Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fundraising

Dear All,

We had a fund raising Saturday on the 13th December in a local supermarket Tesco. We had an opportunity to fundraise money by bag packing people's groceries from 10am until 5pm. It was a great time and we raised almost £900 towards a disabled toilet (Bathroom) and our youth ministry fund. Many people from the church came and helped out and we had a good time working together and talking with customers. We were also able to invite people to our Christmas Eve service which was a huge opportunity to reach out to our community.

Crystal handing out invitations to the Christmas Eve service.

 Robyn and Jacqueline serving customers and packing their bags...

Few of the youth and children stayed the whole day helping out. It was hard work but it did pay off!



 Pastor Paul did his fare share of bag packing...










 


Christmas Eve Service

Hey everyone!
 
We had a great Christmas Eve Service on the 24th December 2014. Many people from the community came to the service and we had wonderful time celebrating Christmas together.
 
Here are few pictures from the service and the children's nativity play.  
 



 
 Associate Pastor Alan Rodd preached a great Christmas message.

Happy New Year 2015!

Dear friends and family!
 
As the new year 2015 is approaching few hours away we are taking this opportunity to reflect on the year 2014...and wish you all a wonderful new year 2015!
 
We are blessed! We cannot thank you enough for all your support and prayers...
 
Many events has taken place and God has been working in our character, in our lives and in our church. Year 2014 has been a huge year of growth and blessing in our personal lives and the church family has gotten much stronger together this year.
 
Here are few of the most recent highlights in November and December 2014...
 
We have a new Ministry Associate in Champion Life Church. Crystal Alexander is from Kansas and has come to help us in church ministry for the next two years! She came in November and she has already been a huge blessing! Here is a picture of Crystal working in Champion Life Church office.
 
 
 
Our leadership team at the church is growing and people who are in it are a huge blessing! This picture was taken in December in our living room when we had our leaders together for a small Christmas party!
 
 
 
Paul became a British citizen on the 16th December 2014! He has now a dual citizenship  - with American and British passports!  


Friday, November 28, 2014

Kids Carnival 2014

Hey Everyone!
 
On October 31st we organized a Kids Carnival for the children in our community.
We had a great turnout with over 200 children coming along plus over 50 parents!

Christian Magician shared the gospel message through different tricks...

 
Paul dressed up as a baseball player...and welcoming the kids to a fun night!

The bull rider was a huge success!

Some of our volunteers!



Our daughter Gloria dressed up as a Figure Skater

And Josiah dressed up as a hockey player

Monday, October 27, 2014

Youth Week-end away

Hey Everyone!
 
Few weeks ago we had an opportunity to take 15 young people to a week-end away to Barcaple. The place where we stayed is a beautiful outdoor centre about two hours drive away from Glasgow. Every one of the young people loved it! It was a spiritual as well as physical boot camp for three days. Our theme for the whole week-end away was "Who is Holy Spirit"? We did lots of outdoor activities, hill hiking and canoeing as well as we spent time together as a youth group getting to know one another and more of God. We had an opportunity to pray with everyone to be filled with the Holy Spirit. And we had no phones...no internet...no social media...So proud of our young people connecting with one another and God without any distractions!
 
Here are few pictures from our hill hike in the beautiful Scottish scenery...





Friday, September 12, 2014

Common Wealth Games Glasgow 2014

Hey Everyone!

We had a really busy but wonderful summer! Glasgow was the host of the 2014 Common Wealth Games. ("like mini Olympics"). Athletes from all around the world came to Glasgow on 23rd July-3rd August. Our church was literally next door to the athletes village. There was a great buzz in the city and we did our best to be part of the games!

We hosted three different teams while the games were on. YWAM team from Brisbaine Australia were with us for three weeks. We also hosted a YWAM breakers team from the Netherlands and FireStarters Youth team.

We decorated peoples houses, organized a week long games in the park for kids, another week of Summer Holiday Club for the kids and a Family BBQ for the whole community.

Outreaches were a great success and we saw many people receive Jesus in their hearts during the outreaches.

Here are few photos!

The Childrens Summer Programme was a great success! Over 100 children came along throughout the prorgramme!



Family BBQ! Pastor Paul with a YWAM leader grilling burgers! We served over 200 burgers!

 
Kellie serving drinks!

 
Few of the adults enjoyed face painting too!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Youth Event at Champion Life Church in June 2014

Hey Everyone!
The summer has come to Scotland! We have had the most beautiful weather for last few weeks! Praise God! Everything is going well here in Scotland. In the end of June we organised a youth conference day with Youth Alive Scotland. It was a great night with over 100 young people coming along. Our guest speaker was Hillsong London Youth Pastor Dan Blythe.
 
Please keep praying for us as we are preparing for the Common Wealth Games Outreaches. The Common Wealth Games are like mini Olympics, with Athletes coming from all over the world to Glasgow in July 23rd- August 3rd. The Sports village will be right around the corner from our church. We are believing for a great harvest of souls in this month of July.
 
Here is some pictures from our June event.
 

Leeanne, one of our youth leaders welcoming people to church!


Acoustic Café in the coffee room

Great worship

Dan Blythe from Hillsong London