Sharing faith while helping mums to learn Gaelic is the aim of a new venture in Govan.
Julie McAddock, a member of Govan Free Church, has taken up Gaelic lessons from fellow church member Catriona MacDonald to learn the language and to provide a practical help for mums whose children attend the nearby Govan Gaelic school.
“Some of these mums are showing a genuine interest in Christianity as well as wanting to learn the Gaelic language,” Julie said. “It is often more difficult for the mums to get to language classes as they are on in the evenings on Zoom, usually when they are trying to get the kids to bed.
“Combining my relationship building, with Catriona’s excellent teaching skills and knowledge of the Gaelic language, the hope is to set up a class which is accessible to these mums,” she added.
This venture is a great outreach as well as fulfilling a need in the community. It’s a practical outworking of a vision recently launched by the Free Church of Scotland to see “A Healthy Gospel Church for Every Community in Scotland”.
The aim is to see healthy, growing, gospel churches across the whole of Scotland and across denominations; and ultimately to see people come to faith and be transformed by God’s saving grace.