Missionary Updates

Missionary Updates

Update from Tim Wilson

Hi folks, Firstly, apologies for the lack of updates about the work in Burkina this season – it’s not that the work isn’t happening, it’s just that I’ve been struggling to write… Secondly, thanks for your continued support for the work, and myself – both in prayer, and financially – it really is very much appreciated. So, here’s a bit of a synopsis of the past season… As you may have seen on the news, the security situation in Burkina…
Passport on Map of the World

Peru 2019

Two people from our congregation are members of a team visiting Peru this summer: Alex Boyd and May Green. The team is being led by locals David and Yury Fleming and includes people from a range of churches in Northern Ireland. From 20th July the team will be in Tacna in the south of Peru, where John and Lourdes Brew of Irish Baptist Missions, Yury’s parents, will accommodate them. They plan to visit a girl’s shelter, help a local church…

Simon and Jayne Gibson

A few months ago we began collecting old and unused Lego. A great donation came from a number of individuals and churches, including Carrick Baptist, which we are really thankful for. This collection was with the aim of running Lego based Bible clubs throughout Cavan. In January we booked a community centre and advertised the club in local schools in Belturbet, Ballyconnell and Newtowngore. Very quickly we were full and over subscribed! Again we booked the community centre for another…
Pamela and David Dickson

Shankill Christian Fellowship – Update

We have been greatly encouraged by the work at SCF over the past few months. In January we began the year with an outreach event, SCF Fit. Around thirty people have been attending the (eight week) event aimed at addressing physical, mental (and most importantly) spiritual health. We are thankful to those from Carrick Baptist who have come along and shared both their professional advice and their faith with those who attend on Tuesday evenings. We are really looking forward…

Why we love Christmas – Pamela Dickson

I have always loved Christmastime. As a child I remember the anticipation of waiting ALL night with my younger brother to go downstairs to open my presents, not getting much sleep at all! Then as David and I became parents, having 3 young children and the excitement overload that brought. Christmastime was busy. The Christmas edition of The Argos book came into the house and the children would sit for hours trying to choose what they would like, then of…

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…
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