Blessing Bray

Greetings from the land of Patrick! Did you wear green yesterday? We had a great celebration at the local Bray parade (every town has their own little parade in addition to the big one in the capital) and a ceili – (pronounced Kay-lee) at our church. It’s kind of like an American square dance, with traditional Irish music and dancing. We took the opportunity to invite all types of people from our work and neighborhoods as an introduction as who we are. Benjamin said his feet were sore from all the dancing!

We are certainly in a good season. Wendy and I are doing great, feeling even more blessed in our marriage and family, as well as the church. The last months has kept us very busy. We’ve recently run a Transformation course in the church. Wow, how inspiring! Discipleship Alpha courses are running now. We’ve had a few outreaches to the children – just today we had a family art day and lots of kids and parents came. Weekly we have a mums’ meeting, coffee outreach, women’s meeting, mens bowls, prayer meetings,  among other things, and have opened up the church to various events. We greatly desire to make a connection and serve the community with our building.
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We were so excited to have Genia, Will, and Emily come over from the States for Christmas – it had been 5 years since we were all together at this time. We are extremely proud of our kids. They all are walking passionately with Jesus.

Great building with our sister churches in Delft, The Netherlands, Dungarvan, Ireland & Antwerp Belgium.

Short video update.

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Genia graduated in December Summa Cum Laude at Columbia College in speech language pathology, a women’s private school in Columbia, South Carolina. She worked very hard while working a full-time job, getting married, and serving as a leader in a new church plant. Did we raise a wonder woman?

Some picks from the many activities and outreaches Christmas season.

Video from our Christmas party!

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Baptisms in the cold Irish sea!

In the pictures – Top left: One of the many concerts that are performed in our building. This particular one was a 46 piece orchestra the biggest thing we had in as yet.  Top right and bottom: “Bray Churches Together” Art Exhibition, where local artists submitted art pieces to be judged and possibly sold. We welcomed people all week getting to know us and the church. http://www.cornerstonechurch.ie

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You get the thumbs UP. What a great team!

Over 30 years on the mission field – what an incredible privilege it has been. As our world is going through such turmoil and change, we continue to press forth in bringing the gospel in a relevant way to these European countries. We clearly know that this has only been possible through our working together – you through your prayer and giving, and us through our time and energy. So we are truly co-laborers together, Christ working through both of us.

Being seasoned and senior missionaries, we have had the freedom to choose whether to stay and work with the churches versus returning for an extended time to  work on our support base.  As we have chosen to stay, our financial support base has dwindled over the years, and this is now quite a concern. We ask you to consider to begin to support us, or possibly increasing your support to help. Ireland is in great need of the gospel, but it is extremely expensive to live here – actually one of the most expensive countries in Europe. Your prayer also for this matter would be a huge blessing and help.

We love you and miss being with many of our old friends. Thank you so much for your continual prayer and support,

Kyle and Wendy

To contribute, please make check payable to –

The Harvest
Holland Missions
4865 Sunset Blvd
Lexington, SC 29072
*Please write “Holland Missions” on the memo line

100% of your giving comes to the mission field.

http://www.the-harvest.org/missions.aspx

http://www.the-harvest.org/missions/missionaries/kyle-wendy-holland.aspx

For giving in Europe –

Name: Stichting Support Trust
Place: Heemstede
Bank number: 59.73.77.367
IBAN number: NL82ABNA0597377367
BIC Code: ABNANL2A
Don’t forget to mention it is for Kyle Holland

http://supporttrust.nl/projecten/ierland/kyle-holland/

 

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~ by lkholland on March 19, 2016.

3 Responses to “Blessing Bray”

  1. Hi Guys! So nice to read about you’all’s life and family! I saw that Genia finished her studies in speech language pathology. Robynn’s off to college this August for the same studies! Blessings from us!   

  2. Wonderful news! Great photos. Keep up the good work, Kyle! We are so much rejoicing with you in all that God is doing in your family and your city! Love and blessings from the Baxter family.

  3. Well done Kyle. Very informative; short and sweet. You are terrific on camera.

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