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2019 Northern Ireland RIOT 4 Update 2

Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2019

Church matters. And we saw a lot of it today! 

We started this beautiful Sunday in Downpatrick at Journey Church. We worshipped in a space we all agreed had many similarities to our home churches. We sang songs we recognized and enjoyed meeting new people. 

Church was followed by a proper Sunday dinner where we got a lengthy lesson on parsnips from Richie. So naturally it was followed by nap time/card games/walks to explore the town. 

The highlight of the day was hearing the story of RIOT from Richie, and how God is using him to be a beacon of peace in a country tense with religious conflict. God chose Richie to start RIOT as a way to introduce young people in Dundrum to Jesus. We got to hear his story, as well as a bit of the history of the Catholic/Protestant conflict.

This evening we attended Newcastle Presbyterian where we got to engage in a completely different style of worship, and meet even more new friends. We are learning that Church Matters, no matter the shape, size or location. 

  • 2019 Northern Ireland RIOT 4 Update 2

  • July 05 - July 15, 2019
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