‘My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises!
Wake up, my heart! ... I will thank you, Lord, among all the people.’ Psalm 57:8-10
‘Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does.
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!’ Psalm 96:3&4
As we were planing this magazine we knew
that we wanted to let you know some of what
CLAN is planning in 2013, but as we asked
God in prayer for how to go about this we
were directed to the scriptures quoted above
and felt he was asking us to publish the
amazing things he has been doing throughout
Scotland and through Scotland. We want to
shout out about the glory of the Lord! Shout
out about His honour, his mercy and his
strength. One way we could do this was by
bringing ministries together to produce a
magazine style publication that testifies to
God’s deeds, His plans and our unity through
the body of Christ in Scotland. A magazine
that tells a story of God’s incredible work in
2012 Scotland, and His hope bringing plans
We hope you are inspired and encouraged as
you read through the pages that the ministries
have put together - we were!
With love to you all,
The CLAN staff team.
Don Hilary Becca Ruth
3 Dear Reader - Don MacMillan
For the King and His Kingdom
Oh my Lord Now what for 2013?
Is Jesus Enough?
Going Higher - A vision of worship in
2013. Allan McKinlay
16-17 Blue Flame
18-19 Discerning His Voice for Scotland
20 Adopt a Child
21 Release International
26-28 International Christian College
29 Comfort Rwanda
30 North Atlantic Dreams (Streams)
31 Glasgow Prophetic Centre
32 Operation Mercy
34/35 Light and Life
36 Just Trading Scotland
37 Community Advice Scotland
38 Try Praying
39 School of Intercession Scotland
40-41 Regius School
I wanted to introduce to you our new magazine as another
point of connection. We are committed to keep in touch with you
throughout the year.
I once heard commitment being defined as “the state of being
bonded--emotionally, intellectually, or both--to a particular person
or course of action.” Commitment is sustained by dedication and
perseverance. Commitment is active – it is expressed and
realized in our thoughts and actions. Like other forms of giving,
commitment can produce some of life's greatest satisfactions.
CLAN is committed to see a Nation changed, one soul at a time.
For those who have made a commitment to Christ we fully
understand that we are bonded to him and together we form the
One Body. He remains the Head and we cannot do anything
without Christ’s help. The love of God connects us together
allowing us all to function wherever we are as a true example of
the One we love and serve. We are not to tolerate one another but
to love one another.
CLAN is all about helping individual Christians grow in their
understanding of the Scripture and in their experience of the Holy
Spirit. We want to help believers connect with their local Church
and help resource the whole Church here in Scotland so we can
all shine more for Christ. We were commissioned to work together
and not to compete with each other. It is about everyone of us
loving and helping each other to be more.
As we connect with you individually and with churches
collectively, we also want to introduce ministries that are in
partnership with CLAN, ministries called with specific services to
serve the One Body. As we learn, grow and connect we are
stronger together. This allows us to fulfill our mission, to preach
good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, to
open up the eyes of the blind and to set the captives free. Our
mission ultimately is to let people see the real Jesus right where
we live! Imagine the change from being hopeless and helpless to
being transformed into a new life filled with love, hope and eternal
Our mission remains to see a vibrant, worshipping and witnessing
Church in every community in Scotland. We hope this magazine
and all we do helps to make a difference.
God bless you,
(Operations Manager) New Wine Scotland (CLAN)
For the King and His Kingdom!
Working with others to see Jesus lifted high and the work of his
Kingdom advanced - that is what CLAN has been at the heart of
in 2012 and that is what we are looking forward to in 2013.
Christians Linked Across the Nation or, CLAN for short, has seen
an incredible upsurge in partnership working throughout 2012. We
have been privileged to be able to work with 50 other ministries
and denominations throughout the year to see more people
saved, healed, refreshed and equipped than ever before.
For so many of us the stories of what God is doing today in
Scotland are incredible. It was only a few years ago that we had to
look to Africa, Asia or America to hear stories of people being
spiritually hungry and responsive to the gospel - now we are
hearing stories on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. The Lord
has been moving in greater measure as a result of the boldness
and courage of those who have been trained and equipped by
CLAN and our partners over these last few years. It really is
amazing to consider the type and volume of testimonies that we
have today. That is why we have produced this magazine. To give
glory to God for the amazing things that he has done.
CLAN as a ministry is committed to collaborating with others to
see them thrive, and we really believe that this is a crucial aspect
of what it is that we offer the church in Scotland. We really do
want to cultivate a culture of honour within the Scottish church
which sees the best in others and draws it out of them. We want
to celebrate the victories of others. We want to see those who
have been faithful and fruitful promoted and honoured. We are
actively seeking to change the culture that we live in so that there
is a real sense of people being encouraged, built up, challenged to
go further and do greater things for God.
One of the other things we want to give thanks for is the upsurge
in boldness and courage in sharing the gospel. Few of us who
have been to CLAN would deny that these last few years have
seen an explosion of creative ways to connect others with Jesus.
CLAN has been championing this change and believe that there is
much more to come in this area of church life.
In 2013 we are going to be focusing on how to
see more people equipped to be effective in
reaching their friends, family and colleagues.
We believe that creativity will be a significant
element of this training. This is because there
are so many ways to communicate the gospel
and creativity is often the greatest antidote to
the religious spirit that so often wants to limit or
hinder the ways we can connect with people.
This has all culminated in the last few years in
what we believe to be the first wave of the new
missionary movement rising up within
Scotland. We believe that as people have
engaged with the lost through Healing Rooms,
Light & Life, Try Praying, Street Pastors, Blue
Flame, Streams and others that we have seen
about 1000 people engaged in fresh patterns
As we begin to think about what is coming next
in 2013 our sense is that there will be a second
wave of home-based missionaries raised up.
We think that this will be a much larger group
made up of people the length and breadth of
the country who are beginning to see that
church can be effective in reaching the lost
wherever they are.
At CLAN Gathering in 2012 there was a clear
call given to change the agenda for the church
in Scotland - to stop focussing on managing
decline and instead focus on reaching the lost.
In 2013 our aim is to beginning to put into
place the kinds of equipping that will enable
every church that wants to change and grow to
do so. We are looking at ways in which we can
begin to get Scottish stories of transitioning
churches from "inward and settled" to "outward
For so many in church leadership this is like
"changing the wheels on the bus while the bus
is still moving". But there are stories of hope
emerging in our context. There are people who
are growing in the gifts and abilities to see
change managed well, so that local churches
become healthy and fruitful.
Beyond the desire to see each church become
more missional there was also a call to see 500
new churches planted in the next 10 years. To
allow this to happen there needs to be a
massive commitment to the concept that
"Each one plant one". Our hope is that in the
next 10 years each church within the CLAN
network of churches will seek to establish a
new church presence in places that currently
lack it. Clearly this is a huge task, and at the
moment not everyone is convinced that there is
a need to gear up to do this. Sadly the church
statistics are very clear - we are moving into an
era where large areas of our villages, towns
and cities will have no vibrant, worshipping
witness within them. CLAN are therefore
committed along with our partners to train up
local churches that are willing to include this
within their 10 year vision. We will also be
working at training leaders to start new and
emerging patterns of outreach and mission
which will lead to these new communities of
faith being established.
The Lord that has done so much and we are
so grateful. It is because of his faithfulness,
kindness, goodness and desire that we are
excited about the year ahead. It is such a
privilege to be part of the church in Scotland at
this time because despite much that we see
the Lord is powerfully at work. At CLAN we are
just trying to keep up with Him!
Alan McWilliam is CLAN’s
Chairman and is a Church of
Scotland Minister based in
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free
Faith Brennan Andrea Mill
April 13th 2013
Argyllshire Gathering Halls, Oban
scottish Charity No SC034886
Oh My Lord Now What for 2013?
In 2012 the leaders of Clan spent a lot of
time thinking and praying about a strategy
for Discipleship that would actually changes
lives. My prayer for the last 12 months has
been “Transform us Lord and give us a
growing love for others and for your Church
in Scotland.” I subsequently found myself
speaking in various churches up and down
the nation on the themes like “The
E m o t i o n a l l y H e a l t h y C h u r c h ” . o r
“Understanding the Emotional Climate
Within Our Relationships,” or “Leading
From a Healthy Soul”. The central thoughts
behind all of this are all related to the word
“Flourish” and the question I am pondering
in my heart just now is, how can our
churches in Scotland be churches that are
What does this word flourish mean to us in
the church at this time in our nation? The
meaning of the word is - to burst forth, to
sprout, to bloom, to blossom and to spread
This means we have to ask ourselves some
questions as we come to the end of 2012
e.g. How do you see your current situation?
Is your church flourishing – is mine? Are we
as individuals living a life that is flourishing
or do we feel we are floundering? It is an
obvious fact as we serve God together that
emotional health and spiritual maturity are
‘Planted in the house of the Lord
they will flourish in the courts of
our God’ Psalm 92:13
Therefore in Clan we are exploring and
teaching others the intricate balance
between learning to live in deeper
relationships that are balanced between our
life with God, our life within the Church and
our life with people who don’t know Jesus
yet. We want to create a radical discipleship
culture throughout the nation in the context
of our local churches in Scotland. It is
important for us as leaders to explore this in
order to get our churches ready and
prepared to walk through the new doors
towards those “greater things” that God
has planned for us in the coming year.
What are these new doors and what
makes it difficult for us to move on into
Door Number 1
The Door of Opportunity
1 Corinthians 16:9 & Revelation 3:8
Question for prayer: What opportunities
for greater things are coming my way in
2013? Open my eyes to see.
Door Number 2
The Door that is Open
Revelation 4:1 ‘ After these things I
looked up and a door standing open in
This door takes us through into another
realm a door that lets us see from a
Question for Prayer: Where do we need a
bigger perspective in our lives or ministry
as we approach 2013? As it is in heaven
let it be on earth.
Door Number 3
Behold I stand at the door and knock
The Lord wants us to respond to His
knocking and respond to His desire to
open up new ways of seeing and to bring
new opportunities into our lives.
Question for Prayer: Which area of your
Church life do you feel God is knocking
on right now? What new areas can you
respond to Him in?
Unfortunately we sometimes get “stuck in
a moment,” which can be either a good
moment or a bad moment. A moment of
tragedy or trauma or a moment that
seemed to have worked well. As we
approach the end of 2012 and position
ourselves for the beginning of 2013, the
prophetic question that is being asked is
“Now What?” What is next for Scotland?
What now Lord?
2 Kings Chapter 6:15 is a classic now
what moment in Scripture when the
servant of Elisha says:
“Alas my master what shall
This is a hinge moment, and it is a
junction moment. The servant could have
been stuck in a moment of fear or stuck in
a moment of doubt but the prophet said “
Do not fear” and then prayed to God:
“open his eyes that he might see.”
Here is the question I am asking the Lord ”
Now what for Scotland?” Oh my Lord
what shall we do now? The whisper I keep
hearing from the Holy Spirit is believe for
I want to suggest that the measure of faith
and the measure of grace and the measure
of seeing and understanding that we had
for 2012 will not take us into 2013. We
need bigger perspective right now in our
lives and ministries?
As we move into 2013 join with us in prayer
for Greater Things For Scotland. He wants
to give us:
• greater clarity,
• greater courage,
• greater confidence,
• greater commitment,
• greater joy,
• greater influence
• greater impact.
• greater passion.
Join with us as we pray that the Lord will
open our eyes to see and move through all
the doors He is setting before us as we turn
the page 2013.
Andrea Wigglesworth is the
Director of Counselling at St
Mungo's Church in
Edinburgh She teaches and
trains Christian Counsellors,.
IS JESUS ENOUGH?
What does the church scene feel like in Scotland in 2012?
It is a very difficult question to answer. There is
a strange mix taking place, a cloudy cocktail
where clarity is hard to discern. Death and
resurrection, hope and despair, action and
paralysis, unity and fragmentation all shaken
and maybe stirred as well.
There is some great work going on. From
fasting to food banks, on the streets
evangelism to political advocacy, alpha
courses to creative arts projects, the
church is seeking to make a difference in
Yet alongside the encouragements there is still
decline. Some congregations fear their future
and a sense of uncertainty pervades many.
There are church leaders who appear to be
under a huge strain, and for some, mission is
taking a back seat to maintenance issues and
In the midst of all that is going on in the nation I
have a growing conviction. Our greatest need
is to fall more in love with Jesus. We need a
renewed passion for the presence of God. My
conviction is that both our identity and our
praxis needs to be more rooted in a passion for
Jesus. As individual Christians and as the
church in the nation we need to allow ourselves
to be shaped by our abandonment to the one
who took the punishment for our sins upon
Himself. Let me ask you the question I am
asking myself. Is Jesus enough? Is My desire
for the presence of Jesus central to my life.
Rather than seeking new techniques and the
latest ideas do we need to simply throw
ourselves again on the
beautiful mercy of our
I have reflected many times on this story from
John chapter 12v1-8. It is such an easy
incident to visualise. A small dinner party for
Jesus at Bethany a week before Passover. I
picture excitement and conversation around
what Jesus did the last time He had been in
Bethany. How did Lazarus feel sitting next to
Jesus after Jesus had raised him from the
dead? What would the atmosphere have been
Then suddenly there is this unexpected
intervention by Mary. This is a Jesus centred,
lavish, extravagant act of adoration that must
have made a few guests a little uncomfortable. I
am convinced some people wouldn't have
known where to look. Tom Wright comments,
"by the apparently outrageous gesture of
anointing Jesus feet and wiping them with her
hair. She would need to let it down for the
purpose, that's roughly the equivalent, at a
modern dinner party, of hitching up a long skirt
to the top of her thighs." (John for everyone
SPCK p22) The point is that this is almost
shameless. It is further than most people would
find acceptable. It is also seen in the type of
perfume that she pours out on the feet of
Jesus. This was no cheap fragrance grabbed of
a dressing table. This pure nard was incredibly
expensive. Don Carson writes " the quantity of
the perfume was large, about 11 ounces. Nard
is an oil extracted from the root and spike of the
nard plant, grown in India....... Its purity,
quantity and origin count for an appalling cost;
when John labels this an expensive perfume,
he is thinking on a scale far larger than what we
may mean by the words." (D. Carson, the
Gospel according to John I.V.P p 428 )
This perfume was of such quality and cost that it
would normally have been kept either for a
wedding, as a pension or for burial. It was either
for money, intimacy or eternity. By pouring it in
anointing Jesus Mary is saying she can give
no more. She is holding nothing back. It is
everything for Jesus and He is enough.
Two final small points from this story. Firstly, the
atmosphere is literally changed by this act of
devotion. The house is now filled with the
fragrance. This outpouring has had an effect
much wider that just for the original recipient,
Jesus. Not only did they witness what Mary had
done but they experienced something of it. The
fragrance would stay with them for sometime to
I love T.V. programmes like C.S.I. However, the
final clue to catch the culprit is something to do
with DNA. Just a little of it, on a hairbrush or in
the car is always enough to solve the case. I
think of Mary going into the room, worshipping
with everything she had and leaving with some
of Jesus DNA. from his feet as she wiped them
with her hair.
Is our hearts desire to get to the place
where just being in the presence of our
Lord and saviour is enough? Are we being
changed by our encounters with Jesus? As
we go into the workplace, school or even in
the family do we carry something of Jesus
I guess I am yearning for a radical, over the top
group of people throughout the nation who are
totally sold out for Jesus. Where everything
begins and ends with desire for His presence, to
be abandoned in a way that makes some
uncomfortable and others question. It is to live in
the place of encounter and engagement, so
when we desire to see more mission and church
planting, it is not primarily for the renewing of our
nation, nor is it too see the
church become alive.
It is because we love Jesus. It is all for Jesus.
We live in the presence of and with Jesus and
because His glory and honour mean so much to
us we want to live for Him. We long for a day
when people of every tribe tongue and nation
will be lost in corporate adoration. Where the
One who is Lion and Lamb will be worshipped.
So, as I reflect upon the church in our nation, I
am encouraged by many things. However, our
danger is always to look for the next thing, the
new thing, or the idea that will change the
nation. We can be in danger of saying Jesus
plus something. I am not opposed to the new
things and the challenging questions about why
we do what we do. Yet in my heart I know
that it is not an idea that will change a
nation but Jesus.
For Clan, my hope is that together, we can
create an atmosphere of love for Jesus that has
the by product of changing everything. As we
are changed in His presence so everything
around us begins to be transformed. A people
who love Jesus, seek His presence and then
carry something of His DNA with them.
Fred is director of the
Evangelical Alliance in
Scotland and part of the
CLAN Leadership Team.
A vision of worship in 2013
By Allan McKinlay
On 27 th July 2012 the whole of Great Britain
were encouraged to ring out bells all across
the land to welcome the 2012 Olympic
games to the UK. A few weeks before that I
heard Benni Johnson from Bethel church in
Redding California speak about bells and
the bell ringing that was about to take place
in the UK. She reminded me that bells were
traditionally used in church steeples to call
the people in the towns and villages to come
and worship. She also said that she felt that
this was a prophetic sign from God that
there was a fresh call to worship, rising
within the UK. This had confirmed what the
Lord had been speaking to my wife and I
My wife, Naomi had a dream a while back,
of both of us on a beach, next to a church
building which was more in-land and there
was a mountain in the background. In the
dream there were 3 devastating waves that
were about to crash into the land and
destroy everything. Naomi felt strongly in the
dream that we, along with everybody in the
church, had to let go of what we were doing
and climb the mountain to safety.
We felt the Lord was saying through the
dream that the call up the mountain was a
fresh call to worship and to seek His face,
like Moses. We also felt that to do this there
were things we would have to let go of that
we were doing or holding on to. When
Moses climbed mount Sinai the Israelites
built a golden calf at the bottom and
worshipped it. We felt that the Lord was
saying that the church in Scotland (us
included) have been building our own idols
of worship and that He was going to send
some waves which would destroy these
idols. We felt the Lord saying that it is time
to let go of those things and to go on a
journey up the mountain, to worship Him.
When the waves come, those who are on
the mountain will see what happens from an
aerial view. They will see it from Gods
prospective. However those who haven't will
feel the full devastation of the waves.
In order to climb the mountain and let go of
idols, we need to humble ourselves. There
are many different idols which we can build
in our lives. For some it's building their own
church, ministry or empire, for others it's
addictions, selfish desires or dreams, for
others it's football, TV, internet, various
material things or even money! Giving up on
these things means having to let go. Let go
and let God. So many of us started out
doing what we are doing because it was a
good idea but was it a God idea? How many
of us are building our own empires just to
reach the top of Christian celebrity status?
Maybe we started with the right heart but
got sidetracked somewhere along the way.
Look how easy it was for the children of
Israel to get distracted and sidetracked with
their golden calf. They got fed up waiting. As
a nation we have had many incredible
prophesies and promises from God that
there will be a great revival that will spread
out to the rest of Europe. However I think
what the Lord asked us to do was to wait on
Him to do it. Some of us got fed up waiting.
Some of us have tried to make it happen
ourselves. Some of us have even said that it
is happening when it really isn't. We need to
let go and let God. It's time to wait on the
Lord. It's time to let go of all of these things,
empty our hands and climb the mountain.
We need to humble ourselves. God exalts
the humble but sees the proud from afar.
Pride is a huge problem in Scotland. Disunity
is a huge problem too. Lots of us think
that what we do is better and are really
critical of others. Some of us have the
appearance of unity but talk about each
other behind each others back. God has had
enough of our pride and dishonour. A wave
is coming. It's going to wipe out all of the
idols, pride and dishonour in the church.
Everything that can be shaken will be
If we really want to see our nation change
and experience revival, then we need to
humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and
turn from our wicked ways. THEN He will
hear from heaven and heal our land. We
need to humble ourselves and we need to
climb the mountain.
Will Reagan's song says
'I lean not on my own understanding, my life
is in the hands of the maker of heaven.
I give it all to You God, trusting that You'll
make something beautiful out of me.
And I will climb this mountain with my hands
There's nothing I hold on to.'
Let me encourage you to climb the
mountain of the Lord in 2013 and to hold on
to nothing as you climb. Lay it all down and
put your life in the hands of the maker of
Heaven. Let go and let God!
I would like to share 3 different practical
things I believe we can do to start to take
some steps to climb the mountain.
Practically we need to make time with the
Lord more of a priority. For me it was turning
the TV off and fasting social media websites.
Psalms 37:7 says “Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him” and Psalms 46:10
says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Jesus often withdrew to spend time with the
father, in a solitary place. Too many of us are
far to busy 'doing.' Remember the story of
Mary and Martha in the Gospels. We need to
learn to take the time just to sit at Jesus
Make a Choice
Psalms 54:6 says “I will sacrifice a freewill
offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord,
for it is good.” We need to make a choice to
worship God in every circumstance. It's not
always easy to praise, rejoice and give
thanks to God especially when our
circumstances are difficult or we're going
through a hard time but when we choose to
praise and thank God no matter what the
circumstance, he often brings breakthrough.
Look at Paul & Silas in Acts 16 when they
were in the prison. They praised God in the
midst of persecution and what happened?
Their chains came off, all of the prison doors
flew open and they got freedom! Making a
choice to worship also changes our
perspective. Our circumstances can seem
so overwhelming but when we worship God
and see how big he is, we start to see things
in His perspective and we get an aerial view.
Make a Joyful noise!
Ephesians 5:18-19 says “Do not get drunk
on wine, which leads to debauchery.
Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to
one another with psalms, hymns, and songs
from the Spirit. Sing and make music from
your heart to the Lord,”
Isaiah 12:5-6 says “Sing to the Lord, for he
has done glorious things; let this be known
to all the world. Shout aloud and sing for joy,
people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of
Israel among you.”
Sing to the Lord! There is something
powerful about music and melody. Let me
encourage you to sing your heart out to the
Lord. He so delights in it! It doesn't matter
what your voice is like! I've always believed
that there's a filter in the sky which autotunes
everyone’s vocals to sound pleasing
to God! Sing and shout, don't be silent!
Look at the power of music and shouting at
Jericho. It brought the walls down. I believe
that as we shout to the Lord and rejoice in
Him we will see walls come tumbling down
in our land.
So in conclusion, lets make 2013 a year
where we humble ourselves, climb the
mountain and pursue Him like never before!
Allan is a worship leader and song writer - to
find out more see www.allanmckinlay.com 15
Reaching Out Further in Inverness
Following Jesus in Inverness is exciting. One example is “Blue Flame”. Believers
from different local churches and traditions, supported and led by The King’s
Fellowship and Inverness Community Church, are getting together to explore
fresh creativity, with a particular heart for reaching out where they haven’t felt
The blue flame is the hottest and most intense part of a fire, and the colour
blue is often a prophetic symbol of divine revelation, God's love, and an open
Heaven. There is an intensity of revelation, love and favour that God wants to
lavish on us, breaking us out of closed thinking into fresh ideas, and out of
ingrained ways of doing things into being led very simply by the Spirit.
One of Blue Flame’s goals is to encourage and facilitate training and
opportunity in Spirit-inspired art working alongside Spirit-given gifts. There
was an amazing response to this at CLAN Gathering and CLAN Women this
year. People spoke of being drawn to various art forms and of receiving
profound messages from God through them.
Blue Flame have also been taking it “out there” for a number of years. At the
Belladrum Tartan Heart festival, tents are filled with heavenly art pieces, dance
and music while a “spiritual menu” offers ministry to the public in creative
ways. One lady’s story is typical. She wanted to speak to the artists of a
painting which was stirring her deeply with new questions and feelings. They
were able to share Jesus with her and she was moved to tears as they realised
that she was having a profound encounter with God through their art.
At another local spiritual fayre, working alongside non-Christian spiritual
practitioners, a prophetically-inspired metal sculpture was installed at a table
offering prophetic ministry, dream interpretation and healing. Stall-holders and
public alike were drawn to the sculpture and the atmosphere of peace and
healing around the installation. Many of these people came to a new place of
trust in Jesus and a new interest in church which they had previously rejected.
The Inverness Healing On The Streets team comprises believers from a
number of different local churches, and they have recently been joined on the
streets by people who have grown through Blue Flame. Dream interpretation,
prophetic art, a percussion circle, face-painting, and lots of creative acts of
kindness join the street party that is Healing On The Streets.
Creativity is also about finding new, sometimes lateral, things in the familiar, and discovering new
opportunities. On St Valentines Day, three Street Pastors in Inverness headed out into
something new, and something which seemed to be unique for Street Pastors in the UK: a
scheduled day time patrol in the City Centre. 9 months and1000 conversations later, they have
brought peace and comfort to those who the regular night-time teams never, or rarely, meet, in
addition to meeting people in agencies who share their compassion for the lost, the lonely, and
the least – people whose hearts are not far from the Kingdom of God, the "Father to the
Fatherless, defender of widows … [who] places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free
and gives them joy." (Psalm 68)
Many new and creative things are happening in local churches. Over the last couple of years the
wider Culloden community in Inverness has enjoyed four Big Free Give Away days – the brain
child of The Barn Church Of Scotland Community Worker, Paul Haringman. The idea is that
church folk donate new or nearly new items they’re willing to give away. Up to 2000 of these
are set out on stalls. Local residents get invited. The church can even manage some special
“customer focussing” as a result of consultation with local Social Work Services and others.
Ministries like healing, dream interpretation and prophecy combine well with traditional free
teas, coffees & baking, and three minute portrait sketching (which supplies each sitter with a
scroll affirming that humans are made in God’s image and therefore of high value) and become
part of the Big Free Give Away. The days resonated deeply with people and raised telling
questions and comments. Chances to share the truth of Jesus’ kindness and generosity open up
in a setting where His love is actually being demonstrated.
Blue Flame/Street pastors
Collaboration with Blue Flame has helped the Barn to develop a more holistic ministry with
widening community connection. The Church has also become friends with a local pub where
the church “staff” have “business” lunches. The link with Blue Flame led to the pub being willing
to stage a “Spiritual Fayre” in its restaurant area, aiming to reach spiritual seekers on their own
home territory. The pub owner is keen to build good community relationships and considers
Blue Flame and the local church to be part of this vision.
Contributors: Mark Hadfield, Charity Bowman-Webb, Andrew Gregg, Rev Jim Robertson,
Photographs: (c) Karen Beaton, Andrew Gregg
Blue Flame: http://www.facebook.com/hisblueflame
The Kings Fellowship: http://www.thekingsfactory.com
Inverness Community Church: http://www.newdayinternational.org
Inverness Street Pastors: http://www.facebook.com/nesspastors
The Barn Church: http://www.barnchurch.org.uk
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Sponsor a Child ….
…. Transform a Community
Adopt-A-Child is an evangelistic sponsorship programme reaching out to the peoples of
Guatemala and Albania through feeding programmes, medical and dental care, Bible
teaching, discipleship training and prayer.
Despite difficult economic times globally, God continues to
bless and expand our ministry.
In Albania, two medical and dental campaigns took place
during 2012, reaching out to the adults and children in the
community with the Gospel, as well as offering treatment.
More than 730 people were seen and 70 responded to the
Gospel over the two week-long campaigns.
In Guatemala our 9 programmes are growing, with around 10,000 children
now registered. 2012 saw the opening of a new, purpose-built facility in
Dueñas, paid for largely with donations from the UK, to house a rapidly
growing programme of over 1,000 children.
Our programme in Zone 5 in Guatemala City is also in need of new,
larger premises and we are in the process of negotiating for a new
We are excited to be part of the work that God is
doing in Albania and Guatemala through Adopt-A-
Child and trust that He will continue to lead and
guide us through 2013 and beyond.
You can find out more about our work on our website
Adopt-A-Child (a programme of LWI) in the UK is a Scottish Charity No. SC 029685,
and a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee, No. 202663
International Development Coordinator, Paul A Cocking. Reg Office: AAC, Culloden Centre, Keppoch Road, Inverness, IV2 7LL, Scotland
SCOTLAND: VOICE OF
been an amazing year of encouragement,
rich blessing and joy at Release
International Scotland this year. Here
are just some of the ways in which, through
our supporters, we have been able to make a
di�erence to the lives of persecuted Christians:
� Together we prayed brothers and sisters out of
prison who had been jailed because of their
� We held special camps to encourage pastors
and their churches who face di�cult times
serving God in their communities.
� We supplied Christian literature and Bibles to
persecuted Christians around the world.
� We held conferences to connect women of
faith in Scotland with those in restricted
countries su�ering for their faith.
� With our partner Pavel we helped churches
in Scotland to hear what life is really like for
Christians in Central Asia.
Thanks so much to our supporters who
have given their time, money and resources to
enable all of this to happen. A special thanks to
Philip in Glasgow and Laurie in Inverness who
undertook sponsored walks, and to Pat in Rhu
who asked friends to donate to Release Scotland
rather than give her gi�s for her 70th Birthday.
Others held co�ee mornings and Valentine
events. Supporters and churches have faithfully
prayed and given regularly to help support our
su�ering family in Christ. Your support is truly
Release International, PO Box 54, Orpington BR5 9RT
Tel: 01689 823491 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity 280577
2013: AN EXCITING YEAR AHEAD
In 2013 please help us to increase the number
of safe houses for women who have given
their lives to Christ in Egypt. A�er conversion
they o�en live in fear of their families and
the authorities and need a safe place to live.
Christian women and girls are an easy target
for kidnapping, rape and forced marriage so we
are developing a project to set up a network of
groups to protect them. We also plan to support
a vital training and discipleship course for those
who have come to faith.
It would be great if you would join us in this
exciting new year of serving Christ and our
persecuted family together. There are many
ways to help: from praying to raising awareness
in your church to taking part in a sponsored
fundraising event. When I meet persecuted
brothers and sisters and tell them that we are
praying for them, tears run down their faces
and they say: “Our God has not forgotten us and
neither have his people.”
From all at Release we wish you a truly
blessed Christmas and a peaceful new year.
Te a r f u n d
‘I will give thanks
to you, LORD, with
all my heart; I will
tell of all your
On the wall of our small
prayer room in the
office we write all the things
for which we are thankful to
God. It’s a wonderful reminder of
everything he’s done throughout the
last year, in our lives personally and
Tearfund’s work around the world.
At Tearfund our vision is to see people released
from material and spiritual poverty through
the local church. We know we will never see
that fulfilled without prayer. So last February,
in Queen’s Park Baptist Church, Glasgow, we
ran a dynamic twenty four hours of continuous
worship and prayer. It was a powerful time to
meet with God, exalt his name, and pray for his
kingdom to come amongst poor, broken, hurting
and marginalised people.
Teams from thirteen different churches across
the denominations joined us to lead worship
and prayer in many different styles. We also had
sessions run by Glasgow House of Prayer and a
24-7 prayer room. More than 400 people from
all over Scotland joined us over the 24 hours.
Working in partnership with other organisations
was a significant part of our year. From Alpha
Scotland to Bethany Christian Trust, CLAN to
the Alive Festival, we are so thankful for the
relationships God is developing in Scotland for
the good of his kingdom.
We’ve also been busy making another type of
connection – linking churches here in Scotland
with our church partners in the developing
world. As part of Tearfund’s growing Connected
Church programme, Scottish churches are
having their eyes opened to both the needs of
poor people and the power of local churches
as agents of transformation. For example, this
year Penicuik North Kirk began to help more
than 500 vulnerable families in four villages
overcome problems with hunger, through their
new connection with our partner Eagles Relief
and Development in Malawi.
The desire to connect was taken further when
Tearfund Scotland Director Lynne Paterson led
a team of eight of Scotland’s leaders to
see our work through local churches in
Uganda. The team was co-led by CLAN
Chairman Alan McWilliam, and included
other members of the CLAN family such
as Tommy MacNeil, Faith Brennan, David
Malcolm and Iain Sutherland.
All those who came were very touched by
the level of need they experienced, and
the difference that can be made when a
local church is empowered and motivated
by God’s love to do something about it.
The team saw the importance of tackling
mindsets in helping people out of poverty in the
long term. On his return, Alan McWilliam said,
‘After this second trip
with Tearfund, I am even
more convinced that their
work through these local
churches is the best way
I have seen of cutting
poverty at the roots.’
You can find out more about the team’s
experience in Uganda on our website
www.tearfund.org/scotland or in Tear Times
Scotland magazine out in January.
Finally, we are thankful for the many volunteers
who have worked alongside us this year to raise
money, facilitate prayer, encourage people to
campaign against injustice – we would achieve
far less if it wasn’t for our extended family. The
fundraising bug even caught the Tearfund team
when all the ladies braved the wind and rain to
run the Glasgow Women’s 10k in May with a
group of volunteers.
2013 holds much excitement for us as a team. Volunteer Manager Jo
Mummery is leading a team of Tearfund specialist speakers to Peru in
January, and will be joined by worship leader Allan McKinlay.
We are planning other trips with church leaders later in the year, seeking to challenge and inspire
them to bring about change in their own communities as well as supporting and learning from
churches in the poorest parts of the world, as they do the same.
Prayer will continue to be the lifeblood of all that we do. We are partnering with Pray for Scotland to host
Poured Out, a two day prayer event at Stirling Baptist Church on Friday 19 to Saturday 20 April 2013. We
will be looking at what it means to be poured out in devotion, worship, prayer and action and will be crying
out to God to pour out his spirit on our nation and the world.
We will be up in Inverness at the Alive Festival again in June, then at CLAN in July, as well as many
other events throughout the year. To keep up to date with our latest news and events please visit our
website www.tearfund.org/scotland or like Tearfund Scotland on Facebook.
RESOURCING THE CHUCH
Master of Theology Programmes that Enhance Ministry
What is God doing in Scotland, and
across the world? Well, one thing
He seems to be doing is giving
Christians a real burden for getting
involved in holistic ministry and
helping to transform their
communities. This isn’t new – right
from Pentecost the Holy Spirit has been building
communities which reflect the kingdom. It’s
really exciting to see folk recapturing this vision.
However, if we’re going to be able to do this
faithfully and well in our 21st century world with
all its challenges, we’re going to need to be
resourced and equipped, and that’s why God
gives us pastors and teachers - to equip the
saints for the work of ministry.
But who resources the resourcers? An
increasing focus of the ministry of International
Christian College is providing a place where
leaders can take time out for personal and
professional development. It’s easy for this to be
put to one side in the middle of a busy ministry,
yet in the long run this doesn’t help anyone.
Doctors, lawyers, teachers and other
professionals all take the time to upgrade their
skills regularly – so how about pastors and
leaders and others involved in Christian
ministry? Sure, it’s an investment of time and
money, but it will pay dividends both in leaders’
own lives and in the lives of their churches.
That’s why we’ve just launched a Masters Level
programme in Community Learning and
“As a Christian practitioner in a 'secular'
organisation, I have found the combination of
theological, sociological and educational reflection
offered by the course vital in helping me continue
to develop my work with young people in
communities. Understanding my own heart, passion
and innovation for community work in the light of a God who is
zealous, abundant and creative is something that changes me,
challenges my approach to practice, and pushes me forward.”
Peta Garbett, Children's Service Manager
Development with Applied Theology, and we
have three other MTh programmes launching in
2013. They’re all designed to be done in tandem
with peoples’ ministry, with intensive study
weeks and online study support. Please pray
that God will use
these in His mission
of seeing his
come here in
Scripture and Theology
New questions being raised in the study of
Scripture and of theology can provide
opportunities for the deepening of faith and the
development of ministry. The Master of
Theology in Scripture and Theology provides
the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills
in biblical studies and its relationship with
theology in order to develop academically,
professionally and personally. Central to this
programme is a focus on issues of Biblical
interpretation, and on the relationship between
Scripture, theology and context.
Involvement in ministry can sometimes leave
little time for reflection on what you are doing
and why, and yet this is essential for the ongoing
development of ministry. The Master of
Theology in Ministry Practice offers the
opportunity to develop academically,
professionally and personally through reflection
on Scripture, theology, context and ministry
experience. At the heart of this programme is
reflection on the students own spiritual
“The opportunity to engage in high quality personal
development while continuing in my role as a church pastor is a
special privilege. To share this journey with others - fellow
students and ICC staff - who have a similar passion to see the
church as a practical means of transformation in its local
community is a challenging and exciting bonus.”
Ken Brown, Pastor
Dedridge Baptist Church, Livingston
Community Learning & Development
with Applied Theology
Increasingly those involved in Christian ministry
are facing the question of how to engage better
with the communities, both Christian and non-
Christian, which they seek to serve. The use of
both non-formal and informal educational
techniques to work alongside groups and
individuals within communities offers an
For more information about these, and other, study
options at International Christian College contact:
approach to Christian outreach and discipleship
which can meet the needs of those in Christian
The diverse field of Community Learning and
Development uses these techniques and
includes such specialist areas as adult
education and youth work.
The Master of Theology in Community Learning
& Development offers the opportunity to explore
not only the practical principles of community
learning and development, but to reflect on and
critique these principles theologically.
Ministry in an Urbanising World
Half the world’s population live in cities and this
proportion is rapidly growing. Urban values and
culture make their impact felt far more widely
than just in the inner cities and shanty towns of
our world. Christian ministry almost everywhere
on earth is now done in world shaped by urban
Reflection on practical, biblical, theological,
academic and personal resources, allows
students to develop their abilities as reflective
practitioners of ministry in the urban centres of
the world or those shaped by
www.icc.ac.uk | email@example.com | 0141 552 4040
urban values. The programme
takes a global view, and includes
an intensive week of study and
engagement in Kibera, on the
edge of Nairobi.
What are you doing this summer?
New from ICC
for Summer 2013
Summer schools from
International Christian College
Church after Christendom
August 19 th -23 rd
A week for Christians to explore Biblical
teaching on the church and the practical
challenges of how we can plant and develop
churches which will thrive in our new
Evangelism and Conversion
August 26 th -30 th
A week for leaders and those with an
interest in theology to explore in more
depth some biblical, theological and
sociological perspectives on the themes of
evangelism and conversion.
For more information:
0141 552 4040
God’s amazing work in Rwanda in 2012
Comfort Rwanda is grateful to God and extends thanks to all its friends and
supporters for helping us:
� send hundreds of children to school, send students to university, and continue
to build the school, and dig a well, at Gakagati
� fund agricultural and bee-keeping projects for genocide survivors
� reach 50 houses Comfort completed Rwanda for the Healed Community at Kamonyi
� support rape survivors in DR Congo with funds for surgery and a sewing school
� provide homes for genocide survivors at Jari and Karongi
� finish the main building at the 9 classroom Ihumure Vocational Training
College, partnering The Living Church
� buy land to start the cattle breeding herd to provide cows for genocide
� provide monthly support for 100 genocide survivors and dozens of ex-street
� run the charity shops and promote the sale of Rwandan crafts
But most of all the best thing is the hearts that have been healed, the
guilty and shamed that have been forgiven and cleansed, the lost that have
been saved and the love that has been shared. Bless you all!
Plans of hope for 2013
One of our biggest challenges is to
provide places at the Vocational
Training College for ex-street kids
and genocide survivors like:
“My parents and siblings
were all killed in the
genocide. When I left
the orphanage I had to
drop out of school, so I
need vocational training.
My hope is that God will change
my history & open a door for me to
get happiness in the future”
“My parents died when
we were young and
we were forced onto
the streets. Thanks
to The Living Church
I left the streets and now wish to
be a responsible person and turn my
life around for the better. I wish to
learn a skill that will improve my
being and develop myself by
working and earning a living”
Would you like to change a life and give a
young Rwandan a hope and a future by
sponsoring them to go to the Vocational
Training College at £20 or £40 a month?
email firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone Julie at 0141 840 2742 or 01236 827251
We’d love to hear from you!
(or Fruit before Gifts) by Rick Hayes
Over 12 years ago, in year 2000, when John Paul Jackson first taught his course, The Art of
Hearing God, outside of the USA, he brought it to Scotland. The essence of this was, that God
had moved him to help restore Scotland’s prophetic heritage to His church. God had also
paved the way, by creating well-formed, good relationships (without which kingdom ministry
cannot be sustained) between John Paul and a number of Scottish church leaders, and
many Christians, by regular visits to Scotland since 1990.
Why Scotland first? Because the church in Scotland has a God-given destiny as a prophetic
missionary nation. This includes sending out missionaries throughout the world, as history and
present trends show; it also includes anointed preaching, for both of which Scotland has been
renowned. It also includes both of the above being enriched and empowered by the gift of
prophecy, for many Scottish Christians, even hearing the word prophecy warms their hearts –
it is meant to. Just one example, in the Lewis revival, Duncan Campbell’s preaching was
salted with revelation (listen to the testimony recordings!) See also Jack Deere’s books.
Since 2000, many who have taken The Art of Hearing God course have measurably matured
in their revelatory gifting (church leaders have commented favourably on that). Many have
taken further courses to prepare them to use their gifts in evangelistic settings, several have
initiated missionary communities, creatively connecting people with the love of God in
thousands of powerful encounters - much sowing of seed, and moving many toward their
creator and His church.
In the lives of these ministering Christians, the transformation has come through giving
attention to facets of character growth (epitomised by growing the fruits of the Holy Spirit) –
this gives a strong foundation to the growth of any spiritual gift especially the prophetic and
enhances life itself.
Rom 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ…but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know
that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Let us press on into our discipleship and hope, pray and make every effort toward continuing
maturity and effectiveness in presenting the good news of the kingdom and becoming
THEART OF HEARING GOD
Learn to hear the voice of the Lord and to develop greater intimacy with Him
This course is designed to enable students to discern God’s voice in it’s many facets. Character
building for life, this foundational course covers:
Three Pillars of Prophetic Ministry : Five Levels of Listening, Knowing God's Voice : Practical Tips for
Delivering a Word : Prophetic Servanthood and Authority : Metaphorical Understanding : Fellowship
of the Spirit, Spiritual Authority : Spirit of Lawlessness in the Church : Role, Purpose, and Function of
the Church : Godward Meditation : Distinguishing Between Prophets and Psychics : Comparison of
Left-Brain and Right-Brain Characteristics : Role, Purpose, and Function of Prophetic Ministry in the
Course information & booking
Tel 07761 712220 or visit
A PROPHETIC & SUPERNATURAL EQUIPPING CENTRE FOR SCOTLAND AND THE NATIONS
TESTIMONIES IN 2012
We are celebrating the amazing testimonies of our clients this
year. The power of God has broken through again and again in
people’s lives! Releasing the prophetic has reconnected people
with their destinies and the awesome things that God wants to do
in, and through, them:
“All of what [the team] prophesied was incredibly accurate. I never really
believed that God knew all of me yet when you spoke what He was saying to
you [about me] I was blown away! ...through you God has done an awesome
work by stirring up boldness in me!” - from a 15-year old boy
“This year I received freedom ministry at Glasgow Prophetic Centre, where
the power of God changed me completely... some of the things God revealed
surprised me... I was set free... the changes in my life have been incredible! I
am so full of joy. I have a peace that is unexplainable, I know for a fact that
God loves me, I see myself di�ferently now - no longer as a failure but loved
and accepted... I no longer engage in [lists the sins of her former life], I can
love again...” - testimony of young woman
The prophets have heard that
there will be a ‘breaking storm’ of
restoration over the nation. This will catapult the nation into a
time of unprecedented signs and wonders. It will be a year known
as the ‘year of miracles’ and a decade known as the ‘decade of
wonders’ in church history. The Lord in this storm will also topple
that which continues in unrighteousness. God says that He is
taking the pause button off the move of the Spirit that He began
in the nations over 15 years ago. . . For the full word from Glasgow
Prophetic Centre for 2013, please visit our website.
Glasgow Prophetic Centre
26B Renfield Street Glasgow G2 1LU
Find us on Facebook: “Glasgow Prophetic Centre” or on Twitter: “propheticscots”
Now thousands every
day across Scotland
and the world receive
a word by email or
online. Why don’t you
join them, today?
And, to receive a
prophetic word in
person, simply visit
the website and book
for a Prophetic
Check-Up. This is
now an international
service - with people
travelling from all
over the world for a
Why not have a team from Glasgow Prophetic Centre visit your church?
We can prophesy over the destiny of your church OR train in the prophetic gi�t.
0141 221 7273 email@example.com
International Network of Prophetic Centres. A charity registered in Scotland, SC043135
Whether facilitating partnerships with individuals and churches to OM’s ministries
worldwide or reaching out to diverse ethnic communities, OM has a longestablished
presence in the UK seeking to fulfil a vision of ‘Mission at the Heart of
the Church and the Church at the Heart of the Community.’
DEPENDENT ON GOD
Certain things are obvious. OM remains a movement of
God, trusting in God, utterly dependent upon Him and
showing that dependence by our commitment to His Word
and to waiting upon Him in prayer.
Through God’s liberating love we are seeing remarkable
witness in our key focus areas around the world.
Through our Emerging Mission Movements, in Latin
America, Southern Africa and parts of Asia a new era of
mission workers is producing powerful fruit; in Europe
fresh life is being breathed into the church and hope
is being restored to rebuild lives; and we continue to
reach out in love to our brothers and sisters though our
Muslim Peoples ministry. We see God’s transforming
power working in young people across the world,
our Next Generation; and working in partnership with
international Relief and Development organisations we
are privileged to care for those suffering the effects of
natural disasters both in the short and long-term.
Established in 1957 by visionary, George Verwer, OM is
a dynamic, international Christian missions movement.
In the OM family of ministries, we have 6,100 workers
transforming lives and communities
representing over 100 nations in more than 110 countries
and through our ship, the Logos Hope.
Working in every region of the world our aim is to
motivate and equip Christians to share God’s love and
to strengthen and plant churches especially in areas
where Christ is least known.
For further information contact Sharon Rose,
OM Regional Coordinator for Scotland
T: 0141 572 0050 E: Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation Mobilisation. Registered office: The Quinta,
Weston Rhyn Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7LT
Registered as a company limited by guarantee no.
2564320 and charity no.1008196 (England and
Wales), and SCO40988 (Scotland)
Hosting His Presence, releasing His Kingdom, bringing
His lost bride home.
bombardment of gloomy newspaper headlines (double-dip recession, rising
unemployment, business closures etc.) the Spirit of our incredible God continues
to hover over our nation, and He is doing something wonderful.
Last year, literally
, and our volunteers found
themselves ministering constantly, hour after
hour, bringing people into encounters with the
God who loves them so much.
from deafness, arthritis,
back pain, knee injuries, broken bones, depression, fibromyalgia, migraines, and
many more conditions. . If we
accumulated the reports of signs, wonders and miracles in 2012, they would
outnumber those reported in the Book of Acts!
‘Joe’ came along to an event in Glasgow, he
was homeless. Some years ago, he’d fallen
from a bridge, smashing his hip and leg. He
was left with steel plates, unable to bend his
leg. To begin with, Joe came across as ‘tough’
and sceptical, but as the team prayed,
, and unprompted, he
stood to his feet and started testing his leg. Seconds later he was doing squat
thrusts, beaming, and exclaiming: “I didnae believe in all this stuff, but I dae
now!!!” Joe left, having experienced the Father’s love in an unforgettable way.
‘Jenny’, a teenager, came along to an outreach in Edinburgh. You could tell by
her demeanour that she’d seen and experienced things, no person should ever
have to. She’d been abused and raped as a young girl, and the experience had
left her with no confidence or self-worth. Watching her stare at the carpet as
she spoke was painful.
‘Ellie’, had only become a Christian a few months earlier, but offered to pray
with Jenny. As she invited Father God to pour His love into this precious, broken,
girl, a miracle took place, and
She was completely overwhelmed, and for the first time in her life, felt loved,
valued and accepted. Moments later, she lifted her tear-stained face and said,
“I feel like a new person…!”
. Every time we take His love to
the Market Place, we are stunned by the crowds of hungry people we meet, and
the way our amazing Jesus meets them at the place of their deepest need.
Our God is creating a spiritual hunger in the hearts and minds of ordinary people
in Scotland, and
In the last year, we’ve been
invited to parliament, schools, hospitals,
hospices, hotels, cafes, community centres
and even people’s homes! I am hard pressed
to think of another time in our history so
pregnant with Kingdom possibilities!
You can read more
testimonies like this in
Barbara’s new book: ‘A Book of
Miracles... Some Adventures of
God & His Kids in Scotland’ due
for release early next year.
As we look to next year, we do so with anticipation and excitement. Our diary
is already busy with invitations to run more outreaches, train more people, and
to work shoulder to shoulder with others to see communities transformed by
His incredible love, power and grace.
In the natural, many things in our society are being
shaken. But, , a God
who loves to take the word ‘IMPOSSIBLE’ and rip it into
tiny little shreds, a God who will use every opportunity
to bring people into a closer, more intimate relationship
with Him. As we look to the future, we have a choice.
Let us be those who choose to say ‘yes’ to Him, and who
invest our time, energy, and resources into seeing His Kingdom advance in this
If you’d like to find out more about us, join us, pray for us, or support us, please
get in touch using the details given below.
Light & Life is directed by Dr Barbara
Jenkinson along with a core team of
gifted staff. Our volunteers are Spiritfilled
Christians from many different
churches and backgrounds.
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Interested in Tackling the
biggest need in your community?
In 2011 Community Money
Advice launched its very
successful model of supporting
face debt advice in Scotland
In 2012 CMA trained
and provided full support
and documentation to
enable two new Scottish
centres to get started
In 2013 will you become part
of the CMA Scotland journey?
If you wish to know more about the work of CMAS or want to look into
setting up a debt advice centre in your church then please contact
Alan Davidson alan@communitymoneyadvice, phone 07976 144 720
or visit our website wwwcommunitymoneyadvice.com/scotland
Trypraying started in Edinburgh two
years ago. After our Easter 2012
campaign involving thousands of
trypraying booklets, 70 local churches,
scores of trypraying banners, over
£10,000 raised by local Christians to
sponsor adverts on 40 Lothian buses, 1
complaint to the advertising standards
authority (rejected!), and 40 days of
united prayer at Easter, we are
hearing an increasing number of
stories of God at work.
“I was driving past the church near my
home and felt drawn in. I saw
[trypraying] on their walls and thought
to myself, why not? Well I can tell you
now that something changed for me in
that moment. I asked God to help me,
to make me stronger...and you know I
felt different after, like a weight had
been lifted, and suddenly I knew it was
going to be ok - it was almost like a
light being switched on. Since then I
feel like my eyes have been opened,
and I feel like there are signs all
around me that God exists, and that
He hears us." Jenna, Edinburgh.
This is one of a number of amazing
stories we have heard at a local level,
with more being emailed to us from
further afield. Our God is full of grace
– in the case of the young woman
above, she didn’t even read one of our
booklets – seeing the two words ‘try
praying’ was enough to impact her
heart and change her life.
The children’s version of the
trypraying booklet is having a similar
impact, with reports of local kids
having thought-provoking discussions
on the subject of prayer. A number of
people have commented that in its
straight-talking simplicity, the kid’s
version speaks directly to parents and
teachers too. There’s also been high
demand for a youth version and we
are currently at the writing stage with
it, and pray that we can produce
something for 2013 which teens will
fully embrace. In addition, the adult’s
booklet is about to be printed in the
USA, and we are awaiting orders to
As for the future, we want to give this
away to other places. In March 2013
we would love there to be many local
communities where groups of
churches are putting ‘trypraying’ into
the public space. We are planning
another campaign in Edinburgh in
2013, with bus adverts and churches
uniting in prayer. Those from other
places are welcome to contact us
about planning something similar in
their own area.
The reports of people coming to know
Jesus through a simple challenge to
pray are greatly encouraging, and our
whole reason for devoting so much
time and energy to two little words!
For more info contact:
0131 202 6868
SCHOOL OF INTERCESSION
Our vision is to see the Kingdom come, equip and release the saints in prophetic
intercession, release healing, salvation, deliverance and the miraculous. To pray as the
bride of Christ, teaching on relationship, identity and intimacy with Bridegroom. To pray in
joy, teaching and mentoring how to be happy intercessors with testimonies bringing great
joy. To call and pull down heaven to earth from our position in the Throne Room, in the
towns, cities and villages where God takes us. To create a canopy of prayer for ministers
and ministry leaders in the nation.
SIS was commissioned in Whiteinch Church of Scotland in January and launched in
February this year. Since then we have travelled to various towns around Scotland as God
led us, praying blessing and listening to the Spirit. We ran our first school of intercession in
the spring looking at fundamental principles with people from local churches as well as our
own church folk in Whiteinch.
We also spent valuable time with prayer teams on site at St Andrews before Clan. The
harder it rained the better it got! It was wonderful to see God change the spiritual
atmosphere as we prayed. The enemy was routed. In Clan week we walked the site some
more, supporting leaders as well as those working hard and serving to make things
happen. Recently we spent some time with a small group of people in the St Andrews area
to pray for Clan. By the time this is printed our Day of Thanksgiving on 1 st December will
be past. We gather to celebrate the goodness of God and call the church to remember His
kindness in bringing us thus far. We sense this will be a landmark time as we prepare for
the New Year.
In 2013 we will continue to walk out our vision in towns, cities, villages, and in the
countryside, setting our feet where the Lord sends us, calling the land to life, praying in the
Kingdom, calling the lost home, praying for transformation. There will be another school of
intercession in Whiteinch in the spring and the Canopy of Prayer will be widened.
Sheena Downie and Iris Hall
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and grow in confidence.
Our small class groups facilitate a safe, caring, family atmosphere.
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Today, millions of children from
desperately poor communities can
realistically dream of a povertyfree
future. It’s not a government
mandate or an international
agreement which has transformed
the lives of these young boys and
girls forever; it’s the global
movement of Christians with a
desire to live out the gospel and
transform lives in Jesus’ name.
In recent years, great strides have been made to
alleviate the suffering of those living in abject
poverty. A few decades ago, statistics showed
that 40,000 children died from preventable
causes each day; in the 1990s that number was
33,000 per day; by 2008 it dropped to 24,000
and now it’s down to 19,000. * Multiple
factors have contributed to the decrease in
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Christians across the world uniting to bring
the hope of Christ to those in need.
Elisabeth Ovalle is just one of the 1.3 million
children currently sponsored by Compassion
who can testify to the impact Christians can
make in the life of the poor. At the age of just
ten, Elisabeth became the sole caregiver for her
family when her father was paralysed following
an accident at work and her mother died from
pneumonia. In the eyes of the world she is just
another statistic of poverty, but her local church
didn’t see her that way. They saw a beautiful
little girl full of potential.
Elisabeth was registered into a
Compassion project run in
partnership with her local church.
Staff at the project ensured that
she received assistance with
household chores, extra food and
supplies, medication for her
father, as well as help to continue her studies.
“They help me in lots of ways – they brought us
food supplies for two months and medicine for my
father and he’s fi nally getting better now,” says
Elisabeth with a smile.
It’s not just the local church supporting
Elisabeth. Thousands of miles away, a young
woman decided to invest in the life of a child
she didn’t even know. That child was Elisabeth.
Elisabeth and her sponsor share the same name
and they now share letters and prayers with
each other. The fi nancial support her sponsor
provides makes a huge difference in Elisabeth’s
physical and spiritual life. She is slowly gaining
the skills she needs to step out of poverty whilst
learning of her eternal hope in
Across the world, the life
stories of more than 1.3
million children have been
changed forever thanks to the
intervention of individual
Compassion sponsors. It’s a
number to be celebrated, but the challenge
remains to help the rest.
Join with us in this global,
life-changing ministry by
sponsoring a child today.
or call 01932 836490
* Child Survival and Health, UNICEF, November 2009, www.childinfo.org
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