The evening began with Mhairi MacAulay and myself welcoming everyone and explaining what the centre work involves and who we help, telling what the funds are to be used for and the hope of preparing a programme to take into the schools for teenagers.
‘Alternatives’ are very thankful for the support they receive and once again would like to thank Rosskeen Free Church for the premises. Without this support our outgoings would be too much for the centre to manage.
Rev Iain MacAskill prayed and gave thanks for the food that had been prepared. With chattering and laughter at every table, one could only assume that everyone was enjoying themselves. After a tremendous three course meal, served by three lovely and efficient waitresses, everyone relaxed to listen to our guest speaker for the evening, Rev Kenny Macdonald, who was introduced and welcomed.
It was lovely to have Kenny present and his talk was spiritual and very moving. Kenny spoke on Calvary and those that were around the cross identifying it with present day life. The following is a resume of what he shared.
‘The world hasn’t changed much since Calvary when you think about it! People still chasing after things…MONEY, POWER AND PRESTIGE! MONEY TO SATISFY…Judas Iscariot was one of the inner circle. He was in charge of the money bag. Yep he fiddled the books. Everyone thought he was a nice guy, BUT!!!POWER and PRESTIGE….Caiaphas the High Priest from the religious elite, handed Jesus over to be crucified and the soldiers at the foot of the cross played dice for His clothes while He died just above them. The Son Of God, better still God In The flesh dying as a Substitute for mankind, being ignored by a lost world. Then and Now!!! Are we to do this too?’
Wow! There were tears in the room. A very sombre but true statement.
The latter part of the evening was enjoyed by the diners with Jimmy Gunn and Brian Skinner. Music and song brought to us in a joyful and once again moving way. Jimmy’s singing and guitar playing accompanied by Brian’s fiddle was just perfect. One of the songs was ‘Alison’ which Jimmy had written a number of years ago.
Mhairi ended the evening by thanking everyone there and all involved in making it possible. To add to the buzz of the evening the BBC film crew were there. The guys were excellent and part of this will be shown on BBC Alba in the future.
We would like to thank you all for your prayer support for this valuable work which was given to us by God. Please continue to pray for the young mums/ mums-to-be who struggle financially (we support with baby items) and especially the unborn child and those that face depression after having had an abortion.
GOD LOVES THEM ALL.
HE LOVES US ALL NO MATTER HOW WE WERE CONCEIVED
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