bus station at midnight, with our flight leaving Dublin airport at 6am. It was a long day of travelling as when we arrived in Slovakia we had a further 2-hour bus journey before we got to our accommodation for the next week. We stayed in a small church in one of the villages and our host Timea couldn’t…

Summer Update from Burkina

“But I know nothing about drilling wells, and I hate Africa” – my reaction when Mark tried to talk me into going to Burkina Faso on a volunteer team 7 years ago. That didn’t discourage him, and so in November 2011, I found myself for the first time in Burkina, drilling wells with Friends In Action (FIA). I found it to be a fantastic experience – so much so that I ended up going out for a second team just…
Sun Cream being applied

Shorts, sandals, and sunscreen

Shorts. Sandals. Sunscreen. Over the past couple of weeks, our little town has been scorched with the sun. We have enjoyed evening walks, ice cream, and maybe more importantly drying clothes outside! However, this all points to one thing. Summer is fast approaching. We cannot guarantee the sunshine will last but no doubt we are looking forward to our holidays whether that means two weeks in Florida, camping in Spain, or just getting those valuable days off work. Do you…
Simon & Jayne

Simon & Jayne Update

Hi there! For those of you who don’t know us, Jayne and I are full-time missionaries with Child Evangelism Fellowship. We have been sent out from Carrickfergus Baptist to reach children and young people in Co Cavan with the message of the Gospel. We have three daughters, Jessica (15), Robyn (13), Bronwyn (10) and a very cute Schnauzer called Brodie! Cavan is a beautiful county full of trees and lakes and we enjoy going for walks together, exploring the local…
Baptist Mission Logo

Baptist Missions’ Night 2018

“To love the Lord our God is the heartbeat of our mission The spring from which our service overflows Across the street or around the world The mission’s still the same Proclaim and live the Truth in Jesus’ name.” The work of Baptist Missions incorporates the sentiment expressed in these lyrics. Last year we marked the 90th Anniversary of the work in Peru, and this year we acknowledge the 130th anniversary since the formation of the Irish Baptist Home Mission…

The Heavens declare…

Today we have an update taken from Tim’s blog. Tim is a church member drilling wells and sharing the Gospel in Burkina Faso with Friends in Action. Read about Tim in the missions section. Sometimes drilling wells can be tough. You battle for days to get one well – and those are long days…starting early, finishing late into the night by the light of work-lights; you’re shovelling mud that never ends, never goes where you want it to, and makes every…
Persecuted Church

Persecuted Church

Are you trembling with fear as you clicked on the Carrickfergus Baptist website today? Imagine a life where an association with Church could have catastrophic effects on your job, your family and even your life. Unfortunately, this life characterises that of the many persecuted Christians around the world. Those that could be beaten for possessing a Bible, risk confinement for attending church and face execution for their faith. Their life is a stark contrast to our comfortable Christian lives in…

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