Saturday, April 23, 2011

On a Bit of a Different Note....

Our visit to Edinburgh Scotland was so very encouraging. It is a beautiful city, and history lines the streets. The great song writer, Horatius Bonar is buried there at the Cannongate Kirk. We visited the Grassmarket, and Greyfriar’s Kirkyard to see the Covenanter Monuments. Johnny traveled to Dundee to visit the Church where Robert Murray M'Cheyne preached. Part of the conference was held there.

 Chaplins and Johnsons at the Castle

During the conference Johnny was able to spend valuable time with many of the men who have so much practical experience planting churches. We both were encouraged by our time with Carl and Becky Chaplin. They were in the Czech Republic for many years before God called them to Latvia. We had a thousand questions for them about ministry and the way we see God leading us. We were encouraged by the many ways God is using them in Riga, Latvia. Oh, last but certainly not least, they speak English in Scotland. I can appreciate that!
 Monument in the Grassmarket
Covenanter Monument in Greyfriar's Kirkyard

There is lots of great information on the Spiritual History of the Royal Mile at the following web site.

1 comment:

  1. Oh the pictures bring back wonderful memories of our visit to Edinburgh. I am so glad you all got to go and see so much of the history of the martyrs. I hope we can go back some day.
    Love, Karen