The Lords Work & Workers
Northeast Scotland: The assembly in Lossiemouth had two weeks' gospel meetings at the beginning of March with Stephen Baker from Liverpool. Seven unbelievers came over the fortnight, some on numerous occasions. It was also good to see a number who are young in the faith and some backsliders attending regularly. All who were present were challenged by the Word preached faithfully and simply each night. During the day some home visits were made, and also a number of visits to the local primary schools at Lossiemouth and Hopeman. The Head Teacher of one school sent a letter of appreciation - an encouragement to all involved. As far as is known no-one professed salvation during the campaign, but three people seemed to be convicted. Please pray that God will bless them with His salvation.
The assembly at Forres intend having a series of ministry meetings from 10th-15th May on "The Garments of the High Priest". The speaker is to be Mr Malcolm Radcliffe.
Fife: In March the assembly at Innerleven, Methil had two weeks with Stephen Grant preaching the gospel. Some unsaved folk were present each night to listen to a clear presentation of the way of salvation, some coming several times. Children's meetings each evening were quite well attended also, and visits to a local primary school were well received. Pray that the Lord will bless this work in a needy area of Fife.
Scottish Postal Sunday School: The postal work carried on for many years by our late brother Arthur Pollard has now been resumed in a new format, using material produced each month by Bible Educational Services for the different age groups. The administration is being co-ordinated by Mrs Pollard with the help of a few committed sisters and a network of markers to process the materials each month. Any enquiries or requests for these new lessons can be made to Mrs Christine Pollard at 68 Alder Drive, Perth, PH1 1EU. Please pray that this work will continue to impact many lives, to the salvation of souls and the spiritual growth of believers.
Plains: During the last week in February the assembly hosted the Ayrshire Bible Exhibition. This was well attended by almost 450 children from local schools plus other children who came in the evenings. Many of the local villagers visited and were impressed with the quality of Scriptural information available. Immediately following the exhibition three weeks of Gospel meetings were held with brother Jack Hay preaching. The attendances at the meetings were not as good as previously experienced although there were strangers present most evenings to hear the gospel faithfully preached. At the end of the second week the prizegiving for the children's work was held with a good number of villagers present. During the last week of the meetings one 11 year old girl asked for baptism. The baptism was held at the end of March with a good number of unsaved present, including school friends and their families. Once again brother Jack Hay clearly presented the Word of God.
Larne (Craigyhill): Gospel meetings commenced in a portable hall on 13th April with D Gilliland and J Fleck. Prayer valued.
Ahoghill Gospel Hall: The Annual Missionary Conference was held on 4th April. Reports were given by D Wilson, J Finegan, and W Downs.
Ballyclare Gospel Hall: Ministry meetings with S Ferguson were held from 31st March - 4th April. W Martin had Ministry meetings from 21st - 25th April.
Ballymena (Cambridge Avenue): M Radcliffe had excellent meetings from 1st - 15th March on "The Tabernacle in the Wilderness" illustrated by a chart and large model. The hall was packed each night and on some nights the audience overflowed into the minor hall. There was a sustained interest and the person of the Lord Jesus was uplifted. The information and teaching given was greatly blessed by the Lord.
Ballymena (Harryville): T Bentley conducted Conversational Bible Readings on Colossians from 31st March - 4th April.
Ballywatermoy: Ministry meetings with D Gilliland were held from 7th - 10th April.
The Annual Conference was held in Cullybackey High School on 26th April. The speakers were P Coulson, J R Baker, M Radcliffe. Mr Baker is to minister the Word in the Gospel Hall from 28th April - 1st May.
Kells: Ministry meetings with S Grant were held from 14th - 18th April.
Glenanne: A series of gospel meetings commenced on 6th April with T Wright and M Turkington.
Lurgan: Seven weeks of gospel meetings held in a portable hall in the town concluded on 21st March. The local assembly was much encouraged with the number of strangers who came. The speakers were J Fleck and M Turkington.
Portadown Gospel Hall: R McKeown and W Martin had several weeks of gospel meetings with some blessing. Many people came including strangers.
Mullafernaghan Gospel Hall: R Pickering and T Wallace concluded six weeks of gospel meetings on 16th March and were further encouraged with more blessing in salvation.
Shanaghan Area: Gospel meetings are commencing on 8th June with M Radcliffe and W Fenton. Prayer would be valued.
Co. LONDONDERRY & Co. DONEGAL
Aughrim: The annual conference was again very well attended with ministry from R Patton (Ballywillwill) and D Wilson (Waterford). The main thrust of the teaching had to do with the Coming of the Lord and the exercise of gift in the local assembly. The believers were greatly encouraged by the support given from neighbouring assemblies and from further afield.
Killykergan: T Bentley was present for the gospel meeting followed by five nights of exhortation to "Spiritual growth and Leadership".
Lisnachrin: The assembly was encouraged as a result of ministry given by T Bentley on the theme of "Lessons from Luke". Good support was given by believers from neighbouring assemblies.
Magheracorran: The Annual Conference was very well attended with ministry by R Pickering, A Davidson, D Ussher, J G Hutchinson, R Wilson, and T Bentley.
Parkgate Avenue Gospel Hall: W Fenton and M McKillen commenced gospel meetings at the end of March. Pray for blessing in salvation.
Bloomfield Gospel Hall: The assembly has arranged in the will of the Lord to have a series of gospel meetings in a portable hall on Grand Parade (Dixon Park). The meetings are due to commence in mid-April. Speakers: R McKeown and J Rogers. A prayerful interest would be much appreciated.
Monaghan: The Annual Conference was held on 15th March and was well attended with profit. Speakers: W J Nesbitt, S McBride, B Glendinning, K Turkington, S Gilfillan, and A Davidson.
ENGLAND & WALES
ITEMS FOR PRAYER
Northampton (Spencer Bridge Road): May 11th-25th with Joe Baxter.
Exeter: May 25th-30th with Ian Jackson.
Wembley: June 1st-29th with Nitish Patel.
Eastbourne: June 8th-26th with Ian Jackson and Blair Martin.
Wallingford: June 29th-July 11th with Ian Jackson.
Easter weekend was a time of rich blessing around the Scriptures with conferences taking place at Caerphilly on Friday (J R Baker and A Gamble), The Heath, Cardiff on Saturday (J R Baker and B Martin), and Port Talbot on Monday (J R Baker and B Martin). B Martin also ministered the Word at Port Talbot on Tuesday and Thursday and Treorchy on Wednesday. Good numbers attended these gatherings and there was much to draw the hearts of the saints closer to the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as to encourage and challenge the Lord's people in the closing days of the dispensation.
Coventry, Church Street: The assembly held their 55th Annual Conference on Easter Monday. J Scarsbrook and D Spence gave valuable help.
Redditch, Batchley Estate: I Jackson gave a series of ministry meetings at Foxlydiate Crescent in March. A very challenging and profitable time for all present.