Ivy Young, Ministry Administrator, BUS
Give thanks for God’s faithfulness and sustaining grace. Please pray for me as I make preparations for the Board of Ministry meeting end of August and Assembly preparations through September. Please pray that God would grant me health, strength and wisdom during this busy season.
Islay Baptist Church
We are so thankful that we can have a Scripture Union Summer Beach Mission here on Islay each year. We thank the Lord for those who give up their time to come to Islay to do things that we would otherwise not be able to achieve. Each year we have about 100 children who attend. Please pray that the Word sown so faithfully will reap a rich harvest.
Please pray that the small church here on Islay will grow and that there will be believers to carry on the witness here to future generations.
Give thanks for the committed members that we have who have shown real dedication through some hard times. As the church begins to turn to a more incarnational mission approach that it will begin to impact the surrounding community and that this approach will bear fruit. We will also be launching an Alpha course in September and prayer that those in need within the community will be drawn to come and explore the reality of the Gospel of Jesus with us.
With a predominantly elderly membership please pray that we see growth with some younger people coming along to take up the vision for the future growth of Gods kingdom in Johnstone Castle and the surrounding area.
We give thanks to God for His faithfulness to our small congregation. We pray that more families would move into the borders area to add to our numbers. We would ask for prayer for the work of Kelso BC week by week.
We give praise to God for 6 young people who were baptised last Easter and were welcomed into membership this year following our membership classes. We also give thanks that 2 teenage girls are preparing for baptism this year, please pray that this will be a witness to their families.
Please pray for our community engagement, especially the impact of our congregation volunteering at the recent Kilmarnock 10KM Run. Pray that follow-up will be fruitful and that the Christian literature distributed would encourage people to seek Jesus. Pray also for the litter picking we will be doing in the community as we seek to add value to our neighbourhood and opportunities to share Jesus. Please pray for more volunteers to help out at our youth drop-in we host and run in collaboration with Kay Park Parish.