President's Blog

Help! Questions for me on the Panel at Soul Mates on Saturday 8 March ...'Tell us about something really disgusting that happened to you.' and...'Why does God allow bad things to happen if he is love?' Hard questions but a really great gathering with around 300, 9-13 year olds. Thanks to everyone involved. I am so proud to be your President!

Apologies for not posting for such a long while. Haiti was a very worthwhile trip but took some adjusting after. Here's me on the morning of 6 March with Dr Sergei Mudrov from Belarus who came to L'derry to meet and talk about church - state relationships as part of his research prog.

Haiti Visit

There were more like 200 children at the Team's Childrens' Club yestetday! I had a really good day today. Revs Laurence Graham, Ruth Watt and I spent the morning sharing with Rev Ralph Denizard, CS of the Carrefour Circuit, which is about 10 miles along the coast out of Port au Prince and 36 of the Local Preachers in his area, about Mission in Haiti and in Ireland. Two-way dialogue at its best. I spotted a lovely tribute to the late Rev Ormonde McConnell in this church.

Haiti Visit

Fantastic Covenant Services today where our Team shared in preaching and singing. They are currently leading a Sunday afternoon children's club in Petionville, just outside Port au Prince, for about 150 children and young people. They plan to do craft activities. Jesus was there in more ways than one...see photo!

George has arrived in the Methodist compound in Port au Prince. Here he is emerging from his cocoon with Melanie, his minder. Its a beautiful day!

Yesterday on the shuttle bus in New York for our overnight on the way to Haiti. Laurence leads the way!

We visited the Inishowen Churches yesterday morning and the Donegal Circuit last night. Driving through Barnesmore Gap at sunset I had to stop, admire the view and take a photo.

At a prayer breakfast in the Stormont Hotel earlier this morning to pray about the current political situation in NI. Now visiting Santa in Woodvale Methodist at their Chridtmas Fair. What a great day!

Back in Derry/Londonderry on a day off after a fantastic week on the Dublin District. Thanks everyone who helped us see what God is doing among you.

Visit to Dublin

Connecting with projects in the Dublin District this week. Rathgar National School on Tuesday, Engineering Dept. of UCD yesterday and Tallaght Care and Encouragement Group tonight (20 November) I am very encouraged.