Reaching the Lost in Scotland
Greetings from Glasgow, Scotland!
For the past three months, myself and a fellow HBC student, Jeanette Sanchez have been helping out in the church in Edinburgh, Scotland where James and Mary Beek have taken over until his parents, Bro and Sis Beek Sr. return from deputation. During this time, we have had the honor of being able to teach in Sunday School, lead in praise and worship, and even preach a few mini sermon of ten minutes time. We would go every other Sunday, and even though it wasn't that long, we grew very close to the church people as though they were our family. It was such a blessing to be a part of the church and watch as they began to grow with visitors and people who used to attend that soon came back. We always came to church not knowing what exactly would happen, but knowing that God was going to be there in the midst of us, and that was all that mattered. When helping out in the Edinburgh church, there was never a Sunday that was dull; God always moved in a mighty way, and we always left feeling refreshed and renewed in His Spirit.
We praise God for what He is doing in this church, but also ask that you would keep the Edinburgh church and the Beek's in your prayers.
Every year, here at New Life Church and Harvest Bible College, they host an Open Day which lets people who are interested in coming to Scotland to attend the Bible College to come and see the great things the they have to offer. We had a nice little turn out of 7 girls to come in, stay the night, and attend classes the next day. Since everything was ran as usual, we also had our Friday chapel service in which is always student led. We students MC, lead praise and worship, prayer, and preach. When letting the potential students know this, we also told them that it is in these services that God speaks to us, we get what we need from God, but we also grow in the ministry from the mistakes that we make here. HBC is a place to come to learn, make mistakes, and grow from them; this is where God leads those to where He wants them to go.
We pray that God will have His hand upon those who are considering Harvest Bible College as a potential school in which to attend. And, we are excited to see what He is going to do in the lives of those who will be here next year!