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Engaging, Equiping Communities to live life to the Full with Christ Jesus at the Centre
Apr 2019
Posted in Prayer by g4g at 4:14 pm

During Gospel Cafe, A Friend sent me a message about the recent atrocities in Sri Lanka.  This is our response. 

Apr 2019
Posted in Community Element by g4g at 12:09 pm

Rob and Helen took the Street Sounds Microphone to the apiary where they checked the health of the bees.  This is a G4G Radio production for The Community Engagement Show on SHMU FM 99.8 The show is presented by Aberdeen City Council Community Engagement Officer Stephen Bly.

Apr 2019

In this edition, the heights are reached and a daughter inspired by her mum's battle with cancer raises hundreds of pounds for charity. A young boy starts early with a good habit and is rewarded.

Robert Strachan from Torry has climbed to Everest Base Camp - 5,380 meters to raise £2000 for Roxburgh House who were there for his mum in her last days. Robert was accompanied by his partner Lucy Rowe who ensured his progress was posted to social media. To contribute to this fund raising episode visitAlthough they have now cracked the target, it would be great to raise more for Roxburghe House.

A four year old, Noel Poole and his sister Annabelle have been getting into good habits but taking out food waste bins regularly much to the delight of the teams and neighbours. They have been treated to a visit to Portlethen Household Waste and Recycling Centre. Its Noel who has a real delight in the waste trucks who come and has built a rapport with the teams.

Voluntary Service Aberdeen is calling on North East Residents to back its plans to build a 20 bed facility for those with mental health conditions. £2.1 million has been raised already. The appeal is supported by Alex McLeish as well as BP, Standard Life Aberdeen, Apache and The Robertson Trust and The A G Bain Trust

Suzanne Davies battled a brain tumour. Now 5 years on, she is going strong. The family were helped by CLAN Cancer Care. Suzanne's daughter Lauren aged 9 has taken on the role of fund raising for the charity and has already raised more than £200. Some of this was raised at Lauren's school at Newtonhill

Apr 2019

Once a year we celebrate Easter.  This Good Friday edition of Power Hour - applying God's Word in prayer, we think of God's Love for us.  A freely given Love and our response.  How do we comprehend this Love? 

Our prayer is that with God's help - through reading scripture and through prayer, we will have a much deeper heart understanding of God's Love and the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ on the Cross.

Hebrews 9:12 New Living Translation (NLT)

12 With his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever.

Matthew 22 - 28

Apr 2019

As well as Brian's Good News, we also cover Parish Nurses and take a walk on the wildside. Pictured below the regular stand RSPB Dolphin Watch at Torry Battery which runs weekly to September Thursday - Sunday.  The dolphins are there every day.

During Rob's walk, he saw Meadow pipits, Sky larks, cormorants, eider ducks also saw scurvy grass, lesser celandine in flower.  He also mentioned Girdleness Lighthouse. We'll put a wee soundscape podcast up for you to enjoy.  Link from this post coming soon.

Apr 2019

Scoundscape created using The Street Sounds Microphone. Sounds taken near Aberdeen Harbour and finishing with a brief flourish from a skylark (more we hope when less windy.)

Apr 2019

Applying God's Word in prayer.

What does fruitfulness in Christ Jesus look like?  Total Surrender and realisation that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour but much more.

Psalm 126:5 New Living Translation (NLT)

Those who plant in tears
    will harvest with shouts of joy


Deuteronomy 11:8

The Blessings of Obedience ] “Therefore, be careful to obey every command I am giving you today, so you may have strength to go in and take over the land you are about to enter.


Hebrews 11[Full Chapter]

Great Examples of Faith ] Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. ...

Praise and thanksgiving

Jeremiah 33:11

the sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to the Lord. They will sing, ‘Give thanks to the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, for the Lord is good. His faithful love endures forever!’ For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says the Lord.

What will God’s Provision and the way God sees us look like?

Isaiah 35

Psalm 1:1-3

Oh, the joys of those who do not
    follow the advice of the wicked,
    or stand around with sinners,
    or join in with mockers.
But they delight in the law of the Lord,
    meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
    bearing fruit each season.
Their leaves never wither,
    and they prosper in all they do.


Apr 2019

In this Edition...

Brian's Good News.

Arising out of Brian's Good News was a piece on Future Choices and Street Friends.

The third Community Element was an article on the on line support from NHS Inform

Apr 2019

Charlie House@CharlieHouseHQ - Children's Charity is stepping up the fund raising pace by calling for hopeful volunteers to come to auditions.  These auditions will select suitable candidates to don the Charlie Dog Mascot Costume.  Candidates must be 5 ft 7 " high and able to even do light gymnastics while in costume. Friends are needed to direct Charlie Dog as he visits different places and helps to raise money for a specialist support centre. Auditions are being held at Inchgarth Community Centre. @inchgarthcc

Two First Aberdeen@FirstAberdeenbus drivers have been shortlisted for the Scottish Transport Awards to be held later this year.  Driver Paul McLeod made sure a seriously ill passenger was brought back to life by restoring breathing.  Driver Clare Munro helped an elderly passenger who fell off the bus.

Don's Fans paid tribute to Paul Hughson who lost his battle with cancer. Paul was described as a 'True gentleman' whose smile lit up the room when he entered it.  Tributes were paid by Aberdeen FC 

Ryan Bannerman has won a Saltire Award  through his work with Future Choiceswho themselves are celebrating over 10 years for helping people in need.  He put in 50 hours with the community.  He was inspired by his brother Lewis who has made a video documentary.  Ryan wants to ensure homeless people are given a meal.  To do this he is collecting MacDonalds Monopoly Tokens which can be exchanged for a meal.  He is aiming to beat last years total of 150 tokens.  He is being given help by Future Choices and Aberdeen Street Friends.

Apr 2019

Taking the station to the streets.  Rob met up with Ian Carnie who was busking on the Back Wynd in Aberdeen.  Here he performs on the clarinet