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Heart & Soul 2016

Published 16 Jun 2016

On Sunday the 22nd of May in the heart of Edinburgh city centre in the beautiful setting of Princes Street Gardens, EMMS International had an exhibition stall at the annual 'Heart & Soul' event run by the Church of Scotland to kick off their General Assembly week.

Throughout the afternoon there was an inspiring programme of music and activities for both children and young people. We, along with the many other individual congregations, presbyteries and mission agencies exhibiting, spent the afternoon chatting to the steady stream of visitors who took the time to stop by our booths to find out more about what we do.

As both EMMS International and the Nazareth Trust carry on the legacy of the Edinburgh Medical Missionary Society, it was fitting that we were exhibiting side by side.

It was great to meet many of our supporters who came by to say hello and to be able to put faces to names. It was a delight to hear the ways the work of EMMS International has impacted so many. Equally inspiring was the chance to introduce EMMS to many other people and church representatives who had never heard of us before.

Our time line exhibit in honour of our 175th anniversary this year was a great discussion starter for talking about our history and what we are currently doing in India, Nepal and Malawi. It was also an opportunity to invite people personally to our various anniversary year events.

If you missed “Heart & Soul’, you don’t need to miss out on the chance to be inspired and challenged by EMMS' history and contemporary work. Throughout August in Edinburgh Central Library on George IV Bridge, just off the Royal Mile, there will be an outstanding exhibition covering both the 175 years of EMMS International's history and the story of our work today.

We understand that not everyone can make it to Edinburgh, so James Petticrew, Church Development Manager, would be delighted to come to your congregation or church group to give a presentation about EMMS. This presentation can be tailored to your needs, so please email him at james.petticrew@emms.org, or phone 0131 313 3828, if you would like to discuss or arrange this.