June 12-22 WMA will travel to Ireland, celebrating the 10th year of our missionary work in this nation.
Ireland is a nation on the verge of a Great Revival that will sweep through entire Western Europe. At the same time, it is the nation that is facing great challenges. Drugs and alcohol, the decline of the Catholic Church and the extremely liberal policies of the Irish Government contribute to the statistics showing more than 790,000 people living in poverty in Ireland, of which over 250,000 are children. One in 4 one-parent families are living in consistent poverty.
WMA will partner with the Cork Church in several evangelistic outreaches with the purpose of introducing the Irish people to the importance of having a personal relationship with Christ and showing them the love of Christ in action.
Big portion of the ministry will be street evangelism. Our teams will set up posts in the main square of Cork, the second largest city in Ireland. You will have an opportunity to share your testimony, engage in one on one conversations with the people, distribute Gospel tracts and invitations to the church, sing, play musical instruments etc. The Irish people are very friendly and open to a conversation and there is no language barrier since they speak English. This kind of ministry has always been very fruitful, especially in Cork, which attracts people from all over the world and gives you the opportunity to share Christ with the people from many nations.
The Cork church has implemented a cutting-edge outreach called “Feed Cork”. Each week they provide over 250 food boxes for the people of various walks of life—atheists, Muslims, homosexuals and straight people, or anyone who finds themselves in a financial crisis. Through this program they have been able to share the love of Christ and see people’s lives transformed. This program has been so effective that they were recognized in the national media and have been asked by the Irish Government to implement it in other churches across the nation.
You will be taking a part in this outreach by helping prepare food packets, distributing food and pray for those who come to recive.
“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” Isaiah 58:10
In addition to the ministry in Cork, we will travel to the quaint city of Kilkenny, known for a beautiful and well preserved old castle and the colorful downtown area filled with cafes, shops and historic buildings.
In Kilkenny we will partner with a local church in evangelism through a free coffee shop the church hosts for the community and also street evangelism, similar to the one we do in Cork.
Please keep in mind this trip will require a lot of walking, so if you have limited mobility you may want to consider a different mission.
You will have numerous opportunities to explore the beautiful historic sights of Ireland – Cork, Kilkenny, Cobh, Kinsale and other areas.
The Emerald Isle is ready for revival and the Lord has an incredible open door there for you and us. In the last several years the Lord has directed World Missions Alliance to Western Europe. This “door” opened through Ireland. This nation holds a very significant and strategic part in the spiritual awakening of Europe in these last days before Christ’s return.