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Here's all the latest news from our overseas and homeland missionaries around the world. You can also find out more about events taking place within the UK as well as forthcoming opportunities to serve with OMS.

29 February 2012

The bus

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 What a wonderful and caring God we have! He has not only created us to do good works, but he also has already prepared them it advance for us. And he goes...

27 February 2012

Minister of Transport

Sunday 26 February; this is one of those moments of limb-stretching peace, when the Sound of Music is on, again, in the background, and all there is in the foreground is a large mug of tea.  Outside church this morning we heard a robin just above our heads, singing, lustily may still be the word,...

27 February 2012


Sorry it’s been a while since we last blogged…things have been a bit busy. The OMS weekend was from the 17th-19th February. Glenada was full to overflowing. We sat under the preaching of Rev. Paul Bradley from Straid Congregational as he expounded the word and brought to us the life story of...

26 February 2012

Disciple means ‘Learner’

Preparations- God willing, on Wednesday 29th February, we welcome a new family to your team! Paulo, Fernanda, Laura and Luana Almeida are coming from Brasil. Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing some renovations to the house where they will stay! Abigail wanted to help by pushing the...

22 February 2012

New OMS-UK Team

As 2011 came to an end, there were some very important roles that needed to be filled within OMS-UK.  After much thought and prayer Donald Coulter, N.Ireland Regional Director, agreed to also take over the OMS-UK Executive Director role w.e.f. January 1, 2012. Donald divides his time between...

21 February 2012

Northern Ireland Conference 2012

One of the largest conferences in the history of OMS in Northern Ireland was held from the 17th – 19th February 2012. There were 119 guests booked in to stay over the weekend with many more coming for the evening on Friday and all day Saturday. It was held in Newcastle (Co. Down) where the...

17 February 2012

Parkinsons return to South Pacific

Alan, Joanne & Charis Parkinson came to the end of their home and study assignment at the beginning of February.  They packed up their house, selected items needed on the field, sorted out paperwork and said the difficult goodbyes to people they loved and cared about. All of this was done in...

14 February 2012


We have an old laptop that has travelled almost everywhere with us… twice to the USA, our whole time in Ecuador, and now back to the UK.  And although that’s only about six years in human terms, in IT-years our faithful laptop is ancient:  its battery is completely flat and...

07 February 2012

Faith, Hope and Love

The last few weeks have been quite diverse for us. Here a few snippets of what we have been up to: Xai-Xai Beach With temperatures in the high thirties, we grabbed the opportunity to go and spend a weekend with missionary friends who live on the beach. They live about three and half hours north...

03 February 2012

Around the world and back!

Thank you so much for your prayers for our travels and time at home in Northern Ireland. We had a wonderful time catching up with friends and family. Thank you to all of you who volunteer in Girassol and to Ali who manages. We are so blessed by you and the work of Girassol. It was great to be at...


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