The Cookstown GO Team was held this year from the 8th to the 11th of August. The team was led by Liam Richardson, with the other members being Charis Wilson, Anna Coulter, Rebekah Moore, Jill Greer, Henry Greer, Hannah Fallows, Rachel Stephens and Caroline Barr.
The main focus of the team was to distribute as many leaflets as possible around Cookstown for the public meeting scheduled for the Friday. The title of this meeting was ‘Abortion in NI; not a viable option’. Time was also spent in door to door work, and cleaning the Cookstown congregation’s new church building on the Orritor Road.
Every morning, the team met for a Bible study led by Liam. We discussed together the topics of boldness for Christ, persecution and suffering, and the importance of humility, prayer, and actively resisting the devil. The talks were an encouragement to all, and we spent time in prayer for the church at Cookstown and for the Spirit to work through us as we conversed with people in the community with a variety of views and backgrounds.
On the Thursday evening, the team met for a delicious BBQ at Roger and Lydia Sloans, and enjoyed the time of fellowship and Psalm singing.
On Friday, the church was packed for the public meeting with 101 people present, with at least 8 members of the Roman Catholic community in attendance! This was such an answer to prayer, and we trust and pray that God would work in the hearts of the new contacts made during the week. The guest speakers Trevor Wills and Judith Tait both gave very moving and thought provoking talks, and Paul Wright also clearly spoke on Abortion and the Bible.
We thank the Lord for many prayers answered during this week of outreach, and pray that we would see fruit from the work in days to come!