Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. 

Proverbs 3:5&6

Jeffrey and Marianna work on the home front alongside Keith and Karen Lindsay and Peter Moore.

Jeffrey is involved in taking church meetings, speaking about the work of the mission, and encouraging people to pray and support the work. He also edits the Acre In Touch magazine, where he has to gather and in some cases translate the various reports that come in.  

Marianna is developing the Kids Programme called Acre Kids, designing the Kids Magazine and taking kids meetings and Ladies meetings. Have a look at our Acre Kids page to see what else we offer and please get in contact with us.

Together they are also involved in the work of Revive, which is the young adults work within the mission, which involves encouraging young 18-30 year olds to be more involved in mission work, and organising meetings for them where they can be challenged further about the need there is on the mission field.

My name is Jeffrey Ferguson, and I grew up just outside Cookstown. I was saved at an early age, and after leaving school I began working in a local factory, but always had an interest in mission work. I was involved in several different mission teams, and some of those teams included going to Fatima in Portugal with Acre. Eventually, I felt God was leading me into full time work for Him and so I left my employment, and entered the New Tribes bible college for 1 year of bible study. Here I met my wife to be, Marianna.

I then went off to Portugal to begin working for Acre International full time, and spent the first 4 months there in language learning in a city called Coimbra. Following this I moved to Santo Andre to work alongside Acre missionaries Aroldo and Emmanuelle Areas.

I was involved in all aspects of church life and ministry, and began over time to get a good grasp of the language which enabled me to communicate better with the Portuguese people. Marianna moved to Portugal to be able to get involved in the work, and for us to be able to plan our future together. After we were married in 2020 we served in Portugal until we moved back to Northern Ireland at the end of that year.  

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