“If one member suffers, all suffer together;
and if one member is honoured, all rejoice together.”
1 Corinthians 12:26
Greetings! My name is Jasmine and several years ago I came to Scotland on a mission with my old church and the impression it left upon me was that of a land in total darkness. It was heart breaking yet I couldn’t help but feel compelled to return one day.
It has been four years, I have since changed churches and denominations, but the desire to return to Scotland continued to press upon my heart. I heard of the CTI program here and with great enthusiasm, signed up for a semester of biblical studies. I have since been amazed at what I found.
While Scotland remains a land in darkness, there is a beacon of light piercing the perpetual blackness. That light, I discovered, was that of a thriving, radiant church body in Airdrie.
Being true to 1 Corinthians 12:26, I have been privileged to witness a church functioning as it should when Christ is the true head.
I have seen them rejoice in one another’s joys and I have seen them pull together in one another’s tribulations.
During this past weekend we attended a camp with the congregation and was able to experience the joy and love of the Father that we all share. The radiant light of God’s love flooded every aspect of their lives. I am truly blessed to be here.
In our own group of CTI students we have been forging friendships, building each other up, sometimes in unconventional ways, but never the less, encouraging one another as we grow in Him and His word.
I thank God everyday for the opportunity to be here with my brothers and sisters, American, Scottish, and Irish alike.