Well 2020 hasn’t been the year of vision which so many of us expected. Going from a full and busy calendar at the centre to nothing in a matter of days was unsurprisingly a shock for the team at Lendrick Muir. We have all learnt about this term ‘furlough’ as the majority of the Lendrick Muir team has been and continues to be on furlough. As we have met together through Zoom to read the bible and pray together we continue to be encouraged that God is working through this challenging time.
As a team we still have much to be thankful for.
Firstly none of the team has been physically affected by CoVid-19 and our families are all healthy.
Secondly many of the team have had the opportunity to have quality time with our immediate families. A pause in the busyness of life which we don’t expect to get again.
Thirdly for technology which as enabled us to stay in contact and pray together as well as enable some of the ministry of SU Scotland to continue online.
However there still remains the overwhelming heartbreak that as a team and individuals we are unable to do what we are called to do. Undoubtedly each member of the team including our amazing volunteers views their work at Lendrick Muir as much more than a job it is a calling to provide a space for children, young people and adults to have positive life changing experiences.
Please pray for all the children and young people who have not been able to visit the centre. There are children who have missed out on their P7 transition to secondary school trips, children who have missed out on SU weekends and SU holidays and so much more.
As lock down eases please pray the Lendrick Muir and the other SU centres are able to reopen their doors safely and soon to groups. We are currently welcoming FAMILY GROUPS OVER THE SUMMER holidays but the hope is to have our normal groups, who are eager to return, as soon as it is right to do so.
Please pray for our staff who have been on furlough for several months. This is a challenging time with people facing many different home situations. The uncertainty in this time is hard. When staff can return to work it will take time to readjust. Please also pray for the small team who continue to work on part time hours. The team at Lendrick Muir are an amazing knitted together set of skilled workers and we rely on each other and it is tough not being able to work together.
Finally please pray for God’s provision to ensure implications upon the centre’s lost income would not affect the future ministry at the centre. If you would like to GIVE then please do.
We would like to thank you for your continued support and prayers during this difficult time.
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!”
The Lord is good to those who depend on him,
to those who search for him.
So it is good to wait quietly
for salvation from the Lord.