North Edinburgh: Day One (Friday)

This morning a team of eight enthusiastic go teamers arrived in Edinburgh, some after an early start for a flight, to serve alongside the group in North Edinburgh, a church plant in a more socially deprived area of Edinburgh.

The team consists of members from both Northern Ireland and Scotland, and we were also joined by several people from the North Edinburgh congregation. Team members are: Ken Nelson, Sarah-Jane Wilson, Calvin Quigley, Jess Muir, Anah Laverty, Anselm McDonnell, Abigail McLean and Esther McCollum.

North Edinburgh team

After a quick introduction and breakfast of bacon butties together at Peter and Emma's, the team headed out to make a dent on the 7500 leaflets to be given out. The leaflets have a heading of 'What has God to say to you?' and look at the theme of how although we can change many external factors in our lives (new houses, new jobs new relationships etc) we cannot deal with  our hearts and we need the good news of Jesus Christ to change our hearts. We enjoyed lunch together and then more distribution. Really good progress was made and we covered all of the areas we were hoping to cover and more.

North Edinburgh leaflet

We have already seen answers to prayer in that we were able to gain access to the majority of the flats we were hoping to get into and that the weather was so lovely throughout the day. We enjoyed a time of team prayer and worship this evening which was a great opportunity to thank God for the day and pray for the surrounding community that people's hearts would be open to the gospel message they receive and the invitation to attend church.

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Continue to pray for good weather tomorrow and that we would continue to be able to gain access to the majority of flat blocks and that people would read the leaflets and God would work in people's hearts and also for more conversations with people we meet.