2nd Randalstown seeks to work in partnership with various Mission Agencies and Churches across the world to see Christ’s Kingdom extended.
Kahawa Farmers – our Partner Congregation
Over the past few years we have been developing a partnership with Kahawa Farmers congregation in Nairobi, Kenya. In Autumn 2008 we welcomed the then minister Silas Mbabu and his wife Hellen and the Clerk of Session Joram Kagombe and his wife Beatrice to our fellowship and to conduct worship. Financial support from Northern Ireland has enabled a school to be built and a very successful goat project to be developed providing much needed nourishment and financial help for needy families.
Belfast City Mission
William and Andrea Logan work in Sandy Row with the Belfast City Mission. The ministry in Sandy Row is a balance between supporting long term and faithful members of the Mission Hall and seeking to develop relationships with the community in which the Hall is located.
Waakisa Ministries works with the Church of Uganda and local people to support young, vulnerable Ugandan girls who, under pressure and with limited choices, face crisis pregnancy and the threat of HIV and AIDS. Fred Hand is Chairman of this Ministry which is educating, supporting and empowering young people to make positive life choices.
Hope and a Future
The Project was started by Kevin and Christine Keenan in 2007, well supported by a local committee, to help children in an impoverished community of the city of Shashemene, in Southern Ethiopia. In July 2009 a new school building catering for 320 children was opened with plans for a third block to increase numbers to about 500. The children receive a good meal daily. This outreach is developing to provide care for those with disability.
Disabled Christian Fellowship (DCF)
Twenty four branches across Northern Ireland provide monthly meetings, special outings, holidays and activities for people with a wide range of disabilities with the purpose of showing care, providing stimulation and sharing the love of Jesus Christ in word and deed. Agnes McKeown of our fellowship is a volunteer with the Ballymena Branch which has been meeting in Harryville Presbyterian Church Hall over the past 32 years.
Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF)
Child Evangelism Fellowship is the world’s largest mission society reaching out exclusively to children. Each year C.E.F. shares the good news of the saving love of Jesus with more than 9 million children in at least 160 countries. Maureen Kilpatrick is the Chairperson of the Mid-Antrim Area and many of our young people are involved both as leaders and participants in groups and camps.
The objective of the Gideons Organisation is to share God’s message of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ by personal witness and through placing Bibles and New Testaments into people’s hands. The Gideons were established in the British Isles in 1949 and to date over 30million Gideon Bibles and New Testaments have been presented nationally and there are 5,000 Gideons and their wives involved in the work across Britain. Ivan Johnston and his wife Jennifer are involved in the Mid-Antrim branch.
Prison Fellowship Northern Ireland is a Christian ministry responding to the spiritual, emotional, social and physical needs of prisoners, released prisoners and their families by demonstrating Christ’s love to all affected by imprisonment. Founded in 1981, PFNI now has a staff team of seven, supported by a volunteer force of more than 75 individuals who serve 1530 prisoners in 3 prisons. Gordon McIlroy is Chairperson of the overseeing Board.
Joe & Sharon Donnelly
Joe and Sharon head up the Anchorage Project, a community centre in operation since 1996 from the lovely old Mission Hall on York Road in Ringsend. The services provided include a pre-school playgroup, a children’s club and the big space out back is used for growing flowers and breeding rabbits, guinea pigs, budgies, canaries and finches. All of which are then sold on and the profits used to help community development projects in poorer countries overseas.