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Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Global Ministry, Ministry Trips, News from the Field | 0 comments

Briarwood members impact Irish youth

Briarwood members impact Irish youth

During her 10th annual trip to Ireland, Jennifer Johnston, along with several other Briarwood members, ministered to children and teens in the towns of Carlow and Athy.

“It is always so wonderful to see friends and be reminded that we have brothers and sisters all over the world who love the Lord,” Jennifer said. “God has blessed us with some wonderful relationships here and we are so thankful.”

Every year, the team’s passion for the Irish church grows as they see the need for children’s ministry.

“There are so few opportunities for kids’ church activities and few churches open. We forget at home how blessed we are with resources and fellowship.”

The team spent the first week in Carlow and the second in Athy.

During the day, they led Summer Kid’s Clubs in both towns with crafts, songs and Bible stories. At night, they attended and hosted fellowship dinners with local congregations and led teen activities.

“We have been learning many new lessons this week that apply so well no matter what the age group” Jennifer said.

“There are several songs we have learned these two weeks and though they’re very simple, they certainly apply to all ages—“my God is a great big God and he holds us in his Hands” and “The best book to read is the Bible.” These are very true words we need to remember daily as we face life.”

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