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...

Rwanda: strengthening ties

On a snowy January morning, Jean Baptiste Bugiruwenda, General Secretary of Scripture Union Rwanda, arrived in Scotland. After a brief sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, he headed out to the countryside and built his first ever snowman.

Ukraine comes to East Renfrewshire

Last month Tima Stupak and Andrej Likhodyeyev from the SU movement in Ukraine, Open Bible, spent some time in Scotland. During their visit, they visited a couple of schools with our regional worker, Martin Boyd.

10 days in Ukraine

This week our gap year team of Rachael Duff and Anna Strong are in Kiev visiting the SU Open Bible team in Ukraine. The team is being led by Colin Carmichael, our Regional Worker for the North Highlands, Western Isles and Orkney.

An amazing experience

This July I spent just over two weeks in Ukraine with the most lovely people from Ukraine, Armenia, Tajikistan, Russia, England and Scotland! We were split into small international teams and went out into towns across Kiev and ran a children’s holiday club.

European connections

Earlier this spring, SU workers Andrei & Natasha from Ukraine visited us in Scotland, and across the UK. Here's a few of their reflections on the trip.

Trusting in God

In the middle of February we were expecting a group of young people from Scotland. The situation in Ukraine was difficult and tense, but not critical. We were asked: “Is it safe to come?” and we answered: “Yes”.