@SU Magazine | Summer 2014

The Summer 2014 edition of @SU Magazine is available to read online.

Gods guiding hand

I was asked the other day if there was a verse in the Bible that I keep going back to. There are many, but this is one I have often gone back to since I first went along to Scripture Union when I was in P6.

Learning to be humble

When I say 'pride' what do you think of? Does it make you think about a spiritually weakening, self-centred view of the world?

Carrying the Queens Baton

The big day came to carry the baton through the place I have the joy of living in, and amongst the people who are in my community. I really enjoyed the build up with the other baton bearers... all a bit nervous but feeling proud. It's all about the 'spirit of friendship' and that was the case for me.

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”.

In the prayer tent

At Strictly Come Praying in March, we had a quiet prayer gazebo where young people could sit quietly, read the Bible, pray silently, or ask for prayer. Some young people did ask for prayer, and there was a real sense of God's presence within the tent.

Look up to the God of heaven

This past session it has been a great joy for me to see the enthusiasm of the children who attend the weekly SU Group at my local primary school. They are fantastic children: chatty and friendly, enthusiastic, exceptionally supportive of one another.

Easter in St Petersburg

Dear friends, I want to share with you how God is continuing to do miracles through the ministry of SU in St Petersburg and Murmanskie Vorota.

A month in the life

Often I'm asked how I spend my time... that is often incredibly challenging to answer as it seems that no two weeks are the same. That is true not just of my role but for each es-team worker... we are blessed with variety of opportunity, relationships and locations in our work.

MSPs go Wild in the Park

Holyrood experienced a very different kind of parliamentary gathering last week as MSPs and young people pitted their wits against each other to celebrate learning in the great outdoors.

26 miles on

Katy, our intrepid IS worker with es-team, ran the Edinburgh marathon last month with a heart to raise both funds and the profile for SU Scotland in this familiar event. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all those who supported her and to give you a quick glimpse of the finishing moments.