This year we are co publishing with Blythswood an evangelistic booklet which will be available in English and in Albanian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Serbian and Russian. This booklet: What’s the Point of Life is going into some of the shoe boxes that Blythswood will send out this Christmas. What’s the Point of Life? gives the testimony of Mez McConnell – it’s a story of hardship and hope. But Who is Mez? What is his story… well here are some of his own words.
“I was only two when my mother ran off leaving my three year old sister and me with our grandparents. From that point childhood memories are a mixture of anger, pain and loneliness.
Abandoned by my mother, I was often clueless about my father’s whereabouts, while his girlfriend-a cruel, angry, and violent woman ‘looked after us’. She wasn’t nice and would get angry with us kids and hit us. She would get angry a lot.”
You might think that this is just another harrowing story about an excruciating childhood but the difference is that Mez discovered a hope that transformed his life. Although his story at times may sicken you, his first brushes with church and Christianity will make you laugh out loud! Mez still suffers from his experiences but you’ll be amazed at how far you can be restored from such a beginning.
Mez McConnell. is now the pastor for Niddrie Community Church, near Edinburgh. He is also the Director of 20schemes which is dedicated to revitalising and planting gospel churches in Scotland’s poorest communities.