Prayer items

Friday Night Live Pray for all those travelling to Friday Night Live on the 1st February. It’s one of the biggest nights and most overseas visitors we have ever had. There will be a lot of preparations over the next week.

Health Please remember in prayer Bishop Bill & Judith Godfrey of Peru who came to the UK just before Christmas for Bill to convalesce after a series of operations. Bill is far from well and was expecting to go back into hospital here for an extended period. Judith is very tired, so please hold them and their family up to the Lord.

Camps In Peru itself the first of three diocesan youth camps begins tomorrow (Thursday) in Lima, finishing on Monday. Paul Tester has been helping organise these camps. Pray that God would reach out to many young people through them. The others are held next month.

Chaplaincy Also tomorrow interviews are held in Warwick for a chaplain to replace Peter Jordan in Barcelona after he retires on 31 March. Pray for a person of vision and team leadership qualities to be found for the post.

Threats to churches In the same part of the world Sue Woodcock has been shocked to learn that ”several Protestant churches in Catalunya are under threat of closure by local authorities for what would seem to be trumped-up reasons.  This is a very worrying trend”, writes Sue, “and it’s astonishing that it should happen under democracy!” She asks us to pray for this situation and for our brothers and sisters there.

SAMS Ireland Way Ahead

SAMS Way Ahead meetingThe SAMS Ireland General Council met in Dublin on Monday 21st January for prayer and discussion on the future direction of SAMS. Titch put together a discussion document looking at the core values of SAMS, it was used to spark creative thinking and ideas on sharpening focus and prioritising. The council will pray over the ideas and discussions and meet again on Monday 10th March to draft a new SAMS Ireland vision and plan for the next three years.

Salta youth camp, Jan 2008

La Caldera is the location of the BTN trip in July 2008. This report shows how the diocese is already at work there.

Dani Lescano and René Pereira are the two men coordinating the diocesan youth camp planned for January 21-27 of 2008. They are expecting some 65 youngsters from urban parishes all over the diocese.  The aim is to mix training in evangelism with some practical maintenance work on the conference centre itself.  The programme promises to be action-packed.  Amongst other things such as sports and Bible study, there will be a number of workshops on different types of outreach (puppets, theatre, music, mime, etc.) and the idea is to apply the lessons learnt on the last day in the La Caldera village.  Knowledge of the gospel message will be key.  In the streets and on the plaza the young people will present the evangelistic effort they’ve been working on.

Directions to Jethro Centre

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Jethro Travel Directions

  • Leave the M1 at junction 10 signposted Craigavon / Lurgan.
  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A76 signposted Lurgan.
  • Drive up the Lough Road and over the railway crossing entering Lurgan.
  • Continue through the town, passing Shankill Parish Church on your right.
  • At the 2nd set of major traffic lights which is just past Fulton’s Furniture Store make sure you are in the right-hand lane and veer right.
  • Pass the petrol station on your left.
  • The Jethro Centre is immediately on your left.
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