Grace has a mission vision that includes Ireland, Cameroon, Romania and Sierra Leone.
Our work in Ireland includes two couples working in church planting and church support ministries. Ciaran and June Loughran are in Trim, County Meath, and Kirk and Madeline Joyce are based near Athlone.
Grace and our sister Romanian congregation support the work of Ion Damian, in the rural and deprived area of the Mures valley in Romania as well as in Ukraine. Ion works in schools, in prisons and amongst the poorest sections of the population, bringing practical help as well as sharing the Good News of the Gospel.
Our link with the country of Cameroon started in nearly twenty years ago when church members Jon and Sandra Blackwell went to West Africa to assist in the work of Bible Translation. In 2004 they settled in the village of Bamunka, began to devise an alphabet for the local spoken language and teach people how to read and write their own language. In 2007, another church member, Mick Toolan, visited this work and got a vision for helping people to get clean water supplies. He began a well digging programme. Some years later yet another member, visiting the water programme was herself moved to commence a work of medical aid to women in the area. Thus God’s call to one couple has multiplied and provided an opportunity for us as a church to demonstrate the Grace of God in many ways.
In Sierra Leone, Grace Bible Fellowship in partnership with Immanuel Baptist Church in the capital, Freetown, started the programme known as ONCE (Operation Needy Child Empowerment).
Click on the links below to see what we are doing in each of these country locations.