Why volunteering is so valuable

Every class has one annoying know-it-all student that everyone hates to a degree (if yours didn’t, think carefully because it was probably you). In my class, and at my Sunday school, it was me. I knew the Bible stories inside-out...

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...

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...

Strong?

Psalm 59 1 Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.2 Deliver me from evildoers and save me from those who are after my blood. 3 See how they lie in wait...

Spitting Venom...

Psalm 58 1 Do you rulers indeed speak justly? Do you judge people with equity?2 No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth. 3 Even from birth the wicked go astray; from...

Why do we offer a gap year?

The phrase ‘gap year’ has certain connotations doesn’t it? Yet as an organisation we have committed ourselves to offer a year-long volunteering opportunity for a select group to work alongside us on the frontline, with all the training, support and...

Fixed

Psalm 57 1 Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge.I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. 2 I cry out to God Most...

What can man do to me?

Psalm 56 1 Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.2 My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me. 3 When I...

Smooth as Butter

PSALM 55 1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;2 hear me and answer me.My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught3 because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked;for...

Using Guardians of Ancora in Ministry

How excited do you get when children really engage with God’s word? Recently I ran a couple of SU Groups and an evening primary event where the children got excited! We used the new app Guardians of Ancora to have...

Top Dog

PSALM 54 1 Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.2 Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. 3 Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me...

Not One...

1 The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good.2 God looks down from heaven on all mankindto see if there are any who understand,...