Over 150 people gathered together in Bon Accord Free Church at the weekend to wish Rev. David MacPherson and his wife Martha well as they leave for Peru.
David leaves this week to take up a new role as the Director of Operaciòn San Andres, a Christian charity that works to combat the effects of poverty in the community of Collique, Peru.
David and his family moved to Aberdeen in 2008, where he was inducted as the new minister, taking over from current Edinburgh Theological Seminary Principal Rev. Iver Martin.
Bon Accord wasn’t completely new to the MacPherson family though, David’s maternal grandfather Rev. Duncan Leitch had previously served as minister. David was keen to stress that he has served three weeks longer.
The evening was themed as a ‘Scottish Fairwell’ with ceilidh dancing and haggis on offer. Some of the youth from the congregation also dressed up as waiters and made sure everyone was promptly served and well-fed.
The congregation presented David and Martha with several gifts and offered their heartfelt thanks for their years of dedicated service.
Please pray for David and Martha as he takes up his new post and for the congregation of Bon Accord as they look for a new minister.
Source: Free Church of Scotland