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UPDATE FROM COLIN MAXWELL
The work of God continues unabated over the winter months. Along with Rev Larry Power and Pastor Alvin Mullin, I engaged in a five day gospel mission in the Community Hall in Garrison which is on the Fermanagh/Leitrim border. We did extensive door to door outreach in the area, but very disappointed that no locals came in to any of the meetings. We were well supported by folk from Bethel and Kesh FPC, but it has to be said that Garrison did not seem to know the day of her visitation.

Currently engaged in door to door evangelism for the Kilskeery congregation round the Trillick/Dromore area with plenty of 2019 gospel calendars and tracts going into many homes.

The next big event on the calendar is to fly out for a month to the FPC Mission Station in Uganda on the 8th March to cover for the Millers who are home on furlough. I have never been in Africa before, so this is entirely new ground for me. My main purpose to preach and teach Jesus Christ both in the church and the many school assemblies.

As ever your prayers and support are both gratefully received and coveted.
COLIN MAXWELL - MARCH 2018
PRAYER REQUESTS FROM PERTH
Bible Club and Youth Fellowship
On Friday 2nd February our Children's Bible Club and Youth Fellowship recommence for a new season. Do pray that we will see new children come to join us. Some of our children have moved into high school so we are praying some younger children will come to the children's meeting. Pray for effective delivery of the gospel at these meetings. We do rejoice in evidence of conviction upon some of our Sunday School children in recent days.

Bible Studies
Philip has commenced a weekly evangelistic Bible study in a public housing block close to the city centre. This has been facilitated by one of our members who lives in the area. Some who initially promised to attend have been put off by the cults. Please pray we will see some locals come to these studies and be converted.

Street ministry
We have had some valuable conversations lately in the city. Please pray that some who have been presented the gospel will be brought to Christ.
PHILIP GARDINER - FEBRUARY 2018
PRAY FOR JOURNEYING MERCIES
Please pray for the school students and staff this week as they travel back to school from right across the country.

Over 300 people have died on Kenyan roads in December, and we read that another 38 have been killed this past week in a bus crash. With this in mind, we are thinking especially of our own people and particularly students and staff of our Academy. We need the Lord to grant us journeying mercies during this week and this month of January
MARGARET RUSSELL - JANUARY 2018
ORDINATION & INSTALLATION SERVICE
Greetings from South Australia. As many of you are aware, when our family initially came out to Australia it was for an intended three year period after which I would return to Ulster, however at the start of October the congregations in Lock and Port Lincoln met to issue a call to me to be their minister. The Lord gave us a heart for the works here before we had arrived and that has only intensified during the time that we have spent here and therefore I have gratefully accepted that call.

Everything having been approved by our Mission Board and Presbytery and therefore this Sunday (5th November) I am to be ordained and installed as the minister of both congregations.

Please pray for the services as the congregations come together on the Lord’s Day, ultimately that the Lord’s word would be preached with power, producing fruit in lives, and that the Lord would bless the work in the days ahead and enable me to be a faithful minister of the gospel.

In practice many things will be the same, as I have been serving in the role of a minister for the last year and a half but it is significant for the Lord to have placed us in the work by His call.

It will also be a significant time for Australia in general as all four of our congregations (Kingston, Lock, Perth and Port Lincoln) will have men particularly called to the respective works.

I still need to secure another visa enabling our family to remain in Australia beyond next April and therefore I would ask you to pray to that end. As things have tightened up since our arrival here, this is a little more complicated than when we first came out. However, so far, the indications are good and we trust that if it pleases the Lord, He will open the door.

Thank you again for your continued, and much needed prayers for us.


KYLE GRAHAM - NOVEMBER 2017
FURTHER ELECTIONS IN KENYA
Thank you for your prayers as we saw how God undertook for the General Election of the 8th August and we were thankful for the peace that prevailed. Regrettably all is not over for the country politically, as we are still in election mode! We now have a repeat presidential election on the 26th October. The political temperature continues to rise and the animosity between the dominant parties is increasing; sadly some lives have been lost on the streets.

In the days running up the elections we are going to be subjected to street protests by the opposition, who's candidate has decided not to stand. He and his supporters believe that this election will not be free and fair.

We do ask you to earnestly pray for Kenya at this time.
MARGARET RUSSELL - OCTOBER 2017
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