...the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few
LATEST NEWS
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
NEWS FROM EMMANUEL CHURCH, UGANDA
Greetings from Emmanuel Church, Uganda. We are thankful for the Lord’s faithfulness, strength and blessing in the work of the church over the past few months.

The Sunday School has now completed Bible lessons on the earthly life of the Lord Jesus. We are continuing into the Book of Acts and considering the life of Peter. The children are learning the Child’s Catechism and are nearing the end of the 129 questions on the Bible history. They are currently learning Psalm 121 and we hope they will have memorised the whole Psalm by the end of this term. It is encouraging to have some of our young men helping to conduct the Sunday School each week.

The folks who attend the Tuesday evening church prayer meeting are learning some doctrine questions and answers in Luganda. Having learned the answer, we then examine some proof texts from Scripture. This is proving a good way of reinforcing Biblical doctrine, while also giving the missionaries an opportunity to practise speaking in Luganda! Pray that those who attend our church will believe sound doctrine and be able to prove it from Scripture.

We have a faithful group who work with Andrew Foster and myself in the weekly evangelism on Sunday evenings. Again, it is a blessing to see their eagerness to reach their neighbours with the gospel. It is also an opportunity for me to do some pastoral visits to those who attend the church. The Lord has given us many opportunities to present the gospel to those we live among. It is encouraging to see people coming into the church and attending regularly after being contacted in this way. Please continue to pray that many in our local community will receive the Lord Jesus Christ.

Some folks who live nearby have started attending the Sunday evening service. This is very encouraging as our evening service is after dark and almost everyone has to walk. With the older boarders present the numbers in attendance normally exceed sixty. Learning new hymns is a feature of this meeting and the singing always lifts the heart at the end of a busy day. It is also an opportunity for some of our men to gain experience of preaching and testifying. Recently one of our men testified of how the Lord had delivered him and many of his family from worshipping idols at a family shrine. He spoke of the wonder of God’s grace in his life. Pray that our men will grow spiritually as they serve in this way and that God will call some to full-time ministry.

A group from Hebron FPC visited at the end of June. They conducted a Bible club for the children of the school. The children thoroughly enjoyed meeting the visitors and all the activities they organised. We were also joined at the beginning of July by members of the Mission Board who came to review the progress of the work and to conduct the annual general meeting of our organisation in Uganda. We were thankful that all went well during this busy time. On Sunday 7th July the visitors conducted special services for the parents and family members of the school children. About 450 people from the local community attended these meetings and shared in the special lunch provided. Pray that this will strengthen our ties and witness in the local community. Pray also for the many children who professed faith through the witness of the Bible Club. We look to the Lord to keep those that are His as many will encounter difficulty from unsaved family members and friends.

We are very thankful to each one for your prayers and practical support for us. Pray that the Lord will give to us the power of the Holy Spirit. It is always a privilege to serve the Lord in any way and we trust in His grace to use us according to His perfect plan.
STEPHEN & RUTH MILLER - SEPTEMBER 2019
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