Ireland is well known to be a friendly, welcoming place full of cheerful people. Unfortunately, even good stereotypes don’t tell the whole story. Ireland is also the home of many who have simply lost hope, even if they continue to put on a good face for others. This is proven by the fact that for many years, Ireland has had one of the highest suicide rates in Europe. You can read more about that by clicking here. With all of this in mind, our church is hosting an event on the 22nd, where a former pastor from Northern Ireland will share his personal story of suicide in the family, and point people to the only hope that can be a firm foundation through life and loss: Jesus Christ.