Church of God World Missions has chosen the city of Edinburgh as part of the Send the Light to the Cities initiative.
Send the Light to the Cities is a belief and strategy focusing on major cities around the world with the people and resources God gives so they serve as lighthouse cities. WM director Dr. David M. Griffis says, “We will evangelize, plant birthing churches, and provide an evangelism and training center in each one of them.”
Almost 20% of the 500,000 residents of Edinburgh are in their 20s. More than half the population professes no religion.
The city is growing at a rapid rate, forcing over 25% of citizens into poverty. The resulting increase in property prices prohibits buyers from purchasing new land, and puts a demand on the market making it hard for residents to find suitable housing. Income has not grown to match the escalating cost of living.
Pray for evangelism, teaching, and church planting throughout as leaders embark upon the city. Pray for financial resources and missionaries who are called to Edinburgh, Scotland as they fulfill the Great Commission.