We have had a very enjoyable term from September to December of 2007. There are 7 or 8 ‘regulars’ who come to our Friday evening meetings and several others whom we support and encourage to come along when they can!
We meet at people’s houses and have a meal together before doing some sort of activity and then a few of us go on to the main CU meeting at the Chaplaincy.
Over the past semester we have had a number of talks from members that went on missions over the summer and we have looked at the Christian point of view in different veterinary scenarios. We have really built up our relationships with each other so that we can encourage each other both practically and in prayer.
One of the aims of the Edinburgh Vet CU is to be a support to those around us on our course – both Christians and non-Christians. During 2007 we looked at the “Fruit of the Spirit” (Gal 5) and how we can apply these to our daily lives to live out our faith in every situation.
We have also been providing a meal for homeless people on Sunday nights through the Grassmarket Mission organisation in Edinburgh. This has been a very rewarding and challenging activity. We have had a lot of help from non-Christians in the vet school and it’s really nice to be able to give people the opportunity to serve others in the community and to encourage them to do this. Sometimes it has been hard to get enough people together each week to serve the meal but God has been very good in providing both people and money (even at the last minute!)
We’re not sure exactly what next term will hold for us in terms of what we will study, the people who will take part and especially in looking at who can take the Vet CU and the Grassmarket Mission evenings forward to next year.
We're excited to see what God has in store for us for the New Year and would really appreciate prayer for guidance on the concerns mentioned above and to be able to keep our focus on God in the activity of this next term.
Yours in Christ
Nat, Jenni and Claire