Martin Hodson, Ministry Development Coordinator, BUS
Thanking God that several of our churches have been able to appoint new ministers in the last couple of months and praying for fruitful ministries to grow as church and minister discover how they can serve the Lord together. Praying for a number of churches that have recently entered a vacancy and are trusting the Lord to lead them to a new minister.
Hawick Baptist Church
Give thanks for increase in Sunday attendance, for around 30 young people that now meet on Tuesday evenings and for a real sense of hope and anticipation as we seek God’s vision for His church here in Hawick.
Please pray for Martin & Grace Smith – as Martin prepares to join our ministry team as assistant pastor in September. We are very grateful for the generous support from Charlotte Chapel (where Martin has been serving as a minister in training) Please pray for our youth worker, Jacqui Souden who begins some theological studies in September.
Helensburgh Baptist Church
High Blantyre Baptist Church
Pray with us as we face the financial challenges of maintaining a full-time ministry, a manse and a church building. Give thanks that our members and friends continue to show a high level of commitment materially, physically and spiritually. Pray that this summer rest and holiday period would be refreshing for everyone. We continue to have strong links into the local community, particularly through School Chaplaincy and through involvement in the local Foodbank. We praise God for our strong sense of unity and of fellowship as we work and witness faithfully in High Blantyre. Pray for us to be effective in outreach and can turn contacts into disciples.