We are excited about the 3 missionary groups we are going to be focusing on as a congregation: Steadfast Global, Women For Mission (WFM) and Bethany.
Each of the organisations has a congregational rep, who will (with our help!) give out prayer points, raise awareness of the work, organise a congregational lunch, and perhaps other things like raising funds, and helping in other specific ways.
We are beginning with Steadfast Global and have invited a speaker along to give us a first-hand account about what is going on- this will be on Sunday the 28th of May.
What is Steadfast Global? Steadfast Global is a Scottish ministry with a passion to serve persecuted Christians by telling their stories across the church here in Scotland and going to where they are to encourage, demonstrate love, solidarity and to serve by meeting practical and spiritual needs.
Although 3 months away, I’m already looking forward to this weekend. It’s one to stick straight into the diary!
Of course, there are many other missionary organisations we are interested in as individuals and families, and that will not change. But having consulted with the whole congregation, we will have a special focus on 3 and hope this will help us engage more and more with the work of the gospel both in Scotland and all over the world.
Colossians 1 v6: “In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace.”