22 June 2014
Stirling, plus some...
This is Jerred.
Yesterday, we were able to go to Stirling to do some touristy things, but it ended up being much more than that. We went to the castle first and got to have some fun and learn some history. After being tourists, we met up with Ewan (GCM), Stuart, Lynsey, and Graeme and got a bite to eat. After lunch, the girls went to the Wallace Monument while the boys (plus Lynsey) stayed back at the restaurant and hung out. It was great to get to spend some time just chatting and seeing where our conversations would lead. Our friend, Rab, even came to the restaurant and joined us! After the girls got back from the monument, we all went to The Haven to get tea and coffee and continue our talks.
The night continued back in Glasgow with dinner still accompanied by Ewan, Stuart, Lynsey, and Graeme. Throughout the day, I got to speak with Ewan a good bit about what I do back home and what I see myself moving toward. It was a pleasure to get to speak with him outside of the mission and just get to talk about struggles, frustrations, and the incredible blessing it is to be offered the grace of God and share that with others.
This is just a reminder of how large our family is. It is so encouraging to have people here care about us so much that they want to hear what God is doing in our lives. I can't wait to have more conversations like this.
Please pray that we are intentional with taking the opportunities that we are given to encourage and be encouraged by those that we are connecting with this month.
I love you all.
-Jerred Olen Powell