God calls the available

God calls the available.pngTuesday 30 January 2024 10:00

"I absolutely loved it and hope to return again someday!"
Some insights from a short-termer in Ireland.

"Hi my name is Elita, I’m 23 years old from England. I was officially made redundant from my job in retail during April 2023. After this, God kept telling me to be patient and trust in His timing. Where others would question the reason as to why “I’ve not got a job yet”, I knew He had another plan. This is when Jesus led me to a 3 week mission trip to Calvary Church in Claremorris, Ireland (November to December 2023).

I absolutely loved it and hope to return again someday!

The people there were incredibly encouraging, warm and welcoming into their community, treating me like their family. I had the opportunity to interact with many people of different nationalities, e.g. Brazilian, Bolivian, South African, Ukrainian. It was a great reminder that no matter where we are from, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.

During my stay I was able to help and get involved in a variety of ways including:

  • The Youth and kids’ clubs
  • Attend their weekly Bible study
  • As a church we sang Christmas carols in a nursing home
  • Meet up with people for tea/coffee
  • Help prepare and attend a women’s craft evening
  • Explore some of the local area and towns
  • Post Christmas leaflets through peoples’ doors
  • Help prepare the Calvary church stand at a Christmas fair

A short-term mission is a wonderful opportunity to serve God and others, alongside the exploration and discovering of your gifts. Jesus doesn’t need you to be qualified, but to be available and trust in Him."

Explore short-term opportunities with ECM here.

Find out more about ministry in Ireland here.

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