In Matthew 28, Jesus gives his disciples the instruction to, “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” At Woodlands we fully embrace the great commission and our support of a number of missionaries, both here in Northern Ireland and further afield, is a big part of that.
Some of our current missionaries are shown below, along with links to their websites and prayer updates.
Robin works for Prison Fellowship Northern Ireland a Christian ministry to prisoners, former prisoners and their families and those who are victims of crime irrespective of their religious or political background. He serves as Chief Executive overseeing the day to day management of the organisation with a hands-on approach visiting all three prisons, supporting families and those released.
Prison Fellowship seeks to “Offer Hope and a new beginning”, believing that every man and women has the right to hear that God’s grace is freely available to all and that they can have a personal relationship with Christ which can transform their lives both for today and for eternity.
To find out more about the ministry of Prison Fellowship (NI) visit their website by clicking here.
Steve & Lorna McGowan joined Woodlands mid 80’s before heading out to Thailand with OMF International in 1989 with their 5, 3 and 1 year old boys! Over the years they have been involved in Thai church planting, office administration and pastoring 2 international churches. Following their most recent Home Assignment (June 2016 – May 2017) they returned to Thailand and are involved in ‘Preparing’ (Leadership Training to other missionaries), ‘Caring’ (providing member care to workers in remote locations in Asia), and ‘Sharing’ (teaching & preaching God’s Word in various contexts). They are based in Chiangmai, which has become a ‘missionary hub’ for both Thailand and it’s surrounding nations. A great place for a short term mission trip!