You may not be aware of this but we are also heavily involved in a number of worship / outreach events!
This all started with an event called ‘The Portadown Youth Rally’. From a small monthly meeting run under the banner of 'Witness NI' in Co. Fermanagh, Ian Morrow & Stephen Andrews saw the need for a Monthly Gospel Meeting for young people in the Portadown area. Having both being brought up through the Free Presbyterian Church they were both well aware of the format of an ‘After Church Youth Rally’.
In 2011, numbers started of small, but now have been blessed with over 250 people coming along each month to Portadown Town Hall! This year for the forth time, Portadown Youth Rally held their Annual BBQ & Fun Night and as always, there was a great turnout.
To God Be The Glory!
The ‘Lifeline Bus Ministry’ was also a real answer to prayer. God granted us with a situation where we were able to take on this ministry and we grabbed it with both hands! The first bus was old Ulsterbus, the Portstewart direct we believe, that was converted into a sort of mobile meeting room with new kitchen installed at the back.
The bus has been taken to a number of events all over the island including The National Ploughing Championships, NorthWest 200, and Various Orange/Black Parades etc, all with the sole objective of spreading the good news of The Gospel.
This ministry has now progressed with the purchase of a second bus however. This service has touched lives on both sides of the border and you can find more about this ministry by clicking the link below!
The Annual Gospel Tent Mission was our newest venture. From 31st August until the 4th September 2016 we held our very first Tent Mission! Each night we had a range of testmonies, speakers and singers as you can see from the flyer below! Colin Tinsley also ran a children’s club each evening before the meetings!
The event was a really huge success with over 300 people gathered in each night. It was greatly encouraging to see a number of people commit their lives to the Lord, including a 7 year old lad who came along to the Kids Club!
The Gospel Tent Mission has since continued in 2017 and 2018. This year we had another 2 young people giving their lives to the Lord, for which makes it so worth while. Pray that the seed which has been sown will bear fruit in the months that lie ahead and do pray for us as we plan 2019's mission!