I returned from New York City in December 2014, just days before Christmas, having completed a four-month internship programme with Metro World Child. I arrived back in my home city with little idea of what would happen next; having felt that the season I was in was not yet over. Having been asked to be […]Read More The Catalyst for Answered Prayer
I recently returned from a 3-week trip back to Scotland to visit my family & friends. It was a fantastic time to reconnect with people, make memories, and share with them all that God has worked in me and through me in my time in Germany so far. But what struck me the most was […]Read More The ‘I Don’t Know’ Taboo
“But how do I know it’s God?” I’ve been asked this question over and over again the last few months; friends, acquaintances in church, family members, even social media connections from the other side of the world, all want to know the same thing: how do we know we are being led by God? So […]Read More How Do I Know It’s God?
It can be easy to look at the everyday, mundane nature of life and ask ourselves this very question. I remember reading a book in school that described people in the “rat race”. People going to and from their work and daily lives, like a swarm of mice going back and forth, back and forth, […]Read More So Why am I Here Again?
New York City: the place where dreams come true! At least, it had been a long-time dream of mine to visit. I longed to see the bright lights, sense the electric atmosphere, and drink in the multicultural flavours available on every street corner. For me, to visit New York City felt like a dream; an […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Anticipating Adventure
I remember the night well. I was sat in Deeside Christian Fellowship Church in Aberdeen, Scotland – It was 2006 and I was part of the Senior Youth Fellowship (SYF) group, sitting at the back-right of the dimly lit hall. One light shone brightly, illuminating the gentleman speaking at the front. He shared his experiences […]Read More Adventure Awaits: The Waiting Game
In J.R.R. Tolkein’s novel, ‘The Hobbit’, we follow the journey of Bilbo Baggins, a small, unassuming fellow who enjoys his home comforts and relishes his food. He lives a quiet life of routine and respect until the wizened wizard, Gandalf, comes knocking on his door and invites him on an adventure. Gandalf had been tasked […]Read More Adventure Awaits: Essential Tools for the Journey
The life and death of Jim Elliot has always been a great source of inspiration for me. Indeed, it was his biography, ‘In the Shadow of the Almighty’, written by his wife Elisabeth, that played an instrumental role in confirming my call to Germany. Jim and Elisabeth, along with four other missionary couples, were positioned […]Read More It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint
At the turn of the year I decided it was time to switch my daily Bible readings from English to German. By that time, I had had nine months of language study under my belt and I was spurred on by my desire and goal to begin ministering in German this year. Progress has been […]Read More Trust: Active or Passive?