Ali Laing (Next Generation Development Coordinator)
Please pray for Soul Survivor – 1500 teenagers gathering at Lendrick Muir for 5 days of worship, fun, teaching and for many coming to know Jesus for the first time! Preparations for the Onelife young leaders’ conference at Queens Park in September. Preparations for our first interns arriving in late August. Practical changes to the office to make space for younger leaders being around. Prayer for all those leading missions and clubs through the summer holidays. Give thanks for the 700 young people who gathered in Stirling in June at PPT+. Give thanks for the 10 churches participating in the Youth Learning Community.
High Blantyre Baptist Church
Give thanks for the good relationships we have with other congregations in Blantyre and the joint services we take part in – the joint and united witness to Christ matters here. We give thanks that our church is part of the community here and for the open door into local schools and our warm relationships with many local groups. Pray for our Scripture Union and School involvement, our Ladies’ meeting, our Men’s breakfasts, our mid-week and Sunday meetings. Pray for God’s provision: we are unable to maintain a full stipend and sometimes struggle for resources. Pray for our Pastor: partnering once a week with ‘Christian Values in Education’ to lead a National Initiative on School Chaplaincy.
Hillhead Baptist Church
For praise: the Baptisms of five friends (four Iranian and one Cuban) in May, and gratitude to Adelaide Place who hosted us; the flourishing of our increasingly international congregation and Sunday School/Bible Class; typically on a Sunday, a dozen or more ‘heart languages’ are spoken alongside English. For prayer: for our Trustees who work tirelessly to fulfil the spiritual, legal and charitable needs of the church; for wisdom and discernment as we to respond to exciting opportunities for ministry and mission in the Hillhead area.