Thoughts from the Scots

Spring 2013

Edinburgh Motto:

'Except the Lord in vain'

This motto is associated with Edinburgh since 1647 and it is a normal heraldic contraction of a verse from Psalms 127 -

'Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Except the Lord keep the city, the watchman walketh but in vain.'

Our Vision

Greetings in Jesus Name to all the wonderful saints of God.

We are writing to you from the great land of Scotland and we would like to take this opportunity to share with you our vision and passion for the city of Edinburgh.

Over the past 3 years, we have felt a heavy calling to reach the people of Edinburgh. We are glad to say we are now finally on our way. Edinburgh, city of 496,350 people is the gateway to Scotland. Its rich history, culture and political effects reach all accross the United Kingdom. For a long time, it has been a struggle to see a work established in this city; but we are glad to say the Lord answered years of praying by sending missionaries John and Susan Beek in 2003 establishing 'Church of Hope'.

It has been our privilege to work along side them in seeing this great task of reaching Edinburgh with the gospel. The vision and plan is to see this church develop into a soul winning body that is unified and determined to do whatever it takes to fufill the will of God.

Throughout this year we will begin to make our transition into leadership at 'Church of Hope' while missionaries John and Susan Beek go on deputation to raise their budget. We ask that you support us with your prayers as we make this move, remembering the missionaries as well in praying for a swift return for the Glory of God.

Missions trip to ireland

Youth on Missions

As Northern District Youth Leader, we have the opportunity to organise mission's trips throughout our district that includes Scotland, Ireland, Northern England and the Isle of Man. This past February I was honored to go with youth from the district and Harvest Bible College students to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We launched the first ever service in the town of Portadown and had 19 first time visitors many of which desire to continue in their search for the Lord. Please pray for AIM family, Bro and Sis Allan Calhoun as they labour to reach Ireland.

Contact Details

If you would like to finacially support us, please send your donations to

United Pentecostal Church International

8855 Dunn Road

Hazelwood, MO


Account #168913