What an incredible blessing and privilege it has been for all of us on the VCF committee and in the wider VCF family to be praying for all of the amazing folk who have graduated this year. Some we have known for 5 years or more, through links with the university Christian Unions, VCF conferences, regional groups and EMS practice, and every one has been on our hearts and in our prayers.
As they move on from university to whatever area of work God has placed them in, please be praying for them individually that they will know God close to them, leading, guiding, teaching and supporting them.
In a profession where hours are long, work is busy and weekends full, may they not lose that precious time to be close to God and know the joy of Him in everything they do.
I have recently taken over the VCF Scotland email account from my predecessor who has so faithfully been leading us all for so long. Thank you so much for all you’ve done.
My name is Jennifer and I’m currently ‘non-practising’ but doing a PhD in Glasgow instead, which I love! I am really looking forward to helping folk co-ordinate VCF related events all over Scotland and would value any ideas you have.
If you would be willing, I would also really like to make a map here of where we are all based and our jobs +/- hobbies/families, partly to remember to pray more, partly to help stimulate ideas for meet-ups. For example, are you in the north of Scotland and like surfing or in the South and like walking, or eating cake? Are you a large animal vet or a researcher or a nurse? Email me back any details you want!
Also, if anyone would be interested in outreach - for example we’ve had VCF presence at various congresses over the last year, sometimes just meet-ups for meals or prayer, sometimes with banners and stalls. Students are always glad to hear of vets willing to give talks too!
Currently I know of an ‘Edinburgh’ group, which Stephen Anderson has started, primarily involving so far those in the Dick Vet VCF and those vets who are based in jobs in and around the university, but if you’re in the Edinburgh/Lothian/Borders region and would like to be involved let me know and I’ll send your details on.