Our small hall was packed on Wednesday night. The tables were spread with the usual fantastic supper and we were delighted to have 5 new folks at our outreach meeting.
We began with supper and getting to know our new friends before having a short meeting.
Diana and Mark took a time of singing before Kayleigh gave an excellent testimony to how she found Christ as a teenager, encountered difficult years of moving house and having a new family, falling away through peer pressure and finally returning home to Christ. She has never felt so happy, content and more like herself.
Diana spoke briefly about the purposes of God to win lives and where the Newmains work was heading, inviting others to come on board with us. One lady at the end mentioned she would like to bring her family next Wednesday night.
Many thanks to the team of ladies who organised the supper and cleared up at the end. We couldn't do it without you! It was a great night.
A very encouraging evening at Airdrie this week. John led some great singing then we had some very good up to date reports. Rae then spoke from 1Tim 6:11 "But thou o man/woman of God,... follow steadfastness." Steadfastness being endurance under persecution. God has been speaking to many of us, both collectively and individually, to encourage us to move forward in Him. He would have us anchored firmly and securely in Christ Jesus. One of the strategic lessons we must learn is to endure under persecution, whether that be in the form of ill health, weariness, lack of strength or disappointment. We must learn to trust that Christ will keep our soul steadfast and immovable. When we walk through the waters He will be with us. We walk by faith not by sight.
There followed a short time of prayer and worship before we ended with a wee chat and cup of tea.