Airdrie GO Team 2010

The 2010 Airdrie GO Team took place from Wed 31st March – Tues 6th April 2010. Given the blizzard conditions the night before the team arrived, this report was nearly called ‘Airdrie Snow Team’ and on the afternoon of their arrival team members were given their first experience of doing a GO team with snow on the ground. Amazingly, the weather then held right through all the times of leaflet distribution – until it started pouring just hours after we finished Church on the Street on the Saturday afternoon.

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Tea in the hall was provided by a different person/couple from the church each evening on Wed-Fri. Before tea on the Wednesday we also managed to fit in our first Bible study on 1, 2 and 3 John. Between the Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the team got to experience Airdrie’s MET Bible studies, with 3 or so members of the team going to either the Wednesday MET or one of the two Thursday METs.

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Dave gets to know “Chris Chris”

While some of the team were at the Holytown MET on Wednesday, the rest of the boys went to William J’s to watch the Arsenal match (Phil and Andy Moa were particularly keen on this suggestion) while the remaining girls prepared for a surprise 18th birthday party for Phil in the church (more specifically – Beth’s office) after:

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Afterwards there followed much discussion on Bible studies, sharing ignorance, women’s roles…

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James vents forth

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Thursday saw a full day of leaflet distribution, with most of the team going to the Smith / Motherwell METs at night and the rest just hanging round. Except James, who decided to run for 16 miles, or something.

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Eagerly reading our Reformed Visions at lunch time

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She’s not actually touching her face…

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Cousins

On Friday we gave out more leaflets, were joined by Samwise Peilow, and then at night CY were given a budget of Ł5, and a time limit of 40 (?) minutes and told to go to a variety of shops (or people’s houses if we wanted) to buy, barter or beg ingredients to make a pizza with at least two different toppings. We finished off the night with a psalm sing and prayer time.

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Andy Mo prepares the secret ingredient

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James’ group sortof missed the point! :-P

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The egg on top didn’t go down well either

On Saturday we gave out leaflets till we ran out, came back for lunch and then went down the town and did Church on the Street for an hour. Though we just gave out leaflets as health and safety meant we couldn’t give out tea/coffee etc this time.

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Then after we were finished we headed – not to Edinburgh for a change – but to Largs, the Scottish Portrush – in the vehicle formerly known as the Spitmobile, the Bapmobile, and Beth’s-leave-15-minutes-early-take-the-‘scenic’-route-and-arrive-20-minutes-after-everyone-else-well-mobile.

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Snow on the mountains

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Sun on the water

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Trying to recreate the CTI photo

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10* wanted to explore the local Church of Scotland – which had had some interestingly-named ministers

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…and an interesting history book

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Sam in making funny jokes about RPs scandal

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Afterwards we had tea in ‘Room’

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James looking shocked

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FALC ON TOUR

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And then went to Nardini’s for some world famous ice cream

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I had turkish delight flavour. It was amazing!

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On the Lord’s Day we had Bible class (prayer meeting for the Mission), prayer meeting, church and a congregational lunch, followed by testimonies from 2 of the members of the church – Jimmy and Darren.

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The traditional photo

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In the afternoon we had a Bible study on 1 John 5 and much discussion ensued about knowing when someone had committed the unforgivable sin.

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Bringing out the Westminster Confessions…

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The evening service proves too much for Campbell

At night we talked about the future of the RPCS (as well as briefly discoursing on Andy’s ‘homeboys’ in the APC).

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The schooling proves too much for Phil!

On Monday we went on a Covenanter Tour to places GO teams hadn’t been before! Thanks to Jimmy for providing a custom tour! In the minibus we sorted out a few things, and planned a holiday to Lewis. When we got back, we rediscovered a backcatalogue of Messenger issues going back to day one (much to James’ excitement), had a Mr Kebab for tea and went to the Mission – my first ever time – was great!

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Touring

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Shotts

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William Adam’s grave

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Covenanter site near flooded football pitch – great!

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So good

Please continue to pray for Airdrie, unconverted family members, the new people who have come in in recent weeks, and Scotland as a whole.

Links:
Mission Sermons
Airdrie 10

3 thoughts on “Airdrie GO Team 2010

  1. “Though we just gave out leaflets as health and safety meant we couldn’t give out tea/coffee etc this time.”

    What in the world was unhealthy or unsafe about giving out tea and coffee?! Does that mean ‘Church on the Street’ won’t be able to be done again the way it was done in December???

  2. It will, you just have to get a special licence or something which you have to apply for more in advance than we were able to this time round.

  3. We never missed the point! We used initiative :P
    And anyway so what if we lost taste point b/c of the egg? we got creativity points for it . And so what if There was only half a pom bear because I at most of them…..and the ones left fell on the floor……. !
    LOL that pictur of Campbell is cute!
    And i also think all eyes were on Steelo when dad made some comment on Sunday aboout ‘it all being aboutt finding a young minister with a good wife to start building up a church’ :P
    And Sardines……..well…….XD
    Gay phone lights anyone?

    nd you should tell them what the secret ingredient was!!!! You could have poisoned Carla with that Ox Tongue!! Or was that the plan???
    Anyway it must’ve

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