Reflection on Rwanda

I was meant to write this article when I got back from Rwanda. I thought it was going to be a pretty easy thing to write; after all, I had been to Rwanda before... It is easy to write about what we did, but the part that is hard to talk about is how the trip affects you.

A newfound fire for God

My normal preparations for an SU event certainly wouldn’t include getting vaccinations, changing money into Euros, and purchasing mosquito repellent. That was because this was a unique SU event I was getting to be part of... I was heading for...

12 amazing days...

Scripture Union exists in over 130 countries worldwide and for 12 days at the end of August we had the privilege of hosting 7 guests from 4 of those international movements.

United as God's children

“I don’t know why I’m here, to be honest. I’m scared of going off with a group of people I’ve only just met. They’re all extremely experienced, gifted young leaders and I’m not really sure what I add to the...

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...