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Service of praise and testimony in Dunmurry Free Presbyterian Church

Rev Dr Fred Greenfield Friends from Fraserburgh, North East Scotland, will be taking part in a special service of Praise and Testimony in Dunmurry Free Presbyterian Church on Sunday 25th February at 7.00pm. David and Helen Runcie, who will minister in song, will be joining by Anita McDonald and Esmae Watt, also from Scotland. The Runcies have been long time friends of the Rev Dr Fred Greenfield, the newly installed minister of Dunmurry. Dr Greenfield, who has taken many gospel missions and evenings of praise in the Runcie's home church of Bethesda Free Evangelical Church, Fraserburgh, extends a hearty invitation to all to join with them in Dunmurry for this service.

Author Noel Davidson writes concerning the Runcies: 'They looked like the typical happy family. David and Helen Runcie had brought up their three sons to fear the Lord and honour His name. When they sang together as a quintet audiences were moved to tears. In their teenage years though the boys, who had all become fishermen, became heroin addicts. It was then that the whole atmosphere in the home changed and the tell tale signs of drug addiction began to appear around the house. Matthew was apprehended by the police; David, lost his job and his home; and Jonathan was rescued from a foundering fishing boat. Every day seemed to present the perplexed Christian parents with some new dilemma. Why was this happening in their family they found themselves asking' Why did God not appear to answer the prayers He had heard about these boys' Could He not deliver them from addiction' Yes, He could, and He did, intervening in each life in a different way, but with same result. Each one of these young men attended Teen Challenge a Christian rehab organisation, and that is when the story becomes even more miraculous. Theirs is an inspirational story of deliverance and of hope'.

The Rev Dr Fred Greenfield says, 'Come and hear this amazing story from the parent's perspective at this special service of Praise and Testimony in Dunmurry Free Presbyterian Church on Sunday 25th February - everyone will be made most welcome'.