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family photo.JPGSince mid-2011, Alison has been serving as a missionary of the United Methodist Church in Northern Ireland at East Belfast Mission (EBM).

She works as a mental health therapist in the counseling center at EBM.  She works alongside one other counselor, and the two of them largely see individuals from the community surrounding the Mission.  Alison is originally from Northern Ireland, though her home is a couple of hours away in a more rural county and sometimes seems a great distance from the streets of Belfast.  She worked for six years in ministry to college students in Northern Ireland before she and Britt were married.

From 2011-2015, Britt was also serving as a United Methodist Church mission partner at EBM, seeking to support the worship and discipleship within the congregation at the mission.  In 2015, he was stationed by the Methodist Church in Ireland to serve as the minister at Knock Methodist Church, about two miles away from EBM.

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Emily, Jake and Ellie

Our three children are Ellie, Emily and Jake.  They each attend the local schools here in Belfast, and enjoy many activities and friendships through school and the church.

On the right hand side of the page, you will find links to Alison’s missionary biography as published by Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church.  You will also find links through which you may offer a donation; Global Ministries counts on gifts from churches and individuals for 30% of it’s funding.  A gift to Global Ministries in Alison’s name supports the community of missionaries and mission partners funded by the UMC across the world.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan Wales permalink
    November 1, 2011 1:00 am

    Hi Britt and Allison:

    Congratulations to you on the birth of your new son, Jake Elliot Mays. What a beautiful baby! Children are truly a gift from the Lord! Britt, I knew your grandfather, and he was a extraordinary man who influenced many lives, including mine! Young Jake has an amazing legacy. Your girls are adorable too, and I am sure they adore their baby brother! Your mom sent your blog to me, and I have enjoyed reading about the journey of your new ministry. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Blessings! Susan Wales

  2. April 22, 2012 7:24 pm

    What a beautiful presentation at first church Orlando this morning. The purity and strength of your love for each other, your family, your mission, and for the Lord was beautifully apparent. You have both been profoundly inspirational to me. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do.

  3. October 30, 2012 1:49 am

    I can’t believe I just came across this blog. I was looking up things about Asbury Seminary, as I’m soon going to start taking classes there for my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. But what’s more is that I have this deep love for Northern Ireland. Living there is a sort of dream for my future (one that I know may always just be a dream). I visited for one week while working as a missionary in France. It would be neat to hear about your experience with Asbury, Alison. I would be attending in Wilmore, but would be interested in what you thought were the pros and cons of the program. It’s ok if you don’t have time to respond, I just thought I’d send a message. Take care, Katy (

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