This past week we were back to classes after our Reformation Tour. Along with classes, we were distributing Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the upcoming Mission services happening at the church. It was encouraging to see the church uniting and most of the members participating in the distribution. Even some of the children would take part, coming after school to distribute. People traveled from the Stranraer, Edinburgh, and Glasgow congregations to help with the distributing as well. On all three days we went out twice, for a couple of hours each time. We went in pairs and were given a map of an area to cover, and we would walk around and put the leaflets in every mailbox in that area. It can be hard work and was very tiring, but we pray that God might use those leaflets to cause people to think and bring people to the mission to hear the gospel. I especially remember the people who I handed leaflets to personally: the woman who had growling and snarling dogs, the elderly man with his toddler grandson, the women talking outside their houses, the boys playing basketball, and many more. I pray that they would not just throw the leaflets in the bin, but that God would use those leaflets to bring them to Himself.
Along with the distribution, we have been praying together instead of having Bible classes on Sunday morning for the last few weeks. I was encouraged to hear many lifting their voices in prayer to God asking for the salvation of the people of Airdrie and praying for people to come to the Mission. Both young and old have prayed fervently for family members who are not saved that they might come to the Mission services and for the Holy Spirit to be at work in their hearts and lives, calling them to Himself. I have been so encouraged to see the amazing faith the church members have that God will bring their loved ones to salvation in Christ, and I have been convicted of my own little faith. I pray that the will of God will be done in the Mission services this week, and that He will be at work in the lives of many convicting and converting sinners and drawing them to Himself.
“And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.”
1 John 5: 14-15