Rick and Cindy Johnston have been in Ballymena Northern Ireland since June of 2009. Originally called as missionaries to help with a local Calvary Chapel, Rick is now pastor of Calvary Braid Valley in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, a work they started in 2014. Together with Cindy they disciple and minister to individuals both within CBV and in the community. Rick is also teaching a mid-week Bible study and a monthly in-depth study. Cindy started a women’s Bible study in September 2014 which has not only built up the faith of ladies from CBV, but has also reached out to women from several local churches. They are involved in a variety of ministries in the local community including Scripture Union, a prison ministry, cross-community (that is, Protestants and Catholics working together) endeavours and several prayer initiatives. A driving passion, along with seeing people come to faith in Jesus of course, is to see church unity – so the churches can be seen by the community to be working together to promote the cause of Christ.
Prayer Requests: Please pray…
For the religious and cultural barriers to the gospel to be overcome and for the Lord to break through the suspicious nature of the people
For the congregation of Calvary Braid Valley to have genuine love for the Lord and each other and also take the opportunities to reach out to the local community with the love of Jesus
For the unity of the churches in the Ballymena area
For the Lord to add more men and married couples to the fellowship
For the ministry to women to continue to bear much fruit
For doors to continue to open up allowing us to impact our area for the gospel