Divine Healing Ministries’ team sets out for Bolivia

Divine Healing Ministries’ team sets out for Bolivia

A team from Divine Healing Ministries (DHM) which was recently commissioned at a service in St Anne’s Cathedral, leaves Belfast today, October 10, for a mission trip to Bolivia. They return on October 26.

This will be a challenging trip as the team will be based in the city of La Paz, which is 12,000 feet above sea level. Their host will be Pastor Hendrik Hoere, a Dutchman who has worked in South America over the last 30 years. Pastor Hendrik and his wife Teija are highly respected among the numerous small independent churches which are typical in Bolivia.

The Rev Canon Brother David Jardine, Director Emeritus of DHM, has partnered in mission with Pastor Hendrik for more than 15 years. As well as Brother David, the mission team includes Fergus McMorrow, Director of DHM, and Jonathan Kennedy. At the Commissioning Service, Brother David spoke about his previous visits to South America. Jonathan read from Matthew 28:16-20, the Great Commission.

Brother David paid tribute to Pastor Hendrik, describing him as ‘one of the greatest men produced by the Church in the 20th century.’  David added: “We travel to South America to support the work he does in very poor communities.”

David, a fluent Spanish speaker, said that God had given him Psalm 91:1-2 for this mission to Bolivia: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Fergus McMorrow said: “We are very grateful to all those who are making this trip possible, those who are supporting financially and with prayer.”

DHM holds healing services in Belfast Cathedral on Monday evenings.

Picture shows Fergus McMorrow (left), Brother David Jardine (centre) and Pastor Hendrik Hoere (second right) with pastors from South America on a previous visit to Belfast.

Familiar faces at Connor Synod!

Familiar faces at Connor Synod!

The annual Synod of the Diocese of Connor took place in Ballymena on Wednesday October 3, and a few familiar faces were present to hear the reports and debates, as well as stories of outreach across the diocese and a keynote speech by the Bishop.

You can read a full report on Synod and learn about some of the stories of outreach work, both on on the Connor website.

Pictured above is Cathedral Board Member Mrs Gillian McGaughey, chatting with the Rev Canon Will Murphy, Connor Director of Ordinands, in the tea break between Holy Communion in St Patrick’s Church, and the start of business.

 

Cathedral Board Member Mr Roy Tottten MBE, catches up with the Rev Campbell Dixon MBE, a former member of the Cathedral clergy team, at Connor Synod.

 

Bishop Alan Abernethy delivers his Presidential Address at Connor Synod.