Alan Donaldson – General Director, BUS
Ruth and I give thanks for health and strength during the last 6 months to care for Ruth’s Father and ask for continued prayer as we grieve his passing and support Ruth’s Mum, Barbara. This has been a dramatic year of personal change and we give thanks for God’s sustaining presence. We invite you to pray that we might be refined in character as we reflect on this past year and discern his purposes. Please pray for wisdom for my leadership of our Union as we face the opportunities of an increasingly dechurched and unchurched Scotland.
Thanks: For those who have come to us asking for prayer and the many answers the Lord has given. For warmth of fellowship, strong links with local schools, armed forces veterans, and the many contacts made with those in and around the church building each week who have a tentative or even non-existent relationship with any church.
Pray: As we explore more effective ways to reach our community; that the Lord might challenge those He has gifted to come to help us in this task. Our aging building has no disabled access or internal disabled facilities. Pray that the Lord will guide us as we work with planners and seek sympathetic grant awarding bodies to help us resolve this issue.
Granton Baptist Church
We celebrated back in May our 77th Anniversary which again was a time for us to reflect on God’s faithfulness to us as a church over that time. Also a time for us to look forward with anticipation in regard to what God is going to do. Since the turn of the year we have had a renewed emphasis on seeking God as individuals and as a church together. We don’t want to go forward with our ideas but with what God wants us to do and be. We have been encouraged with what God has been saying to us. Pray for us as we seek to implement what God is showing to us.