We are home and well. After traveling with over 20 people for the last 10 days, out house sees quiet. I tried to send this email from the Dublin Airport and twice after we got home. It finally worked this morning.
The Northern Ireland Puppet Tteam
We had a great trip! Thank you so much for all your prayers. Continue to pray for the Northern Ireland puppet team. Ask the Lord to open doors for Sam Shaw as he 1seeks to schedule ministry.
Pray for Reality
Last Saturday was the last performance of their lead singer, Trudy and with many upcoming opportunities for ministry this fall, they is an urgent need of a new team member. This is an unique ministry which reaches thousands of unchurched people each year.
We have had more problems trying to communicate from Ireland, than Linda usually has from Eastern Europe, Africa or South America. Please pray for less problems with communication as Linda leaves September 17th for Moldova.
Urgent Prayer Request
Many of you will remember David who traveled with us for the last 4 years. We love him like a son. He and his Father, Ian, leave for a closed country to do ministry this week. This outreach to children in orphanages and adults in very difficult places is potentially dangerous and they need your prayers. Ask the Lord to go ahead of them and open doors for them. Pray that the children’s hearts will be tender to the words of Jesus.
Mike & Linda
Before every show on the street, the entire team would always gather for prayer. As Dublin was very near the end of our time together, we all prayed, asking God to see someone pray to receive Christ. We had all seen such brokenness, we ached to see someone find hope in Jesus.
Friday night, Paul began to talk to one of our friends on the street. He was searching and struggling with many problems. He felt that his life had no purpose, but when he heard about Jesus, who could give him peace, he stood in the street and asked Jesus to be his Savior. Please for Paul to find good Christian fellowship and become a great man of God.
We shared in many shows in Dublin and watched as hundreds of people gathered each time we setup on the street. Everyone was eager to receive the free CD and most accepted tracts. Of the several thousand tracts that were given away, we only found 5 to 10 that had been thrown away. Some people began to read them immediately.
We were originally scheduled to share at a church outreach and barbecue, but things did not go as expected. Because of the problems we had, we begin to look for another place to go and we discovered that God had another plan for us. We set up in a park near the harbor.
Just as the rides closed for the evening and the people streamed out of the park, Reality began to sing. It is uncommon for such large crowds to gather in the North, be responsive, and stay so late, but. A group of 9 young men out for a good time, stopped for over an hour to listen. Many people that would not normally come to church, we saw all of these things! Praise God! They heard about the God that they had been ignoring. They clapped for everything!
Today we are flying home! All of us feel a real loss at having to say goodbye to such wonderful friends. We are eternally grateful to Reality and our Irish Puppet Director, Sam Shaw for an incredible time of ministry. Please ask God to meet all of their needs.
In Jesus, Agape Puppets Ireland Team