Stranraer GO Team: Saturday & Sunday

Saturday saw the first ever Family Fun Day organised by the congregation in Stranraer. The morning began with a mini Holiday Bible Club for the children who came, while Ken Nelson spoke to the adults and shared what God has been teaching him through facing a life-threatening brain aneurysm.

In the afternoon, the team organised a kids' fun afternoon with bouncy castle, face painting, candy floss etc. We finished up with a BBQ for everyone. We are thankful to God for dry weather after a very wet week.

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It was also good to have children from Airdrie, Edinburgh, Trinity and some families from our nearest Reformed church (Ayr Free Church Continuing). It was a very encouraging day for the Stranraer congregation, and was great to see our children enjoying a day with other Christian young people.

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On Sunday, the team worshipped with the congregation, enjoyed a church lunch, sang psalms in sheltered housing and generally enjoyed spending time with people in the church. Today we're going to see some Covenanter sites in Wigtown before the team depart this afternoon.

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Stranraer GO Team: Day 1 (Friday)

This year's Stranraer GO Team is the first ever where we don't plan to give out a single leaflet!

After arriving and having lunch we went to a nursing home that had asked us to come in and entertain the residents. Jess played the fiddle and recited a Gaelic poem, and Emily sang in English and Gaelic. Sam and Stephen then introduced a few well-known psalms, which we all sang (in English).

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We then did some cleaning up at the church in preparation for the weekend's activities. The first of activity, which was held tonight, was the showing of a new documentary about Martin Luther. It was a good opportunity for the congregation to spend time together, and we were also joined by some of our friends from the Baptist church.

Tomorrow we're organising a Church Family Fun Day, and are praying for good weather in the afternoon!

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Team Members:

Ken Nelson, Garth Gillespie, James Gillespie (Trinity); Calvin Quigley, Jessica Muir, Emily Robertson (Airdrie) Sam McDonald, Amy McCollum (Woodstock), Anah Laverty (Shaftesbury Square); Rachel Nelson (North Edinburgh)