Janet Maxwell and her son Harry will be going to Uganda to work with the Wakisa Ministries in December. This Christian charity helps support young girls aged 11-18 years old who are experiencing crisis pregnancies, by providing shelter, counselling, support and education, along with an opportunity for the girls to grow in their faith. They will also be working with Sanyu Babies' Home, another Christian charity which takes care of abandoned children. We plan to hold a fundraising soup, bread and cheese lunch after the 11.30am service on Sunday 24thNov everyone is welcome and any donations to support the work of these charities would be very gladly received. Furthermore, any donations of baby clothes and knitted baby hats would also be very much appreciated.
“I believe in the light, even when the sun doesn’t shine. I believe in love, even when it isn’t given. I believe in God, even when his voice is silent.”That’s a great testimony. Those words were found scratched on the wall of a bomb-blasted air-raid shelter in Germany after the Second World War. They help stimulate my remembering at this time of Remembrance. I’ve been re-reading stories of people who found God in the midst of war and conflict and in the most traumatic of experiences imaginable. I am currently captivated by a book entitled ‘War and Grace’ by Don Stephens, which tells the amazing stories of thirteen people who came to faith during wartime. I’ve been encouraged as I’ve spoken again to people who always struggle at this time of year to find them reaching out to The Lord as they cope with tragedy and trauma. It is good in all our remembering to remember that God is the rock and refuge of all who put their trust in him: however bleak things seem, at the extremes of human experience, always and forever.#wewillrememeberthem. #God is our Adventure. Every blessing.
The President’s Diary
Sunday 10th Belfast Central Mission, am. Glengormley, pm.
Monday/Tuesday Connexional Team and Stationing Committee
Wednesday Education Meeting and Visits in Bangor
Thursday Day Off
Friday Preparation and Belfast Central Mission Concert
Saturday ‘All In’ at Lismore School in Craigavon
Sunday 17th RTE Recording in Dublin