14 Aug 2019

Stranraer Mission & GO Team

In two weeks time Stranraer RPC will be holding three meetings on the theme ‘One life. Then What?’ They will be followed on the Sunday by two further special services dealing with common objections to Christianity. ‘Why are Christians such hypocrites?’ and ‘How could a loving God allow suffering?’

Stranraer will also be hosting a GO Team during this time. GO Teams are short-term outreach teams from the Irish and Scottish RP Churches. This year our team will be with us from the 24th-31st August. Here is some information about who is coming on the team.

Ken Nelson – Hi I’m Ken (Nathan’s Dad) married to Pauline & also Dad to Abi, Rachel ( North Edinburgh), Lydia, Naomi, & Andrew. Pauline ( & Andrew ) will DV be with me as we join the Go Team for the first weekend. I’ve been on Go Teams to Stranraer for many years & it’s really encouraging to see how the Lord is working in the congregation.

Anah Laverty – I am from Northern Ireland and grew up going to Shaftesbury Square RP Church, but I moved to Stirling last year for uni, and now go to Airdrie RP Church. I am going into my second year of social work, and I like to spend my time eating chicken curry.

Calvin Quigley – I’m 19 and living in Stirling. I am part of the Airdrie congregation, and I have just finished working in Asher’s Bakery for the summer. I play a bit of rugby but mostly just watch it because I’m not very fit.

Eilidh Campbell – Hello my name is Eilidh, I’m 18, and I’m from Glasgow. I’m hoping to start nursing this year. I enjoy baking and can make a pretty good banana loaf!!

Eleanor Alexander – I belong to a home fellowship, but I am closely involved with Newry RP. I am 16 years old and hope to go to the Southern Regional College to do Health & Social Care. I play a bit of every sport, but you can also find me baking in the kitchen.

Heather Macleod – I’m 19 years old, and I attend Glasgow RP. I study occupational therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Heidi Wallace – I’m 16 years old, and I go to Cullybackey R.P. I’m currently waiting on my GCSE results and I’m hoping to go on to do Sport at the Northern Regional College. I Coach Gymnastics at Lifestyle Gymnastics Academy in Ballymena, but when I’m not doing that I’m probably playing hockey or having a go at any other sport.

Lydia Ross – I am working on a fruit farm near Dundee for the summer, study law at Glasgow Uni and am part of the Glasgow congregation. I am often out running, and can be found swimming in St Andrews with Heather’s Mum.

Nathan Nelson – I’m from Northern Ireland. I’m 17, and I’ve just spent the summer as a labourer on a building site, going into my final year at school. I play a bit of rugby, but I’m also often seen chasing cows and sheep or driving tractors.

Sam McDonald – Hi, I’m Sam McDonald, and I attend Woodstock RP church in Belfast. I’ve been on a mission team in Peru working with children’s homes and indigenous Aymara Christians. So, I’ll be expecting hot weather and exciting food in Stranraer! I’ve been on previous Go Teams and look forward to meeting everyone again.

Sarah Turnbull – I’m 17 years old. I go to Glasgow RPC and I’m starting at Edinburgh Uni this September to do chemical engineering. I enjoy playing sport in my free time particularly hockey and football. I’m also a huge cat lover.

Uilleam Macleod – I’m from the Isle of Harris. When I’m at uni I attend Glasgow RP and study Accounting and Finance. Owner of a dog called Archie, scratch his ears right, and he’ll love you forever, I’m not much different really. Work in the Harris Distillery, spend most evenings with pals, fishing or sipping tea.

Activities while the team are here will include

Saturday 24th August
Movie night at church hall – 7:30pm

Sunday 25th August
Lunch in hall after morning worship – all welcome!
Services in Dalrymple Court (2:30pm)
and Thorneycroft (3:30pm)

Wednesday 28th – Friday 30 August
3-night mission on theme ‘One life. Then what?’.
7:30pm each evening

Then the following Sunday (1st Sept.) there will be two more special services
11:30am: Why are Christians such hypocrites?
6:30pm: How could a loving God allow suffering?