...the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few
LATEST NEWS
CHANGES IN UGANDA
Thank you for your prayers as I receive ongoing medical care for my diabetic condition.

I have now completed a number of medical consultations and unfortunately the consensus of medical opinion is that it is not possible for me to maintain the level of diabetic control that I would require, while living in Uganda.

I have therefore, reluctantly, decided that I can no longer continue in the work in Uganda and have resigned from my position as a missionary under the Mission Board. Ruth and I are sad that we cannot continue to be part of the ministry in Uganda, where we have lived and worked for the past three years but accept that it is not God’s will for us.

It has been our privilege to have had the opportunity to be part of the work in Uganda, and we are thankful for the prayerful and practical support of the Lord’s people during our time there. We would value your prayers as we consider the next steps in our journey, that the Lord would open other doors of service.
STEPHEN & RUTH MILLER - DECEMBER 2019
NEW VEHICLE IN UGANDA
The new vehicle has now been picked up in Kampala and delivered to the Mission Station in Nsaalu. The Toyota Hilux 2.8L Double Cab, in white, will be a great asset to our work here in Uganda as it will offer reliable transport, with seating for five and a sizable rear load section.

We would like, as a team here in Uganda, to thank all who supported this project so generously and pray that the Lord will give protection to everyone in the team as we travel in this new vehicle.
ANDREW FOSTER - OCTOBER 2019
BOOKS ARRIVE IN KENYA
On 21st May a container from Northern Ireland set sail for Mombasa Port, Kenya. This container was sent by Revival Movement Association and in it were boxes of gospel literature for the use of many in Kenya. On that container were 111 boxes for the use of FPMSA. 37 boxes from Revival Movement, 66 from Mission Board and 8 containing Sunday School Materials for Miss Russell.

The container arrived safely in Mombasa and after passing through customs was transported by road to Nairobi where there is a depot for gospel literature in Diguna, which is located near the Nairobi National Park.

When we were notified in August that the consignment had arrived in Diguna we visited the Diguna warehouse in Nairobi to ensure that all the boxes for FPMSA were present and arranged for them to be set out for collection and onward transportation to Kitale.

A firm was booked to do that called Roy's Parcels. Just over a week after visiting Nairobi the lorry arrived at our compound in Kitale with all 111 boxes.

We appreciate the work of Glenda in Mission Office ably assisted by George McConnell for packing and labelling the boxes so clearly for easy identification.

We are very grateful to those who contributed to the 66 boxes sent by Mission Board, some second-hand Bibles, second-hand books and new books and materials produced and purchased by individuals for the pastors in Kenya. Thousands of children's tracts produced by Mission Board were in this consignment also. Pastors struggle to build up a good library of commentaries and study aids so the contents of these boxes are greatly appreciated.

The 8 boxes for Miss Margaret Russell contain the colourful picture books printed in Northern Ireland to accompany the 7-year curriculum of Sunday School Lessons in Swahili produced by Margaret.

In addition, there were 37 boxes from Revival Movement Association that contained colourful tracts which we need for the Agricultural Show in Kitale which takes place earlier this year on 18th-21st September. The books, included in the consignment are printed by RMA, and sent to us at cost price and are mainly for our bookshop in Kakamega, Beulah Christian Literature and the associated Book tables.

Each of these boxes have to be opened, catalogued and priced. Alison, assisted by her neighbour Chloe, have begun the mammoth task. The staff in the bookshop, Josephine and Patrice will have much work to do also. Click Here to see more photos. 

We were waiting impatiently for this container to come as our supply of tracts had depleted as we had the opportunity to share out our tracts on many occasions and with many who are keen to do evangelism.

On the day that we were opening the boxes a pastor from Nairobi was visiting us in Kitale. He has been following the correspondence course which we deliver on Homiletics and he took some bundles of tracts away with him for distribution in his church.

Finally pray for these "paper missionaries" as these tracts and books are circulated in the land of Kenya.

Thank you in the Saviour’s Name.
REV & MRS PATTERSON - OCTOBER 2019
SUMMER REPORT
Over the summer months in conjunction with several of our congregations, we have had a very good response to all the Holiday Bible Clubs that have been held throughout Northern Ireland. Numbers were very good, with many children in under the sound of the gospel for the first time.

The behaviour too held up well, which always helps to bring about an environment that allows the message of the gospel to have a free course when being presented.

May all that has been done bring glory to God, both in salvation and in the building up of our Sunday schools and children's meetings.
ROBERT MCCONNELL - OCTOBER 2019
SPRINGS OF LIFE CAMP - SPAIN
The last full week of August is a very special week for our communion of churches when our Family Camp is held. Being a family camp means no one is excluded. This year ninety -nine people from different parts of Spain united together in “Manantiales de Vida”, The Springs of Life Camp near Antequera, just half an hour from Malaga on the south coast of Spain. It is a time when little isolated churches like our own here in the Sierra de Segura can come together and be greatly blessed under the ministry of God’s precious Word.

Each day started with a short devotional and then a time of prayer. At 10.45 am everyone gathered in to listen to a conference on the Providence of God, based on the book of Esther for the adults, and children’s meetings for those under 12. Everyone enjoyed the fellowship and teaching. Other activities were organized late morning and in the afternoon. Finally, each day ended with a meeting before supper at 9.00 pm which was followed by a time of testimonies and singing.

Sad to say, after meeting in this beautiful place for over thirty years we found that the camp was a little too small. Next year we hope to celebrate our camp in Los Naranjos, “The Orange Trees” camp near Seville. Please pray for this move that the Lord would continue to bless His people and the teaching of His Holy Word.

There are tremendous possibilities in Los Naranjos but quite a few preparations and much work is needed in this camp for a large group like ours to attend. Although it has been in operation for some time it lacks some facilities. We hope to organize some work groups to go and improve the facilities for next year. Please pray that all would be able to be completed in time. Click here to see more Photos

Thanking you all once again for your prayers and interest in the work of God in Spain.
LYLE BOYD - OCTOBER 2019
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