Alan Donaldson (General Director)
Ruth and I are encouraged by the opportunities we have had to travel together over the last year to a variety of Baptist Churches and to see for ourselves the work God is doing in the nation. Please continue to pray for safety as we travel. Pray also that we may be a challenge and encouragement to the churches, ministers and their spouses who we engage with in conversation and prayer. Pray for my engagement beyond our own family of churches that it will have the prophetic edge many of our baptist forefathers displayed in times of challenge.
Hamilton Baptist church
At Hamilton we would like to give thanks for the way our youth pastor Jonathan Davie and his wife have settled in to the life of the church. It has been so encouraging to see the way that our youth work has already grown and developed. We have also been blessed with new people attending the church, with a number of them coming from different ethnic backgrounds. This has greatly enriched our church life. Pray that we will grow increasingly effective in reaching our local community through acts of service inspired by Christ’s love.
Harestanes Baptist Church
Give thanks for our new “Parent & Toddlers” group attended almost exclusively by “unchurched” parents, children & indeed Grandparents. Interesting contacts being made. We praise God for new members welcomed into fellowship in recent months. We praise God for a thriving weekly “After school kid’s club”. We have 30 kids on our register. I would want to thank God for the faithful team who run the club. Thank God for the loyalty and commitment of our humble church family at Harestanes Baptist Church. Please pray for God’s continuing strengthening upon our very hard working congregation