When Malcolm and I were in Toronto we met an amazing woman of God called Jennifer Foster. Jen is also known as Jungle Jen. Jen has felt a calling to go to the Amazon since an early age to reach unreached people groups for Jesus. Her vision is to reach the entire Amazon for Christ!
Right now we have a youth team in Eswatini (Swaziland) in Potter’s Wheel Church about to embark on a Mission Impact Trip with Challenge Ministries Swaziland. The team comprises of 6 young people and 4 leaders and we want to invite you to pray with us through the course of this week that God will use us powerfully to bring His Kingdom to Eswatini.
How brave are you?
Would you drink a glass of liquid that may or may not be apple juice?
Would you flip upside down on a bungee trampoline?
Would you jump, fully clothed off a jetty into a lake?
Would you crawl through a waist-deep, acrid bog?
Would you face monsters and cavemen in the woods?
Would you do whatever God asked you to do?
That’s what we did earlier this month when forty P5-P7 children headed up to Lendrick Muir for a weekend of fun and discovery with a team of leaders, an abundance of energy and some amazing talents.
Relationships. Friendships. Conversations.
It’s what it’s all about. Getting to know people both in and out of church. Sharing our lives and sharing our faith. As adults we can do that in house groups, at the school gate, in the work place. As teenagers it is all online (or so it seems to us adults!) but for children it is physical and tangible. They play and they chat, and they make friends.
So while as adults we are encouraged to invite friends to the spirit café, alpha, beer and carols… and teenagers invite their peers to baptisms or Friday nights, what do we offer for the younger children?
I was amazed again by the levels of hunger for God as we went out on the streets of Edinburgh during this year’s Turning Mission. During a period of only 8 hours we saw 138 people respond to the Good News. One of the words that kept on coming up this year was linger. We found people wanting to chat more, ask questions and share some of the issues they were facing in life. We heard many amazing stories over the 8 days.
Applications are open for the Edinburgh School of Supernatural Transformation (ESST), our school of ministry here at St Mungo’s.
This year we are excited to announce we have made some significant changes to the structure of the school to make it more accessible than ever. We are responding to what we feel God is saying by inviting more people from close to home and across the nation to come and step into personal transformation.
Soul Survivor Scotland (20-25 July 2019)
Five days spent camping with over a thousand teenagers, far fewer showers, and a good spot of rain sounds like most people’s worst nightmare, and yet Soul Survivor has been one of the greatest experiences of my life, not just because of the crêpes and the hot chocolate mountains, but because of the amazing way that God came to meet us and strengthen our faith in Him.
Last year St Mungo’s took part in the Turning Scotland here in Edinburgh. The Turning’s vision is to see every believer across Scotland equipped to share the Gospel and trained to disciple those who respond. Over 20 churches were involved, and at the end of the 8 days outreach, with a total of only 1 hour per day on the street, we saw 852 respond to the Gospel in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh.