The words: ‘He is not here, but has risen’ are a vital aspect of the gospel and bring great encouragement and peace to every Christian. The Christian message is that death is not the end. 1 Corinthians 15 v 3-4 affirms what we believe: ‘For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,’. In fact Paul went on to say: ‘and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain’ v14.
I would like to share the following prayer letter I send out to 240 prayer warriors who are praying for various areas of N Ireland. The Initiative is calles SOW (Saturate our Wards) with frevent prayer. Wards are the smallest electoral areas in N Ireland. The folk who signed up to the initiative are praying for between 5-7 Wards. Perhaps you would like to join them this month Feb/March.
One Mission Society gives thanks for the hope of Jesus and for your faithful support.
Bob and Esther Fetherlin served for eight years as missionaries to Mali, West Africa, with The Christian and Missionary Alliance (The C&MA). They then led the Africa region for seven years before being asked to lead the international missions work of The C&MA, which they did for more than 15 years. As the Lord was prompting them to transition from that role, the opportunity to serve with One Mission Society was presented.
Recently I had the opportunity to visit with a team from the USA and also to speak at the annual Missions Convention of The Welcome Evangelical Church in Belfast.
The Welcome Evangelical Church has been a light in the Woodvale area of Belfast for 125 years. It was founded by the renowned missionary, Amy Carmichael. Amy, who came from Millisle, Co Down is best known for her work in India and for also founding the Donavur Fellowship.