Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Livingston, Scotland

 The Livingston was the first of three churches that Marilyn and I planted during the time that I was the Regional leader for Scotland. To be present at their 30 year celebrations was a particular honour

The church  commenced with just nine people and after a year Roy and Jackie Monks took over the pastorate.  Their input was foundational to the development of the church and under their ministry land was purchased that would later house the the current church complex.  Ministering next was Geoff and Jane Blease under whose fine leadership the building commenced.  They were followed by Pete and Sue Rimmer who for  five years pastored the church until John and Clare Henson (pictured) were inducted into leadership eight years ago. Scores of people have been added to the church through John and Clare's pastoral and teaching ministry.

The weekend began with an Aspire Banquet attended by 120 of the women in the church and at which Marilyn spoke.  The leaders of Livingston Aspire are pictured below.

On Sunday morning I had the pleasure of speaking at the anniversary service.  Roy, who was present with his wife Jackie, brought a powerful prophetic word during the meeting.

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