The Lords Work & Workers
Fife: The assembly in Kennoway has been arranging "Friday Focus" meetings at the end of each month, designed to bring unsaved people to hear the gospel message. The one in January was well attended to hear Dr Teifion Jones of Dundee give an excellent Power Point presentation entitled "Darwin - was he right?". The background was the widely publicised 200th anniversary of Darwins birth. Sound scientific evidence was presented from several disciplines to show that actually Darwin was not right. However, we face the fact that evolution theory has become a major ideology promoted and spread for reasons other than scientific, and the speaker showed that this fits in with the conclusions of Romans 1.19-25.
Ahoghill: I Jackson had ministry meetings from 9th-13th March.
Ballyduff: Gospel meetings commenced in February with T Topley and D Armstrong with good numbers attending, and unsaved present each night.
Ballymena (Cambridge Avenue): The assembly hosted the Ayrshire Bible Exhibition in February. Almost 600 children accompanied by teachers and helpers from 11 local schools visited the exhibition and discovered many wonderful things about the Bible and its message. The quiz after each visit was worthwhile and showed how much the children had learned about the Word of God. Many from the assembly helped over the five days as adults also visited during the afternoon and evening sessions. Local brethren have been able to visit the schools following the exhibition to present the prizes and participate in school assemblies and this has been appreciated.
Ballymena (Harryville): Gospel meetings commenced on 22nd February and are continuing with J Rodgers and R Reynolds. Prayer appreciated.
Ballymoney: B Currie had ministry meetings from 9th-13th March. Subject: "The House of God".
Kells (Creavery Hall): Very well attended gospel meetings with W Fenton and C Law, helped as necessary by A Steele, concluded on 27th February. Prayer answered in blessing in salvation.
Kingsmoss: The opening meeting of the new Hall on 14th February was very well attended.
Killylea: The assembly at Drumacanver have rented a farmers hall in this small village for gospel meetings. The preachers are D McGarvey and J Bingham and they have seen a remarkable number of people coming from the village and locality. The interest during the six weeks of preaching as at the end of February has been most encouraging, and two have professed to be saved.
Portadown Gospel Hall: A gospel effort was continuing at the end of February after 4 weeks preaching with A Davidson and B Glendinning. Some unsaved are coming and prayer is valued.
Lurgan Gospel Hall: J Allen had a week of profitable ministry. Good numbers attended each night.
Castlewellan: Gospel meetings conducted by T Wright and K Newell were continuing at 1st March with a good interest and blessing. Two people have professed to be saved.
Killyleagh Gospel Hall: J Palmer and A McKee concluded four weeks of gospel meetings on 22nd February. During the period a number from the town and area who had never been in the hall before came and heard a clear presentation of the gospel. The assembly was encouraged, and appreciated the support from believers from other assemblies.
Co. LONDONDERRY & Co. DONEGAL
Coleraine: A Colgan and L Craig are in their first week of gospel meetings in the Gospel Hall at the end of February.
Killykergan: B Currie and A Caldwell have concluded six weeks of gospel meetings. Numbers attending were disappointing although several of the believers children were present each night.
Strabane: D Gilliland and S Gilfillan commenced gospel meetings in this border town on 1st March. It is expected that the meetings will continue for three weeks. Prayer and support requested as the assembly is numerically weak.
Dungannon Gospel Hall: During the last week in February W Boyd gave ministry concerning the Tabernacle.
Omagh Gospel Hall: G Woods had ministry meetings during the last week in February.
Erryroe Gospel Hall: J Fleck and S Gilfillan are continuing into their eighth week of gospel meetings at the end of February. This small border assembly has been greatly encouraged to see some local people attending with others, and two have professed salvation.
Lower Windsor Gospel Hall: J Martin and W Martin continue into the fifth week of gospel meetings at the beginning of March. One young woman professed to be saved early in the meetings. Over the period quite a number of students have come, some of whom are showing a definite interest. A few exercised believers have been able to influence these young people to attend. The meetings have been very encouraging, with the message clearly presented nightly.
ENGLAND & WALES
Coventry Upper Hill Street: K Totton and P Scarsbrook gave valuable help in ministry earlier in the year. The saints have been encouraged both in the spiritual help and the good support from believers from other assemblies.
Redditch Batchley Estate: J Hay gave ministry over a week in February on studies in the life of Abraham. This was a time of challenging and thought provoking ministry.
Tipton: R Herbert and C Lacey gave helpful ministry on consecutive occasions as part of the monthly programme of "Believers Rallies" in the Black Country earlier in the year. These go back many years, a former venue being Bethany Chapel, West Bromwich. Sadly, support has been poor, which unfortunately reflects the ever decreasing number of believers in assemblies in what was once an extensive industrial area north of Birmingham.