Beauty, climbing, inspiration, and ever-changing light

Roger Clifford Reformation Tour words

Beauty, climbing, inspiration, and ever-changing light

After a long flight from Alaska it was truly wonderful to be picked up at the airport by Jimmy & Helen and taken to a comfortable B&B in Lanark.

This was my first time in Scotland, so I had a customized trip planned out by Scottish Reformation Tours. We basically made a big loop around Scotland by car: Culloden, Loch Ness, Fort William, Glencoe, Isle of Mull & Iona.

On Sunday we worshipped at Airdrie RP Church. Monday we continued traveling: St Andrews, Edinburgh, various Covenanter sites and finally Bannockburn and Stirling. Scotland is a beautiful country with a lot of history and Jimmy was continuously pointing things out along the way.

It was a fantastic trip.

As a climber, I was thrilled to climb Ben Nevis, a classic climb.

As a photographer, I loved the beauty and ever-changing light.

As a believer, I was inspired by the faith of the Covenanters. I paid close attention because it seems that government repression against the gospel of Christ is upon us again.

I saw and learned a lot on this trip but the highlight for me was to meet the modern day Covenanters at Airdrie RP Church. They gave me a warm welcome and made me feel right at home. Pastor Quigley’s preaching from God’s Word was right on the mark too. I’ve done quite a bit of traveling and I can easily say this was one of the most enjoyable journeys I’ve ever had.

Many thanks to Beth, Jimmy, Helen & the kind people at Airdrie RP Church for making this possible.

– Roger Clifford, Alaska (Tour date: October 2011)