‘Celebration of Global Mission’
‘Celebration of Global Mission‘Tuesday, 27th March 2012 The Mall Presbyterian Church, Armagh 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
On the 27th March 2012 The Mall Presbyterian Church in Armagh was pleased to welcome the speakers and those interested in hearing about the involvement of the Presbyterian Church in work overseas.
The first report was given by Maqsood Kamil of the Presbyterian Church in Pakistan. Maqsood has moved from Pakistan to Oxford in England to undertake further theological studies before returning to Pakistan. Presbyterians are a very small minority in Pakistan but substantially larger than the number of Presbyterians in Ireland. You can read more about the Presbyterian Church in Pakistan by clicking on this link.
Rev Professor Gordon Campbell of Union Theological College, Belfast gave an insight into his work in teaching and training amongst students in France and Latvia. These two countries have very few students training for ministry in the Reformed Faith and very few resources. Gordon has been assisting in these countries where possible.
Gordon Campbell link is http://www.union.ac.uk/departments-and-staff/23
Gary & Mary Reid gave an overview of their work and ministry amongst the Maasai Mara people in Kenya. They are engaged in church planting and development work; distributing Scripture to schools, homes, and communities; distributing food to malnourished children with some being brought to the Mission to be fed for a more prolonged period, while also transporting seriously ill or injured people to Narok hospital, Tenwek hospital or even Kijabe hospital which is around 200 kilometres from Olkinyiei. There was a lot of praise for their Landrover and trailer for assisting in this work.
The Reid’s have seen the establishment of four churches and talked about their open air or tree churches. http://www.pcimissionoverseas.org/people/item/28/gary-and-mary-reid/
Local man Michael Foster attended and gave an insight into the PCI Team which would be attending the London Olympics later this year. Over a period of years links have been established in London with local people who understand the location for the Olympics and how people can be contacted to enable the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Michael reminded us that London is a very culturally diverse city at any time with people coming from many countries to make a home there.
Sunday Worship Times
Sunday School – 10.15am
Morning Service – 11.30am
Prayer Meeting – 6.20pm (1st Sunday of Month 5.30pm)
Evening Service – 7.00pm (1st Sunday of Month 6.00pm)