4 Jun 2018

RP Mission Team – Week Two

This past week can be summed up in one word: Leaflets. We have spent the last week handing out nearly 7,500 flyers in North Edinburgh, inviting people to come worship with the church there, and in particular to attend evangelistic services that will be held there Monday through Wednesday evening. I was impressed with the number of people who we were able to speak with in person, the number of people who were receptive to the invitations, and the number of blocks of flats we were able to access. It is truly amazing how God has opened these doors for us. Please pray that He would bring fruit from our efforts, and that He would be glorified in the results.

We had a free day on Thursday. It is a valuable opportunity to set aside some time to learn, study, rest, and pray. Re-charging is important for our continued usefulness over the time we’re here. I took the train to Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, which is the town where John Knox preached while he was exiled from Scotland due to his Protestant (i.e., Biblical) preaching. I am so humbled to be walking in the footsteps of godly men like him as I learn and serve here.

Saturday night I went with a friend to the prayer meeting at Glasgow Reformed Presbyterian Church. I was really struck by the fact that, while God doesn’t need our prayers in order to act, He has decreed that we pray to Him, and gives us the rewards of our prayerfulness (or the consequences of our lack thereof.) Speaking of prayer, please continue to pray for our team. We would particularly desire your prayers for continued endurance in service, constancy in prayer and in God’s Word, and for God to bring many people to hear the Good News from the Bible at the evangelistic services in Edinburgh this week; and not only that they would hear, but that they would be converted and turn to serve Him as their Saviour and King.

Yours in Christ,
Matthew Latuche