From Around the UK

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Men for Missions International Cabinet Meetings – N.Ireland 2016

We had a lovely spell of summer weather at the end of May/early June. We trusted our Heavenly Father for good weather as the United Kingdom Men for Missions was asked to host the MFM International Cabinet Meetings. Audrey and I had spent two years in planning these meetings and on 29th May -2nd June the planning came to a climax in the Roe Park Resort, Limavady in Northern Ireland. This is only the second time in our history that the UK has hosted the MFM International Cabinet Meetings.

MFM1We had 10 people from the USA, 4 from Canada, 1 from South Africa and 10 from the UK, all coming into to the Roe Park Resort to stay during these meetings. We were all present on Sunday 29th May, and after a good night’s sleep we began our two days of meetings each morning at 8:15 am. Marlowe Janke from Canada and Dr. Bob Fetherlin (OMS President) brought us around God’s Word each morning, and then we spent time in prayer until approximately 10am when our wives left for their meetings.

On the Tuesday night, after two long days of meetings, we as an International body travelled to TBF Thompson Ministries, Garvagh to have a ‘Fellowship Evening’ with the OMS Prayer Groups in Northern Ireland. Each of us shared who we were and where we came from. Nigel Davison brought two gospel pieces in song before Dr. Bob Fetherlin brought greetings from OMS-US and shared from God’s Word.

MFM2MFM3On Wednesday 1st June, we had a day off to see the beauty of the North Coast. Our first engagement of the day was a ‘Mayor’s Reception’ at the Coleraine Civic Centre, hosted by Mayor Michelle Knight-McQuillan. Both Warren Hardig and Audrey presented the Mayor with gifts. Warren presented the Mayor with a copy of ‘Streams in the Desert’ and Audrey a Men for Missions International Belleek mug. We then travelled to ‘Royal Portrush’ Golf Course, and stopped off at a beauty spot for a picnic, prepared by our daughters, Stephanie and husband, William, along with Leanne.

Dark Hedges

Dark Hedges

We continued to the Giant’s Causeway and the ‘Dark Hedges’ before stopping off for an evening meal at the Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae.

On Thursday 2nd June, most of our friends left for homeward flights, but ten of us stayed on and travelled down to the Republic of Ireland for a Prayer Journey to visit Calvary Mission, Westport, and Grace Community Church, Roscommon before flying home on Sunday 5th June.

We as Men for Missions give God all the glory for blessed meetings with great unity, as we as laymen take up the challenge to ‘do; go; give’ whatever God has called us to do!

 

Robin Sloss – MFM-UK National Director

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INTO EVERY COMMUNITY 4 CHRIST (NI) – MINISTRY UPDATE

OMS MINISTRY INITIATIVE UPDATE AUGUST 2016
The “Into Every Community 4 Christ (NI)” OMS Ministry Initiative was launched on 1st August 2015. The Initiative has two main focuses:

  1. The first focus was to recruit 3 prayer partners to pray regularly for each of the 80 District Electoral Areas in N Ireland. This initiative is called SOW (Saturate our Wards) with Fervent Prayer. We praise God that currently we have 240 individuals/couples/churches/Mission Halls or Prayer groups signed up. This represents well over the 240 of God’s people we envisaged praying for the initiative. To God be all the glory. Each month we send out, by e-mail or post, a letter to each of the 240 prayer warriors to encourage them to keep faithful in the place of prayer. ‘Prayer is the only adequate way to multiply our efforts fast enough to reap the harvest God desires’. – Dr Wesley Duewel.
  2. The second focus is to send into each of the 780,000 homes in N Ireland (1.85 Million Occupants) a piece of Gospel literature relevant to that area over time. This initiative is called SOW: (Saturate our Wards) with Abundant Gospel Sowing. In the 1st phase literature250,000 “No Longer Hoping” booklets written by Dick Keogh were printed. To date we have sent out 160,000 copies into homes which are located in predominately Nationalist /Republican /Catholic areas. We offer a free Bible, a copy of John Blanchard’s “Ultimate Questions” booklet and another booklet called “Two Ways to Live” written by Phillip D Jensen and Tony Payne, to anyone who requests them after receiving the “No Longer Hoping” booklet. BOOKLETWe praise God for those who have responded.  We are looking to God to provide the necessary funding to complete this 1st phase by the 31st December 2016. Beyond this, we commence Phase 2, when another batch of booklets will be printed and distributed by the Royal Mail Door to Door service. The following are extracts from the “No Longer Hoping” booklet: “For many years I had been HOPING I could earn or merit salvation by being religious, depending upon the church and doing my best. But I had reckoned I would never know until after I died if the church had done enough for me or if I had done enough to secure my salvation. Now, for the first time in my life, I was confronted with what God said in His Word. It was clear that the church, regardless of which one I belonged to, could never save me. It was also very clear that my good works and best efforts could not earn or merit salvation for me. But in the scriptures I read the GOOD NEWS – the Lord Jesus Christ did enough, through His death on the cross, to save me. ….. It was time to make a decision …. Would I put my faith in a living Saviour? …. I am NO LONGER HOPING. Now I KNOW that I will be in heaven someday. This is not based upon whether a person is a Roman Catholic or a Protestant. It is based upon the fact that ‘God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life’.”

Our OMS President, Dr Bob Fetherlin, has cast the following vision for our Mission: The: One Billion-One Opportunity Vision: We are asking God, by His power and grace, and for His glory alone, to enable OMS and our partners to give one billion people the opportunity to hear, understand, and believe the Good News of Jesus Christ over the next 10 years.

Please pray that as these gospel booklets go into homes in N Ireland that they will be read by the occupants, and by doing so will have the opportunity of hearing, understanding and believing the gospel. And as they do so, they will make the vital decision to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their own and personal Saviour.

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OMS PORTGLENONE CHARITY SHOP

shopOMS Northern Ireland are pleased to announce an exciting new venture in Portglenone Co Antrim.
Over the past ten years, Mission Possible, under the leadership of Joe and Sadie Law, ran a charity shop in Portglenone. The purpose of the charity shop was to fulfil the desire to see as many as possible of the ‘Street Children’ of Bogota, Colombia helped in their plight and given a better and sustainable life.
From 31st May 2016, the charity shop duties have been handed over to One Mission Society to allow Joe and Sadie to concentrate fully on other fundraising activities which support their projects in Colombia. All of the projects that Mission Possible support in Colombia are One Mission Society related.
The ‘OMS Portglenone Charity Shop’ provides opportunities for local Christians to be ‘salt and light’ at home and to continue to provide support for the Mission Possible work in Colombia, as well several other OMS projects in Haiti and Ireland.
There is a current need for volunteers to help out in various roles in the shop. These include:

SHOP ASSISTANTS
SORTERS OF PRODUCTS IN THE STORE ROOM
VAN DRIVERS
VAN HELPERS
OTHER VARIED ROLES

Helen Arrell & Betty Marks

Helen Arrell & Betty Marks

If you could spare a few hours each week to help at the shop please contact:
Helen Arrell (Shop Manager), Tel No: 028 25821619 or Mob No: 07787421335 or why not drop into the shop at 44 Main Street Portglenone
We also welcome all relevant products/donations for the shop, including bricabrac, jewellery, and household furniture. We have a collection service for large items.

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PRAY FOR OUR SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIPS 2016

Pray for those preparing to serve overseas this Summer:

Ukraine English Camp – Camp 1 (July 10-31) & Camp 2 (July 31-August 13)
Camp 2 – David & Nastya from Ballyclare, N.Ireland

South Korea English Camp, plus refugee ministry (July 12-August 8)
Scott from Belfast N.Ireland

Hungary English Camp (July 20-August)
Scott Moore, Minister of Dervock Presbyterian Church (Leader)
Rebecca
(Belfast) Lorna (Port Stewart) and Robert from Lisburn, N.Ireland 

Gilbert from Bainbridge, N.Ireland and Clare from West Lothian, Scotland

Haiti Team (12-23 August)
Dean from Ballygawley (Leader), Bethany (Ballygawley), Phoebe (Newtonards) & Lewis (Bangor) N.Ireland

and for those on individual placements:
Hannah and Ross, both from University of Bath, serving in Ecuador from early August
Dan & Sharon from Chippenham, serving in Haiti in September

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MFM/OMS SPONSORED WALK

Sponsored walk2A Men for Missions/OMS 17 mile sponsored walk from Crickhowell to Brecon, along the canal, took place on Saturday, June 18.
Clive Beven, Men for Missions, West Gwent and Chris Palmer, OMS Wales & West, completed the walk to raise funds for a new library computer for an OMS Bible college in the South Pacific; this is in a country where Christianity is a minority faith, with little financial support for OMS colleges.
S.Pacific-Bible-CollegeIf you are interested in supporting this ministry, please send donations to OMS HQ in Manchester for `Wales Sponsored Walk’. Donations can also be made on our website at https://www.give.net/omsinternational

 

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United In Mission

Dervock Presbyterian Church is a community of God’s people on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland. So, why do we support the ministry efforts of One Mission Society in Hungary and the establishment of their ministry centre?

OMS Hungary seeks to be an early church example

Our church in Ireland seeks, with God’s help, to be a “well” church. Our vision is based on Acts 2:42-47. We seek to be worshipping, evangelizing, learning, and loving. These are all expressions of faith that will be lived out and practiced in this new ministry centre in Hungary. Acts 2 is very clear—the church is to be a community of God’s people. This new vison is about being and building community. How did God bless the community of Acts? “He added to their number those who were being saved.” This is also the goal and vision of OMS Hungary.

OMS Hungary is dependent on churches (like Dervock Presbyterian)

We as the church must help causes like this because organizations like OMS need the help of Christians around the world. Maybe there are some reading this that are not in a position to give, but the field also needs and covets our prayers. I am thankful that this activity is partnership in the Gospel. Not only do I hope the project will be completed, and the people will hear of God’s salvation, but I hope that my own congregation will be spurred on in their missionary interest; we are dependent on this type of project because it keeps congregations like ours fixed on the bigger picture of mission around the world and keeps our eyes fixed on the Lamb by praying more, especially for this cause.

OMS Hungary works on the behalf of churches (like Dervock Presbyterian)

We as a church give thanks to God for this type of initiative. Many in our congregation are rural farmers with major commitments to their livestock, livelihoods, and families. They know they cannot drop everything and go, yet, we are grateful for the team working in Hungary, essentially on our behalf. We cannot go, but it is our responsibility to support those who have been called and given up much to see God’s Kingdom extended. Paul said that God would put the fruit of his own ministry to the account of the church in Philippi. We want to be as involved in Hungary’s vision as the church in Philippi was in Paul’s vision.

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OMS Hungary is sharing the Gospel with people

As an evangelical church, we desire above all else that Jesus Christ be known across the world. One individual can only do so much to spread the Gospel in the world. Yet, through church mission involvement, we are privileged to gather our resources out of our abundance to help fund the spread of the Gospel throughout the world, in particular, Hungary. God wants the world to know about Christ. He has chosen us as individuals and as churches to share that Gospel with others.

We (Dervock Presbyterian) are commanded by Almighty God to help

Before returning to glory, our Lord Jesus gave the church an emphatic command. We are to go into the entire world with the Gospel! As a church, we have sent members of this congregation to Hungary to participate in short-term missions. We also can pray, which we do often in our midweek services and prayer meetings; but what is most needed by the field right now is our financial support… so we give. Paul says to the church in Corinth, and perhaps he’s saying to you, today “See that you also excel in this grace of giving.”

Hungary4By Rev. Scott Moore, Minister of Dervock Presbyterian Church and Summer    English Camp volunteer.

 

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New OMS Website!

Welcome to the new OMS website. Firstly, I want to ask that, as you browse you would tell us your thoughts. Is there more required; is there something missing; is there something else you would want to see? A lot of thought and hard work has gone into this within the office. It has been designed to reflect more fully OMS in a modern light, and in particular that our inclusion of online giving will benefit us directly.
The use of modern tools, such as the internet for Christian organisations is nothing new, though sometimes it is hard to keep up with the changes in technology. We have included website links to our missionaries’ work, an insight into OMS in general, and importantly our opportunities. I want to draw your attention to those we have for people to serve short and long-term. Several of these allow you to use your gifts from the comfort of your own home and with the support of family, friends and church. We seek Regional Directors to take meetings, share the Gospel and recruit future missionaries, as well as preaching and interacting with churches in their own locality. Finance personnel are also required in the office, but this role is not available for home working. Succession planning is something we, as an organisation, are aiming for.
Enjoy our website, and prayerfully seek God’s guidance as you open each page, that He would guide your searching and bless you in Christian service.
Walter McCorkell – Executive Director

Snail mail to Email

Thank you for all your support and generosity towards our work. As a Charity, we want to be responsive to change and to grasp every assistance God places in our path. One of these that we are actively seizing, is a change in the way we distribute our material. We want to be not only responsive, but responsible to God for His provision, care and kindness. Our aim is to try and move more of our communications to electronic means, rather than paper, to help the environment and our finances, and importantly to get the Gospel and our message to more people, more quickly.

Each email contains the `at’ sign, @. If you can imagine this is like a postage stamp, because each email that we send out saves the Mission at least 50 pence. It means that we can get information, questions, and the Gospel out virtually immediately rather than through the postal system. In turn, the information can be shared more easily by forwarding to friends and family.

You may already have contacted us, but especially this Christmas consider the `at’ sign @ as a special gift to OMS and let us know if you can, and would, prefer to receive our prayer letters/literature by email rather than by post. This gift will particularly benefit our missionaries and our work for the Kingdom.

Thank you for your assistance and participation, and may you all have a blessed, peaceful and Spirit-filled time @ Christmas.

To change from snail mail to email please contact walter.omsuked@yahoo.com or reception@onemissionsociety.org.uk

NORTHERN IRELAND ANNUAL CONFERENCE

February 26th-28th
Glenada Conference Centre, Newcastle, Co. Down BT33 0EX

Trevor Matthews

You are invited to join with us at our OMS Northern Ireland Conference 2016, for a weekend of ministry, missionary reports, worship, prayer and fellowship.  Alongside reports from our missionaries serving in various countries throughout the world, we are looking forward to the ministry of Trevor Matthews (Faith Mission).
Come along and be informed, challenged and changed in the area of mission God has called you to, as you hear updates from our missionary family and the ministry of God’s Word.
It is my desire as we leave the conference, that we will do so challenged to fulfil the vision of One Mission Society “To Give Everyone One Opportunity to Hear, Understand and Embrace the Gospel” through Prayer, Giving or Going.

Donald Coulter (Northern Ireland Regional Director)
For a booking form, please contact <lorrainecoulter@ymail.com>