04 Feb

First day in Repalle

Message from Lynn Leitch

We survived the overnight train journey and managed to get all our luggage off with the help of many college boys sent from Repalle.

The ‘hearty welcome’ from the children made the long journey seem so worthwhile. We were greeted with garlands and flower petals from a long line of excited kids who were all eager to find out our names and tell us theirs.

After breakfast we set up the clinic then had lunch before carrying out the first clinic with first and second class. Everything ran smoothly, despite a few tears over pulled teeth!

Tomorrow we will carry out a full day’s clinic then the gospel meetings will begin in the evening. Please pray for the busy clinics as some children become very anxious and the workers try to calm them and show compassion whilst administering healthcare.

Pray also for the 4 pastors who will preach at the gospel meetings and that God will prepare the hearts of the many thousands of people who will hear the message.

02 Feb

Out and about in Chennai

Message from Lynn Leitch

We have settled in well in Chennai. We are so grateful to God that all our luggage made it without any questions.

After a brief snooze, we had lunch then took a late afternoon walk along the beach. I’ve never seen quite so many people (and horses and monkeys!) on a beach before.

Going to have dinner then a well needed early night. Looking forward to meeting the American team tomorrow.

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14 Aug

Fundraising for IREF

IREF UKA group of medics, dentists and other allied health professionals, including some members of Airdrie Baptist Church, will once again be venturing to India in the new year. The trip is planned for 27 January – 11 February 2012 and they will be going out to further support the work of IREF with whom Airdrie Baptist Church has a long standing association and financial commitment.

The group hope to raise £30k which will cover the practical costs of getting to India and will also provide a sizeable donation to the ongoing work there.

Some of our members are raising money by taking part in sponsored events. Jason and Lynn Leitch are taking part in the Great Scottish Run on Sunday 4 September, while James Anderson will be taking part in Pedal for Scotland on Sunday 11 September.

If you would like to support Jason, Lynn or James, details of how you can donate can be found below. Alternatively, if you would like to make a direct donation to the work of IREF, details of how to do this can be found on the IREF website or by speaking to Jason Leitch or Liz Callander.

Donations

Each fundraiser has set up their own JustGiving page where you can donate. You can also donate up to £10 via text.

Jason Leitch

www.justgiving.com/jasonleitchhalfmarathon

Text “£(amount) QNIV52” to 70070

Lynn Leitch

www.justgiving.com/lynnleitchhalfmarathon

Text “£(amount) QHYQ82” to 70070

James Anderson

www.justgiving.com/jamesandersonpedal

Text “£(amount) IPWA72” to 70070