Not your typical tourist destination

When asked if I was going away this year and I responded with “I’m going to Ukraine”, I was met with many quizzical and puzzled faces. For Ukraine isn’t the typical British tourist destination, even less so now that the country is technically still at war in the East.

Getting ready for Rwanda, 4 years on

In 2013, my life changed. Many things happened that year: I finished school, got rejected from universities, got my first job, and went to Rwanda – the thing that shaped who I am now the most.

How has involvement with SU helped you grow in faith?

We invite you to share in our thankfulness to God for all he has done. We are gathering stories to encourage each other and inspire us for the next 150 years, and we’d love to hear your memories.

A Ukrainian visiting Ukraine

In February as part of our gap year we went on a mission trip to Ukraine and there’s no doubt this was one of my favourite things so far. It was an amazing time – I had a chance to...

Having fun at the Shrovetide camp

We know how much our young people love Easter camps, but they don't just run here in Scotland. Vera, who heads up SU in St Petersburg, Russia, ran a camp too. She tells us a little about it... Before Easter...

Building friendships - new and old

We loved having Mahbuba, one of the SU family in Tajikistan, with us last month. She had the opportunity to meet many of our supporters and thoroughly enjoyed their warm welcome and generous hospitality. Mahbuba was especially encouraged by new...

Gap year trip to Ukraine

One of the things that led me to do this gap year was the mission trip to Ukraine. Ever since I went to Lithuania in 2014 I’ve had an admiration for the former Soviet Republics so I was eager to...

Different language, same God

From 11-23 February 2016 the SU Scotland gap year team (Fergus Munro, Rachel Barr, Rachael Cobb, Nathanael Jones, Joanne Fisher and Anya Stupak), and SU staff Jackie Ringan and Colin Carmichael, took part in a mission trip to visit the...

Partying Armenian style

Praise God for six fantastic days celebrating with SU Armenia, in the company of wonderful friends from SU FSR Movements who were attending the annual conference. Together we laughed, ate, sang, fellowshipped, shared, prayed, celebrated, deepened warm friendships, made new...

Return to Hungary

This year another team will be heading out from Holyrood Evangelical Church to join SU Hungary in their summer camps. We will be travelling out together but going to two different camps, which run from 13- 17 July. We are all eagerly looking forward to returning and spending time with the children (aged 6-14). It's a wonderful opportunity to teach the Bible, give English lessons and share God’s love. Once again we thank you for your encouragement and support and invite you to remember us in prayer during this time.

Reflections on Psalm 67

A couple of Saturdays ago, our International Committee had a day away to think and dream about the future --- how can all of us involved in SU Scotland be even more aware of God’s world? How can we best promote the needs of other SU movements across the globe? What is God calling us to in the coming 3-5 years?

Update on SU Nepal & SU Vanuatu

SU Nepal On Saturday 25 April, a 7.9 measured earthquake hit the country of Nepal. Significant aftershocks have continued to rock the country leaving many in fear. Much devastation has taken place throughout the country. At the time of writing...