Between the dates of the 23rd and the 28th of March the team from Northern Ireland combined with some members of the Airdrie congregation had the challenge of delivering 15,000 leaflets to the surrounding areas. The leaflets contained information about Airdrie Reformed Presbyterian Church and their Mission week.
The team from Northern Ireland, consisting of Eleanor McCollum, Scott McCollum, Sarah-Jane Wilson, Stephen Kelso, Lydia Nelson, David McCullough, Marcus Kelso, and Ross Fallows, arrived on Wednesday 23rd of March where we had some time to get settled in and play some games before heading to bed.
On Thursday the 24th of March we began our first day of leaflet distribution, beginning at 10 o’clock we all went to our designated areas and began posting our leaflets; we did so until 12 o’clock. At this stage we headed back to the church for lunch and to get more leaflets for the afternoon session. The afternoon distribution started at 2 o’clock and finished at 4 o’clock. We had 34 regions to cover around the Airdrie area, in three days, we covered 32 of which before we ran out of leaflets. After the afternoon session we had dinner and then met up with the CY for various activities over the few nights we were there. After we had played some games with the CY we had our team devotions, followed by a time of prayer and Psalm singing. Shortly after devotions had finished we headed to bed in preparation for the next day. This was the daily run through from Thursday to Saturday.
Our nightly devotions were run by members of the team. We looked at: Luke 4- based on witnessing; John 4- based on how to work whilst being tired; Job 4- based on fear and courage; Matthew 11- based on rest ; Colossians 4- based on walking in wisdom.
Sabbath day was a very different day, as God has commanded we used it as a day of rest. The team met in the church hall with some members of the congregation for a prayer meeting before the church service in the morning. Andrew Quigley led both services on Sabbath, both services were taken from Luke chapter 11, the morning service was entitled Our Father, and following up on that the evening service was entitled Hallowed be your name. It was encouraging to hear these sermons from Andrew Quigley, and we were happy that he had recovered from an illness to be able to speak so well.
Pray for: The church in Scotland; A good attendance at the mission week; Pray for all those at Airdrie that they will all be good witnesses through Christ