The Lords Work & Workers
Barrhead: During the first two weeks of June special gospel meetings were held in the local Auchenback Community Centre and were well supported by local believers and various assemblies. The speakers were Martin Hunter, Kilwinning, and Norman Coulter, Newtownstewart. Over 2,000 invitation leaflets were distributed, entitled Reaching Others in the Community and showing a photograph of the Community Centre. Both brethren faithfully knocked on doors and gave personal invitations to the meetings. Many significant conversations took place there and in the streets, and several people came to the meetings and showed a real interest which is being followed up. Children from the community attended each night and were able to recite John 3.16 by the end of the meetings. Some who were prohibited by their parents from coming into the meetings stood outside where they received booklets and were told of the Saviour. Most felt that the hand of God was on the meetings but that Satan was also ready to snatch away the Good Seed the minute it was sown. Please pray that some seed has been sown in good ground.
Forres: Over the past few months the assembly has been greatly encouraged as one sister has been restored, two brethren received into fellowship, and two more brethren have been baptised. The summer work of tracting in the nearby villages is also proceeding.
St Andrews: A young man saved a few months ago was baptized in the sea on a sunny Lord's Day afternoon in June, with a company of about thirty believers to support the testimony and some townsfolk and visitors looking on. This is a great encouragement to the few believers trying to promote the assembly work in St Andrews. Regular meetings are held every week in the Gospel Hall: on Lord's Day evenings for the gospel and Thursday evenings for Bible teaching with good numbers attending. Please pray that the Lord will bless these efforts.
Ballybollan: Annual July 12th Conference. Report to follow.
Ballywatermoy: Gospel meetings are commencing on 10th August with J Martin and W Martin.
The assemblies at Ahoghill, Ballywatermoy, Carnlough, Harryville and Kells are conducting open air meetings in their area during July and August.
Buckna: Gospel meetings commenced on 27th July. Speakers J Fleck and S Gilfillan.
Burnside: S Ussher (Venezuela) had ministry meetings from 30th June - 4th July.
Bushmills: Bible Readings 14th-25th July. R McKeown was responsible, considering 1 Thessalonians. The customary open air meetings and tract work continued.
Portrush: Gospel Hall. Special ministry meetings from 28th July - 1st August with D Gilliland.
Castlewellan: J Martin and W Martin have been encouraged along with the assembly by the interest and blessing in salvation as the meetings continued in a portable hall as at the end of June.
Closkelt (Shanaghan area): Tent meetings being conducted by M Radcliffe and W Fenton which commenced on 8th June were continuing at 1st July with good numbers attending including some of the people of the district where the gospel has not been preached for many years. The Word is being sounded forth simply and solemnly with power nightly.
Drumlough, Rathfriland: The Annual Conference was held on 21st May and was well attended. Profitable ministry was given by D Gilliland, W J Nesbitt, B Glendinning, S Ferguson and T McNeill.
Killen, Castlederg: H Wilson and S Gilfillan have been heralding forth the gospel in a portable hall in this rural farming community.
Martry: The Annual Believer's Meeting was held in mid June. Believers gathered to hear ministry by R McKeown, S McBride, S Nelson, B Glendinning, J Fleck and T McNeill.
Fintona: Large crowds came for three nights to hear practical ministry from the book of Daniel given by J Fleck at the end of June.
Sionmills: The Annual Believer's meeting was held on 28th June. Ministry was given by S Jennings, W McBride, S Patterson, S McBride and T McNeill.
Co. LONDONDERRY & Co. DONEGAL
Limavady: B Currie was present for one week of appreciated ministry dealing with: "Altars in the Old Testament".
ENGLAND & WALES
ITEMS FOR PRAYER
Ealing: 6th July - 3rd August in a tent, each night at 8.00pm with Roy Marshall, on the site of the former Southfields Gospel Hall, Pope's Lane. Prayer is much appreciated.
Bicester: 10th-31st August, in a tent with John Stubbs and Aaron Colgan.
During the month of May the believers at Spencer Bridge Road, Northampton had a series of gospel meetings with Joe Baxter. They give God thanks for a precious soul, Peter, making a profession of faith in Christ and many others hearing the gospel soundly preached.
Please remember Peter in your prayers; he will need much support in the days to come as he has many problems to face, many due to his previous lifestyle.
There were 35 to 50 souls each night and of those there were between 5 and 17 unsaved in every evening. Local assembly support was much appreciated.
Please pray also for those who heard the message which went forth in various ways - through a radio interview with Joe, on the doors as Joe and a local brother, Howard Hughes, visited the houses surrounding the hall, the inmates at a local prison who attended the Bible class held with Joe and Howard (this is a weekly event for Howard). Pray, too, for those who attended the meetings, including contacts made by Howard on the doors, children of local believers, and others brought by members of other assemblies.