From Glasgow to Chengalpattu

posted: 27 Jul 2007 comments: 1category:

leprosy.jpg When I was a wee boy I lived in Glasgow. one day a man from the Leprosy Mission came to our church. He showed us slides of people who suffered from leprosy and asked for our help. We were all invited to take a box and fill it with coins.  our family took one because we were all moved by the plight of the leperosy sufferers. I remember the box was L shaped made of wood  and coloured red.  We used to go collecting for the Mission on the streets. We didn't have a...
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Sowing in the slums

posted: 26 Jul 2007 comments: 0category:

dsc00657.jpg  Sorry I've not been posting on Italker for a few days. I've been caught up with the blog we are keeping for the church. Today I decided that someone else should do some of the posting. So Jackie and Beatty are as I speak making up today's post for WWWTraveller. So I'll tell you italker readers what I've been up to here in India.Well  when we finally arrived in India, what a welcome we received. Captain Thacker, and a number of the Pastors whose churches we'll...
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Heathrow on a busy weekend

posted: 22 Jul 2007 comments: 0category:

heathrow-airport.jpg The last twenty four hours has been quite a disappointment for us all. We started out for our mission trip to Chennai on Saturday morning at 6.30am, it is now 1.30pm on Sunday afternoon and we're waiting at the airport. the announcement has just come over the tannoy that the crew hasn't arrived so we will be delayed yet again. Hopefully we will soon be on our way when the crew arrives.
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CLAN - Emphasis on Mercy and Compassion

posted: 20 Jul 2007 comments: 0category:

clan22.jpg Yesterday I paid a visit to the CLAN Gathering in St Andrew's Fife. Kenny Borthwick the Minister of the Church of Scotland in Wester Hailes Edinburgh was one of the founding members of this Christian Event. In 1999 it started with 400 people today around 8000 people from all over the UK attend. I was there because I was invited to the Church Leaders Lunch, I also got the opportunity to share for a short time something of the vision of the CWW Gathering 2008.In the...
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A Rainbow Over Bo'ness

posted: 18 Jul 2007 comments: 0category:

dsc00586.JPG This evening there was a glow in the sky all over Bo'ness. There is something about this little town that gets to you, especially on an evening like this, it's almost magical. Certainly Eva Cassidy singing Click here."Somewhere Over The Rainbow" is to my mind the definitive version and it too is quite magical. So when they come together like this on the blog I really hope you can just grab a wee bit magic for yourself. You look out across the Forth from our garden...
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Mission works better without ministers!

posted: 16 Jul 2007 comments: 0category:

While I've had a few days off, things have been hectic at the church. We have had a wonderful bunch of young people from Old Machar Church in Bridge of Don. They have been leading a mission among many of the young people we have been working with during Valley FM. It has been an outstanding week. the evangelist this week wasn't your traditional minister type. The evangelist was a nineteen year old singer from Bridge of Don, who goes under the name Dawn Richie. She was...
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Amazon Heartbeat inspires Brave hearts

posted: 14 Jul 2007 comments: 0category:

I've had a few days off getting involved with domestic things that required my attention. However I've also been keeping my ear to the ground, as Chairman of the Vine Trust . It looks as though everything is on course for the big broadcast on STV. Yes Amazon Heartbeat is going to be a huge success. All over Scotland during the month of August thousands of people are going to be tuning in to watch the 8 episodes that will tell of the partnership of the Vine Trust and...
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