The McCaw family are busy serving God at the Belfast City Mission Hall on Mayo Street in our capital city.
The family have sent us their latest prayer letter which you can read below.
In the March 2019 update they write:
“This year Mayo Street is celebrating it’s 130th Anniversary and it is because of Christ’s Great love for us that it has stood the test of time. Christ has a reason for Mayo Street Belfast City Mission and a purpose for us to serve the people of the area, which we endeavour to do with love!
We praise God for His help over the busy Christmas period, that now seems so long ago! The Toy Appeal was well supported, and we thank everyone who gave to that. We were able to supply needy families with food and toys, to help them have a better Christmas. This was a blessing for us, just to see how much they appreciated everything. All our Christmas parties went well, with the kids and adults having lots of fun! Our Carols by Candlelight Service was also well attended which was encouraging!
Since the beginning of 2019 we have had a few Anniversary events which were well attended. We had a Testimony night by Margaret Cameron in January, and a Rainbow of Hope Puppet Ministry Family Service in February.
Mayo Street Mums And Young Ones and Kids Club continue to thrive, with new faces each week, which is a great blessing. We also have had many great nights of prayer at our Thursday night meeting and this has been encouraging. However, since Christmas our Sunday School numbers and Sunday Evening numbers have declined which is discouraging.
It is hard to believe that over the next weeks and months we will be organising and running end of year events, as well as other special services and events in celebration of 130 years. Please remember these all in your prayers, especially our Anniversary Mission in April. (See attached invitation & poem which will being going into every home in the area!)
- MOVIE, MUNCHIES & MORE – God’s Not Dead Movie, for all the family – Friday 15th March 2019 @ 7.00pm
- DISTRIBUTION OF MISSION INVITATIONS – door to door visitation – 5th April 2019
- TEDDY TODDLE to fund MUMS AND YOUNG ONES TRIP – 9th April 2019
- ANNIVERSARY MISSION – Sunday 14th April 2019 @ 6.00pm Monday 15th – Friday 19th @ 7.30pm
- EASTER SERVICE – Sunday 21st April 2019 @ 6.00pm
- SUNDAY SCHOOL SERVICE – Sunday 12th May 2019 @ 4.00pm
- SUNDAY SCHOOL TRIP – Bangor – Saturday 18th May 2019
- MUMS AND YOUNG ONES TRIP – Funky Monkeys, Antrim & The Junction – Tuesday 21st May 2019
As well as the weekly work and future planning, other necessary duties continue, like visiting the sick, the bereaved and taking outside meetings, so it can be hard to get the right balance between work life and home life. Please pray that we would get this balance right and never be too busy for our family or our spiritual life!
Praise and thanks to God for His amazing provision through kind people who continue to support us financially!
Praise God for the PRAYERS of His people!
Pray for all the organised events mentioned above!
Pray for safety, good attendance, and sufficient funds!