Saturday, November 03, 2007

Shining Our Light for All to See

The new sign will be clearly visable to the new Galway to Dublin road about 150 yards away. We ask God to bring in the people who desire to know God in a personal way.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Yes, we are thankful for this corner!

Little things mean so much! The conveniences of running water and a toilet are never to be underestimated! Once a cottage ( 200 years ago) now it has everything!

Walls and Floors Finished

An inviting place for our youth group and lunches.

The new floor and painted walls have given the lower floor new life.

Monday, August 13, 2007

23 children came to Day One! Praise God for His wonderful ways! Jesus said, "Let the little children come unto Me"

The Crew from our 5 day club. Working hard to give the Good News to the children in Ballinasloe.

"Hairy" greeted children as they arrived for "Going Bananas!" 5 day Club.

Friday, July 20, 2007

New Chairs!

The addition of new chairs really makes the room attractive and bright,comfortable too!

Front View Summer 07

Work continues as we little by little complete tasks on the "Upper Room". We are still waiting for the electric service, flooring in lower level and water,sewer etc.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Baptism Sunday

Even though the forecast was for heavy showers God blessed us with

sun and a beautiful time together of fellowship! The River Suck provided the perfect spot nearby our home. The testimony of the faithful blessed us all.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Our Fellowship

The faces of our church family are showing the delight of meeting together!

A Light Upon a Hill

The Upper Room stands as a shining light in Ballinasloe. We are so blessed!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Full House

We are so blessed by our new "Upper Room". Everyone at Ballinasloe Christian Fellowship is ready to sing praises to our awesome God for all His provision!

First Sunday at the "Upper Room"

We enjoyed our first Sunday 20th of May 2007 at the Upper Room! We had a full house and the presence of the Lord was there in our midst. Better is one day in the house of Lord than thousands elsewhere. The new glass and steel pulpit was donated by our friend and is a beautiful addition to the sanctuary.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Dedicated to God

Even though the seats are empty in this picture the people are standing and singing in the back area of the " Upper Room" giving glory and praise to an awesome and mighty God! The service was full of testimonies of God's power and perfect ways and lots of beautiful singing! Many eyes were full of tears of gratitude. What a privilege to be part of the body of Christ.

Exterior May 12

We are very blessed by our nearly completed "Upper Room"

Total Team Effort

The unity of the body of Christ was felt as the team worked long hours for the week!

TEAM USA ( Seneca Falls division)

Awesome God

A week filled with incredible miracles and supernatural strength and protection gave testimony to our wonderful and awesome God. We praise Him for filling these men with His mighty Spirit which enabled them to minister to us here in Ireland. We will never be able to thank them enough for the sacifices they made to come and give so generously hours and hours of manpower and skill to accomplish exceedingly more than we could ever ask or imagine! All honor and glory to the King of Kings who gave energy, protection and grace in abundance! This building called "The Upper Room" stands as a beacon of Light and Hope on the hills of Ireland. Thank you!! Many gave behind the scenes and the power of prayer undergirded each step. We are grateful to hundreds of partners in this work. God is knitting all this together to accomplish His plan of spreading the gospel.

Friday, May 11, 2007


This unique view shows both floors as the work was progressing. the sky lights in the upper level where we will have services give a bright perspective.

Ready for Action

Help I need somebody, that's what this building seemed to be saying! Team USA heard it all the way across the ocean, they came and poured out their sacrifice of love for Jesus, through long and challenging days.

A Firm Foundation

After hours of jackhammers and shovels the foundation of concrete was ready to be poured. It is incredible that we had experts here from our home church who love the Lord and are so willing to serve and equip us with a meeting place.

Roof Renovation

Off with the old and on with the new...roof. We praise God for His perfect protection and provision in miraculous ways all week long!

Sunday Tour

Sunday was a day of wonderful fellowship and blessing! "Team USA" encouraged us so much. A quick tour of the beautiful Irish countyrside was the only break for this hearty crew.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Windows

The scripture says the eyes are the window to the soul... This building is getting a renovation and these new windows really make it look great! Our team arrives from May 5-12. Pray for God to use them powerfully as they transform and mnister in the name of Christ.

A Work In Process

This shows the front of the building during the clean up process. You have to use your imagination at this point! Just like us ...God sees the potential in us and uses us dispite our rugged exterior. He cleans us gradually with His precious Word.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Latest family photo

Our family is changing day by day as our girls grow! Of course us adults stay the same, yeah right! Olivia is finishing grade 8, Leah grade 6. "My times are in Your hands" Psalm 31:15

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Future Site

What a wonderful beginning! God can do more than we ask or imagine, and we asked HIm to be with us as we seek to make this our future home for many activities. The upstairs will hold 60, the downstairs will have a multiple function and be useful for youth and children. In 1 Kings 8, Solomon dedicated the temple and we used this for our message..." May your eyes be open to this temple night and day, the place of which you said ' My Name shall be there, so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays.' May He be our Guide through the days ahead, and may His Name be praised!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Ladies Day

Many ladies from Ballinasloe and the surrounding area came together for a day of refreshment, singing and crafts. The Father's Flowers was our theme and we focused on how we are the flowers that will attract others to God's kingdom if our "roots and leaves" are receiving sustenance from His Word.

Transforming Power

With the coming of 2007, we are rejoicing because of God’s faithfulness and provision over the past year and the great things He has in store for the coming year.
Beneath a mass of ivy and bushes is hidden a new church building for Ballinasloe Christian Fellowship! A faithful family from our church has donated a building for use as a sanctuary and youth ministry venue. This structure once used to grind corn will now be a home for believers to meet and hear God’s Word. We are so very blessed by their generous and loving gift to the community. An equally faithful and generous man who happens to be a contractor has done a preliminary work up of the costs involved, plumbing, new stairway, new raised roof and sub flooring (Approximately 25,000 euro or $35,000). Our labor will be primarily through volunteers, saving us money (a work crew from our sending church is presently being organized). When finished, we plan to seat around 60 on the second floor. Long range plans are to have a kitchenette and Sunday school area on the first floor. This site will be clearly visible from the new Dublin to Galway highway now being built.
Another matter of prayer is the purchase of a new vehicle. We are currently seeking a dependable, used (10 year old) mini van. This is needed to help in transporting many members of our body who have no cars. Our new building is 2 miles outside of the town, our home lies one mile out of town in the opposite direction.
Please pray as we ask God’s guidance for schooling for our daughters, Olivia and Leah for the next year. The girl’s secondary school here in Ballinasloe has a very good reputation and we are considering this as a possibility. Home schooling is the other option. Enrollment papers must be filed in coming months.
We are excited to see all that God is doing here in Ireland.