The McCaw Family came to work in the Mayo Street Hall in July 2015. But have you ever wondered what they did before or why they now work in Mayo Street? Here is their story.
Paul is the BCM missionary at the Mayo Street Hall. Before coming into full time Christian work, Paul worked in admin working for his local town council. Paul became a Christian at the age of 8. Paul has 3 sisters – and is well known to love Haribo sweets!
Lorraine McCaw (nee McCallion)
Lorraine assists Paul in the work at Mayo Street Hall – Lorraine worked as a classroom assistant for special needs children. Originally from the small town of Portglenone, Lorraine has 3 brothers and became a Christian at the age of 11 years old.
Cameron is Paul & Lorraine’s oldest son. Cameron attends Stranmillis University and is a keen rugby player and fan – supporting Ulster Rugby of course!
Caleb is Paul & Lorraine’s youngest – Caleb is at Cambridge House Grammar School in Ballymena. Caleb loves football – and as you can see has met the Northern Ireland Football captain – Steve Davis!!!
Paul & Lorraine’s Journey
Paul & Lorraine have been called by God to serve Him in Mayo Street. Lorraine has written a poem called “Our Call” to describe the journey that Paul, Lorraine, Cameron and Caleb have been on as a family ….read on!
“We love because He first loved us,”
our verse for Mayo Street,
because we want to show God’s love
to everyone we meet!
Our journey to this city street
began some years ago,
with the call of God upon our lives,
we knew we had to go!
I hear you ask… “But how did you know?”
With four C’s I’ll try and explain.
CONVICTION deep within our hearts,
from God’s word every day!
COUNSELLING from other’s whom
God had clearly shown the way.
CIRCUMSTANCES were a big CONFIRMATION
with our home sold and ready for a new build!
No finance allowed due to farm location
OUR big plans were unfulfilled!
Trinity Church for us was our life,
567 Crew, Sunday School, Proclaim, Girls Brigade.
A busy weekend everyone would say,
“Are you not tired by the end of Sunday?”
Oh no, not us, serving God we enjoyed,
Our jobs, the toil we endured!
Was God calling us to STEP OUT IN FAITH?
Decisions had to be made!
Career breaks we obtained to study God’s word,
with Coaching 4 Christ Training Academy.
A wonderful year, with further CONFIRMATION,
of GOD’S PLAN to serve Him more!
An interview with Belfast City Mission
brought about our call to Mayo Street.
1st July 2015, when we began,
lots of new challenges and people to meet.
Kids Club, Mums and Young Ones, Sunday School, Services.
A warm welcome awaits one and all.
With special events and wee cups of tea
We’d love to see you all at the hall!