Reaching & Teaching Ministries new charity shop will open at 50 – 54 Church Street, Ballymena on Thursday 5th July 2018.
Located beside Wallace’s of Ballymena, this large shop will stock a wide range of bric-a-brac, household goods, clothes and furniture.
Reaching & Teaching Ministries (R.T.M) already have shops in Wellington Street, Ballykeel and The Diamond area of Coleraine. Profits from all these shops, including the new one on Church St, will be used to support the ministry’s ongoing work in the Philippines, India and to a lesser extent, Northern Ireland.
Revealing more, R.T.M founder and Director, Kenneth Wilson, explained:
“Plans for our next trip to Mindoro, an island in the Philippines, this November are at an advanced stage.
Mindoro is a very remote area and a region where great need exists. There are many children of school age there whose parents cannot afford to educate them because of the school fees.”
On a more upbeat note, Kenneth went on to say:
“Our work in hospitals and prisons there is developing nicely. We will also be having nightly meetings for teens and 20’s during our visit. Here they will be taught Christian principles for living and about how to walk in the Holy Spirit.”
All of this takes place in addition to R.T.M’s existing work of supporting Pastors and Churches in the nations it serves.
Reaching & Teaching Ministries new charity shop will soon be open for business on Church Street, Ballymena.
Importantly, Kenneth is keen thank the staff at RTM for their hard work in getting the new charity shop ready to open. This includes Robyn, who will be the manager, June, a long-standing and valued volunteer and well as Bertie and Gary, who are often seen out in the van. Not forgetting all the other hard-working helpers he added:
“We are looking forward to opening these new premises which are much bigger than our existing shops. This means that we have more space to display and sell stock instead of keeping it in storage.
The new shop is in a busy area of the town and we hope that having a more visible presence will enable a greater number of people to find out more about the work that Reaching & Teaching Ministries is involved in. Eventually we hope to have a Powerpoint presentation and display of photographs to show our customers.”
Donations of the kind of items outlined above are always welcome. A pick-up and delivery service is available. The team would also be delighted to undertake house clearances. Contact either Kenneth on 07774617487 or Robyn via 07967 405076 to arrange this.
For more information on Reaching & Teaching Ministries, visit their website or Facebook page.