Monday, 10 November 2008

MAF Sunday!

Sunday: Had a great and informative day with the Mission Aviation Fellowship representative at Gorgie. It is amazing that these Christian pilots make such a difference by flying their planes in to some of the remotest parts of the world. He told us a story about a lady who was the first Christian in a village, one of the MAF reps had gone out and was told to go and visit with this lady. He entered her mud hut and saw she had nothing. No furniture or ornaments. He asked her about being the first Christian in the village and what that was like, she looked around and said, "I owe it all to Jesus". We in the western world are so comfortable and often we thank only ourselves. She was grateful for the very little she had in this worlds goods because she was rich in Jesus.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

A good Week!

This week has been full and varied!!! On Sunday evening we met up with a friend who is working with Child Evangelism Fellowship in Northern Ireland. Another home Missionary! It was great to hear of the work amongst boys and girls that she does. She also does ladies' meetings. They have the title, "Inward, Outward Beauty".
The Coffee morning on Tuesday was the first in November obviously and the epilogue was on making Christmas His Story! I know I am early but we are being bombarded already with advertisements on toys and gifts.
Even some baking was done... even if it does look a bit yucky!

On Thursday evening, Marian and Lindsay came over to do the study on A mum after God's own heart. I am learning a lot from this study like commentators think that Daniel, Shadrach, Mesach and Abednego were probably between 14-17 years of age! I have a mental picture of them being about 30's or 40's. The study made us think of the parentage of these young boys and it asked us to think what we would like for our children to do in that position.

Last night we were out with Gorgie Mission for a meal. It was a beautiful dinner and we enjoyed it very much. The girls have been staying the night with their Auntie Nora and this morning have gone of to Dobbies garden centre to see the Christmas displays. Now it is time for me to get ready for Sunday school. I don't have to do a children's talk as tomorrow a man from mission aviation fellowship is coming to speak at both meetings and has some pictures to show the wee ones about his work. I'll let you know how it all goes!!! Okay I am off. Keep praying for your Missionaries both in this land and abroad and may you have a great week!

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Old? Friends!

We have had a great time away on our Missionary journeys. We met up with Johnathan and Janet again. They are settling well into their new post in York. It does take a while to get to grips with a new place, the people and culture and such like are different no matter if you just move a few miles or if you move hundreds of miles.
Stephen and Cynthia are doing brilliantly in the work in Norfolk.

They have really found their ministry niche and are very happy. We were able to see Stephen at work when we went to the holiday Bible clubs he was having in a local town called Diss.This is the church that it was held in.
Our girls very much enjoyed the fun and then we got to see the action when we went to the family night. This winter Stephen who is a mechanic is reaching out to the local community by doing free winter checks on the locals cars. What a brilliant way of using your God given talents for ministry.
We girls have been all go since we got back. Yesterday we were at our friends birthday party. The girlies had a blast. Today we went to see our old neighbours in Penicuik after church. It was great seeing a couple of the families and spending some time having a chat. This morning at Church actually another old face turned up. A fellow who used to come and stay in a caravan at the camp centre in Cork where we lived and now he and his young family are at the Bible college here in Edinburgh.
Tonight we have spent some time with another old friend from Faith Mission days. She is now working with Child Evangelism Fellowship. It is always great to see the way God leads and guides people to where He wants them to be. Is god leading you today? Is He in control of your life? He is just waiting to be asked! Make it today. Love Elizabeth. xx