Souls saved and healed during Orkney outreach

During a 4-week outreach in the Orkney islands people were saved, brought back to the Lord and healed of various afflictions through the prayers of the saints and the preaching of God's word.

Orkney OutreachIN a story which started last year, Donald Buchanan has just finished a month of mission in the Orkney Islands.
Through the healing of a young girl last October in Brora the itinerant evangelist and his wife Shirley were invited to be part of a mission during the month of June 2011.

In an interview with Christians Together Donald speaks of his conversion from a Roman Catholic background in Benbecula which led to a ministry of evangelism in the UK and internationally.

During the month of outreach in Orkney many responded to the Gospel messages and one young boy came to a meeting convicted completely of his own accord of his sin and need for Jesus Christ.

People have been saved and healed of a variety of ailments, while others have come to realise that their knowledge of Christ was all in their heads but hadn’t reached their hearts.

Over twenty five people were added to the Kingdom and others healed and set free. One woman who had asthma testified that for the first time in twelve years she could sing her heart out as she believes she is healed. Another who has had pain and swelling as a result of cancer was pain-free and the swelling has gone. One lady who walked with a walking stick for five years threw away the stick and testified of healing and feeling great. Church members as well as others were saved and others came back to the Lord. A lady who was a pagan, practising witchcraft, came to Christ weeping sweating and shaking.

However, much prayer amongst the Christian community had gone on in advance of the mission.
Donald and Shirley have a heart for working amongst young people and they believe that there is an opportunity to reach them with the whole truth of the Gospel. “I think we have an opportunity just now. We sometimes end up entertaining young people and I think it is time to stop entertaining them, and to present the Gospel in all its truth, with all its difficulties, with all its challenges: I think that the young people may be ripe for that at this moment.”

In the interview the evangelist from the Hebrides also speaks of what God is doing in Eastern Europe and, closer to home, of the Challenger Bus ministry in Lewis and the response from the youngsters there.

Donald talked of the ‘churchianity’ which many have relied on, and feels that there is a need to preach the whole Gospel including the parts that people may not want to hear. “To this day people take umbrage today to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Donald and Shirley lead missions with groups of young people and remain open to invitations to come and assist local churches in the work of the Gospel.
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Donald BuchananAs he affirmed in the interview, Donald Buchanan is open to invitations to come and assist local churches in the spread of the Gospel. He works in the UK and abroad, and can be contacted at his e-mail address

Christians Together, 11/07/2011

Brian Ross 12/07/2011 19:58
It must be about thirty years ago that an American lady, Jean Darnell, shared a prophetic vision for Scotland, with (if I recall correctly) fires beginning to burn brightly in the north, and eventually engulfing the whole of the country. Those fires she interpreted as a mighty work of God the Holy Spirit.

I know that disciples of Jesus are as prone to "catch at straws" as anyone else, but could this event possibly be the beginning of the fulfilment of that vision? I find it interesting that this move in the Orkney Islands should come so hard on the heels of the recent decision of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland and, indeed, the apparent turmoil in other of the 'major' denominations.

We certainly live in interesting times (to put it mildly!). Who knows what the hand of God has in store for us as individuals, and as a nation, in the coming days? May we, by His grace, be found among those who "when He appears ... have confidence and [do] not shrink from Him in shame at His coming." (I John 2:28; RSV)
Editor 13/07/2011 09:49
For further information about Jean Darnall's prophesy and links to videos and interviews go to:
Clinton Baptiste (Guest) 19/05/2014 20:54
Utter lunacy
Editor 20/05/2014 14:50
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (1 Cor 1:18)

"The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Cor. 2:14)
Clinton Baptist (Guest) 20/05/2014 20:28
Oh yes! Very, very true what you say! But you twist Scripture to suit your theology! Healing is NOT in the atonement, and without head "knowledge" we could never know the Saviour?
Editor 20/05/2014 23:30
Sorry Clinton Baptist. I assumed because of the nature of your comment that you were an unbeliever scorning the things of God.
jack t (Guest) 21/05/2014 12:36
Clinton Baptist,
You say "without 'head' knowledge we coud never know the Saviour" and that is true, BUT only if that learning is placed in subsequence to Jesus, through His Spirit, first knowing/becoming one with us.

It is Christ's spiritual union with the new believer which subsequently gives him/her the thirst to learn more about Him.

I believe is an important distinction because, truly, no man or woman can come to know Christ solely through the vehicle of their own unregenerate intellect and emotion.

On the subject of unregenerate emotion - I believe this is the 'Achilles heel' of the charismatic/pentecostal movement.
Without doubt unregenerate emotion is the bridge which Satan has used to infiltrate the minds of men and women so that they seek all sorts of signs and wonders - and, of course, Satan is only too willing to fulfil these unregenerate desires by producing all sorts of lying wonders......
The good news is that even through all of this enthusiastic, evangelical error, and dodgy doctrine, God can and does save souls.
How do I know?
God used someone with very similar beliefs to Donald and Shirley to touch my life with His eternal presence.

Clinton Baptist (Guest) 21/05/2014 21:37
Mr Editor,
By the way, it shows how very easy it is to be deceived?
You allow all and sundry to use pseudonyms, in fact, you actively encourage it, so that some who don't want to sign on as members can be identified? Is not that true?
Clinton BaptistE may or may not be a believer, I don't know, but Clinton Baptist certainly is a believer, which is why I didn't use the name Clinton BaptistE.
I would most certainly agree with the thrust of Mr Baptiste's language.

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