Daily Archives: March 30, 2012


NGOs expelled from the U.A.E.

NGOs expelled from the U.A.E..

Reblogged from www.angelashah.wordpress.com

Once again glad to be living in Oman rather than any of its neighboring countries!

All is Well with the Protestant Church in Oman! (PCO)

Last week we had the AGM (Annual General Meeting) at the PCO and it was good to look back on a year of blessings.

There are plenty of worship opportunities throughout the week at the PCO.  For more info, you can always contact the office at www.churchinoman.com

Some highlights of the past year include:

  • outreach to the less fortunate through Christmas Joy 2011 and many other outreach programs and gifts through the giving committee.
  • “Special services of Good Friday, Easter, Christmas, New Year, Day of Pentecost and the International Day were celebrations of our unity in the midst of our diversity.” (with Christians from more than 45 nations)
  • Youth Pastor, Rev. Andre Botha, installed in May, 2011.
  • Children’s Pastor, Rev. Diana Willemse, appointed in Nov, 2011.
  • Rev. Dr. Barry Dawson-the RCA Minister, (and wife, Shelly) joined us in Sep, 2011.
  • Rev. Chris Howitz-Anglican Minister, (and wife Nicole and son Joshua) joined us in Feb, 2012.
  • (“We are still waiting for the Lord to guide on the appointment of the Arabic Pastor in due course.”) 
  • A total of 63 congregations have used our facilities each week.
  • Ground-breaking service for the Ruwi Building Project on June 22, 2011.

It is the hope of the PCO that the new church building in Ruwi will be completed within 9 months.  “The total estimated cost for the project is OMR 800,000.  We have 50% of the funds needed for the entire project.  It is here that we value your prayers and your commitment to make a pledge towards this project…We know God’s work, done in God’s way will not lack God’s provision”.

As you can see, it has been a fruitful year for the PCO and there is much to look forward to in the coming year as well.  Soli Deo Gloria!