• WHAT? – Ministry Trip
  • WHO? – Inspire Youth Fellowship
  • WHEN? – 14-21 October 2023
  • WHERE? – Shetland, Burra Baptist Church
  • WHY? – Helping with Mid-term Holiday Club

In the New Testament we see all sorts of proclamations of the Gospel, both near and far. For example, Paul wrote to and visited Christ’s churches of all kinds and writes often of how others abroad encourage his own faith in Christ.

Your Youth Pastor is always looking for a journey or an experience to support the faith formation already growing in our teenagers. He has an auld friend by the name of Ken Naquin who also migrated to Scotland and is now the Pastor at Burra Baptist Church. In 2012 Ken brought a group of teenagers from central Texas to Dalkeith in order to assist an outreach week which otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. The impact was astonishing, impacting both congregations which are still being felt today. Today, BBC runs a stunningly successful outreach over the summer, but how to follow this up? The answer may lie in an experience Paul had in Acts 16 where he was called: “Come Over and Help Us”. Our SSCB teens have a wealth of experience with holiday clubs for children, so we aim to enable our Shetland friends to keep their evangelistic momentum. With Jesus directing our paths, we will have loads of fun making him known as we journey north and return with a celebration of his goodness.

We covet your prayers, both while we prepare to go, and while we are there working alongside new friends. If you’re able, you can sponsor Inspire at our next fundraising event on 23rd September: we will be walking 14 miles along the length of the Water of Leith whilst litter picking. Signups will be available at the September church lunch. Only the Lord could piece together such adventures – he is responsible for this initiative, and we are grateful to be a part of his plans. Jesus didn’t promise a dull and drab life following him, did he? Rather, he promised that we “may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).

Fundraising Events:

  • Sunday 3rd September – lunchtime:
    • “The Bridge” launch (A Monthly Event for Those Aged 11-17; First Sunday evening of the month @ Palmerston Place Church, EH12 5AA 5pm-6:45pm -in partnership with the Parish Grouping)
  • Sunday 17th September at 8am:
    • Church Family Lunch
  • Saturday 23rd September at 10am
    • “Water of Life” litter-pick walk of the Water of Leith