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BUILDING TEAM ARRIVE IN UGANDA
Rev Park is leading a small team of workers to Uganda to build a play area for the children at Emmanuel Christian Academy. Rev Park is joined by his two sons, David and Andrew, and Nigel McAuley and Hugh McClenaghan – all from Hebron FPC. During the trip they will also install some IT equipment including a projector, screen and PC. Work is underway and progressing well.

Please pray for the team that they will be kept safe, that the work will be successful and that they will be a blessing and encouragement to all at Emmanuel.
MISSION PRAYER REQUEST - AUGUST 2017
FIRST WEEK IN NEPAL
Dear praying Friends, as I come to the close of my first week here in Nepal I would like to thank you all for your prayers for me in these past days and weeks. I truly have felt the hand of God leading and guiding me. As he encouraged Jacob so he has encouraged me with the words "Behold I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest" Gen 28 v 15a

I have taken a few days adjusting to my new surroundings and to the heat. It is the time of the monsoon rains so every afternoon there are storms which cool things down but then the heat comes again and it becomes sticky. Pray that the Lord will help me adapt to this new environment.

I have commenced my language classes this week, pray for safety as I travel on public transport. My classes are in the Thamel area of the city and finish at 1.30pm when the rains come, pray that God will keep me safe as I travel around. Today my bus took a detour to go and fill up with all of us on it, pray that god will help us adjust to all these little changes. Pray to that he will give me an ear to hear this strange language and loosen my tongue to speak it.

Please remember some books that were posted for the library, pray that they will arrive safely and that Paul won't have to much trouble with the customs and getting them out. Many times it's in customs where the problems are. Pray that God will over rule in these matters. The tracking system says they have arrived in the country but we have heard nothing from them.

Since being here last November I noticed that some new people have started to attend the meetings, pray that God will draw them to himself and encourage them in the church. Another encouraging development is that one of the young people who grew up in the orphanage has gone on to a bible college in India. Pray that God will help him with his studies and that this course will be a time of blessing and preparation for him to return and take up the labours in his home country.
JOY GILLESPIE - AUGUST 2017
URGENT NEED FOR PRAYER
Next Tuesday, 8th August, 19 million Kenyans will go to the polls in their general election which comes around every five years. The race is very tight and tension is high. Campaigning is now over and we wait for polling day and then the dreaded announcing of the results! Neither parties, the ruling one nor the opposition, want to concede defeat.

Kenya needs the prayers of the Lord’s people at this anxious and volatile time in the life of the nation. We as believers are the salt of the earth and as such we can have such a preserving influence upon the country as we supplicate the Throne of Grace for God’s restraining hand to be upon all Kenyan leaders at this time. Please pray!

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
MARGARET RUSSELL - AUGUST 2017
PRAY FOR LIBERIA VISIT TEAM
On 14th July, 2017, ten people from Ballymena FPC in Northern Ireland are travelling to visit the work in Liberia for two weeks. Their visit is planned to coincide with our annual summer activities with the children, including a Vacation Bible School at the Paynesville church that will be held July 17-21.

Because we have extra help this year, we plan to divide the children for the first time into a junior group and a senior group. Juniors will be studying the life of Ruth, and Seniors will be studying the Five Solas of the Reformation and the life of Martin Luther. Please pray for the team as they travel and adjust to a new country and climate, for the missionaries as they prepare for their first big group of visitors on the mission compound in Dwazon, and for the Vacation Bible School and other special activities that are planned while the visitors are here.
JOANNE GREER - JULY 2017
PRAY FOR CHILDREN'S WORK THIS SUMMER
As l write this wee update it is with a real sense of gratitude to the Lord for all of His many blessings over the winter and spring months. Last week I was in Drumhillery School each morning - what a privilege to present God’s word to all of the boys and girls.

This week the summer outreach has started with outdoor meetings in Derrybeg Housing estate in Newry. So far we have had about twenty children and young people listening to the Word of God. Their attention span is short, but we rejoice in the opportunity that the Lord has given.

Please do remember the work of the summer as we have many opportunities to reach the children with the gospel.

July 3rd to 7th Derrybeg Housing Estate Newry
July 17th to 21st HBC Dromore CWU Hall
July 24th to 28th Sandown FPC Camp
July 31st to Aug 4th Mission Board Camp
Aug 7th to 11th Ballymena FPC
Aug 14th to 18th Larne FPC
Aug 21st to 25th Portglenone FPC
Sept 11th to 15th Cortamlet Primary School
Sept 25th to 29th Newtownards FPC
JOYCE WALSH - JULY 2017
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