Daniel & Kimberly Irvin
Discipleship and Hospitality Ministry in Scotland
Kim and I were married in 2007. We experienced 5 years of infertility and 4 miscarriages before our family was complete with Lily and Willow. Through our many heartaches, God has deepened our love for hurting and broken people. Through the years, God has been nurturing a passion for hospitality in our hearts. We are confident that sharing family and home with those around us is one of the most powerful conduits for the Gospel. Through the years our ministry has often looked like laughing over a board game and sharing a meal, and those lighthearted times turning into 2 A.M. talks on the sofa, working through heart-breaking issues that can only be healed by the powerful work and Word of God.
Where We Work
In 2016, God called us to be missionaries in Scotland. Scotland has been near to both our hearts since childhood, and in 2018 we were finally able to visit. We saw firsthand how the church is struggling; every 18 days another Scottish church will close its doors and fewer and fewer Scots are hearing the Gospel and being invited into relationship with Christ. It is estimated that only 2% of the population are believers. Scotland has the highest homelessness, substance abuse, and suicide rates in the UK, and with the divorce rates at a staggering 78%, this leaves the stability of a solid family unit at the door, with no hope to lean on. Even though hopelessness runs rampant in Scotland, we have a vision to spread the Hope of Jesus to the Scottish people. Please, partner with us as we work to fill the hearts of Scots with the love of Jesus!