Refreshed and ready
We return to Porto on 6th September having enjoyed a family holiday and time to catch up with family and friends in Ireland. It was good to worship in di erent churches each week and renew friendships. We are very thankful that Alana received good grades in her A levels enabling her to secure a place on the Culinary Arts Management degree course at Ulster University, Belfast. She looks forward to beginning the course in mid-September.
Pedro has been se ling well into life in Porto during July and August, continuing to walk and pray around the local area seeking to engage people in conversations and preaching each Sunday morning. Just before we left, two commi ed Christian families arrived in Porto, having emigrated from Brazil. Both families were very involved in their local Presbyterian churches in Brazil and are keen to get involved with Comunidade Pedras Vivas (CPV). We are very encouraged that these two families have been a good support to Pedro on Sundays and at the weekly prayer meetings.
During September, we will begin to look for another “church” property to rent in Senhora da Hora due to the unresolved problem of water leakage through the ceiling. We will also sit down with Pedro to plan for the next 12 months and seek to establish CPV as a legal entity within Portugal which entails dealing with papers and bureaucracy - not always an easy process!
Give thanks for a refreshing break and pray for us as we se le into a new family situation with Alana studying in Belfast.
Give thanks that Pedro was able to nd a suitable apartment to live in, and continue to pray for Pedro and Amada as they prepare for their marriage in January 2018.
Give thanks for the new Brazilian families and pray for the integration of these new families into CPV.
Pray for a suitable rental property for CPV to be found in a good location in Senhora da Hora.
Pray for Heather, Pedro and James as they plan for the next 12 months of evangelism and discipleship in CPV.
James, Heather, Alana & Lucy
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them” Matt 18:20
How to find us:
At the Portrush Road roundabout take the exit for Portrush, travel along the road until the village of Ballybogey. Just through the village, take the road signposted for Coleraine on the left, this is Ballyrashane Rd, the Church is approx. 1 mile along this road on the left.
From the Ballycastle Road roundabout take the exit for Ballybogey/Ballymoney. This is the Ballyrashane Road, the Church is approx. 1 mile along this road on the right.
Church Postcode for SatNav - BT52 2LL