August 2015

Thanks to all the congregation of East Belfast Mission for a lovely welcome and for their generous response in buying the paper necklaces we brought back from Rwanda - your kindness will put children through school - great to share the alien message and tell the work of Leoni family - God bless

Worldwide missionary convention rally at the waterfront tonight (Sat 29 )- inspired by the work in China, in the Middle East - what servant of God is Maud Kells. praise from New Irish was brilliant - Prof John Lennox charged us to see the link between Word of God and growth in discipleship and evangelism - what holds us back is fear and the only way to overcome that fear is to dwell in the word

Kanyatta National Hospital staff and patients

Today we visited the Kenyatta national hospital. These are of the children's cancer and disability wards

With the Presiding Bishops and past Bishops at conference today /

With the Presiding Bishops and past Bishops at conference today

Preached today at the conference service of methodist church in Kenya - African worship just does it - em it was 3 hour service and I only preached 40 minutes

In Rwanda

Young people fromRwanda speak of truth leading to reconciliation and mums from the street make paper beads to help each other - we will have some to show you when we return

"be full of Christ alone; to love him with a holy and pure love; to trust in him; to live upon him; to serve and follow him; and to be perfectly sanctified and made pure, with a divine and heavenly purity"....Words of Jonathan Edwards personal narrative - Lord I want this but where to begin.. Purity of intent seems to lay behind most of it. Lord purify my heart. amen

Listening to a bunch of American young people singing " you making beautiful things out of dust" - may your beauty shine as bright as the Rwandan sun today (17 August)

Of to Rwanda and Kenya  (16 August) to support Leoni family and visit the Kenya methodist church conference as they celebrate 50 years

Carlisle memorial Before and after its recent refurbishment. Picture of Fionnuala Jay O Boyle of the Belfast Buildings Trust

It was so thrilling to see around the refurbished Carlisle Memorial Church today  (14 August) and hear about its future as a Cross community Space for North Belfast - and the Belfast Buildings Trust would be thrilled if it could be used for a methodist event - any ideas