Reports on recent Parades:

Markethill Protestant Boys Parade - 27th April 2019

27th April saw the bus make its annual trip to Markethill for Markethill Protestant Boys Parade.
The evening started with Hans Johnston putting up some more lights in the bus. They are a great job. Thanks Hans. Then it was a great honour to pray with someone. The bus was busy all night with 27 bands attending the parade.
We had a lot of new visitors to the bus as well as a visit from our regulars. It is always great when people ask for prayer. We had a visitor to the bus and we chatted and during the conversation he mentioned his mother was ill and he asked if we would pray for her. He went on to say she was a Catholic, to which we replied that it didn't make any difference we would pray for her. The person thanked us so much for going to pray for her.
As usual we had a visit from the 'Boys' who are increasing in numbers now.
As well as John and William we now have Danny. It is always great to see them.

Ardarragh Accordian Band Parade-
13th April 2019

Thanks to Ardarragh Accordion Band for their invitation to their parade in Rathfriland.
It was a freezing cold night. Thanks to James Johnston and Mina for the buns. They were delicious.
Also a big thank you to Hans Johnston for helping get the bus set up. And Mina McCall for all the help on the bus.
It was a very busy night with loads of new visitors to the bus.
It was so windy it was impossible to put anything outside.
We had an Easter give away. Sweets with a biblical card attached.
We had good chat with people and again it was lovely to have had visits from John and William.
There was 30 bands at the parade, a good turn out on such a chilly night.

Also a big thank you to all at Eurocoach for fixing the exhaust on the bus.



Cormeen Flute Band Parade - 16th March 2019

Saturday 16th March saw the beginning of the Marching season with Comeen Flute band parade in Armagh.
It was a cold night but didn't prevent around 30 bands turning up. The bus was busy and it was great seeing a lot of our regular visitors and catching up with them and our new visitors as well.

John & William were very helpful after they had finished parading.
A big thank you to Hans Johnston for putting the new lighting in the bus it was a great job.