Over the past week we've spent some time distributing Good News Postcards to every home in the village of Stanley. Stanley is home to what is probably Perthshire's finest beach, on the banks of the River Tay! Further along the river you'll also find Stanley Mill, which was built in the 1780s to produce textiles. It was adapted many times over the years, before eventually closing in 1989. Part of the Mill has now been converted into a flats and part of it has been transformed into an award winning Visitor's Centre.
The Bible of course explains that every one of us need to be converted if we're going to be fit for Heaven, because our constant failure to keep God's law disqualifies us. 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ, God's Son, suffered and died upon the cross to pay for our wrongdoings, and as a result, those who turn from their sins and by faith receive Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, are converted.
The Bible says "if anyone is in Christ they are a new creature; old things have passed away... all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17) God is still radically transforming people's lives in Perthshire in 2018 and He can transform yours too. Please get in touch if you'd like to talk to someone about this further.
It seems we've returned to more traditional Scottish summer conditions with grey skies and persistant drizzle in Perthshire today! This afternoon was spent in the villages of Collace and Kinrossie. The church building at Collace is over 200 years old and was the first place where the renowned Andrew Bonar served God from 1838 to 1856. He was a close friend and the original biographer of the great revival preacher, Robert Murray McCheyne, best known for his work in Dundee. He was also the brother of Horatius Bonar, who wrote many hymns, some of which are still sung throughout the world today, such as "I heard the voice of Jesus say", "Go, labour on, spend and be spent", "Done is the work that saves", "Praise, praise ye the name of Jehovah, our God" and more...
Over the past few days we've continued to make our way through Perthshire, delivering Good News Postcards in Luncarty, Gellyburn and Caputh.
Luncarty is a village we visit frequently to conduct monthly services for residents and staff at both Balhousie Luncarty Care Home and Glenhelenbank Residential Care Home