Six months have now passed since the Lord led us in the decision to transfer from Buckie, Scotland. We notified you, our supporters, as soon as we were aware there would be a change taking place and then again when we received confirmation that the change was indeed a move from Scotland to the USA. Our move did not take place until we had fulfilled our obligations in the UK in July including Holiday Bible Club and Holiday Bible Camp.
We asked that our supporters continue the support for the next six months, or until we were called into a new ministry, whichever came first. In the six months that have elapsed since April, we have pursued several different paths into ministry
here in the USA. However, we have not yet received the call from the Lord signaling the go-ahead into a new full-time ministry.
So we have settled in northwestern Colorado near family. Jordan has two part-time jobs, one at the church here and the other being the cheerleading coach for the middle school in town. I have just now completed my first month in a secular job utilizing my CDL to drive a pump truck for a local drain service company.
Airdrie is established with an amazing group of physicians here in town and at Denver Children’s Hospital. She is being scheduled for eye surgery as well as an MRI in Denver in the following weeks. Our older children are enjoying the leap into full-immersion American culture including: tackle football, children’s activities and programs at church, homeschool co-op, homecoming parades, and Mexican food :).
We view this time as a Sabbatical period of much-needed rest after 10 years in full-time ministry. We are grateful for the time, but are still plugged into the Christian church here in town in the worship team, small group, teaching Sunday School, and assisting wherever we can.
Yet Jordan and I want to make this clear: the need in Scotland is ever present, ever pressing. We urge everyone to spend time in prayer to consider further support of the work in Scotland by supporting our dear friends and co-workers in Christ, Willie and Sharon Aitken. The Aitkens continue to disciple, minister, and teach at Portgordon Community Church and along the Moray Coast. The Aitken’s high school-aged daughter, Hannah, works along with them while their older daughter, Victoria, is in her freshman year at Christian college here in the USA.
Please prayerfully consider transferring your support of Mission Scotland to Alba Ministries (Willie and Sharon Aitken) to continue the mission of reaching the people of northeast Scotland for Christ. If you have further questions about this ministry please contact AlbaMinistries(at)yahoo(dot)com. To transfer your monthly support simply make the support check to Alba Ministries. As always continue to lift up Scotland in your prayers.
To keep up with our family we have maintained our Facebook Page as well as this blog. Although posts will be infrequent at best as a part of our Sabbatical means no internet or cellular data at our rented home four miles outside of town.
We are so grateful to have been in partnership with you the past three and a half years. That time would have been impossible without the continual support, financially as well as in prayer and encouragement. Our family saw some of our darkest days as well some of the brightest (miraculous!) ones the past few years and the blessing you have been to us throughout every step is overwhelming when we stop to consider it.
It is with deep and heartfelt gratitude that we say, “God be with you ’til we meet again…”
Love in Christ,
Mark, Jordan, Caedmon, Caithness, Aberdeen, and Airdrie Anderson