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An opportunity to reserve your choice of workshop and reduce your check in time on the day of the event.

Re Ignite : BBC’s Mark Simpson interviews Bishop Harold Miller and Hilary McClay, drawing out amazing stories of transformation from Cambodia and Ethiopia

If your church would like to connect with Cambodia click here, or Ethiopia click here.

For personal giving to the work of Tearfund click here and to join us in OneVoice Global Poverty Prayer Week click here.

A snap shot of the worship from our Tearfund Re:Ignite conference on Saturday at Carnmoney Presbyterian Church.

ONE VOICE AGAINST INJUSTICE

Christians in Northern Ireland are to join together to launch One Voice, a global movement of prayer and action led by Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.

Re:Ignite - a conference gathering people to pray , reflect, and respond to issues of global injustice - is being held at Carnmoney Presbyterian Church on Saturday 05 February 2011 in partnership with 24/7 Prayer. All are welcome. 

Andy Flannagan is to lead worship, Bishop Harold Miller and New Wine Ireland’s Hilary McClay will be interviewed by the BBC’s Mark Simpson.

Jim Nicholson MEP will also be interviewed about his experiences leading a recent EU delegation to Haiti to assess progress since the earthquake last year.

Of the conference, Tearfund endorsee Pete Greig, of 24/7 Prayer, said: “Tearfund is brilliant and unusual in the way it marries practical action with prayerful reflection. I’m sure that the One Voice prayer week will change lives. We’re excited to be part of it.”

Tearfund Chief Executive Matthew Frost said: “At this time, Tearfund particularly seeks to pray for those still suffering in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti one year ago, the thousands of refugees displaced by the post-electoral violence in the Ivory Coast, and those affected by recent political upheavals in Egypt.”

 

Also featuring in Re:Ignite will be workshops for Christians looking to engage in prayer more deeply, and talk through the theological and practical implications of integral mission and ‘acting justly’.

On offer is:

Re:Connect - with Derek McKelvey and 24/ 7 prayer – ideas to help you and your church reconnect prayerfully with God and practically with your neighbour

Re:Act - with 24/ 7 prayer –ideas to help young people reconnect     prayerfully with God and practically with their neighbours

Re:Adjust - with Peter Lynas – biblical insight and inspirational stories to help you act  justly in your workplace

Re:Visit – Tim Magowan with Jim Nicholson MEP - Having recently met Tearfund staff and the President Jim Nicholson will highlight stories of challenge and Transformation from his recent visit to Haiti as part of an EU fact finding delegation

Re:Source -with Andy Flannagan – equip your church to reach out locally and globally.

The  conference will conclude at 12.30pm with a set from the Belfast Community Gospel Choir, before delegates are invited to lunch at 1pm. 

Places for the conference are still available and people can reserve places by calling the Re:Ignite booking line on: 07799076691.

Tickets cost £7.50 with lunch included, or just £5 for the conference itself. 


Prayer changes the world - an inspirational message for our Re:Ignite conference from Pete Greig, 24/7 Prayer (author of Red Moon Rising).

To find out more about Re:Ignite this Saturday click here

Bishop Harold Miller interviews a level 5 leader Chomno during his recent visit to Cambodia with Tearfund

Blog Extract

Chomno is a level five leader - the very best, but it was the quiet way in which he brought us to see his new building which really struck us. At first it just seemed like a quiet little evening outing. We didn’t quite know what we were going to be shown, but we know it was to do with the vision for the future of the Cambodian Hope Organisation, and to do with rescuing young girls who might get caught up into prostitution. When we entered he building, empty like a warehouse, we at first couldn’t believe that it had really cost $500,000. Then we realised the size it was. Four floors, going very far back from the street, into which he hoped to move and grow his organisation, which till now has been in rented premises.


Then, like the acts of a play he unveiled the plan:

Level 1 was to be a cafe with (as he described it) ‘really good coffee’ - Churches take note! A really good bakery in the back. These girls will be trained in skills they can be proud of. They will not just survive - they will produce the very finest!

Level 2  will produce tee shirts which he will sell to the world, and at a good price. A fantastic embroidery machine is already there, and any logo or ext cam be put on them. And we all bought one to make that point. These are well done, but we warned them that XL means something different in the UK, and something different yet again in the US!

Level 3 will be offices for the CHO, which needs really good administration, and

Level 4 will be the church, though useable for conferences as well. As close to heaven as you can get!

When we asked Chomno where he and his wife and family would live, he didn’t seem to have got round to organising that. They live in one room in the old building at the moment.

Here, in this place, the captives will be set free, Good News will be preached to the poor, and the Kingdom of God will be seen in the incarnation of the love of Jesus. It all makes my heart beat faster. My vision for churches is that they will be a little glimpse of heaven on earth. In the West, we make such heavy weather of it, but to a man like Chomno it comes naturally - or do I mean supernaturally?

TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE AT RE:IGNITE, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE THE ATTACHED FORM OR USE THE PRINTED INSERT IN YOUR TEAR TIMES, POSTING WITH A STAMPED ENVELOPE TO:

Julie Mehaffy, Tearfund Northern Ireland, 2a Derryvolgie Ave, Belfast BT9 6FL Alternatively, you can reserve places by calling our booking line on 07799 076691, emailing

ir@tearfund.org or by calling our office on 028 9068 2828.

Join us at Re : Ignite   

You can reserve your place by emailing ir@tearfund.org or calling our booking line number 07799076691. Please include your workshop choices and whether you’d like to stay for lunch. Tickets - £7.50 with lunch. £5 without lunch.  

Re:Ignite Conference - inspiration, prayer and action

Join us at Re : Ignite  

Join Bishop Harold Miller, Hilary McClay, Andy Flannagan, Jim Nicholson MEP, 24/7 Prayer, and Belfast Community Gospel choir at our Re Ignite Conference as we launch our One Voice campaign to light up churches and individuals in prayer and action around the world.

Re Ignite will take place on 9.30 – 1pm on Saturday 5th February in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church.

One Voice is about being Lit up. Together. Around the world. Praying for an end to poverty. Download resources for your church to use from 27th February – 6th March here.

Our Re Ignite programme 

10 -11.15 - BBC’s Mark Simpson interviews Bishop Harold Miller and Hilary McClay about their recent trips to Cambodia and Ethiopia. Worship led by Andy Flannagan,  

11.30 - 5 Re: Ignite workshops   

  • Re:Connect with Derek McKelvey and 24/ 7 prayer – ideas to help you and your church reconnect prayerfully with God and practically with your neighbour
  • Re:Act with 24/ 7 prayer –ideas to help young people reconnect prayerfully with God and practically with their neighbours
  • Re:Adjust with Peter Lynas – biblical insight and inspirational stories to help you act  justly in your workplace
  • Re:Visit – Tim Magowan with Jim Nicholson MEP - Having recently met Tearfund staff and the President Jim Nicholson will highlight stories of challenge and Transformation from his recent visit to Haiti as part of an EU fact finding delegation
  • Re:Source with Andy Flannagan – equip your church to reach out locally and globally

 12.30 – Closing session with Belfast Community Gospel Choir  

1pm  -  Lunch for those who have booked  

You can reserve your place by emailing ir@tearfund.org or calling our booking line number 07799076691. Please include your workshop choices and whether you’d like to stay for lunch. Tickets - £7.50 with lunch. £5 without lunch.  

For more information about this conference, and to read Hilary McClay’s account of her recent visit to Ethiopia, download our special Northern Ireland Teartimes insert  or click onto our blog here.

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