Our latest newsletter is now out - get it from here.
This issue, see what Curtis has been up to over the past few months in Tillydrone and Seaton, and some great feedback from the schools we are working with. Please also take note of the 24-hour prayer event coming up on 30 September - 1 October, and our AGM and social afternoon on 22 October. Also give thanks for all that has taken place and for the young people reached with the Good News! Pray that God uses this ministry for His glory.
Curtis Sangbarani introduces the work of NESYFC in Tillydrone, including the football cage.
Thanks to our friends at King's Community Church, Aberdeen for putting this together
Steven Hamilton, who was our Outreach Worker and Director, finished working with us on a paid basis, but stayed on as a volunteer until the end of 2015 to help us manage the Tillydrone/Seaton work. He has now had to pull out of this also, due to the other things he has been involved with, and increasing pressures on his time. We all appreciate the amount of work that Steven has done in helping us to reach young people in the North East. He has also been instrumental in getting us involved in regular schools work, cage ministry, missions, networking with other churches and co-ordinating our pool of volunteers.We wish him and Mhairi every blessing, as they continue in their service for the Lord.
Give thanks - after the theft of our cage, the insurance paid out, we were able to get a replacement at a good price, and our new Panna KO Football Cage is ready for action! It is already mounted on our new replacement trailer, and all we need now is enough volunteers to crew it. So if any of you readers can help with that, let us know. And - this is the best part - we have a set of floodlights so it can be used on dark nights early next year! This, and some support for training our volunteers, was courtesy of the Lord Provost’s Charitable Fund.
There will be a 24-hour continuous session of prayer at the Mission Church, St Machar Drive (near Aberdeen University) from 12 noon on 30 September through the night to 12 noon on 1 October, 2016.
There will be several prayer stations, with prayer over all that is going on in the ‘St Machar catchment area’ through the local churches and organisations (Aberdeen University Christian Union, North East Scotland Youth For Christ, Scripture Union, SAMS, School Pastors, etc.…), including the areas of the University, Old Aberdeen, Tillydrone, Woodside, Seaton and Powis. This special time will be open to the Spirit’s leading on whatever is on your heart at the time.
If you are able to come, please book a slot by following this link: www.tinyurl.com/stmachar
You can make your slot/s exclusive or open. Each slot must be filled by at least one person. The building will stay open, since there will always be someone in the building.
There will be an open prayer meeting at 11am on Saturday 1st October to close the 24 hours together. You are all welcome to that.
Also if your Church or organisation works in the area, you can e-mail Steven with prayer points or bring them along for your slot and leave them at the Mission.
The Mission is signposted off St Machar Drive, just down from the Hub and opposite Old Aberdeen, and there is parking just behind the Mission on Dunbar Street (this is also where the access door is)
Please be there if you can!
The Cage is now back in action - here it is at Seaton Primary Car Park with our new lights for operation on dark winter evenings. Praise God for His provision! Now all we need is more team volunteers, so please consider whether you can help out, and pray that Curtis and the team get a good response from young people as they take The Cage out.
Outreach to Young People in Tillydrone & Seaton
Brothers and Sisters in Christ – Can You Help Us?
North East Scotland Youth for Christ (NESYFC) have been both blessed and privileged to be a part of the growing multi team ministry which is coming together as one body in Christ to follow His example and reach out to people where they are and particular in Tillydrone and Seaton.
As you know, we have our full time youth worker Curtis Sangbarani working with the young people (football coaching, school pastor at St Machar Academy, befriender at Riverbank School, TLG, Cage football, discipling young people, helping out at the Mission and Lighthouse etc). We are seeing that work impacting on young people in a positive way.
Through people moving on and being called to other parts of our Lords work, we at NESYFC are at a critical stage in our ministry regarding the manpower required behind the scenes, to support and develop the ‘front end’ work in Tillydrone and Seaton. At the moment it is difficult for us to see how the ministry can continue in its present form if we do not get more people on board.
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