Posts tagged ‘Ireland’

Christmas Carol Service

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We had the pleasure of leading an English language carol service in Győr this afternoon. Although the attendance was smaller than we hoped (we were 26 in total), we were delighted to be with those who turned up and it was a great blessing to also welcome people via the internet as we live streamed the service on Facebook. People from Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Romania, the USA,and the UK were among some of the countries who joined us this way.  We also had our good friends and colleagues Ildikó and Julia join us in person from Budapest. Thank you ladies for making the trip from Budapest to be with us!

We sang a number of traditional Christmas hymns such as ‘Silent Night’ and ‘O come all ye faithful’. We particularly enjoyed a solo of ‘Go tell it on the mountain’ by our friend and missionary colleague Sarah Berta-Somogyi.  Sarah is a missionary with the Lutheran church and it is through her hard work and contacts that we are able to use the Lutheran church facilities for free. Thank you Sarah!

Many others helped of course. Thanks to András, Gwen, Kathy, Yoli, Katica, Attila, Zsolti and Zsuzsi!

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Christ is Risen!!!!

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Today I had the privilege of speaking in Mallow Street Gospel Hall in Limerick, Ireland. It was a blessing to spend time worshipping the Lord in my ‘home’ church surrounded by family and friends. I preached on the need of the church to wake and arise at this crucial time in history. Kathy also spoke on our ministry work in Hungary.

Myself and my four ladies have had a short (but very needed) holiday in Ireland. A day trip to Lehinch beach was the highlight for me even though it was very windy and cold!

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We enjoyed lots of great food, a trip to the cinema to see the movie Risen and plenty of shopping!!! Have any of you ever noticed how amazingly good women are at shopping? 😉

It was good to be home in Ireland and we look forward to going home to Hungary tomorrow. Please continue to pray for travel mercies!

Happy Easter friends, He is Risen!!!

Easter plans

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Easter Sunday, March 27th, we will have the privilege of speaking in Mallow Street Gospel Hall in Limerick. If you are there we would love to see you and chat for a while.

The whole family will be there and we are excited to worship together with our friends.

As we will be in Ireland for only a few days we will not be available to speak elsewhere. Sorry! However if your church, Bible study group etc would like us to visit then just drop me a note and we will work something out for the next time. We are keen to have as many people as possible praying for the ministry work in Hungary and in the Middle-East.

2016, the year ahead.

calendar_2016_template_round_button_6815001.jpg2016 is shaping up to be a great year! We have so much planned already and are excited about what the Lord has planned for us this coming year. We want to share a few of our planned trips and ministry events with you and ask you to partner with us in prayer for this year.

In January we hope to be in Denmark for a few days as we celebrate the wedding of a wonderful Christian young couple. I was very honoured that they asked me to do a pre-wedding blessing for them over the Christmas period. Please pray for Erin and Jonathan as they prepare for married life together!

In March I hope to visit with Free Methodist church leaders in Belgium and France and serve them by helping to further equip these men and women of God and hopefully be an encouragement to them also.

Come the Summer we hope to have a team of eight people join us from America who will serve by helping run a five day evangelistic camp at the orphanage we serve in on a weekly basis. In June I hope to travel to Ukraine to help equip church leaders there and God willing we will travel to Ireland in August for a few weeks to talk at churches and have a vacation.

We will also continue with our Bible study group and weekly ministry at a local orphanage in Győr. Kati and I will also continue our twice monthly trips to Budapest (she will continue teach English to social workers and I will teach English at a family help center for a few weeks). We also hope to continue our work supporting and helping the needy of Győr and we are actively trying to gain access to a local center for the homeless. Kati has already made good contact with them and we believe the Lord is opening this door before us.

We are grateful for your prayers and support and are thankful that we can call you our partners in ministry! We pray that you are all blessed in 2016!

Upcoming trip to Ireland

Katica and I (Gerry) are planning on being in Ireland for a few days in October. It will be a whirlwind tour from October 16th to 21st, which will see us in Dublin, Limerick, Laois and Monaghan. On the morning of Sunday the 18th we have a family event but that evening I will drive to Monaghan to visit a church of Congolese believers who are now resident in Ireland. Whilst there I look forward to being blessed by them and hopefully being a blessing to them also.

I’m booked fully for the 16th and 18th, however if you would like me to visit your church, Bible study group, ladies group etc I would be delighted to do so on either Saturday the 17th, Monday the 19th or Tuesday the 20th. Just send me an email or comment on this post and we will work details out.

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Shannon youth Bible study

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Last night we were privileged to be apart of a Bible study group in Shannon, Co. Clare. This multinational, multi denominational group of young men and women are on fire for the Lord! With members from Ireland, Togo and India (to name just a few countries), these folks are true representatives of God’s Kingdom on Earth.

They are currently studying 1 Peter 1 and their knowledge and wisdom was exceptional. Worship before and after the service was incredibly dynamic and Spirit filled.

They listened to our presentation and asked intelligent and insightful questions about ministry in Hungary and the Middle-East.

Thanks to Alec, Pearl and Elton Good for their hospitality. If you are in Shannon why not pop along and visit?

Summer speaking schedule

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The coming weeks certainly look very busy indeed as I have a fairly full speaking schedule. I will be speaking in three different countries and presenting about the work in Hungary and in the Middle-East. I’m looking forward to meeting old friends and making some new ones! I hope I will be able to see you on one of these occasions. If we haven’t met yet, please do come up after the presentation and say hi. Below are the dates and I will update this post if any other dates come along. If your church, Bible study group, cell group etc would be interested in having me visit then please do contact me as soon as possible. I still have some free dates for Ireland, USA and of course Hungary and the surrounding area.

June 7th: Budapest, Hungary – Szabad Metodista Gyülekezet (1030-1200) (Kathy and girls will be with me)

June 21st: Limerick, Ireland – Mallow Street Christian Fellowship (1100-1300) (Zsuzsi, Katica and Mecseri Zsolt  will be with me)

June 21st: Castlebar, Ireland – Calvary Chapel (1730-1930)

June 22nd: Shannon, Ireland – Shannon Christian Church (2000-2200) (Zsuzsi, Katica and Mecseri Zsolt  will be with me)

July 5th: Budapest, Hungary – Szabad Metodista Gyülekezet (1030-1200) (Kathy and girls will be with me)

July 18th and 19th: Batavia, NY, USA – Northgate Free Methodist Church (July 18th at 6pm. July 19th at 0930 and 1100).

July 23rd: Cattaraugus, NY, USA – Cattaraugus Family Camp

July 24th: Pleasantville, PA, USA – Pleasantville Family Camp

July 26th: Warsaw, NY, USA – Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church (0900)

July 27th – 31st: Galion, OH, USA – Vocational Bible School at Gracepoint, Galion.

Trip to Ireland

In June, several of us McNamara’s will be in Ireland for just over a week and we would be delighted to visit you and your church, home group and/or Bible study group and give a presentation on both our ministry work in Hungary and in the Middle East.

We will be available from June 17th to June 24th and we are willing to travel around Ireland. I will be speaking in Mallow Street Hall on June 21st and I will give a special presentation on the work of the persecuted church in the Middle East then and the work of smuggling Bibles that I have been involved in (we would love to see you, why not come and visit us in Limerick that morning!) If your group has an evening meeting on the 21st that is currently free but I suspect it will be filled soon, so first come first serve!

If you would like us to present then please feel free to use the form below to leave a comment or call me on 0036203846042.

Limerick!

Today I got to visit and speak in Mallow Street Christian Fellowship in Limerick, Ireland. This is my ‘home’ church where I first began to worship the risen Saviour.

Every Sunday at 1100 the believers gather to worship, pray, hear the Word, break bread and fellowship with one another. Click on the link for more details    www​.mallowstchristians.com/

Today about 70 people were present as I shared from the Word and spoke a little about our ministry in Hungary.

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The main speakers were Berny and Michaela Tuccillo. Berny gave an excellent message using a sketch board and Michaela spoke about the work they are doing with the youth of Limerick. Please pray for them as they are a blessing to so many and their work is invaluable.

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If you are in Limerick make sure to check out this wonderful group!

Tax returns for Irish supporters

Update December 2016: This is the latest donation form for Irish supporters. http://imap.ie/forms/standing_orders/so_hfc.pdf  or alternatively go to http://imap.ie/links.html  then click on forms, then project standing orders and then on Hungary for Christ.

As you may know many people who serve God are able to do so because of the generosity and kindness of those who support their ministry financially. We are supported financially from both people in America and Ireland. For our Irish supporters we have just learned that they can get tax back via www.imap.ie

I’m afraid I don’t know much about taxes in Ireland as I now pay all my taxes in Hungary but if you are an Irish tax payer then you can get back a substantial amount of tax. Here is a simple calculation –

Charity giving is at 31% for tax payers giving over €250 P/A.  READ MORE about changes in 2013.

€69 in charity giving to mission will generate an additional €31 yielding a total of €100.
Or a €1000 in ‘charity giving’ will gain an extra €449.27 in tax back

We are extremely grateful to those who support us and our ministry in Hungary. We are blessed to have a good support level. We are not actively attempting to raise support from Ireland. However, if you would like to support us (from Ireland) then please use the links at the top of the article.