Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Nancy Alcorn Speaks in Northern Ireland

This past weekend, beginning Thursday, May 19 through Sunday, May 23, Nancy had the privilege of speaking in Northern Ireland at the Emerge Conference hosted by Green Pastures Church. (pictured right) Other speakers at the conference included Pastor Bill Wilson from Metro Ministries in Brooklyn, NY, and Northern Ireland native Pastor James McConnell of Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle. The opening message Thursday night was given by host Pastor Jeff Wright, Founder of Green Pastures Church.

When we asked Nancy to share her thoughts about the weekend, this is what she had to say: “First of all, I felt such a heart connection with Pastors Jeff and Lorraine, and I am in awe of the size and influence of this church since it started only 3 years ago. That says a lot about who they are as people and their ability to lead.”

Nancy pictured with Pastors Jeff and Lorraine and
Mercy Ministries United Kingdom Executive Director, Arianna Walker

“Another huge highlight for me was being reconnected with my dear friend Bill Wilson in New York City. (pictured left) For anyone who is not familiar with what Bill does, he pastors the world’s largest Sunday School with over 25,000 kids every weekend. Metro Ministries is headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, but there are numerous international locations as well ( I was deeply and profoundly impacted by what Bill shared during the conference. I do not know anyone alive today who has given more or sacrificed more on a personal level for the sake of the Gospel. He is so inspiring to me, and I am proud to call him my friend. To say it was an honor to share the platform with Bill is an understatement.”

“Another highlight of the weekend for me was spending time with Arianna Walker, who is our Executive Director for Mercy Ministries in the United Kingdom. Arianna is not only a great speaker herself, but she is a great leader. I am so proud of the work she is doing. It was fun and meaningful for us to be together and hang out.”

“Last but not least, it was such a joy for me to connect with Lisamarie Stewart who I first met 11 years ago when she walked through the doors of Mercy Ministries a very broken young woman. Now 11 years later she is happily married to Stephen, who she met several years ago when they were both training for ministry through YWAM."

Nancy pictured with Lisamarie, Stephen and Levi

"It was also such a joy to meet Levi, Lisamarie and Stephen’s third child who is only 5 months old. (pictured right) Today Lisamarie and Stephen are happily married with 3 children and serve together as YWAM staffers in Belfast. It was so wonderful to have Lisamarie join me onstage to share her story with her husband and 5 month old child. It’s really hard to express all that happened, but it was such a meaningful and powerful weekend.”

We hope that you enjoyed hearing the highlights of Nancy’s trip to Ireland. We also hope you realize that your prayers and support are having impact in various places around the world. Thank you for your friendship, your partnership and your support!!!