14 June 2012

Hey friends! As Jerred mentioned in our last post, today we experienced haggis. Not only did we get to experience haggis, but our dear friends, Stuart, Graeme, Jason & Lyndsay made us a full Scottish meal with haggis, neeps & tatties (mashed turnips & potatoes), stovies (sausage cooked with potatoes and onions), irn bru (the national soft drink of Scotland), and pickled beet roots. It was so incredibly delicious! And it was so humbling to see the 3 guys slaving away in Graeme's kitchen, cooking up the food for us while we chatted with Lyndsay. I was seriously blessed by our friends' love tonight.

At the Mission, a few of us helped out with URBAN and Next Steps while the others were a part of the Young Men's Club, Xianity explored, & filling bags with tins (tin cans of food) for tonight. It was fun to watch one of the clients at the Mission who was a barber before he ended up on the streeet giving Katie a lesson on cutting men's hair and it was wonderful to have one client join me in speaking to another about Jesus and forgiveness as he was struggling with anger towards those who had wronged him.

Thank you so much for your prayers for our team & our time here! A few nights ago, our team had an amazing time debriefing as we shared some of the struggles we were having and were able to support each other through prayer. And the team initiated all of it! As a leader, I was incredibly proud of my team and so grateful to God for the way He is growing my team toward Himself & more into the people He is calling them to be!

Thank you so much for your support of our time here in Glasgow, God is doing amazing things & I can't wait to see what He'll do next!

Ben Mercer

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