| ASPIRE » family Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:01:29 +0000 en hourly 1 Christmas is Coming! /?p=687 /?p=687#comments Sat, 11 Dec 2010 17:52:32 +0000 brian /?p=687 Kellie has been hard at work getting ready for Christmas… Cookie anyone?

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Sick. /?p=675 /?p=675#comments Fri, 19 Nov 2010 10:19:52 +0000 brian /?p=675 Continue reading ]]>
Sick. Sick. Sick.

Kellie awoke this morning to a high fever… again.  Last week she finally got over 2 long weeks of being sick.  Earlier this week I also had a high fever and was sick.  The kids have been off and on sick these past several weeks as well.  No one loves being this sick.

Sick. Sick. Sick.

Whilst walking the kids to school this morning Ethan said, “Dad, they have started teaching R.E. (Religious Education) again at school.  The teacher asked if anyone knew the story of the Good Samaritan. I was the only one.”

And so I asked, “How many kids in your class go to church?”

“None of them do unless I bring Jacob.”

I was just struck again how completely absent the gospel is in our city who once sent out great missionaries all over the world.  A spiritually sick city.

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Update /?p=558 /?p=558#comments Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:38:06 +0000 brian /?p=558 Continue reading ]]> Well its now almost 4 months since I posted the New Era blog.

We have found it incredibly easy to settle into Kelvin Stevenson Memorial Church. The congregation have welcomed us warmly and we have felt very much at home from the get-go.





Of course the current arrangement is far from ideal – we are not in a position to hold regular groups or events during the week and we are always very conscious that we are the visitors. That said, the leadership of Kelvin Stevenson have made this a very pleasant transition through their generosity and hospitality and although we are always on the look-out for a building to call our own, for the time being we are really enjoying worshipping in the 110 year-old church on the bridge.

Praise the God who provides for His people!

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Ceilidh-March 2008 /?p=429 /?p=429#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2009 08:00:21 +0000 brian /?p=429 Continue reading ]]> 1-2.jpg

Last week some people in our church put together the greatest Ceilidh (Kay-lee) I have ever been to. The church looked sort of like a grand hunting highland hall complete with a blow up stag head mounted on the balcony.

We ceilidh-ed, we ate the most amazing of desserts, and I even sported a kilt. (pictures below)

While enjoying the evening I kept saying, Nobody told me church-planting in Scotland would be so great!

I love my church you guys are amazing.





(all photo’s by Michael James Libolt Photography)

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